You're a hero to animals
In February, Mount Sinabung in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, came back to life after 400 years of inactivity. In a series of eruptions lasting weeks, the volcano spewed hot gas, ash and rocks miles into the air, killing 16 people and displacing thousands of people and the animals they depend on.
We quickly responded to the many livestock and pets facing starvation by evacuating them from the toxic ash-covered surroundings, where the local food sourced had become contaminated, and provided them with life-saving food, water and essential medical attention.
Our team returned to the ground in March to monitor and evaluate the health of the animals they helped evacuate one month early. All the animals were found to be healthy and safe. We will continue to closely monitor the situation as there is a remaining risk of further eruptions.