The severe aftermath of the devastating floods in the Pakistan continues while the Vets Care Organization also continues its efforts for the well-being of the affected animals. In the beginning, the focus remained on the rescue and emergency treatment along with the vaccination for HS and provision of emergency feed for the animals which resulted in saving the lives of large number of animals with provision of feed and protection from any possible outbreak of Hemorrhagic Septicemia. Thousands of animals were taken care off in the on going disaster.
As the situation turned better now, in this recovery phase, the rehabilitation is going on and the animal welfare needs have been changed. As a next step, it was assessed that the flood affected animals are at a greater risk of Foot & Mouth Disease while most of the animals were already affected by the internal parasites which were causing stress to the animals and affecting their health badly. Taking notice of the circumstances, Vets Care Organization in collaboration with the WSPA initiated a special Vaccination & Deworming Programme in Kot Adu (District Muzaffar Garh) in order to vaccinate the affected animals against Foot & Mouth Disease and to administer dewormers to the affected animals to help them get rid off loads of internal parasites and to protect them from potential diseases and malnutrition.
This programme was held on October 30-31, 2010. Two teams of twenty volunteer vets participated in this activity. 2659 animals were de-wormed while 2741 animals were vaccinated for FMD.
|Vets Care Organization Pakistan is thankful to the WSPA for their support. We are also thankful to all those volunteers who participated in helping these animals.
While this programme saved several hundred animals, there are many more left behind who are at risk. Moreover, as the weather starts turning cold, the animals without shelters are expected to face severe challenges in the cold nights.