Vets Now issue plea as crisis in Kabul deepens

Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Vets Now’s £5000 donation has gone to Kabul Small Animal Rescue (via War Paw).

On a wider note, 68 of the veterinary staff in Afghanistan have now been issued with UK visas, so there’s no longer a need to lobby your local MP.

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Most of you will be aware of the crisis that has befallen the people of Afghanistan in recent days.

You may also have read about the veterinary teams who are currently stranded in Kabul awaiting their fate.

Some of our vets at Vets Now have long-established relationships with these animal rescuers and naturally, they’re keen for as many people as possible to help at this time of crisis.

The charities affected, including Nowzad, Mayhew Afghanistan and Kabul Small Animal Rescue.

Mark Ross, chief executive of Vets Now, said: “As a company, we’re keen to do all we can to assist these charities and their staff, along with all veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals forced to leave Afghanistan, as well as the animals in their care.

“In particular, we’d be delighted to offer these displaced professionals employment in Vets Now in the UK or in practices or hospitals run by our parent company, IVC Evidensia, which operates across Europe.”

To that end, Vets Now has made a corporate donation of £5000 to a Just Giving page set up for Nowzad while IVC Evidensia has donated £100,000.

However, every penny counts and Nowzad has set a target of £200,000 to secure any kind of safe evacuation for the veterinary teams.

Please raise awareness of this campaign by encouraging people to fundraise and by sharing the link to our JustGiving page through your social media channels.