Several animal rescue groups will remain in Haiti to continue the Haiti an governments efforts to spay and neuter pets and vaccinate them. Prior to the earthquake, the Haitian government had trained more then 80 veterinarians and vaccinated over 100,000 dogs and cats in a large scale vaccination and pet population program.
The lives of many animals have been lost and confused, homeless and starving animals are now wandering the streets of Haiti.
The Christian Veterinary Mission has been in Haiti for 30 years, and there were actually two vets on staff when the earthquake hit. They immediately began to help families and their pets. The HSUS has been monitoring the situation along with the AVMA to see where they need to go to be most effective.
Currently, the Animal Relief Coalition of Haiti is on ground in Haiti to help the animals as well as raising money for them. Organizations that form this group are WSPA, IFAW, AHA, ASPCA, Best Friends and United Animal Nations.
According to Best Friends website, at this time ARCH is no longer asking for donations to help the animals stating that they have effectively raised enough funds through peoples donations to contain the animal situation. They are gathering up the animals, vaccinating, applying flea control and restoring health to the animal victims. They are currently seeing between 25 and 50 animals a day.
Scheduled to arrive today in the Dominican Republic is a mobile animal unit which will then go on to Haiti and should arrive in several days.
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