Friday, March 18, 2011

Six Ways You Can Help Animals in Japan

6 Ways You Can Help Animals in Japan

Watching the tragedy unfold in Japan this
week has been absolutely devastating and many of us may feel helpless as we sit
in the comfort of our homes as tsunami victims are dealing with unimaginable
challenges. While the focus in Japan is on helping people affected by the
divesting earthquake and Tsunami, many people are also concerned about animals
affected by the disaster. Here are six ways you can help, courtesy of The Pet

1) Donate to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support. A coalition of three
groups - HEART-Tokushima, Animal Garden Niigata and Japan Cat Network, their
intention is to keep animal rescue on the agenda, provide shelter space and
coordinate some earthquake/tsunami animal rescues.
2) Animal Refuge Kansai is also accepting donations. The organization says they
have facilities in place and a team of experienced staff able to deal with
traumatized animals.
3) The Search Dog Foundation has deployed teams to Japan to help search for
4) Donate to Humane Society International. They have deployed disaster response
staff to the region and reached out to Japanese partner organizations involved
with animal care and rescue to identify where and how best to provide emergency
support and veterinary attention.
5) World Vets are preparing the deployment of a first-responder team to carry
out an "on the ground" assessment and provide initial aid.
6) Join the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support Facebook page to support
animal rescue efforts.

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