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Animal Attraction: Haiti - Animal Rescuers on the Ground

Animal Attraction:  Haiti - Animal Rescuers on the Ground


by Stacy Fox

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 5:38 AM

From the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA):  "Today in Port au Prince, the joint ARCH team began its field assessment to see what we can do to help the animals that are such an integral part of the Haitian community. Pictured here is Dr Juan Carlos Murillo, WSPA’s longest serving disaster management veterinary officer and a member of the ARCH team in Port au Prince, as he checks a Haitian dog to determine the state of his health and treat any lesions he might have had. As Dr. Murillo says, "The animal was as normal as can be expected for a dog that survives day by day. We can say our friend "Lucky" really honours his name as he became another survivor of Haiti's earthquake."

Read the WSPA Animals in Disaster Blog

Watch a video report from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) Animal Rescue Blog

ARCH is the coalition of professional animal welfare organizations formed to provide emergency response services for animals affected by the tragic earthquake in Haiti.  Many of the world’s leading animal welfare groups have joined ARCH.  Here’s the current list of ARCH members:

•International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
•World Society for Protection of Animals
•American Humane Association 
•Best Friends Animal Society
•In Defence of Animals 
•American Veterinary Medical Association
•American Veterinary Medical Foundation
•Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society 
•United Animal Nations 
•The Kinship Circle 
•One Voice 
•Swiss Animal Protection 
•Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS)
•People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
•Finnish Federation for Animal Welfare Associations
•Animal Welfare Care Foundation (AMCF)

Photo courtesy WSPA/IFAW