Hungary awarded emergency state!
Dear animal friends,
Both humans and animals suffer awful things at the moment. Help is urgently needed. If you would like to support the Hungarian people, you will find the bank account information of the Hungarian Red Cross at the end of the page.
We also would like to help our Hungarian collegues of animal protection, who experience the agony very close and locally. And they support the affected animals tirelessly.
Last monday, a storehouse in an aluminium house exploded and the bauxite mud, which had been stored there, pour then over to the high tided creek and flooded several villages. About 400 people had to be evacuated. At the moment it seems that the red mud avalanche is under control. Now the great cleaning and cleaning up has begun.
But actually noboby assess the real size of this disaster. A lot of people lost their homes, complete villages had been flooded, wells were poisoned and the people is not allowed to drink their own drining water anymore.
Local help: reception camp in Vackolo
Even the animal protectors of Vackolo belong to a team of helpers, who care about dogs, cats, pets and wild animals in the disaster area. The animals have to be cleared from from the poisoned and corrosive mud. Most of the animals went blind, the oral cavities are corrosive, all of them urgently need medical care!
A collegue of the reception camp of Vackolo in Veszprém reports: „The red mud is a by-product remains as a result of the production of alumina and it is mixed with lye, which has corrosive effects. That's why rubber boot, rubber gloves, water-resist clothes and a lot of blankets and cloths are essential for the rescue of the animals.
A lot of the rescued animals went blind or visually impaired, their mouth had been corrosived, so they only can eat wet feed. Until today, 7 dogs, 1 roe deer (blind), one duck and one bantam have been accomodated. There will certainly come more...“
The situation becomes worse more and more, one of the rescued dogs had to be euthanized, others lose their nails, it's just terrible. The local helper risk a lot of dangers and it is also a huge physical strain for them. They urgently need support.
Account details of the Hungarian Red Cross
reference: „ISZAP“ (that means mud) Please really state this!
IBAN szám: HU37 1040 5004 0002 6547 0000 0000
Emergency call: 1749 (only in Hungary), there is automatically donated HUF250 (Hungarian Forint), that corresponds to €0.95.
Bank account Hundehilfe Phoenix:
bank code: 573 510 30
account no.: 500 330 67
reference: ecological disaster Hungary
Donation receipts will be issued, please state your full name and address on the referral form.
Hundehilfe Phoenix e.V.
Mobile phone: 0049-174-9007209 (D1)
We would like to thank you also on behalf of our collegues.
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