You are here

WVS Emergency Appeal

When disaster strikes, we want to make sure that we can be there on the frontline of animal welfare.

Since 2008, WVS has responded to crises all over the world sending out emergency teams of vets and vet nurses or medicines and equipment to help animals during times of natural disasters and conflict. 

Our first team was sent in May 2008 after receiving an urgent request to help vaccinate and treat animals in Internally Displaced Persons Camps following the post-election violence in Kenya. Working alongside MSF, The Red Cross, USAID and local charity The Kenyan Veterinary Department, WVS travelled over 1,500 miles, visited 12 settlements and treated 8,774 animals who would otherwise have no veterinary care. 

Since then, WVS have helped animal casualties of earthquakes, bush fires and toxic spills; helped rescue animals from zoos and animal shelters which are unequipped to look after the animals in their care; and even responded with vet teams when a lorry was stopped close to the Vietnam border carrying 800 dogs bound for the illegal dog meat trade.

We never know when situations such as this will arise. To make sure we are ready when animals need us most we have set up our Emergency Response Fund. The money raised here will enable us to act quickly and send the help that is so desperately needed without delay.

For more information on our Emergency Response work, click here

How you can help

Donate to our appeal today! Every penny helps.