How can we help the human and animal victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan?
News about Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck northern Japan continues to roll in and, as of this now, the death toll is predicted to exceed 1,300. Our hearts wrench as we watch the footage of the devastating destruction and we wonder how we may be able to help…even a little bit. The Red Cross is accepting donations to assist the humans affected by this disaster and for those who would like to help animal victims of this tragedy, American Humane Association has created a relief fund to which they can donate.
At this moment, there is no official news available on the status of “Cat Island,” (Tashiro Island), although the speculation is that it has been submerged by the tsunami’s surge. Cat Island, located on Japan’s vulnerable eastern coast, is the home of 100 elderly humans and hundreds of cats.