IFAW-WTI says its animal rescue team launched a mobile veterinary camp

The International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) said its animal rescue team launched a mobile veterinary camp and began treatment of animals in Phailin-hit villages of Ganjam district from Wednesday.

“Till now, over 30 animals have been treated for various ailments, including injuries and fever caused during the cyclone.

The animals were de-wormed and provided mineral supplements too,” IFAW-WTI said in a statement.

“Immediately after the cyclone hit the coast, we held meetings with volunteers and veterinarians and formed teams for multiple camps in Ganjam and Kendrapara,” said Rudra Prasanna Mahapatra, IFAW-WTI field officer.

IFAW-WTI veterinarian Reetika Maheshwari and three other veterinarians and a volunteer were currently in Ganjam, operating the mobile camps.

“We will extend our services in other districts after completing our task in Ganjam and Kendrapara, which are high on our priority right now,” added Mahapatra.

Rescue of birds

A request had been received to assist in the rescue of birds in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh adjoining to Ganjam district. “Efforts are on to evaluate the situation and dispatch IFAW-WTI veterinarians from northeastern States and experienced bird rehabilitators,” he said.