A veterinarian school in Pakistan is offering free treatment for animals injured in the recent devastating floods. The makeshift animal hospital was set up on Saturday.
“Naturally, the rains and floods have affected animals. To treat them, our vice-principal has directed us to provide them free of cost medical treatment,” Ahmed Nawaz Tunio, professor at Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, said. The Sindh province was hit the hardest, getting 466% more rain than the 30-year average.
“So we are providing them anything from surgery, medicine to ultrasounds. Most of the animals coming here suffer from pneumonia, skin diseases, and foot problems that have occurred due to walking in flood water,” Tunio added.
Over 700,000 farm animals have died since the floods started in June, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
“I brought a goat to the (Sindh) Agriculture University Tandojam, where this camp was set up. The goat got his foot injured, so that’s why I brought him here for treatment,” a man who visited the veterinary students said.