Walk for Wildlife & Shop for Species Survival
June 26, 2021 @ 10:30AM — 5:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join Veterinarians International for a Walk for Wildlife followed by Shop for Species Survival at J. McLaughlin Southampton.
Bring your pup for a fun Walk for Wildlife followed by Shop for Species Survival at J. McLaughlin's where 15% of sales will be donated to Veterinarians International. Dr. Scarlett Magda will be sharing information about the welfare of animals around the world and the need to understand why animal health is directly linked to the health of humans and the future of our planet.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Walk for Wildlife to commence at 10:30 am
Shop for Species Survival from 12:00 - 5:00 pm
2 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
Tickets are on sale for $100 (100% tax-deductible)
Plus 15% of your purchases will be donated to Veterinarians International
About Veterinarians International
Veterinarians International provides veterinary aid and education to improve and promote healthy human-animal coexistence worldwide. To achieve this, Veterinarians International subscribes to the One Health approach which believes that the health of humans and the future of our planet is directly connected to the health of animals. Care for animals truly means care for all.
Putting Your Donations To Work
Over the next three years, Veterinarians International is aiming to invest $5.5 Million in the below projects to prevent the development and spread of zoonotic diseases, reduce pain and suffering of animals by providing immediate and urgent care, and help local communities learn how to coexist with animals and their environment.
Your participation in our dog walk event will enable us to do the following:
The planet’s elephant population is shrinking at an alarming rate. Today 1 elephant is killed every 15 minutes.
Sri Lanka is home to almost 6,000 elephants, which is approximately 10-20% of the global population. Elephants in Sri Lanka are an endangered species due to habitat loss and human-elephant conflict over resources. The conflict in Sri Lanka is escalating, causing the deaths of 285 elephants and 122 humans annually, the highest in the world.
Through the help of donors, VI is in a campaign to build an Elephant Care & Conservation Center of
Excellence by 2024. This center will include:
- An elephant hospital with a rehabilitation facility
- A diagnostic laboratory to test for diseases
- A research center to enhance care and conservation strategies
- Training for staff in nursing, nutrition, veterinary care, and animal behavior
There are millions of free-roaming dogs and cats in Latin America and Africa. An average of 26 million people, especially children, suffer dog bites and attacks globally each year. Dogs are a major carrier of rabies, which is transmitted through bites. In Kenya alone, some 2,000 people perish every year due to rabies contracted by dog bites.
In Chile, Guatemala, and Kenya companion animals are often not provided veterinary care or given preventative vaccinations when sick. This lack of care increases the probability of the dogs spreading infectious diseases, like rabies, and also highlights the unnecessary suffering of animals.
VI donors have enabled us to vaccinate over 25,000 dogs for rabies in Kenya, Guatemala, and Chile.
Over the next three years, VI is planning to:
- Eliminate Rabies in Laikipia, Kenya
- Educate hundreds of families about responsible pet ownership, animal behavior, and welfare
- Prevent pet overpopulation by providing low-cost veterinary care and spay/neuter services
- Train field staff on veterinary and animal behavior
VI sees a future where vulnerable and endangered animal species can be protected and thrive through compassionate veterinary care, conservation, and education of local communities. We believe by partnering with governments and NGOs around the world, we can help combat the illegal trade and killing of endangered wildlife, rescue injured animals, promote conservation and animal protection, and support sustainable community development.
Here is what VI will focus on in Sri Lanka over the next three years:
- Creating a conservation education program with the Department of Wildlife Conservation
- Building a wildlife rehabilitation center
- Building a wildlife hospital
In Northern Kenya, families are often malnourished, and their sole nutrition is usually from their livestock (goats and donkeys). The animals lack veterinary care and are often sick or dying from disease and drought. Sick livestock can transfer diseases, like Brucellosis, to humans that come in contact with them.
According to the CDC, 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in people are zoonotic, meaning they were transmitted to people from animals.
Over the next three years, Veterinarians International will:
- Ensure 150 households have veterinary care for healthy goats and donkeys
- Purchase a “One Health Truck” to send doctors and veterinarians to remote communities to help eliminate Brucellosis
Please join us to help animals and heal the planet!