50 years of disaster intervention

When disasters strike, the impact is devastating for animals and the communities that depend on them. So for more than 50 years, we have helped governments and communities prepare for disasters, enabling people to protect animals and rebuild their lives. Tens of millions of people worldwide are dependent on their animals–for food, to earn a living, to stay healthy, as companions, for status, and to stay safe. That is why the lives of animals and people are fundamentally linked.

Our dedicated disaster management teams across the world helps people to protect their animals in times of crisis. We prepare citizens and governments through training, support and emergency interventions.

International emergency response

We have a global network of response teams, so our staff can be on the scene of a disaster within days. Once we arrive, we work with local partners to assess what is needed and to set up relief programmes quickly and efficiently. By acting fast, we provide whatever aid is necessary–whether that means providing emergency veterinary treatment, distributing food, evacuating animals from danger, or reuniting animals with owners.

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For more than 50 years, we have helped governments and communities prepare for disasters, enabling people to protect animals and rebuild their lives.

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Support our work in disasters

No one knows when disaster will strike. But we work every day to protect vulnerable animals and to help communities and governments prepare.

Follow and support our work for animals in disasters on our disaster blog.