Helping over 100,000 animals in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
World Animal Protection is providing care and medical treatment for cattle, goats, chickens and pets, in some of Haiti’s hardest hit communities
We’re treating livestock and pets as we find them, and launching a large-scale vaccination programme to keep animals healthy while they recover from wounds, infection and stress.
Animals are considered by many Haitians to be part of their families and in some cases, their only means of survival. It’s incredibly important that surviving animals are looked after during this difficult time.
By helping Haiti’s animals, we’re also helping the people who depend on them.
For farm animals, we are providing:
- vet care and vaccination for 60,000 animals at risk of anthrax including cattle, sheep and goats,
- and vaccination against for Newcastle disease for 40,000 chickens.
People and animals are still recovering
The hurricane devastated many parts of the island after it hit on October 4 2016.
Still reeling from the earthquake that hit in January 2010, the farming communities in the southwest have been particularly affected by the latest disaster.
Small-hold farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture have said how grateful they are that we’re there for their animals in this terrible time.
Our vet on the ground, Dr. Jean F. Thomas, said: "The animals are companions and they economically benefit the people. They also suffer and feel pain so we should help them. This is why is it so important that we do this work."
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Keep an eye out for further updates as we continue our work protecting animals in Haiti.