Our aid to animal and human survivors of the earthquake in central Italy.
On Saturday 27th of August LAV began work in the areas hit by the earthquake in the province of Rieti with the help and support of the State Forestry Corps (Italian police agency for the environment and animals) aided by two vehicles, one of which specifically for animal transportation, two veterinarians, a dog trainer, three experts in dogs, cats and other animals.
LAV’s operational headquarters is at the State Forestry Corps School of Cittaducale (province of Rieti) but it is at the disposal of all Civil Defense agencies, governmental authorities, municipalities, veterinarian structures and private citizens.
From the start LAV has been focused on answering primary calls for help, recruiting volunteers and professionals and contacting institutions in order to provide relief and technical support to people and their pets, be them lost, hurt, gone missing or stray. Focus has also been put on facilitating conditions in the various day and night shelters so as to establish a strong basis for the implementation in the coming months of the medium-term project once coverage of this terrible tragedy will have died down, just as LAV has done in L’Aquila in the past years.
LAV is able to operate in the areas hit by the earthquake thanks to the 5x1000 funds that it receives and calls for the support and contribution of everyone. LAV handles donations of tinned animal food, dry food dispensers, pet carriers of various sizes, food bowls, harnesses/leashes, collars, litter boxes and pet litter, cages-traps, microchip scanners, enclosures, medicine and pile blankets.
For donations from abroad: swift code: C C R T I T 2 T 8 4 A – Reason for payment: earthquake animal emergency.
We wish to thank those who have already made contributions of any kind as well as those who will be doing so in the future.