You’re on the ground in the Philippines

17/02/2020

You’re helping cats, dogs, horses and farm animals left homeless and hungry by the Taal volcano eruption.

With your help, we are also working on risk reduction activites so that more animals can be saved when the next disaster hits.

When Taal volcano erupted in January, many locals were forced to leave their beloved pets and farm animals behind as they fled falling ash. That’s where you came in. Your support is helping to feed and protect the thousands of vulnerable animals who were left behind to fend for themselves.

World Animal Protection is working with local partners who know the region well and supporting local evacuation shelters and vets. Here’s how your support helps.  

You’re feeding cats and dogs

With your support, the World Animal Protection Disaster Team is on the ground getting much-needed food to hungry cats and dogs.  

“Some dogs ran to us, they all looked thin and starving. Sadly, we also found some dogs that had died on the road because of lack of food.”

– Naritsorn Pholperm, Disasters Project Manager.

You’re helping give shelter to desperate animals

Many farm animals are in desperate need of vet care, and with your help the World Animal Protection team is there. Your gifts have helped get 30 much-needed shelter kits to the Government vet office. These kits will help local vets care for cows, horses, goats and other farm animals who were left behind during the disaster.

You’re providing ongoing support

You’re helping the team build relationships with local partners in the area so that we can continue to be there for animals in the coming weeks.

Volcanic eruptions are deadly for animals and the consequences are ongoing. If eaten, the toxic ash that falls over the landscape can deform their teeth and lead to cement-like balls in their stomachs – eventually causing an agonising death.

Acid rain can follow an eruption and is so corrosive it burns animals exposed to it. Drinking the contaminated water can lead to scalding in their digestive system.

Animals will need urgent evacuation and veterinary care, as well as water, shelter and food in the coming weeks.

With your help, we are also working on risk reduction activities so that more animals can be saved when the next disaster hits.

Thank you for your support. We’ll keep you updated on the life-saving work you are making possible.