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Help Japan’s Animals

Help Japan’s Animals

So many of us want to do what we can to help the victims of Japan’s catastrophe, and fortunately there are numerous ways to do so that are being widely publicized. But what about the animals? They may not be first and foremost on many people’s minds, but I can’t stop thinking about them. The Conscious Cat has collected a group of places where you can give your support to the four-legged victims, here are the recommendations:

World Vets is a non-government organization (NGO) providing veterinary aid around the globe in collaboration with animal advocacy groups, foreign governments, US and foreign military groups and veterinary professionals abroad. They are getting supplies and a first responder team ready to deploy to Japan.

• The American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services Team is monitoring the situation closely and is reaching out to its international partners in order to provide a joint response to this global emergency.

• The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation has deployed search and rescue teams to Japan.

• The Animal Refuge Kansai is an organization in Kansai, Japan, that is preparing for a huge influx of animals from the disaster areas.

Japan Cat Network, together with Heart Tokushima and Animal Friends Niigata has formed Japan Animal Rescue and Support.

• The Animal Miracle Network Foundation is collecting cell phones to send to volunteers helping animals in Japan.

Many thanks to The Conscious Cat, and you can check back at their site for regular updates.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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11:11AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Thanks for this important information.

5:07PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Thank you !

5:06PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

I heard that the japans use the donation-money to kill whales ?

3:15AM PDT on Aug 11, 2011


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12:10AM PDT on May 5, 2011

I have just read the following on ( ) and find it very upsetting that the Japanese government is not taking action to help the farm animals which are inside the 20-kilometre no-go zone of the Fukushima power plant. Many farm animals are dying of starvation and dehydration due to the government not allowing the animals to be transferred to a safe place where they can be cared for. Please follow the link and urge the Japanese government to take immediate action to stop these poor animals suffering.

9:06AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Useful information.

6:47PM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

Thanks for the article

7:38PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Does anyone know what happened to those dolphins like in the cove?

10:27AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

all those poor animals!I feel so bad for them, the people as well. I saw this one video of a dog not leaving the other dog because they were buddies. It was so cute.

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