Thank you for supporting animals in Vietnam!
Vietnam Animal Aid is an animal shelter, animal rescue service, and farm sanctuary protecting animals across Vietnam.
Since March 2013, we've been caring for the most vulnerable animals in Vietnam and working towards long-term solutions to prevent and end suffering for ALL species. At our facility just outside the center of Hoi An, we have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed (domestically and internationally) hundreds of animals over the past 10 years. We currently have 28 well-loved rescued animals across five species: cats, dogs, chickens, pigs, and hedgehogs. We have 2 onsite managers caring for them and maintaining the barn and shelter property.
As a vegan animal rights organization, we work for ending the use and exploitation of all animals by humankind and advocate for farmed animals, wildlife, and domestic and exotic pets because loving animals means not using them. In addition to our existing rescue shelter and Vietnam's ONLY farm sanctuary, we are starting a mobile veterinary service and veterinary training project in central Vietnam that will reach the animals outside of the main city centers and will train local veterinary graduates to the highest standards. We have previously owned the first non-profit veterinary clinic and ran our sterilization projects out of that facility in Hoi An, but sadly it had to close after 3 years.
Currently, in Vietnam, the dog and cat meat trade is the only method of population control for unwanted, abandoned, sick, and discarded animals. There are no veterinary clinics or rescue organizations providing the training for local veterinary graduates to perform year-round, mass sterilization work throughout the country which would reduce the supply of animals going into the trade. Our mobile veterinary clinic will be a center for this work, taking recent vet university grads as interns to learn international standard veterinary practices and providing continuing education programs throughout the year for veterinarians already in practices of their own.
In addition to the current horrendous level of vet care for pets, any animal that is not a cat or dog here is completely out of luck for medical care. Our vets will treat all animals of all species on equal footing, providing top-level care to farmed animals and providing them sanctuary as necessary. We will not participate in any part of “livestock” production services, teaching vet interns instead that ALL species are deserving of lifesaving treatment and are not to ever be treated as profit machines. A chicken, monkey, snake, and dog all have the same rights to medical treatment. Veterinary care, like human medical care, should never be considered a luxury good. This is the principle on which we have always operated.
The level of veterinary care in Vietnam is extremely poor and requires a long-term plan to address changing it through universities, continuing education, and a shift in focus from promoting animal agriculture to actually helping animals. Pop-up clinics by international organizations simply will not ever be able to manage this, nor will clinics charging rates no different than Hong Kong or London which prevent any locals from being able to afford care. We must commit to investing in the Vietnamese veterinary industry throughout the year and for decades to come, not just quick "fixes" that lack lasting and far-reaching impact. Please help us to build a nationwide team of a new generation of well-trained, properly-equipped, and continually educated non-speciesist veterinarians who can truly create the change we need for all species of animals.
We are a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all American donations are tax-deductible. With a goal to enable access to proper veterinary care by establishing a mobile veterinary clinic to conduct sterilization and vaccination projects for rural and low-income communities, we need your support. Please help us to help all animals of central Vietnam who are unable to access proper vet care, safe sterilization surgeries, dental care, and diagnostics and treatment at an international standard.
Animal Rescue in Vietnam works for ALL species!
Vietnamese Bank Transfer
Account Name: Tran Tuyet Mai
Account No.: 0400 4638 4034
Bank name: Sacombank - chi nhánh Đà Nẵng
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Account Name: Trần Tuyết Mai
Account No.: 0905297096
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