The coalition, founded by IFAW and WSPA and comprised of 21 animal welfare groups, is operating a mobile clinic in Haiti bringing much needed help to countless animals. We’re also coordinating with humanitarian groups and continue to visit a number of refugee "tent cities" to care for animals.
In addition, ARCH is working on long-term recovery plans, including the training of Haitian veterinarians and veterinary health workers, restoration of the country’s vaccination campaigns, and assisting the government in protecting animals and people from disease outbreaks.
IFAW Haiti Response: Update from ARCH Incident Command. This report was filed by Gerardo Huertas, Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) Incident Commander currently in Port-au-Prince. Read more.
IFAW Haiti: IFAW's Dr. Dick Green recounts some remarkable stories from the front lines of the disaster. Click here.
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
•Swiss Animal Protection
•Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS)
•People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
•Finnish Federation for Animal Welfare Associations
•Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF)
Source and photo credit: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Writer's Note: I will post information on animal rescue efforts in Chile as they become available.