Don't forget them
When disasters hit, animals experience the same terrible effects as people: injury, starvation, thirst, displacement, illness and stress
We move fast to protect animals affected by earthquakes, floods, typhoons and other disasters.
We provide food, water, medical care, and other emergency assistance to animals in need. We evacuate animals from danger, and reunite animals and owners that have been separated.
Staff from our global response network can reach disaster scenes within days.
Helping animals helps people
When animals die during disasters, it has a devastating impact on the people who rely on them for companionship and economic status
More than 1 billion of the world’s poorest people depend on animals for food, transport and livelihoods.
Disaster risk reduction
As well as responding to disasters, we work year-round to help countries prepare and reduce the impact on animals and their owners.
Through our work, we encourage governments, international bodies, and local and national partners to include animals in their plans, policies and practice. We:
- lobby and publicly campaign for animal-inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies at the international and national level
- conduct training activities with local government officials
- train partner organisations on animal rescue and disaster management through workshops and PrepVet, an online course we developed
- help animal owners in disaster prone areas learn how to care for their animals