Disaster Relief Chennai
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Update, 2015/12/17 - In the ER
Since our arrival in Chennai, India, which has recently been affected by severe floods, we’ve provided almost 1,300 animals with food and fresh water. Today we concentrated ourselves on surgeries, as there were some dogs that were in urgent need of medical attention. Thanks to our partner NGO “Blue Cross of India” we were able to treat the five patients – all dogs – in a modern veterinary clinic. All five are doing well and we are positive that they will recover soon.
Mehr Bilder von den Operationen gibt es auf unserer Facebook-Seite.
Update, 2015/16/12: More than 1,200 animals has been provided with food
Our team is working tirelessly and has so far managed to provide food for more than 1,200 animals. They are working in different areas of Chennai: looking after cats in Blue Cross of India’s animal shelter, distributing fodder for cows and treating injured strays. They also managed to re-visit some of the cows which they had been to feed a few days ago and discovered that the animals are doing much better, having gained enough strength to stand up again.
To see more pictures of the mission, please visit our Facebook page.
Update, 2015/14/12: 600 animals provided with feed
The situation in India is still terrible ... The masses of dirty water are unimaginable! We cannot rule out the possible danger of an epidemic. This makes it even more important to medically treat and vaccinate the animals as rapidly as possible. Our disaster relief team is still in action all day long and has provided feed for over 600 animals, including 350 cows yesterday alone.
After heavy rainfall in India in the middle of November, the metropolis of Chennai was flooded for days. Over 300 people drowned and thousands lost their homes. Many animals are also affected, which is why we have decided to travel to India to support our partner organization Blue Cross of India.
Our disaster relief team has just arrived and is already in action. We'll keep you updated here and on our Facebook page. We wish our local team much success!