How far will your volunteering reach?

Where do you want your volunteering to have an impact?  At home? In your area? Nationally? Overseas?  Here are a few ideas...

UK Politics

Thursday 8th June 2017 was the UK General Election.  So what do animal charities have to say?

Sign the petition started on Care2.com asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - Care2.com will tell you why.

List of Animal Charities
Koalas need your help

Koalas are being left homeless, thanks to excessive tree clearing. 

Click here to find out how you can help

SUCCESS: Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India

SUCCESS: 
The World Land Trust has reached its target to help Indian elephants.  Find out more here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help Butterfly Conservation with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

Emergency planning for pets, livestock and zoos

 

 

Have you prepared the animals in your care for disasters? 

What would you do about your animals in the event of fire, flooding, earthquakes, war etc?

These organisations have information about ways to help prepare yourself & your animals.  Wherever you are in the world, they can be helpful, whether the advice is coming from the US, Australia, the UK - wherever.  Be prepared, and don't wait for disaster to strike before you consider what to do.  Remember, you may literally have just a few minutes to get yourselves and your animals out.

The Americans have a National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (in May each year).  It could be worth using that day - or today/tomorow - to consider how well you are prepared for any disaster.  Hopefully the following links will give you useful tips & advice on how to be prepared for disasters so that your pets, livestock & wildlife will survive and continue to thrive.  We will continue to add to these links

 

 

Pets

Pet Disaster Packing Checklist - this is from Coastal Pet Rescue in the US, with a very useful list of what to have ready plus more helpful evacuation tips

There's plans for evacuating cats (domestic, not wild) at Cat World (Australia)

The AVMA has info for vets and their practices

Advice on how to care for pets during and after earthquakescan be found at Ark Animals on California Earthquakes & Pet Preparedness Tips

In the UK, the RSPCA has info on what to do in the event of flooding

Livestock

For wildlifes which are becoming more frequent, you'll find info on evacuation planning horses at The Horse

The Humane Society has information on disaster preparedness here for pets, horses and livestock, including how to make a pet  disaster kit, as does Colorado State University for horses in the event of wildfires.  Again, many have tips which are as relevant to farmers and smallholders outside of the US as in them.    Find what is helpful and relevant to you from the recommendations. 

Zoos

The Zoo Animal Health Network has put guidelines and a road map together for zoos and wildlife facilities.  There's an article on What Zoos do to prepare for natural disasters from VetStreet.com

It goes without saying that laws will differ from one part of the world to another. However, the basic stuff you need to do to be ready to care for your animals is the same.  Be ready.

 

Give wildlife a pond

Wildlife need water as well.  Give the wildlife in your garden a pond - it doesn't have to be a big one!  More info

Dogs DIE in hot cars

Would you know what to do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? Find out more here

Give the gift of water

Give working animals the gift of water - here's how you can do it. 

Cat Care in Hot Weather

Cats Protection have advice for cat owners and carers in hot weather.  Click here to pounce on it!

Art World Conservation

Art World Conservation are having an amazing charity event in August to raise awareness about wildlife, conservation and climate change. More Info

Ways to help
Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.