Providing aid during war and conflict
We have been able to offer life-saving support to many animals fleeing volatile warzones with their families, or those left stranded in the midst of conflict.
In Myanmar, political unrest and violence from the military coup devastatingly added to the existing challenges of the COVID19 pandemic. The grants helped compassionate volunteers provide veterinary care and food for animals living on the streets, and assisted with the rescue operations of two of the country’s busiest animal shelters in Yangon and Mandalay.
Earlier this year, our support of the dedicated team at Kabul Small Animal Rescue made the evacuation of nearly 300 animals from Afghanistan to safety in Canada possible.
More recently, on the ground at the Romania/Ukraine border, we have delivered critical supplies of food, blankets and carriers, and assisted with the logistics to enable animals to cross into bordering countries.
Rescue efforts have also involved evacuating animals from the confines of a Ukranian zoo, and organising sanctuary for the rest of their lives. Our emergency grants funded much needed food supply convoys to support animal shelters in some of the most volatile ‘red zones’ and assisted with the rescue and rehoming of stranded animals.
For as long as war continues to devastate the lives of people and animals around the globe, our work to assist those in need will also continue.
(Image credit: Animals Lebanon)