We provide veterinary support all over the world – wherever there are animals in need. In 2020, alongside our key project sites in India, Thailand, and Malawi, we supported projects in countries such as Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Sterilisation outreach in hard-to-reach places
Our teams are experts in humane and sustainable canine population control. This is key to halting the ineffective and cruel culling policies that are tragically still used in many countries. In 2020, we undertook spay and neutering campaigns in several remote and isolated areas – everywhere from Buddhist temple settlements in the hills of India to populated islands in Tanzania – to safely and humanely sterilise over 16,000 animals.
Mozambique: Supporting Rural Communities
In Mozambique, donkeys are used by the most vulnerable members of the communities, their main role is to carry water a minimum of 14kms a day and over 100 litres at a time. We operate through the Veterinary Faculty of Eduardo Mondlane University to train and equip local veterinary professionals and students to deliver veterinary care in rural communities.
In 2020, we scaled up our efforts as the social-economic situation of people deteriorated rapidly. The mobile team of vets and students attended anything from 30-120 donkeys to 20-40 small and large ruminants, (such as sheep and cows) a day, as well as vaccinated the herders’ dogs against rabies, to improve the wellbeing of the animals, and support the communities who rely on them.
Ethiopia: Providing Expert Equine Training
Donkeys, horses, and mules are of huge importance for Ethiopia but currently receive woefully inadequate veterinary care.
In 2020, we partnered with the Ohio State Global One Health Institute to deliver their first Equine Ambulatory Medicine Module, designed to assist equine practitioners in treating working equines in Ethiopia. The module, delivered digitally due to the pandemic, reached over 800 participants with the aim to build capacity in Ethiopia for further One Health training.
India: Responding to Emergencies
In southern India, tourist riding horses were amongst some of the hardest hit by the collapse of tourism due to the pandemic. Financial struggles meant some owners were unable to provide their horses with proper food, shelter, and care.
Working in partnership with WTG e.V., our vets provided critical support to over 2,000 equines in 2020, treating everything from injuries caused by road accidents, plastic impaction colic from foraging for food, and providing routine and preventative care at our monthly clinics.
With the support of people like you, we can care for more animals around the world. Donate, fundraise, volunteer, or join one of our training courses today. Whichever way you feel able to support us, you’ll be ensuring that every animal receives the care they deserve.
Sending experts to remote locations is just one of the ways we provide expert veterinary care where it's needed most. Visit WVS News to learn more about our work throughout the pandemic – everything from shipping vital veterinary supplies to upskilling vets online and at our training centres.
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