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Brooke Launches Emergency Appeal Amid India Covid-19 Crisis

7 months ago

10th May, 2021 11h32


Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys has launched an emergency appeal to raise £100k to support communities and working horses, donkeys and mules impacted by India’s devastating Covid-19 crisis.

The country hit a record 414,188 new infections on 7 May and some states have imposed lockdown restrictions. As the pandemic rages on, loyal working animals are carrying essential supplies of food and water to keep their communities going and it’s vital they are kept healthy if their owners are to recover from the economic and health impacts of this crisis. India’s government has classified veterinary care as essential and Brooke staff have been given special passes allowing them to reach animals and communities that are isolated and in desperate need.

As with the first wave in 2020, staff are prioritising the use of telemedicine and, where possible, providing guidance to local health practitioners on the phone and via Whatsapp. If in-person assistance is needed, staff are taking all necessary precautions to keep themselves and communities safe, including social distancing, double masking, and sanitising.

Funds from the appeal will ensure that Brooke can continue to help animals in need for several months. Even when the surge in infections subsides, these remote communities will need their animals to be healthy in order to rebuild life after Covid-19.

Since it was established in 1992, Brooke India has transformed the lives of millions of working horses, donkeys and mules and is trusted by thousands of vulnerable, remote communities who depend on their animals for survival.

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