A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Croatia just after noon on Tuesday. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/29/europe/croatia-earthquake-6-3-magnitude-petrinja-intl/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0tScfYczeRAieCql6Kz8S8uJY9jouzxxX_DMfvciiSlMzQTlppsPl7urw The area surrounding the epicentre (the towns of Petrinja and Glina, the city of Sisak and many villages) is left in ruins. People are getting help from all over the country. Animals need help too.
Besides houses, many stables and hay storage building collapsed. This leaves horses and other farm animals hungry and out in the cold. Left without stables and hay, some people have no choice but to sell animals for slaughter. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2785755981751761&set=a.1387490228245017
We are an NGO ˝Udruga U Šumi˝ (˝Forest Community˝ in English) founded in 2013. We are based near the affected area. One of our activities is animal welfare. https://www.facebook.com/udrugausumi
Any money that you donate will be used to buy electric fencing, haynets, waterproof rugs, hay and grain for horses and other farm animals.
Electric fence machines, rope (or tape) and posts are needed so that horses and cows can be in a field instead of tied up to a tree. There is a lot of unused land in this area. With electric fencing, horses will always be able to munch on something and get through the winter with minimal amounts of hay.
Rugs are needed as this is a wet and rainy area. Most of these are small coldblooded horses and ponies, stabled in the winter and not clipped. All they need are simple waterproof rugs with no filling.
Haynets are needed as they are the cheapest form of feeders. This is a very muddy area, feeding off the ground wastes a lot of hay. Many hay storage buildings collapsed so there is not much hay to begin with.
For those unable to store hay, we will buy grain (oats, wheat, barley, corn).
Also, we are asking for donations of electric fencing, haynets and waterproof rugs. We accept used and/or damaged goods. Any old rug or haynet that is still usable will do.
Our address is: Blatuša 78, 44410 Gvozd, Croatia.
Whatsapp contact: +385919519516
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!