Thanks to our amazing supporters, WVS has been able to help more animals in need every year. Find out more about our inspirational projects, world-class training and ambitious plans for the future in the reports below.
The global pandemic stilled human activity worldwide – but it also left many animals without food, shelter, or veterinary care. We stepped in to provide emergency support around the world. We treated over 20,000 animals (up from 13,000 in 2019), set up feeding programmes to support starving animals on the empty streets, and so much more.
Through it all, our staff have worked incredibly hard. Not only did they make huge personal sacrifices to ensure that animals got the care they needed, but they also refused to let COVID-19 stop us from delivering our core mission.
Deemed essential by local government partners, our centres remained open and our mobile teams continued operating, covering for other local NGOs who were unable to. In Goa, India, our facility was the only NGO to remain open across the entire state and ensured that animals were not left to suffer.
In 2020, we adapted our surgical training courses and launched accredited Distance Learning courses, allowing us to train almost 700 vets, veterinary nurses, and para-vets virtually and in the clinic. Whilst in the field, we still managed to reach our life-saving targets to help animals worldwide, sterilising more than 16,000 animals and vaccinating over 25,000 dogs against rabies.
Thank you for sticking with us as we powered through another tremendous year.
Dr Luke Gamble BVSc DVM&S FRCVS
Founder & CEO
Worldwide Veterinary Service