21 January 2010

Humane Society arrives in Haiti to assist animals affected by earthquake

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On Tuesday the Humane Society reported that they were working to send a team to Haiti to assist the animals affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

Around 6:45 p.m. ET Thursday, Humane Society International posted the following tweet on twitter:

Finally! Our team has crossed the #Haiti border - now lets go help some #Animalsinhaiti

While relief workers from all over the globe have arrived to help the human population, the team of trained veterinary field responders representing Humane Society International, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association will focus on assessing the current conditions from an animal’s perspective and provide immediate animal care as needed.

"Humane Society International is now on the scene of this horrific tragedy, moving to provide assistance to animals who may be injured or starving after last week's earthquake, and laying the groundwork for bringing more resources into play where they are needed," said Kelly O'Meara, director of HSI's companion animals division. "HSI expects to deploy additional people and supplies to Port-au-Prince based on our team's assessment."

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