Video: Animal Evac New Zealand specialist swiftwater rescue technicians worked with MPI and Police behind the evacuated area to search and rescue Olly, the 11 year old Labrador retriever.
Animal Evac New Zealand has saved many animals during the national state of emergency following Cyclone Gabrielle in the past week. This heart-string pulling video shows specialist swiftwater rescue technicians from Animal Evac New Zealand in the Hawkes Bay, rescuing an 11 year old golden Labrador from a flood stricken community.
Animal Evac New Zealand was set up only five years ago following the 2017 Edgecumbe Flood because of the gap in capability for the search and rescue of animals during disaster. Over the past few years, the registered charity has been putting thousands of volunteer hours into training and equipping for flood events with three specialized inflatable rescue sleds in service, along with the organization having over 30 swiftwater rescue responders or technicians.
With no staff and reliant 100% on the good will of its volunteers, our rescuer’s need your support so we can continue to train and be ready for future disasters, as well our support of lobbying of government for improved animal disaster laws.
Helping animals in disaster is all we do, and we need your support to ensure we are ready for future disasters. Please donate at our GiveALittle, or contact us for our bank account details.
Thank you to our amazing team of volunteers all around New Zealand contributing to saving animals affected by this disaster.