To the Rescue

Saving people is a priority when disasters strike, but now it is recognised that saving animals is vital too.

Indeed, in most instances, helping people and helping animals go hand in hand. Farmers cannot survive without their livestock, diseases in animals can spread to people, communities that depend on wildlife tourism can be ruined, and people in disasters want their pets rescued. To the Rescue - Emergency Relief for Animals explores how, in many disaster situations, the needs and welfare of both humans and the animals upon which they depend are intertwined.


To the Rescue Education Programme

UK Secondary School Teaching Guide and Lessons »
Suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4


To the Rescue Education Programme

Classroom Film »
An excellent introduction to the content & concepts presented in the education pack; appropriate for general youth audiences. Watch online now »


To the Rescue Education Programme

Disaster preparation tips »
For you and your animal companions


To the Rescue Education Programme

Animal poster set »
Each with an inspirational quote


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Supported by Nat Geo Wild
Take a look at the Nat Geo Wild website, which features information on Sea Life, Creepy Crawlies, the Wild World and Pets and Rescuers. Check out the video player for your favourite shows as well.


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To the Rescue Video

The companion film is an excellent introduction to the concepts presented in the pack and is appropriate for general youth audiences.

Watch the film online now »