Conservation through Vet Care

Conservation through Vet Care

Nature is amazing. From the smallest insect to the largest mammal, everything has its place. But, too often, we see the delicate balance of nature disrupted. Small actions can cause devastating consequences, with our wildlife paying the price.

You have the power to protect wildlife

Donate today and you can help provide expert veterinary care to wildlife around the world, from treating injured birds of prey in India to caring for sick and orphaned elephants in Myanmar.

Veterinary care does far more than treat injuries and disease, it prevents ecosystems being disrupted, diseases being introduced and stops habitats becoming overwhelmed and overpopulated. Our latest project in the Galapagos does just that, protecting wildlife by providing expert care to domestic pets on the island.

Find out how your support can protect wildlife around the world...

Wildlife, pets and people in the Galapagos

Known for their diverse wildlife and unique habitats, the Galapagos Islands are an awe-inspiring display of the beauty of the natural world. From tortoises to seals, iguanas to flamingos, all types of wildlife live side by side.

But, now they face another threat.

Despite strict laws on breeding and importing domestic pets, the numbers of cats and dogs on the islands have dramatically increased. The impact of Covid-19 has made this even worse, with loss of income from tourism causing many people to return to the mainland, and many having to leave their pets behind.

As these dogs and cats breed, they will often roam further afield, unwittingly threatening the delicate ecosystems they live amongst. As their numbers increase they risk encroaching on the endemic wildlife’s habitat, and competing with them for resources, damaging or disrupting food chains. They can also bring diseases and parasites that the endemic wildlife has no immunity to, such as Canine Distemper Virus (CDV). As the numbers of dogs and cats increase, so does the risk to the unique and delicate Galapagos Wildlife.

Sadly, it is not just the native wildlife that is suffering, the dogs and cats on the island need support and further access to veterinary care, as many are suffering from preventable conditions such as Tick Fever and Canine Parovirus.

With your help we can change this. Our expert vets have now arrived in the Galapagos, ready to work with the government and local community to help change the lives of pets and wildlife.

Donate today, and you can help restore balance for wildlife in the Galapagos, and give much needed care to the cats and dogs that live there.

Your support will

  • help control the numbers of cats and dogs on the island through humane neutering programs, not only protecting wildlife, but also keeping cat and dog populations healthy
  • provide accessible veterinary healthcare for domestic pets on the islands
  • educate the local communities on animal welfare and managing populations to ensure this is a long-term solution

With your help wildlife, pets and people can live together in harmony, on these beautiful islands.

The Galapagos is our newest project, but it is not the only way we are helping wildlife around the world...

Giving our biggest patients a brighter future

Elephants may be our largest land mammals, but this does not stop them from being exploited or abused. Whether it is losing their habitat, being poached for their ivory or simply not receiving veterinary care, they have many challenges to face.

Together we can give them a better future. Donate today to make a difference for vulnerable elephants.

We are working in Myanmar, home to the world’s largest population of captive elephants, at the country’s only elephant hospital. Your support can help provide the hospital with veterinary supplies, ongoing training and expert care for their larger than average patients.

Dealing with the unexpected

Our expert vets around the world deal with veterinary emergencies and save lives every day. But even they can’t predict the types of animals they will need their help.

Our team in Malawi recently treated a Steppe Buzzard that was weak and unable to fly after being attacked by crows. They examined this beautiful bird, treated its pain and helped it build up enough strength to be released. Our team in Goa, India gave a Barn Owl back the gift of flight after he broke his wing. Following corrective surgery and 55 days of care and observation ‘Edward’ was able to be released.

Your support means our veterinary teams around the world can make sure every animal receives the expert care it needs.

Working together for wildlife

La Senda Verde (LSV), a sanctuary in Bolivia, provides refuge to over 800 animals, innocent victims of illegal trafficking, cruelty and habitat destruction. Animals like Ajayu, an Andean bear, who was rescued when his mother was killed and he was badly beaten, leaving him blind. He had a wonderful home at the sanctuary, but because he was blind, local spider monkeys would come in his enclosure and steal his food. We were able to help LSV build a roof on his enclosure, allowing him to eat in peace and get some rest.

With your support we can help more animals like Ajayu, and work with wonderful, life-changing organisations around the world, to make sure every animal receives the care they deserve.

We have helped LSV expand their veterinary clinic, including a new X-ray room, six new rehabilitation enclosures and a new surgery, as well as arranging for them to receive a new X-ray machine.

Donate today and you can help us continue to provide life-saving equipment and supplies to organisations that are saving wildlife around the world.

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Donate today

Please make a real and lasting difference to an animal in need by donating today. Any amount, big or small, will mean so much to an animal with no other hope of care.