World Vets is coordinating disaster relief in response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
According to the updates on their site, World Vets is currently working with their colleagues in Japan to rescue stranded animals following the disaster. They are establishing a safe holding area to house and take care of them while a first responder team from World Vets travels to the area.
In addition to the urgently needed donations that will help coordinate relief efforts, they are requesting veterinary supplies. Current needs include: de-worming medicines, vaccinations, fluid replacements, wound treatments, cages, cat and dog food. Donations of these items can be shipped to: World Vets headquarters, 802 1st Ave N, Fargo ND 58102.
You can follow the progress of World Vets’ efforts and make a donation at their site. You can also receive updates in your Facebook news feed if you “like” their page.
Although the information is still fairly vague, several reports indicate there may be hope for the human and feline residents of Cat Island (Tashiro Island). A Tokyo man reported to Nownews.com that his parents live on Cat Island and, according to him, the ground moved 30 cm. downward. He indicated his parents are fine and he thinks the cats are safe as well. Until we hear concrete news, every bit of positive information keeps us hopeful.
In this time of recovery and aid for the people and animals of Japan, our support is vital. Please consider making a donation and sharing this information.
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VIA – Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (on facebook)-
Just to give everyone an update on Tashirojima, the cat island. The people and cats are safe but short of food. A volunteer looked into transporting food by boat, but the is too much debris in the water. A helicopter is the only way. The army will probably get a helicopter ready soon so we are looking into the possibility of asking them to take cat food too.