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Earthquake in Haiti

Photo © WSPA / IFAW

RedRover is part of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH), an international group of professional animal welfare organizations working together to help the animals affected by a massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12.

RedRover has already contributed more than $30,000 to ARCH to help fund a mobile veterinary clinic from which field responders will administer vaccinations and emergency care and address other animal needs.  

ARCH is spearheaded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). The Haitian government has formally requested assistance from ARCH, and the ARCH field team arrived in Haiti on January 23 to begin assessing the animal situation and providing direct care.  

Photo © WSPA / IFAW

Through its RedRover Responder Program, RedRover is accustomed to providing temporary shelter and care for animals displaced by disasters. But the situation in Haiti is extremely dangerous given public health and safety concerns. The best way RedRover can help the animals is by providing financial support from home.

We will continue monitoring how this situation is affecting animals and how ARCH is helping them.

Please visit our Emergency Response Blog for more photos and updates from the field team in Haiti.

Photo © WSPA / IFAW

We also encourage all pet owners to assess their own disaster preparedness. Make sure that you have disaster supplies and an evacuation plan that includes every member of your household – including pets.

Please get disaster planning tips for animals on our Web site. 

If you would like to support RedRover's efforts to shelter and care for animals displaced by disasters in the United States and Canada, please donate to our Disaster Relief Fund.