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Animal Victims in Haiti Need Your Help

Animal Victims in Haiti Need Your Help

By now you’ve probably already heard about the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. While the US and other foreign governments mobilize in efforts to save victims of the catastrophe, there are still animal victims who desperately need help.

Among the chaos and disaster animals can also easily get lost or left behind hungry, thirsty and injured. The World Society for the Protection of Animals is one organization that campaigns to deal with disaster.

“Helping disaster-struck animals not only reduces their distress, it helps whole communities. Many of the world’s poorest people are totally reliant on animals for food, transport and their livelihoods; domestic animals provide valued companionship the world over.”

Their work not only involves working on disaster preparedness, but also on providing emergency relief in the forms of veterinary care, food, water and aiding in efforts to help animals find their way home.

The WSPA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have just joined forces to create the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH).

“Our teams will be working out of a mobile clinic which has been donated to us by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. WSPA and IFAW have pledged funds to fully outfit this mobile clinic, and it will be shipped from Antigua to our member society, Sociedad Dominicana Para la Protección de Animales (SODOPRECA) in the Dominican Republic for them to drive across the border into Haiti. We are inviting other animal welfare groups to join ARCH and direct their support to the coalition,” according to James Sawyer, Head of Disasters for the WSPA.

You Can Help

Make a donation to support the WSPA’s disaster relief efforts in Haiti here. 

Follow updates from the WSPA’s Disaster Blog.

In Defense of Animals is also on standby. If you have resources that might be put to use to help the animals of Haiti, or if you would like to become more involved in IDA’s disaster relief efforts, please contact disasterrelief@idausa.org

 

HAITI INFORMATION AND ACTIONS

INFORMATION

How to Help Haiti

Long-Term Health Problems Facing Haiti After Earthquake

Haiti in Chaos After Earthquake

Help Haiti: a Day Without Pay

Pat Robertson is Going to Hell 

Rescue Dogs Sent to Haiti from Around the World

Haiti After the Quake + How to Help

Animal Victims in Haiti Need Your Help

PETITIONS:

Haitian Earthquake Has Destroyed the Capital City   Mercy Corps

Haiti’s reconstruction by Haitians living aboard     For these noble goals, we ask that the government of the country in which we reside to task our pay check $10 per pay period for the next 50 years so that we can rebuild our dear Haiti.

Pat Robertson: APOLOGIZE

Support the UN’s Response to Haiti Quake Victims United Nations Foundation

Honor UN Peacekeepers in Haiti  Better World Campaign

 

 

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7:57AM PDT on Mar 28, 2010

when it comes to saving lives and keeping them alive, people and animals should be treated the same way. besides, you can never care too much

10:44AM PST on Feb 2, 2010

Let's help the animals, cause people are leaning to forget about them

7:14AM PST on Feb 2, 2010

I know the animals are secondary after a disaster but of course animal lover that I am first crossed my mind!

6:13PM PST on Jan 22, 2010

This is a great idea 2

10:05AM PST on Jan 21, 2010

thank you

11:16PM PST on Jan 20, 2010

thanks for this post

9:53PM PST on Jan 20, 2010

My granddaughters keep asking about the animals in Haiti....we have donated to IFAW and it makes us feel a little bit, a wee little bit, better to have helped some poor creature. There is so much to do in animal care, education, compassion...I totally agree with the previous comments and do hope everyone will be on the lookout for some poor starving dog, cat, burro, chicken or any other creature. In the midst of our chaos, we need to help others, esp. the animals and children, it gives light to our soul.

8:57PM PST on Jan 20, 2010

In Defense of Animals is helping too, you can go to

https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Donation2?df_id=1960&1960.donation=form1#signature

or straight to IDA

http://www.idausa.org/

Thanks everyone for all you do!

Peace,
NotSilent

8:25PM PST on Jan 20, 2010

Thanks for the info.

7:11PM PST on Jan 20, 2010

awesome. it is refreshing to see that the animals have not been forgotten.

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