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Cyclone’s animal victims need your help

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

When super Cyclone Phailin struck India earlier this month, nearly a million people were evacuated from their homes. But most animals were left to face the storm’s strong winds and flooding rains on their own.

We knew that many of these animals would be in danger, so we immediately activated our Emergency Relief Network.

Our team is witnessing the heartbreaking sight of hundreds of animals who are injured or starving. Can you help these desperate animals? 

Our Emergency Relief Network consists of 400 animal rehabilitators from across the country. Here’s some of the work they’re doing:

  • Over 100 animals are being treated at mobile veterinary camps in Subalaya and Birudigada villages. They suffer from stress-induced foot-and-mouth disease, rhinitis (an irritation inside the nose), muscle strains and other cyclone-related ailments.
  • 107 open-billed storks and other birds are being housed in a temporary facility. Many of them are fledglings and they all are hungry.
  • Other mobile camps are being set up around the country to care for injured and starving livestock and wild animals.

IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. By donating today, you can help our Emergency Relief Network care for hungry and injured animals in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin.

During such disasters, food shortage and spreading of diseases are the major threats to animals.

Our Emergency Relief Network has begun gathering food and medicine for animals, but we are going to need a lot more supplies for a lot more animals in the weeks ahead.

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