After what feels like the longest year, the holidays are here. Soon we’ll see the dawn of 2021, and what we hope are better days to come. From ALL of us in your Network for Animals family, thank you for...
Alongside Network for Animals’ world-changing campaigns for animal welfare, we provide aid to animals in times of natural disasters. Our financial aid in 2020 began in January when catastrophic fires killed or injured millions of animals in Australia. During August and September 2020, Network for Animals has rushed emergency funding to provide leapt into action three times to raise funds and rush essential support to animals in disaster areas. We provided funding to help animals trapped and injured by the wildfires which raged across the Western United States. We also helped when hurricanes struck in Louisiana and Texas in America and in the Philippines. In October, we formed a team in Beirut, Lebanon to local groups working on the ground rescue and provide life-saving aid to innocent animals caught up in disastrous life-or-death situations, a massive explosion that wrecked large areas of the city and left countless animals hungry.
A Selection Of Recent Disaster Relief Campaigns
2020: Australian bush fires. We were among the very first international organizations to provide on-the-ground help when devastating bushfires in Australia killed a billion animals. We focused on flying foxes because they birth once a year and extreme heat and the following fires killed countless thousands, putting an entire generation at risk. We provided funding for specialized food and care for flying-fox cubs and will continue to help until they are returned to the wild.
2020: On January 20, the Taal volcano erupted in the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated, animals were left to fend for themselves. Our team fought their way through the flood refugees to provide food and care for animals in the danger area.
2018: When Hurricane Florence swept through the Carolinas, we donated more than $45,000.00 to rescue, care and reunite animals with their families.
We also made a significant donation to help rescue and care for animals caught up in California fires.
2017: When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, we asked our supporters for help, rescuing stranded animals. We raised $60,472.00, every single cent of which we gave to the Houston SPCA. Thanks to our supporters, some 600 animals, mostly dogs, were rescued.
2014 Volcano Mayon: In October 2014, this Philippine volcano reached eruption alert level 3, meaning hazardous eruption was possible within weeks. As an evactuation zone for 5 miles was declared, our Emergency Response team stepped in to provide animal assistance. As well as distributing food to dogs and other animals in an existing shelter, we have helped relocate larger animals out of the potential eruption area, and coordinated with city government and local officials.
2014 UK Floods: During our work to bring an end to the vicious UK badger cull, we supported a number of organisations in the south of England, including Cornwall Badger Rescue, and Sussex Badger Vaccination Project. When we learned of the emergency work they were doing with badgers and hedgehogs as flooding swept through the South of England, we stepped in to support them with emergency grants totalling $7,000.