Blue Cross launched its second mobile hospital for distressed animals.
What’s it about? Every day, the organisation gets more than 500 calls regarding animal distress. However, its volunteers can tend to only about 30 a day since they have to pick up and transport them for treatment. With the mobile hospital, they can be treated on the spot.
- The vehicles have state-of-the-art facilities like a treatment table, an inverter, two fans, a fridge, and drawers to store items. It also has provisions to administer IV fluids, oxygen, and a movable cage.
- It has a vet and para-vet who’s also the driver. A person can send photos of the injury, and the vet decides if it can be treated on-site.
First vehicle: The first mobile hospital was sponsored by Four Paws, a Vienna-based animal welfare organisation. It was launched in February. Before this, a vehicle had to be sent for every rescue and brought to their facility.