Saturday 15 December, 2018

Watch: Animals rescued from flood waters; calls for food, foster homes

Photo L-R: Gabby was rescued from flood waters over the weekend, while in Mayaro, Manzanilla councillor Kenwyn Phillip and Neal Edwards rescued two dogs from flood waters. Flood relief efforts are still underway. If you can assist please contact your local councillor or regional corporation.

Photo L-R: Gabby was rescued from flood waters over the weekend, while in Mayaro, Manzanilla councillor Kenwyn Phillip and Neal Edwards rescued two dogs from flood waters. Flood relief efforts are still underway. If you can assist please contact your local councillor or regional corporation.

Amid the devastation experienced over the last few days, some animal support groups ensured that struggling animals were not left behind.

A dramatic rescue was carried out for Gabby, a dog who was trapped in flood waters in Central Trinidad after her carer was unable to get to her during flooding.

Gabby was rescued with the help of the Animal Welfare Network and others, who were able to procure a kayak and take her to safety.

Meanwhile, in Mayaro, amidst terrible flooding, Manzanilla councillor Kenwyn Phillip was able to rescue two dogs from a flooded home.

 

Animal welfare organisations are calling for assistance in providing food and temporary lodging for animals stranded or lost due to flooding.

The Trinidad and Tobago Veterinary Association said in a statement that NGOs are rallying together for supplies and aid for lost and stranded animals.

There is a high demand for dog and cat food, towels, sheets, food bowls, drinking water, antibacterial powder, and crates or cages.

The association said arrangements are being made for emergency care for injured animals to be provided as the true extent of the damage unfolds.

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association at the Barataria roundabout is being used as a main drop off point for the distribution of items.

A list of animal welfare organisations and veterinary services who are assisting are as follows:

Gentle Ben's Veterinary Clinic Ltd, San Juan – 675-1982, 681-5599

Animal Welfare Network – 627-3449

Golden Pride Veterinary Clinic, Tunapuna – 333-1010

Dottie’s Treats – 688-8117

Vinmer Vet Clinic, Belmont - 628-2773

Pet Point Veterinary Clinic, Chaguanas – 672-9246

Pet Life Veterinary Hospital, South Trinidad – 223-7223/7229 or 220-7427 (Diego Martin)

Samsara – 380-0791, 347-6734 (livestock and larger animals)

Additionally, persons who have seen wildlife in their areas are urged to contact the Wildlife and Environmental Protection of Trinidad and Tobago (WEPTT):

Kristopher Rattansingh - 341- 9983

Kristian Rattansingh - 748-7100

Shiva Bagoo - 497-3373

Roma Pedro - 748-3936

Camaleena Ajodha - 323-9344

 

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