Animals affected by flooding in Pakistan

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.

Treatment Camps

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:

- Gupis
- Ghakouch
- Nomal
- Doian
- Gilit

Hundreds of livestock stranded in Charsadda, Nowshera and Peshawar (North West Frontier Province) and Muzaffargah and Layyahin (Punjab) will also be provided with emergency veterinary treatment and fodder.

Future Concerns

United Nations (UN) figures suggest that more than 400,000 people and the livestock they depend on have been affected to date and it is feared that the situation may deteriorate further with the start of the monsoon season later this month.