MSPCA-Angell Press Release

Haiti: Efforts are Underway to Help Animals in Need

January 14, 2010

Veterinarians En-Route to Devastation

 To contribute to the disaster effort, please visit WSPA’s Animal Disaster Fund page.

There is much that needs to be done, and will be done, following Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Humanitarian aid is finding its way to the people in need of help as the extent of the devastation is being evaluated.

In the hours and days after the earthquake we have been asked, “What will be done for the animals?”. Given that there are serious matters of safety and security as well as a collapsing infrastructure, law enforcement service, and communication networks, the nature of rescue and aid for this area will be very different from other disaster recovery efforts around the world. There is currently a team of veterinarians from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) making their way to Haiti. As part of the WSPA Disaster Alliance the MSPCA may be contacted once the initial assessment is complete if there is a need for equipment and/or people to support the WSPA’s efforts.

However there is an immediate need for funds…

The WSPA Web site will provide up to date information on a daily basis at www.wspa-international.org. To contribute to the disaster effort, please visit WSPA’s Animal Disaster Fund page. Since WSPA is an international organization, please note that U.S. donors can donate in USD.