Posts : 5381
Join date : 2009-07-23
Location : Portugal
|Subject: IFAW on standby to help animals in Japan Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:07 pm|| |
As the rescue efforts in Japan procede, the animals haven't been forgotten either. IFAW sent me this e-mail, that I thought I'd share with you.
May God help the recuers help the stranded, human or animal.
- Quote :
- Dear Supporter,
Our hearts go out to the people of Japan.
The magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck near Japan’s east coast spawned a ferocious tsunami that swept away buildings and vehicles, sparked numerous fires, and inundated vast swaths of cropland.
The human tragedy is profound: hundreds of people have already perished and that number could quickly rise as rescue efforts continue. Scores of homes were destroyed and much of the impact area will likely be without power for some time.
Of course, there may also be hundreds or thousands of domestic and wild animals in need of care and attention.
The human rescue and relief efforts are already underway, and I’ve advised our Emergency Relief Teams to be on standby to rescue animals.
IFAW’s teams are experts in water rescue and have responded to numerous earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and other disasters. We are closely monitoring the situation in Japan through IFAW’s office in Tokyo, and have already reached out to our friends and contacts there to offer whatever assistance is needed.
I will update you as soon as we know more about any help IFAW might be asked to provide.
In the meantime, please join me in keeping the people of Japan in your hearts and thoughts.
Posts : 10863
Join date : 2009-01-11
Location : Arizona Southwestern United States
|Subject: Re: IFAW on standby to help animals in Japan Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:17 am|| |
Thank you for sharing your email from IFAW with us, Teresa.
Bless all the rescuers, both human and animal, that are putting in hundreds of hours to help in the rescue mission.
A Pigeon's Prayer
Please watch over us while we fly,
Keeping us safe from the predators that share the sky.
If we become ill or injured in any way,
Please lead us to safety where we are welcome to stay.