Animal welfare in a pandemic

Animal welfare in a pandemic

2020, a time when the need for animal welfare has never been greater.

All over the world animals are facing unbelievable hardship and lacking even the most basic level of care. The ongoing pandemic has only made things worse. More animals have been abandoned or struggled to find food. The veterinary profession has played a vital role in responding to the impact of the pandemic on people and animals.

Our work has never been more important than now.

Throughout the year, we’ve rescued and cared for animals who’ve had no-one else to turn to. We’ve expertly trained vets at our centres in India and Thailand, empowering them to do the same and reach even more animals in need – wherever they may be. We’ve shipped urgent veterinary supplies and equipment to frontline teams across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia to ensure our charity partners have everything they need to alleviate the suffering of animals during states of emergency, such as lockdowns and bushfires.

You've helped make this possible. In 2020:

You've helped treat 20,721 animals worldwide compared to over 13,000 in 2019.

You've helped administer 25,902 rabies vaccinations to animals in rabies hotspots, to protect both the animals and the communities in which they live.

You've helped rehome 459 animals with loving families after being abandoned or injured on the streets.

You've helped expertly train 693 vets, veterinary nurses, and para-vets, both virtually and in the clinic, to improve the standard of care animals receive no matter where they are found.

You've helped send 401 aid parcels packed with vital veterinary supplies and equipment to support 135 charities and their teams on the frontline of animal welfare.

So, from all of us at WVS, thank you. By donating, fundraising, participating in one of our courses, or volunteering with us in the field, you've helped ensure animals receive the care they deserve.

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