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One year on from the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, WSPA is in the final stages of a long-term recovery programme aimed at helping to rebuild the country's crippled veterinary infrastructure.
The impact of the earthquake
As well as killing 82,000 people and displacing a further 3.2 million, the earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter Scale, also killed more than 30% of the livestock in Northern Pakistan that are crucial for much of the population's liveliehoods.
Immediately after the quake, WSPA sent in five teams of vets to save surviving animals …
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is continuing to provide funding and practical help to Pakistan as part of the continued Recovery Phase after the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in October 2005.
Emergency veterinary packs that include specialist provision for working equines and comprising essential instruments, equipment and drugs and medicines have been supplied to the Provincial Governments of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in order to restock the veterinary clinics that were damaged or destroyed during the …
Subfreezing temperatures are to bring further troubled times to the survivors of the Pakistan earthquake as the Himalayan winter closes in. WSPA is in Pakistan providing veterinary support, building clinics and ensuring the welfare of livestock.
The Situation So Far
A WSPA disaster assessment team has been deployed to Pakistan in the aftermath of the earthquake to determine livestock welfare and the measures necessary to enable their survival through winter.
An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, which occurred on 8 October 2005, has affected large areas in northern Pakistan, leaving tens of thousands of people dead. Massive destruction has taken place in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP).
Leading British equine welfare charity, The Brooke, and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA) is launching one of its biggest ever projects to relieve the misery of tens of thousands of working animals and their impoverished owners in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has few vets and many animals are lame or suffering from dehydration.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is going to the aid of hundreds of animals at risk of starvation and disease following severe floods in remote areas of Pakistan.
WSPA will coordinate and deliver antibiotics, painkillers and food supplements to cattle, sheep and goats through treatment camps that will be set up and visited by experienced local veterinarians in the following districts of the Northern Areas: