Saturday, January 16, 2010

reaching out to Haiti's animal victims

The tragedy in Haiti is overwhelming. The suffering, the agony of its residents is completely unimaginable! I'm sure that many of you have reached out to help them by donating to The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, or the like. News reports are saying that contributions are flowing in despite the sour economy. One of our local news stations set-up a telethon, and a homeless man called in and wanted to donate the $20 bill in his pocket! Isn't that wonderful?

But I'd like to request your generosity again, please ... this time to help Haiti's ANIMAL residents. Like their human companions, they are no doubt in pain, traumatized, hungry, desperate. But in the aftermath of disasters, their suffering is often the last to be relieved.

Two animal welfare groups have joined forces to assist the animals of Haiti, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. They are right now working to get a mobile veterinary clinic to Port-au-Prince, a HUGE undertaking ... your donation will help stock it with antibiotics, bandages, and other supplies. Also, The Humane Society International is coordinating animal relief efforts from the Dominican Republican, if you prefer to support them. And The Best Friends Rapid Response Team (BF is the amazing animal sanctuary in Utah that I visited last year) will be assisting with animal rescues.

On behalf of the animals, thank you,

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