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Animal lovers can help relief groups in Haiti

January 21st, 2010, 11:50 am by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor

haiti_struggles_with_death_The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country’s devastating earthquake, and has pledged an initial $25,000 to support ARCH’s relief efforts.

ARCH is headed by The International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. In addition to the ASPCA, ARCH consists of a number of animal welfare groups including the American Humane Association, Best Friends, The Humane Society of the United States, Kinship Circle and Humane Society International.

A team of animal responders is staging in the Dominican Republic awaiting access to Haiti to begin work. ARCH plans to deploy a mobile clinic with vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, food, and other supplies in anticipation of bringing direct aid to animals. There are an estimated 5 million head of livestock in Haiti, mostly goats, as well as a large stray dog population, an untold number of companion animals, and native wildlife– all affected by the earthquake.

To donate to the Haitian relief efforts visit any of these coalition sites:

Orange County residents also can help by participating in two fundraisers Saturday.

Bake sale, vaccine clinic will benefit pets of Haiti

This little guy is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest. A bake sale there will be held to help animals in Haiti.Animal lovers here in Orange County can help the pets of Haiti this weekend at a two-pronged fundraiser hosted by The Pet Rescue Center.

The nonprofit will host a bake sale and then a grooming and vaccine clinic, both set for Saturday (Jan. 23).

The Pet Rescue Center, which rescues animals at risk for euthanasia from local shelters, will hold a bake sale during its pet adoption, planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PetSmart, 23602 El Toro Road, in Lake Forest.

After that event, the rescue group – coupled with Dr. Matthew Wheaton’s Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Road, Mission Viejo – will hold a doggie bath and vaccine clinic. The event goes from 3 to 5 p.m.

Proceeds from both events will go directly to provide relief to animals in Haiti.

Read more from Erika Ritchie: Local veterinarian reaches out to animals in Haiti

(The cutie-pie pup above, by the way, is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest.)

Source: January 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor – Orange County Register

Posted:  Just One More Pet

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