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PRESS RELEASE: Veterinarians Without Borders working to prevent rabies across remote communities in Canada's North

PRESS RELEASE: Veterinarians Without Borders working to prevent rabies across remote communities in Canada's North

Veterinarians Without Borders is working to prevent the spread of rabies across Canada's North.

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PRESS RELEASE: More than 800,000 animals lost in catastrophic Pakistan floods, threatening food security & livelihoods

PRESS RELEASE: More than 800,000 animals lost in catastrophic Pakistan floods, threatening food security & livelihoods

In response to the devastating floods in Pakistan that have affected more than 33 million people and killed more than 800,000 farm animals, Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) has partnered with Sangtani Women Rural Development Organization (SWRDO) to support women and families who have lost their animals and so much more.

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Pakistan Flooding Emergency Response

Pakistan Flooding Emergency Response

The impact of the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan is huge, with more than 1/3rd of the country impacted, more than 800,000 livestock killed.

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Canada bans import of adoptable dogs from countries with rabies cases - Webinar

Canada bans import of adoptable dogs from countries with rabies cases - Webinar

As of September 28, 2022, World Rabies Day, commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will no longer be permitted entry into Canada. Commercial dogs can include, but are not limited to dogs for resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, show or exhibition, research, and other purposes. Watch a panel of experts and international rescues discuss these changes:.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vets & animal welfare experts discuss Canadian decision to ban adoptable dogs from countries with high incidences of rabies

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vets & animal welfare experts discuss Canadian decision to ban adoptable dogs from countries with high incidences of rabies

In response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s decision to ban the importation of dogs from other countries at high-risk for rabies, including dogs that could otherwise be available for adoption or purchase, Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) is hosting a free virtual roundtable discussion to explore what comes next for international animal rescues.

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UKRAINE RESPONSE OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

UKRAINE RESPONSE OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Considering the wide range of challenges brought to Ukraine by war and a variety of existing animal welfare initiatives, which are tirelessly working to help animals, VWB decided to expand its partner's network and provide emergency funding to more Ukrainian organizations. This Call for Proposals focuses on supporting animal welfare activities within Ukraine with the purpose of providing emergency funds to help animals in need.

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Veterinarians Without Borders Canada deploys help to Romania near Ukraine Border

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada deploys help to Romania near Ukraine Border

Dr. Janet Davis, DVM fills a room with kindness during her time in Romania. “This tiny, emaciated kitten just arrived at the clinic. Nursing such a tiny baby back from the brink of death, it’s something that never gets old."

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Animals of Ukraine Sticker

Animals of Ukraine Sticker

The conflict is far from over and these animals need help now more than ever as the media starts to lose focus on this continuing crisis. Get your free sticker to make sure these animals are NOT FORGOTTEN.

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“You have to work together”: A Kenyan couple’s story on improving their small-scale dairy farm

“You have to work together”: A Kenyan couple’s story on improving their small-scale dairy farm

VWB has only recently expanded their work to the Meru Dairy Cooperative Union in Meru and utilizes a One Health approach to provide dairy cooperative extension officers and smallholder dairy farmers with trainings that will improve human, animal, and environmental health. This is done by exploring topics related to the health and nutrition of dairy cattle, as well as gender equity and financial empowerment of farmers. Most of the farmers that the volunteers visit have one to three cows and...

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VSF Canada seeks funding to tackle hunger crisis in South Sudan

VSF Canada seeks funding to tackle hunger crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan is experiencing the worst hunger crisis ever; people eat leaves and wild fruits to survive. If we don’t respond to their immediate needs, we are going to see more catastrophes.

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Baffin Island teen encouraged to follow animal care passion

Baffin Island teen encouraged to follow animal care passion

Ashley volunteered her time and passion when the Veterinarians Without Borders team visited Kimmirut. To encourage her interest in animals and veterinary care, she was provided an online pet first aid course and first aid kit.

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Volunteer report: Saving for Tomorrow in Laos

Volunteer report: Saving for Tomorrow in Laos

Pavina Vongsouvanh is one of our national volunteers who supported our partner CARE Laos. She sent in the project report below to share the work that has been happening.

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Join a live Ukraine update on June 22nd

Join a live Ukraine update on June 22nd

The crisis in Ukraine is far from over, but people need to know that you have helped! So many have made a difference for animals in Ukraine. Join us for a live update - register now!

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Urgent: Emergency Appeal for Ukraine Animals in Crisis

Urgent: Emergency Appeal for Ukraine Animals in Crisis

We need your help. Veterinarians without Borders is urgently raising funds to support shelter friends in Ukraine, and in other locations where people and their animals are fleeing.

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Media Release: Major Grant Investment in Northern Animal Health Initiative from Kim and Stu Lang

Media Release: Major Grant Investment in Northern Animal Health Initiative from Kim and Stu Lang

Remote northern Canadian communities and veterinary volunteers work together to reduce widespread incidents of rabies and also provide spay and neuter surgeries, and animal care training.

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Special Message From Our Executive Director

Special Message From Our Executive Director

Over the last twelve months, you have had an indelible impact on the lives of thousands of people, families and their beloved animals by ensuring access to animal health services through a One Health approach.

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Stories From Around The World

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada deploys help to Romania near Ukraine Border

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada deploys help to Romania near Ukraine Border

Dr. Janet Davis, DVM fills a room with kindness during her time in Romania. “This tiny, emaciated kitten just arrived at the clinic. Nursing such a tiny baby back from the brink of death, it’s something that never gets old."

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Leaving No Woman Behind

Leaving No Woman Behind

To ensure ‘No woman is left behind’, the VWB VETS project has given specific focus to equipping women with skills and knowledge on improved dairy farm management.

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Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Meaningful youth engagement in agriculture is key to the improvement of the social wellbeing of communities as it plays a critical role in enhancing food security.

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  • I have seen first-hand the benefits of capacity building and gender empowerment for smallholder livestock farmers, and stakeholders in the livestock sector.
    - Dr. Shauna Richards

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