The Brooke appeals for horses and donkeys caught in Pakistani floods

  • Around 75,000 horses, mules and donkeys have been affected by the devastating floods in one province of Pakistan alone, welfare charity The Brooke estimates.

    The Brooke has teams operating in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces of the country, providing emergency treatment, vaccinations, food and clean water for the equines and other animals stranded and made homeless by the flooding.

    Maintaining the health and welfare of the animals is paramount for the recovery of the Pakistani families who rely on them for their livelihoods.

    Chief executive of the charity in Pakistan, Mohammad Farooq Malik said: “We are the only organisation specifically helping horses and donkeys at this time so the need for our services is very high.

    “Everyday that goes by more horses and donkeys will be at risk of dehydration, starvation, respiratory problems and water-borne disease.

    “We are doing everything we can to reach as many as possible.”

    The Brooke has treated 2,000 animals so far and is teaching owners first aid techniques so they can help their animals and prevent disease outbreak.

    But the charity needs your help to continue this vital work.

    For more information, go to www.thebrooke.org/pakistanfloods

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