Ativistas incríveis salvam 10 porcos que nadaram por dias para fugir da inundação durante o Furacão Florence

Ativistas incríveis salvam 10 porcos que nadaram por dias para fugir da inundação durante o Furacão Florence

Cães e gatos podem ser os primeiros animais que vêm à mente quando pensamos nas vítimas de quatro patas do Furacão Florence, mas eles não são os únicos. Segundo a organização A Well-Fed World, o número de mortes de animais de fazenda nas enchentes da Carolina do Norte já supera impressionantes 3,5 milhões. O resgate de animais afetados pelo furacão é extremamente desafiador e difícil, mas, felizmente, existem grupos dedicados a salvar essas vidas muitas vezes esquecidas. A equipe da A Well-Fed World acaba de compartilhar um vídeo que mostra o início do resgate de mais de dez porcos encontrados depois de nadar na água durante dias.

Os porcos foram encontrados pelos protetores Daniel Turbert, do  The Sentient Project, e Caroline Byrd e Kelly Guerin, da We Animals. Desde então, vários santuários e indivíduos estão estado envolvidos de forma ativa em manter os animais seguros.

Como o resgate foi adiado até o amanhecer por razões de segurança, os resgatistas voluntários, junto com a organização Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, seguiram de barco para ficar com os porcos encalhados durante a noite. Após o resgate, os voluntários e o Ziggy’s Refuge Farm Sanctuary transportarão os animais para o santuário.

PLEASE SUPPORT EMERGENCY RESCUE OF PIGS FROM FLORENCE FLOOD

[UPDATE: PLEASE READ (original post text will stay at the bottom of this update): To those of you who contributed last night and this morning to help us raise funds for the massive rescue of (and vet care and sanctuary for) the ten pigs found last night who had swum through NC floodwaters and survived: we are devastated to report that after rescuers spent all night protecting and caring for these pigs and preparing them for transport to vet care, a farmer arrived this morning claiming ownership of the pigs, which local law enforcement supported (the pigs were tagged). Since there is a high likelihood these pigs can not be legally slaughtered for sale for consumption after their immersion in septic floodwaters contaminated from spilled manure lagoons, the rescuers attempted to negotiate the pigs' release, but sadly they were unsuccessful.At the time of this update, our post for this rescue has raised roughly $1900 for the vet care, transport and sanctuary of these pigs. We would like for all who contributed to know that 100% of these funds will be given to the sanctuaries who were involved in this particular rescue effort, and who are also caring at great expense for other animals who have been rescued from Hurricane Florence flooding. Those two sanctuaries are Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and you can visit their pages to follow the progress of the many animals they have rescued from North Carolina floodwaters. Any other donations made on this post beyond this update will go toward our general fundraiser for sanctuaries damaged by and/or taking in animals from the hurricane.We are so sorry for the heartbreak and disappointment to all who were following this particular rescue. There are still many, many animals to help in this disaster and we will continue assisting their rescue and care. Thank you so much for your support. And thank you to all the brave rescuers who worked so hard to try to save these pigs. For those who would like more information on this story, Daniel Turbert, a volunteer assisting groups on the ground, has provided updates on his personal page. END UPDATE. ]______________________________________________With the death toll of farmed animals in North Carolina floods now exceeding 3.5 million, A Well-Fed World is raising emergency funds to support rescue and sanctuary for hurricane animals at awfw.org/donateAll donations up to $25,000 will be MATCHED by A Well-Fed World, with 100% of funds distributed to sanctuaries caring for hurricane animals and/or damaged by the storm. Please consider giving at any amount to double your gift of desperately needed funds for these overlooked victims.~BREAKING RESCUE INFO~Shown in this footage are 10+ pigs discovered yesterday evening by rescuers Daniel Turbert of The Sentient Project, Caroline Byrd, and Kelly Guerin of We Animals. Numerous sanctuaries and individuals are now involved in their rescue, which has been postponed until dawn to avoid extra danger in the water. Volunteer rescuers with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue are bravely headed by boat as we write this, to stay with the pigs overnight until daylight. Then they and Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary will begin transporting the animals to sanctuary for medical treatment. Once the pigs are quarantined and healthy, they will be given permanent homes at partner sanctuaries.The pigs in this video have been swimming in toxic water *for days* and are in desperate need of veterinary care. Their rescuers have also been in boats for days. Every individual and sanctuary participating in this and other rescues is doing so at tremendous risk, time, and cost. Please help us provide the much-needed funds for this life-saving work by giving at awfw.org/donate (credit card, Paypal and check accepted). You can also donate directly through the facebook donate button.~THANK YOU~All footage by Daniel Turbert of The Sentient Project. Stay tuned to Daniel's page and to Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary for updates on this rescue as it unfolds.–

Publicado por A Well-Fed World em Quarta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2018

A missão de resgate realizada para salvar as vidas dos porcos é um tremendo exemplo da dedicação e do trabalho em equipe que está literalmente salvando vidas na área atingida pelo desastre. Como destaca uma equipe da A Well-Fed World, os resgatistas estão em barcos há dias, trabalhando sem descanso para levar ajuda onde for necessário. Quando os porcos estiverem em segurança no santuário, receberão todo o atendimento veterinário necessário. Eles permanecerão sem quarentena, a fim de garantir sua boa saúde e, finalmente, serão transferidos para seus lares definitivos em santuários parceiros.

A organização está agora levantando fundos de emergência para apoiar o resgate, bem como o santuário para os animais afetados pelo furacão. Você pode ajudar ao fazer uma doação através do site do grupo ou via Facebook. Todas as doações de até US$ 25.000 serão duplicadas por um doador generoso, e 100% dos fundos serão distribuídos aos santuários que cuidam dos animais afetados pelo furacão.

Por Aleksandra Pajda / Tradução de  Adriana de Paiva Correa

Fonte: One Green Planet

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