Schweizerische Vereinigung für Kleintiermedizin
Association Suisse pour la Médecine des petits Animaux
Associazione Svizzera per la Medicina dei Piccoli Animali
Swiss Association for Small Animal Medicine

On October 15th 2017 the dreadful fires that occurred in Portugal burned 200 000 ha (according to the European Forest Fire Information System) and killed 45 people. Thousands of animals have died mainly sheep, goats, poultry and dogs. In this region most people have small properties and depend on agriculture and cheese making. Only in Oliveira do Hospital municipality at least 9000 sheep have died. For a small country like Portugal this is a catastrophe. Farm animals that survived have now nothing to eat since the pastures, hay and feed rooms have been burn to the ground.

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