Human Society International : pensez aussi aux animaux en Haïti !

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Humane Society International - Disaster Relief
January 15, 2010
Dear Cordier,
wlt_nl_9x9_spacer.gif A dog in Haiti. AFP/Getty Images wlt_nl_9x9_spacer.gif

Credit: Yuri Cortez/Getty Images


The animal victims of
Haiti's earthquake
need our help.


Like you, all of us at Humane Society International are deeply saddened by the reports of death and destruction in Haiti caused by Tuesday's massive earthquake. We're grateful that government and relief agencies are mobilizing to assist the hundreds of thousands of people in need of water, medical care, and shelter.

And as with any disaster of this magnitude, animals are also suffering and in dire need of care. To try to help these animals, here's what HSI is doing right now:

  • We're working with Sociedad Dominicana para la Prevención de Crueldad a los Animales, which is based in the Dominican Republic and has offered to get a team of animal responders and veterinarians into Haiti;
  • We're sending a veterinarian trained in disaster response associated with our partner organization, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, to the Dominican Republic to spearhead our assessment;
  • We have joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, and will be working with the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and other partner groups on a coordinated response to this crisis;
  • We've communicated with humanitarian relief agencies and are poised to address the security, transportation, housing, and supply challenges that accompany deployment.

As you read this, we remain uncertain about how we will be able to respond to the crisis in Haiti, but I can tell you that we will do everything we can to help that country's people and animals in the coming days. If you'd like to support HSI's International Disaster Fund, which we use to help relief efforts around the globe, click here.

I will send you another email as soon as I have more information to share.

As always, thank you for your compassionate concern.

Andrew Rowan
Andrew Rowan
President & CEO
Humane Society International

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