One of the most ignored sections of the society, during natural disasters and interventions thereafter, are animals.
Taking care of these animals is crucial post-disasters. At times, these animals are the only assets that people are left with. JBF acknowledges this and provides optimum possible care to these livestock.
In 2012, at Majuli, the world’s largest river island, summer floods were more devastating than usual. When JBF’s team of veterinaries reached there, they were shocked to see numerous cattle all over the island, without grass or drinking water. Several camps that JBF set up saved lives of hundreds of animals. Ever since, JBF has intervened in post-disaster situations across the state of Assam especially after the annual floods that severely affect the lives of these vulnerable animals.
In the past, JBF has collaborated with WSPA, an international relief agency in Dhemaji in its flood relief work. In addition, JBF has collaborated with Help Animals India and Well Fed World together with the support of Veterinary Department of Assam in Kamrup and Goalpara Districts during floods.
Disaster response initiative so far has proved to be quite a challenge but grateful faces of the animal keepers inspire team JBF to move ahead.