Saturday, March 12, 2011

People and animals in Japan

Further update: And a hat tip to Pound Dogs again. Those of you who saw the video of one dog protecting an injured dog in Japan...they've both been rescued. Made my saggy old face all soggy with tears. Check out the post Loyalty on Pound Dogs for more.

Update: The Globe and Mail has an array of photos of the devastation here and here. Look at photo 11 (well, it's photo 11 today, it was 8 yesterday) in the second set.


The horrifying quake and tsunami in Japan have devastated huge areas of that nation, and left people and animals dead, injured, homeless....what can one person do to help?

There's the Red Cross, which to my mind is always the first organization in to help. There's a dedicated tsunami page here.

For the animals, there's World Vets.

Also for the animals, there's Animal Rescue Kansai.

Donate if you can.

Just writing this makes me want to cry...I can't imagine wandering lost in the rubble, everything you knew and loved gone forever, whether animal or human. Pound Dogs has a post that touches on this.

Hat tip to Pet Connection blog for the info.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Help the Toronto Humane Society

Hat tip to Pound Dogs for the info, which I'm cheerfully cutting 'n pasting. Pound Dogs is a great blog.

From Pound Dogs:
"The Toronto Humane Society wants to set up a low cost spay neuter clinic based on the highly efficient Humane Alliance model. During the day, the clinic will conduct pet speuters by appointment. After regular hours, the doctors will get to work on the feral cats in the city as part of the ongoing trap neuter release program.

You can help the THS build the clinic by going to the Refresh Everything site and voting for this project so they can win the $100000 to get things started. You can vote once a day and the voting ends on April 30.

More information on the THS Spay Neuter Clinic can be found on their Facebook page. "