We’re saving vulnerable animals after devastating disaster

02 October 2018

We are helping around 20,000 animals (mainly cows, buffaloes and goats) that have been been left stranded and starving in the worst flooding to affect Kerala since 1924, by providing them with food and mineral supplements.

World Animal Protection rescues goat from floods in Kerala

Many animals are taking shelter along the river embankments where most of the grazing lands are underwater and there is insufficient food. More than 46,016 animals and 2,500,000 poultry have already died in the floods. 

We have been working alongside the local government, Department of Animal Husbandry, Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and local volunteers. We are also working with the local government to adopt a disaster management plan that will benefit almost one million livestock animals in the future.

A cow that has been helped by World Animal Protection in the Kerala floods

A World Animal Protection worker and a calf from the Kerala floods

As part of our global strategy, by 2020 we will directly benefit the lives of at least 5 million animals through our disaster response work. Find out more about our Animals in Disasters work.​

 

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