Help those left behind

Help beloved animals survive disaster

Imagine the terror both you and your animal would feel if a natural disaster struck your home. Now imagine the agony of having no choice but to leave your beloved animal behind.

When residents were forced to evacuate Barbuda late last year, they had no choice but to abandon their animals. They weren’t allowed to bring them to safety, before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Tragically, animals like Mario, a beautiful Staffordshire terrier were left to suffer in fear during 300km winds gusts and surrounded by death and destruction.

Unfortunately, this is a sad reality for many affected by catastrophic disasters. A reality, that together, we can help prevent.

You may hate to think about it, but a natural disaster can happen any time. Australia and many other nations in our region are currently in the midst of cyclone season, posing great danger to our vulnerable family pets and beloved animals.

Disasters such as Hurricane Irma strike the world’s population more than 400 times every year – and these events are expected to increase in scale, severity and frequency.

Each year, we estimate over 40 million animals are severely affected by natural disasters, often dying slow, needless deaths, from infected wounds, stress and starvation.

To survive, these animals need clean food, water, shelter and vet care. Small things like anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics for wounds, cuts and parasites, and dressings for broken limbs can make all the difference.

That’s why, with your help, we’re lobbying for countries to include animals in their emergency management plans – and why we’re preparing Emergency Vet Kits with dressings for wounded animals, and medicine for the treatment of diarrhoea, pneumonia and other potential disease.

You can help local communities prepare for the worst and be with vulnerable animals on the ground to prevent them from suffering when disaster strikes. 

Please give generously today.

* Your donation will help protect animals around the world

$31 could help provide food, water and veterinary care.


$67 could help prepare local communities for disasters.

$104 could help governments implement national disaster plans.

Where your money goes

World Animal Protection has been protecting animals for over 50 years and we passionately believe that animals matter. With your support, we’ll go where animal suffering is most far reaching and animal cruelty is most severe.

In 2017, 87% of funds raised went towards protecting animals in our four areas of work. We strive to ensure your vital donations make the largest impact for animals and help achieve lasting change.

* These figures are in local currency and taken from the New Zealand 2017 audited accounts.

  • Programs = 87%
  • Fundraising = 11%
  • Admin = 2%