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Flood Report: 1st November to 10th November, 2011 

APOWA’s disaster rescue team continues on lifesaving works for animals affected by devastating flood in Odisha. The team, which includes veterinarians, volunteers has been making daily move to the flood affected areas to provide treatment to animals, feeding and drinking water and repairing of shelters. We thank our volunteers for all their tireless, life saving work!
This period we have covered the areas of Jamapada, Goudagaon, Dalanta, villages in Marsaghai block, Bhateni in Mahakalpara block and Berhampur village in Pattamundai block of Kendrapara district. Because of our past disaster management experience, we now have in place the dedication and commitment to hard work and understanding of what is needed to deal with the situation. Combined with our genuine love for the animals, our disaster rescue teams will be in place until the situations improve. 
  

Weekly Flood Report: 23rd October to 31st October, 2011

We continue our lifesaving works for animals and conducting rescue and relief efforts in the flood affected areas of Kendrapara district. This week we moved to affected villages under Aul block, the northern part of the district. Till date, as we draw over the eight-week mark of our relief and rescue efforts, smile is beginning to show in the eyes of people and animals alike. Our rescue work is saving lives, but through our emergency feeding and treatment efforts, we’re giving the most vulnerable animals a chance to get back on their feet.

The local community volunteers are stepping forward as part of this response. We are grateful to them who have shown concern for animals and we are confident that their ability and compassion will help affected villages move forward, not only in the wake of this particular initiative, but towards an increased sensibility to animal welfare throughout the community.

The rescue team moved from village to village provides relief and treatment to animals and then got all the villagers together for a quick lesson on the importance of hygiene, deworming and disease outbreaks. They were also given herbal tonics, vitamin supplement with feeds for rejuvenation. Among the first things given were herbal tonics for the liver, with mineral mixture to rejuvenate the animals. Most of the animals had diarrhoea and cold, cough infections which were treated.

Until now the villagers have been very happy to see our disaster rescue teams there caring and treating all the animals in flood affected villages. We have been treating animals, helping street dogs, providing feed; explaining to the villagers the use of the medicines and the dosages that need to be administered for the longer run for many hundreds of animals. Also educating them with preventive measures, post flood care and providing leaflets in the local language.

 

  

No’s of Animal Beneficiaries

Treatment

Emergency Feeding

Cattle(Cow, Calf, Heifer, Bullock)   61 Cattle(Cow, Calf, Heifer, Bullock)   72
Stray bull 08 Stray bull 15
Dog , Puppy 23 Dog , Puppy 28
Cat, Kitten 14 Cat, Kitten 11
Others 35 Others 26
Total 141 Total  152

Weekly Flood Report: 16th October to 22nd October, 2011

Our disaster rescue team continues on lifesaving works for animals in flood affected areas. The team, which includes veterinarians, volunteers has been making daily move to the flood affected areas to provide treatment to animals, emergency feeding and drinking water and repairing of shelters. Our mobile animal treatment team, which spent  all of the day providing veterinary support to injured or sick cows, bulls, buffaloes, dogs , cats and other animals in flood affected areas. People seemed pleased to see our team and eagerly bring the injured or sick animals to our team.  Some community volunteers are helping our team to treat stray dogs, bulls, cats in their vicinity. This week our team covered the villages of Balikuda, Badakula, Madhuban, Ketuapal, Hinjal, Panpentha and Desahi villages of Kendrapara district.

No’s of Animal Beneficiaries

Treatment

Emergency Feeding

Cattle(Cow, Calf, Heifer, Bullock)   206 Cattle(Cow, Calf, Heifer, Bullock)   112
Buffalo 00 Buffalo 00
Stray bull 14 Stray bull 25
Dog , Puppy 31 Dog , Puppy 34
Cat, Kitten 15 Cat, Kitten 10
Others 42 Others 32
Total 308 Total  213

Weekly Flood Report: 10th October to 15th October, 2011

The APOWA Disaster Rescue Team has been on the ground in the flood affected areas in Orissa for thirty five days now. Our trained Disaster Rescue Teams have been running relief works and supporting for instant repairing of shelters, conducting emergency feeding, proving drinking water and working with local community volunteers to save as many animals’ lives as we can. This week our mobile animal treatment and rescue teams have been covered the villages of Sansidha, Petapada, Madangiri, Argal and Dimiripal under Aul block of Kendrapara district.

 

No’s of Animal Beneficiaries

Treatment

Emergency Feeding

Cattle(Cow, Calf, Heifer, Bullock)   185 Cattle(Cow, Calf, Heifer, Bullock)   102
Buffalo 12 Buffalo 00
Stray bull 16 Stray bull 28
Dog , Puppy 27 Dog , Puppy 36
Cat, Kitten 14 Cat, Kitten 06
Others 35 Others 29
Total 289 Total 201

 

Daily Flood Report: 9th October, 2011

One month have passed since the devastating flood in two rounds in Orissa. Two-thirds of state stumbled under high floods. Nearly 90 human lives were lost and over two thousand animals dead in the catastrophe. The flood has receded, leaving behind the terrible story of devastation. The distressed people in the flood affected villages are slowly reconciling to their fate and beginning to restart their life.

Although almost a month has passed since flood and a path of destruction in Orissa, APOWA is still helping the animals affected by this tragedy. The disaster rescue teams, which include veterinarians, volunteers have been conducting emergency feeding, providing drinking water, repairing animal shelters and treatment of surviving animals. Today, our team remains at Amrutamanohai village and provided feeding to 85 animals and treated 71 animals.

We have been made good progress, but there is still so much to do. The APOWA’s primary concern remains rescuing, treating, and feeding animals from the worst flood ravaged areas. As each passing day, the surviving dogs, cats, bulls, cows and other animals go another day without care. Our teams are trying to reach at them.

Thanks for your timely suggestion, advice, donations to APOWA, so that we are able to continue to provide relief to animals. Our flood relief work will continue until the situation improves. You can provide lifesaving food, medicines, equipment for drinking water facility and shelters by giving what you can today to help animal flood victims.

 

Daily Flood Report: 8th October, 2011

APOWA has been on the ground in the flood affected areas of Kendrapara district for five weeks now. APOWA’s dedicated, trained and experienced Disaster Rescue Teams have been conducting  relief and rescue operations, and working with youth volunteers of local youth clubs to save as many as animals’ lives possible. We have been making daily move to the flood affected areas to provide emergency feeding, treatment of animals, providing drinking water, purification materials and repairing of animal shelters. Today, our team covered the areas of Amrutamanohai Sethisahi in Pattamundai block. Our team has been distributed 08 bags of cattle feeds and emergency feeding to 56 animals and treated 97 animals in this village.

Daily Flood Report: 7th October, 2011

The disaster rescue team of APOWA continues on lifesaving works for animals in flood affected areas. The Disaster Rescue Team consists of animal rescue; sheltering and veterinary professionals, volunteers are working in the flood affected areas of Kendrapara district. The team was fed 63 animals and treated 70 animals in Jaganathpur village.

Daily Flood Report: 6th October, 2011

Our disaster rescue team is hard at work to provide relief to surviving animals in the flood ravaged areas of Kendrapara district. There 76 animals including dogs, cats, cow, bull etc were treated today by our mobile vet- team. We are committed to the well being of the animals impacted by this flood and we will continue to our flood relief works still the situation improves.

Daily Flood Report: 5th October, 2011

Ever since flood devastated the coastal districts of Orissa in September 2011, APOWA disaster rescue team has been helping animals affected by the flood and its aftermath. Even now, our disaster rescue team members continue to help make life better for the animals.

Today, our team reached at Taradipal village under Pattamundai block and conducted emergency feeding to 72 animals and treated 85 animals.

Daily Flood Report: 4th October, 2011

APOWA’s disaster rescue team continues on lifesaving works for animals in flood affected areas. Our team members are on the ground conducting emergency feeding, providing drinking water, repairing animal shelters and treatment of surviving animals. Our team has been seen many animals are in terrible shape in affected areas. Most animals are starving, sick and in desperate need of veterinary care. Today, our team reached at Andhara village under Pattamundai block and treated to 83 animals.

Our thoughts and well wishes go out to those who have lost their belongings and animals in this dreadful flood.  In this precarious situation we would appeal to all to extend your supportive hand to mitigate the plight of animals in the affected areas.

Daily Flood Report: 3rd October, 2011

It is 25th day since our disaster rescue team has been working restlessly to provide relief to the surviving animals. APOWA’s disaster rescue team members were among the first on the ground and the last continuing to help animals in the flood affected areas. The team has been conducting rescue missions and provided food, care, and shelter to all animals. We continued to deal with post flood operation. Toady, our team reached at Berhempur village under Pattamundai block and conducted relief works.

We need your support to continue our relief work. Please help us support this crucial mission.

Daily Flood Report: 2nd October, 2011

Early of this morning, all the members of APOWA team were gathered for a quick prayer on the occasion of International Non-violence Day. Our hearts, prayers and works go on to the victims and the families & their animals affected by the flood. After briefing of the today’s assignments by the team leader, the disaster rescue team moved to Amrutamanohai a worst affected village under Pattamundai block. Today, our team was feeding to156 animals and treated 93 animals at Amrutamanohai. Our team faces many trails and new challenges every day but the spirit of providing relief to the needy overrides all. The footprint of the flood is huge and we have been concentrating in emergency feeding, treatment and repairing of animal shelters.

Daily Flood Report: 1st October, 2011

Ever since flood devastated in two rounds in the coastal districts of Orissa this month, APOWA disaster rescue team has been helping animals affected by the flood and its aftermath. Even now, our disaster rescue team members continue to help make life better for the animals and peoples of flood victims.

Uncounted numbers of dogs, cats, and bulls still scared, hungry and homeless. APOWA is committed to helping the animal victims of flood, and working with local volunteers on the ground in the affected areas by conducting emergency feeding, treatment of animals, repairing of animal shelters. Today, our team reached at Taripatana village under Aul block and conducted emergency feeding to 94 animals and provides 5 bags of cattle feeds.

  

Daily Flood Report: 30th September, 2011

The flood situation in Orissa is improving with the receding of the water in the affected districts. But the situation in many places of Aul and Rajkanika blocks in Kendrapara district remains grim. The floods, which have called the worst in living memory for coastal districts, have not only killed many of people and displaced thousands more but have also hurt and displaced animals and caused a concern for disease outbreak among animals. Our disaster rescue team is doing everything that we can to care for the animals.

Today was a very busy day for the team. The Team was reached at Subalpur village under Pattamundai block and conducting the emergency feeding to 76 animals, as well as provides 5 bags of cattle feeds, which they continue to feed daily. Our team was also treated 163 animals in Subalpur. The villagers said no one else has come into their community with animal feeds, or any other supplies — until today, when we arrived with animal feeds and medicines.

Daily Flood Report: 29th September, 2011

Water level in the flood-hit areas is gradually receding. There 236 villages are still remains marooned in worst affected Kendrapara district. Today food packets are also distributed by air dropping in the worst-hit areas. Due to several breaches communication disrupted in the way of relief operation. APOWA -DRT is being helped by volunteers of local Youth clubs and other groups. It has been seen in many marooned areas that food deficiency has made the animals weak and vulnerable to infection and fear to the spread of communicable diseases. There is humidity, anguish and hunger in most of the villages. People’s frustration is running high and that among other factors is affecting our work. There are 211740 animals are severely affected, 315 animals dead (source chief district veterinary officer, Kendrapara) in Kendrapara district. It has been seen that in many villages animal shelters are completely dashed into the ground. So thousands of animals still spending day and night without shelter under open sky. While humans themselves are in dire need, is rather difficult to help their animals. The crisis is far from over. No major cases of disease in animals were encountered, though the team is prepared for vaccination supplies to handle any signs of livestock disease outbreaks. Many animals were found to be severely malnourished. Today our team reached at Jagannathpur village under Pattamundai block and conducted emergency feeding to 62 animals. Another team was move with volunteers of Utkal Bippna Sahayata Samiti, Bhubaneswarto Alapua G.P. for emergency feeding to 194 animals. 

Flood Report: 28th September, 2011

Orissa has witnessed two rounds of floods during this month. The situation in the villages under Aul, Pattamudai and Rajkanika blocks of Kendrapada and Bari, Dharmasala blocks of Jajpur districts was remain critical. While seven helicopters have been engaged into service for air dropping food packets in the worst-hit areas. During the past five days, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), fires brigade teams engaged in search and rescue operations.

It is 20th day since our disaster rescue team has been working restlessly to provide relief to the surviving animals. Toady, our team along with 14 volunteers of Garteswar Youth Club, Rajnagar reached in the most marooned villages of Udayapur, Malipur under Srirampur Gram Pancyat of Pattamundai block. The team, which includes veterinarians, volunteers has been conducted emergency feeding to 164 animals (green fodder and rice bran), provide 10 bags of cattle feeds, and providing 18 temporary animal shelters.

We will be thankful by the thoughts of the animals we were able to save today, and we’re looking forward to those yet to come. You can provide lifesaving food, medicines and shelters by giving what you can today to help animal flood victims. We warmly welcome your contribution for our flood relief works!

APOWA Team

Daily Flood Report: 27th September, 2011

The present flood situation in Orissa is still in alarming as in its black moon day and people, animals and villages are still inside the flooded areas. There is humidity, anguish and hunger in most villages. People’s frustration is running high. Today, our disaster rescue team along with three members team (including 2 Vet. Doctors fromVeterinaryCollege, Orissa University of Agriculture Technology) of Emergency Relief Network has been reached the flood affected areas of Dandisahi, Nahiadia, Krushnadaspur, Singhagaon villages under Pattamundai block. Dr Laxman Behera, Chief Vet doctor was also joined with the team in the afternoon for a quick review and future action plan at APOWA office in Hatapatana. We are committed to helping as many animals as possible in this time of emergency.

Daily Flood Report: 26th September, 2011

The flood situation remained grim today. The areas of the Brahmani river system are experiencing the worst floods in their history. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and Air force along with 7 helicopters have been continuing on rescue and relief operations with over million still marooned in Kendrapara district. Thousands of people with their animals took shelter along roadsides and river embankments under temporary polythene roofs depending purely on whatever little relief was supplied. Today, our disaster rescue team conducting emergency feeding to 104 animals and treatment to 61 animals at the river embankment in Ghagara, Charigaon and Dhumanta area.

Daily Flood Report: 25th September, 2011

Flood situation continues to be more grim with more breaches occurred and water submerged into more areas of the Kendrapara and Jajpur districts. Today, one of our disaster rescue team remains in river embankment of the river Brahmani conducting emergency feeding, treatment, care and providing temporary shelter to animals and another team is working on evacuation and rescue operation, in the affected areas of Pattamundai block.

In this precarious circumstance we would request you to extend your supportive hand to mitigate the plight of thousands of animals.

APOWA Team

Daily Flood Report: 24th September, 2011

The coastal Orissa had not yet recovered from last week flood in the riverMahanadi, the flash flood in the rivers Brahmani, Baitarani wreak havoc in 10 coastal districts of Orissa. The above rivers are yet again flowing above the danger mark and continue to remain grim. The current flood in the river Brahmani, which is being termed as one of the worst flood in its history. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams along with 6 helicopters of Air force have been deployed in the worst flood-hit districts of Orissa for rescue and relief operations. Even our office and shelter house is under threat in this time.

Considering the situation, our disaster teams have been hard at work of evacuation and rescue operation, emergency feeding, veterinary care and providing temporary shelter to animals in the affected areas of Pattamundai block.

 

Please help us to support our life-saving work at this time of urgent need.  Please be as generous as you can.

 

APOWA Team

Daily Flood Report: 23rd September, 2011

It is 15th day since our disaster rescue team has been working restlessly to provide relief to the surviving animals. The team, which includes veterinarians, volunteers has been making daily move to the flood affected areas to provide emergency feeding, treatment of animals and repairing of animal shelters. Today, our team covered the areas of Bhgabanpur,Ostia and Keutasahi villages in Rajnagar block. Our team has been distributed 12 bags of cattle feeds and emergency feeding to 146 animals and treated 127 animals in these villages. While treatment is going on, our vet doctors observe mainly indigestion, diarrhoea, anorexia due to food intake, cold and cough non specific fever, allergy and foot rot, mineral deficiency etc among animals in the flood affected areas.  It was another long day for the disaster rescue team, but we were happy knowing that the villagers now have several days’ worth of animal feeds and medicine with vitamin supplement, so they can care for their animals and concentrate on getting through the next week with one less worry on their minds. The rivers Brahmani, Baitarani and their tributaries are yet again flowing above the danger mark with low pressure induced heavy rain lashing the Pattamundai, Rajnagar, Rajkanika and Aul blocks in Kendrpara district and Bari, Korei, Jajpur, Dasarathpur, Rasulpur and Dharmasala blocks of Jajpur district in coastal Orissa.

APOWA Team 

Daily Flood Report: 22nd September, 2011

Today, our disaster rescue team has reached at Sidhaballi, Taraipatana and Khandaisahi villages under Amrutamanohi Gram Panchayat of Pattamundai block. The villagers were assisting to the team in relief activities. The team has also educated the villagers on how to take better care of their animals during and after flood. The villagers were very happy to receive 20 bags of cattle feeds for 476 animals & medical care to 157 animals. They told us this is the first aid to our village reached after 12 days of flood devastation. Today, our team has also faced some obstacle in relief works due to heavy rain and wind. Here scarcity of boat is another problem.

Daily Flood Report: 21st September, 2011

Today our disaster rescue team has divided into three. Each group comprises of vet technician and volunteers. Our two groups covered the three wards of Nilakanthapur village under Nilakathapur gram panchayt and four wards in Krushnadaspur village under Singhagaon panchayt of Pattamundai block. Another group was visited to the hardest-hit and interior areas of Balisahipatana and Rajpur villages under Rajnagar block. We have been conducted emergency feeding to 166 animals; provide feeds to animals that are stranded. Today, our team also provided medicines and vitamins to flood affected 81 animals. Heavy rain has makes hindrance in our relief works today. As thousands of animal shelters has completely collapsed, the current heavy rain with wind speed due to low pressure turned the situation critical. So, the requirements of temporary shelters are essential for flood victims.

Daily Flood Report: 20th September, 2011

Today, our disaster rescue team reached at flood breach front villages of Narasinghpur and Podana of Marsaghai block. These two villages were suffered a 200 meter breach due to excessive flow of water in the river Chitropalla near Narasinghpur. So, you can imagine what was happened with these peoples and animals of these villages. We have noticed many buildings have been collapsed. Here around 90% of animal shelters (normally made with thatched houses) have been completely collapsed.

Our team fed 205 no’s of animals, distributed 12 bags of feeds among villagers and treated 123 no’s animals there. Here growing demand is animal feeds and repair of animal shelter.

Our thoughts and well wishes go out to those who have lost their belongings and animals in this dreadful flood.  In this precarious situation we would appeal to all to extend your supportive hand to mitigate the plight of animals in the affected areas.

 

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