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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How we can help the animals and people of Haiti

So much sadness surrounding the devastation in Haiti...all I can think about is how I can help.

We believe that a part of being green is giving back to those less fortunate. The first thing I thought about after the massive earthquake hit the news is how can I help those in Haiti impacted by the devastation, and help them get their lives back - whether they be two or four legged.

How we can help

The American Red Cross is accepting donations by phone for human relief. You can text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross's efforts, or call 1-800-Redcross or 1-800-257-7575. Visit their Web site to find out more.

One of our companion blogs - Rescue Me - put together a great post about how you can help all living beings in Haiti. Here is some information...

"The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) have formally agreed to head up a coalition of groups to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the earthquake that devastated the country. Also joining the coalition this week is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and American Humane."

All of them are working together to help the estimated 5 million head of livestock in the country (mostly goats), a large stray dog population, an untold number of companion animals, and native wildlife all adversely affected by the earthquake.

By donating to any one of these three organization, you can help the animals of Haiti and contribute to the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH):

Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
American Humane

You can also donate to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) who have deployed many dog/handler search and rescue teams to help with funds needed in the search and rescue efforts in Haiti.

Are thoughts and doggie prayers are with all of those affected by this terrible tragedy.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! I've been tweeting about Haiti relief for days but I didn't have some of the information you provided. I'm grateful. Back to tweeting.


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