FOUR PAWS aid for Vanaspatti
The floods in North-eastern India have caused a state of utter emergency. A FOUR PAWS unit is on location now to vaccinate the victims’ live stock and supply food for the animals. The project is a matter of survival for the impoverished population. The animals are crucial to their livelihood.
The village Vanaspatti is located in the Indian state of Bihar Sitamarhi and is made up of 500 households – each one consisting of 8-10 people and three animals. FOUR PAWS has calculated that 1500 cattle are extremely undernourished. The immense Monsoon floods have entangled the fates of humans and animals inextricably.
FOUR PAWS is supporting Vanaspatti with urgently needed animal feed for the next two months. The FOUR PAWS team on location will be supplying medical care, vaccinate live stock and build provisional stables.
The close collaboration with the Indian help organization “Nav Jagriti” and the affected local administration was very helpful in staging such a fast intervention.
Gatherings held to inform the population have attracted over 500 people. The presence of a “Nav Jagriti” employee and Hindi-language vet has facilitated sympathy and understanding. It has helped us to understand the most pressing problems of the locals and has accelerated FOUR PAWS being welcomed with open arms.