Haiti and More: How You Can Help Animals in Natural Disasters
Right now it's Haiti, but this year, natural disasters have hit animals hard. In the past few weeks, PETA has sent critical warnings to the media to urge people to save dogs and other animals left out to die during the Arctic blasts that swept many parts of the U.S. and the floods and mudslides that have blasted the West. Our staff has pulled dozens of animals in from the cold in the nick of time and alerted the public to never leave their animals behind when faced with evacuating their home. In August, those alerts saved animals in Southern California during some of the biggest wildfires for decades, including the Station Fire.
We are in touch with rescuers from foreign emergency services and the American military, including those aboard the USNS Comfort, asking them to offer water, food and care to Haitian animals in need -- at PETA’s expense. That offer is being met with a positive response. We have also joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH), a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti.
For almost 30 years, PETA has worked to save countless animals in the United States and around the world through the efforts of our Animal Emergency Fund. This vital fund helps us provide crucial information to local media and government officials on how to safeguard animals before disaster strikes as well as help in vital ways when crises strike—from sending rescuers, veterinarians, and experts when possible to acting as a clearinghouse of information on lost animals.
Please take a moment to support PETA's critical work for animals, both before and after disaster strikes, by making a special gift right now.
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