Protecting animals in disasters

Disasters don’t discriminate: huge numbers of animals suffer and die each year. But this isn’t just an animal issue – people around the world desperately need healthy animals in order to survive and to rebuild their lives. This is why our dedicated teams work across continents, helping people to protect their animals in times of crisis by preparing citizens and governments through training, support and emergency interventions.

What we do

Cattle in a flooded pen, Bolivia

Disaster management

Animal welfare is a vital part of rebuilding of communities after a disaster

WSPA staff in the drought region of Maharashtra

Helping communities by protecting animals

Animals and people both experience the terrible effects of disasters: hunger and thirst, illness and injury. WSPA has protected animals in emergencies around the world for nearly fifty years, helping both animals and their owners survive and rebuild. Where we can make the biggest difference, we will be there.