Friday, January 22, 2010

Remember the animals. Please.

Dear readers,

I just got an email from the Humane Society about the situation in Haiti as it has affected the animals of that country. Here's what one of their veterinarians on the ground there writes:

In our short time here, I’ve seen cattle wandering through fields and stray dogs by the roads. With food and water in short supply, it is only a matter of time before these animals -- especially the injured -- come under threat of dehydration, starvation, and disease.

Our team of responders from The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International and Veterinary Care & Humane Services, Caribbean Project is now in Port-au-Prince, providing emergency care and treatment to the animal survivors and assessing conditions to help stabilize the situation for them.

We are working around the clock to mobilize more teams of responders, to obtain and ship food and supplies, and to coordinate with authorities and other organizations in Haiti. We are doing everything we can to provide immediate support to the animals who survived this disaster, as well as develop ongoing institutional support for Haiti’s animals and their human care-givers in the future.

You can donate right here.


  1. hiya Ellie, thank you for drawing attention to the work of these people ... I so agree that animals in a disaster like this shouldn't be forgotten. However, the link where you can donate doesn't seem to be working, or I couldn't get it to work, but I found their website anyway x

  2. Thanks for telling me, Cathy. I'll try to fix the link soon. I really scraped the bottom of the barrel myself to send as much as possible to them. They even managed to send a French speaking veterinarian to Haiti.


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