Disaster Relief for animals
Once disaster strikes – our trained team reaches out to local authorities and strategic partner organizations on the ground to support efforts with animal rescue and care, veterinary public health services, and the protection of livelihoods. Our team is equipped with expertise in technical emergency management for animals in disaster and offers guidance to the authorities when requested.
Through our disaster work with local authorities and strategic networks in selected regions...
we are able to strengthen local capacity, prepared to support actions with the authorities, increase preparedness knowledge. So everyone is ready should a hurricanes hit, a volcano erupts, an earthquake happen, or a cyclone strikes!
Animal Disaster Relief in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria
Our team has been working together with local partners in the region following the devastating earthquakes. They have been delivering emergency care to injured and displaced animals: pulling them from the rubble, treating injuries; providing food and shelter. Learn more about the earthquake relief for animals in Türkiye and Syria.
International Impacts with Strong Partnerships
FOUR PAWS has been working with the Blue Cross of India for 10 years. Thanks to our partnership, we rescue around 17,000 animals a year in India, which is more than 46 animals a day! Read more here.
Hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic
As Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic Basin, forecasters warn of 2020 being an above-average storm season. Preparation is key for both communities and animals. Find out more.
Disaster Relief in the Philippines
The Taal Volcano erupted on Luzon Island, also home to the capital Manila. Many animals could not escape the big amounts of ash. FOUR PAWS provided relief with our Partner AKF. We were there to help – read more!
Animal Disaster Relief in Australia
Over 10 million hectares of land has burned right across Australia, that’s the equivalent size of a number of European countries. Bushfires and heat stress events present a grave and growing threat to animals, particularly Australia’s wildlife. FOUR PAWS supported local animal groups. Read more about our mission.
Animal Disaster Relief in Romania
In late November, the heartbreaking news broke that a cargo ship carrying over 14,000 sheep overturned. The crew was safely evacuated, but thousands of sheep died. Only some were expected to be alive and suffering. Our partner ARCA (Animal Rescue and Care Association) was able to go on board the vessel to save as many sheep as possible. In the end we had 180 survivors. FOUR PAWS is now taking care of them. Read the story of sheep trapped inside a capsized ship.
Animal Disaster Relief in India
Cyclone Fani hit India very hard. The Indian government had done an amazing job of evacuating its citizens, but many animals had to be left behind and suffering. FOUR PAWS was able to get access to remote and hard-to-reach areas and provide veterinary care and assist injured animals! Read more about our mission in India.
Animal Disaster Relief in Indonesia
The Indonesian islands around Lombok were struck by multiple earthquakes that left communities and animals in urgent need. FOUR PAWS provide aid for cats, dogs and horses that were left behind once the inhabitants had to flee their destroyed homes. Read more here!
Animal Disaster Relief in USA
Hurricane 'Michael' devastated the Panhandle. FOUR PAWS supported the hurricane response in the Gulf coast region in the US. Rescuing animals from collapsed homes, providing emergency food and supporting the reunification of pets with their owners.
Animal Disaster Relief on Americans East Coast
The American East Coast was hit hard by Hurricane 'Florence', forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind. FOUR PAWS provided support for the affected communities. We were there and helped - read more about this mission.
Animal Disaster Relief in South Africa
The Cape Town area experienced a massive drought. FOUR PAWS provided expertise and support to local emergency management for the inclusion of animals during this crisis. Read more here!
Animal Disaster Relief in Greece
Wildfires burned rapidly through villages near Athens. Beside the human lost, they left death and injured animals behind. FOUR PAWS assessed the areas and consulted local groups in their relief efforts.
Animal Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico
Hurricane 'Maria' devastated Puerto Rico very badly and lead to a big crisis. FOUR PAWS managed to bring in two tons of dry food for dogs and cats, together with our emergency response team. Our team distributed the food especially in isolated areas and treated over 580 sick and injured dogs and cats. Read more why the state of emergency made the mission more difficult.
Animal Disaster Relief in Italy
Late 2016 and early 2017 heavy earthquakes impacted the region of Perugia, Amatrice and Abruzzo. As the situation needed long term help, FOUR PAWS joined our partner LAV to participate in their cat project in Cittareale.
FOUR PAWS has a long track record of helping animals in disasters
From storms and massive floods to a train accident that destroyed a rural community, our team traveled many times to help the animals affected by disasters. Over the years we helped in India, Serbia-Bosnia, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Sri Lanka, Kosovo and many more.A big thank you to our supporters enabling us to jump where it is needed most.