Animal Rescue Efforts Underway After Nepal Earthquake
Much-needed relief has reached the devastated region – here’s how you can help injured and homeless animals in Nepal.
Disaster strikes anywhere, anytime and for the inhabitants of Nepal, it came in the form of a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015.
While mobile hospitals and search and rescue teams are working round the clock to save the trapped and injured humans, the HSI (Humane Society International), IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and WAP(World Animal Protection) international disaster teams are heading to Nepal to safeguard animals who have been injured or left to the elements. The area’s local Animal Welfare Agencies are simply too overwhelmed to do this alone and have appealed for aid in delivering urgently needed clean water, food and medical care.
There are a number of organizations who have already hit the ground running in Nepal and more expected to deploy within the next few days. IFAW is building a rapid assessment team from staff and contractors currently in Southeast Asia and through their partner organization Wildlife Trust of India.
They need your financial support to locate, rescue and provide aid to pets, street animals and livestock left in dire straits as a result of the wide-spread devastation.
Please help with their rescue efforts by donating to any of these agencies:
ANIMAL WELFARE NETWORK NEPAL, the network that coordinates efforts of Nepalese animal welfare organizations.
ANIMAL NEPAL: Nepalese NGO that runs three rehabilitation centers/sanctuaries.
IFAW: International Fund for Animal Welfare on the way to help animals in Nepal.
HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Disaster Relief Fund.
WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: planning to deploy the rescue team to Nepal.
[Source: Modern Dog Magazine]