As a member of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, UAN will help animal victims of the January 12 earthquake
SACRAMENTO, CA (January 20, 2010) – United Animal Nations (UAN), a national, nonprofit animal protection organization, today contributed more than $30,000 to help animals affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti.
UAN is a member of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, an international group of professional animal welfare organizations working together to provide emergency relief to animals affected by the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. UAN’s $30,000 contribution to ARCH is intended to help the coalition address the needs of as many animals as possible, such as livestock, stray animals and pets.
ARCH is spearheaded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Through ARCH, a relief team will work out of a mobile veterinary clinic that will be driven into Haiti from the Dominican Republic. The clinic will be stocked with vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, food, and other supplies in anticipation of bringing direct aid to animals.
“Collaborating with our fellow animal welfare organizations is the most effective way UAN can get help quickly and safely to the animals in Haiti,” said Nicole Forsyth, UAN President and CEO. “By working together and pooling resources, we can overcome the serious logistical challenges of caring for animals after such a massive catastrophe.”
UAN has provided disaster relief and sheltering for animals displaced by hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes and other disasters since 1987 through its volunteer-driven Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) program. With more than 2,600 active EARS volunteers in the United States and Canada, UAN provides free emergency sheltering and disaster relief services when communities become overwhelmed by natural disasters or other crises affecting a large number of animals. In 2009 alone, UAN provided emergency sheltering for 5,000 animals displaced by fires and floods, or rescued from large-scale animal cruelty situations.
United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.uan.org