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Charities Help Haiti’s Cat Victims

A year after the earthquake, Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org still help IFAW provide care for cats and dogs in Haiti.

Posted: January 19, 2011, 3 a.m. EST

Outdoor cat -- Help for Haitian Cats
One mobile vet clinic treated more than 50,000 dogs, cats and other animals in Haiti after the earthquake.

At the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti and the International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW recognize the treatment of over 50,000 dogs, cats and other animals in the region, thanks to the great support from The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

IFAW partner The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org, donated more than $245,000 to ARCH, to helps Hatian cats and dogs, with the first donation arriving just days after the earthquake. This support helped launch and sustain the coalition, which is led by IFAW and the World Society of the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

"Our goal has been to provide aid to as many animals as possible and have a long-lasting impact for the people of Haiti," said Dr. Ian Robinson, IFAW’s emergency relief director. "Considering the vital importance of animals in the welfare of Haitian families, we are happy to report that our Mobile Veterinary Clinic has now treated over 50,000 animals, far-surpassing the 14,000 mark we had set as our initial goal."

"We are grateful for The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org’s prompt, generous outpouring of support for Haiti’s animals," added Dick Green, IFAW’s disaster response manager. "Knowing we could count on The Animal Rescue Site supporters enabled us to quickly put in place the plans needed to leave Haiti’s animals better off than before the quake."

With the donation, ARCH has achieved several major accomplishments over the last year. Tens of thousands of animals in Haiti including cats, dogs, horses, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep have been treated, Haiti’s National Veterinary Laboratory is being rebuilt; solar-powered refrigeration units that keep life-saving vaccinations stable have been installed across the country; a first-of-its-kind dog and cat population and attitudinal survey was conducted in Port-au-Prince; and ARCH continues its animal welfare public awareness campaigns in the Haitian capital.

"We are very proud of the money our clickers and shoppers contributed to both human and animal relief following the horrible earthquake in Haiti last year," added Tim Kunin, CEO of The GreaterGood Network and The Animal Rescue Site.

Each click on the purple "Click Here to Give – it’s FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site here provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Fund for Animals’ animal sanctuaries, North Shore Animal League America, and other animal care facilities supported by GreaterGood.org.

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