2020: Sending aid worldwide

2020: Sending aid worldwide

Sending veterinary aid parcels all over the world is at the core of what we do. Our offer of support is open to non-profit organisations working to care for animals, wherever they are in the world. All species, any condition, and every location – if we can help, we will.

In 2020, this support had never been needed more.

When travel restrictions were put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, people were grounded but supplies, equipment, and other resources could still reach organisations on the frontline via the postal service. We worked together with our global network of animal welfare charities to ensure that animals received the care they needed throughout the pandemic.

In 2020, with your kind support, we delivered 401 aid parcels to destinations around the world, supporting 135 charities on the front line of animal welfare.

Read on to hear about the destinations of these aid parcels, and how they helped animals in need.

Parcel Destination: Italy

In March, we packed almost 50kgs of veterinary supplies, including anti-inflammatory pain relief medications, into parcels and sent them to charities in Italy that were some of the first impacted by national lockdowns.

Parcel Destination: Spain

On Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, fleas, ticks, worms, and mites became rampant amongst the cat and dog populations during the summer. We urgently shipped treatment supplies to help local organisations protect street animals from parasites which can cause dangerous health issues, including anaemia, extreme weight loss, and blindness.

Parcel Destination: Tanzania

In Tanzania, basic veterinary care is often forgone due to the costs involved. By shipping flea treatment and other essential veterinary supplies to a local veterinary clinic, we were able to improve the health of pets and free-roaming animals.

Parcel Destination: Vietnam

We packed boxes with gauze, bandages, and adhesives – everything a veterinary team needs for wound care – and sent them to Vietnam to support a local rescue group. They were used to treat and care for animals rescued from the streets and help them prepare for placement in a loving home, safe from the dog meat trade.

Parcel Destination: Australia

After the deadly bushfires swept Australia, a mobile rescue unit was set up to rescue, treat, and care for injured wildlife in remote areas. We were able to ship life-saving equipment – a microscope, nebuliser, and centrifuge – to support frontline teams with their disaster recovery work.

You can help send life-saving parcels to animals around the world, please consider donating to our crowdfunder today.

Need help? If you represent an NGO caring for animals and need assistance, we may be able to help. We can send tailored veterinary supplies to you, anywhere in the world, to support your vital work. Simply fill in this form, and we’ll be in touch. There’s no charge to ask for help, or for the support we provide.

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Shipping veterinary supplies is just one of the ways we support the health and welfare needs of animals. Visit WVS News to learn more about our work throughout the pandemic – everything from sending experts to remote locations to upskilling vets online and at our training centres.

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