Animals in Haiti: how to help

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is heading up the effort to reach Haiti’s truly voiceless victims. Together with the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Best Friends Animal Society, and others, IFAW has created ARCH: the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti.

According to USA Today:

“ARCH is amassing water, feed and medical supplies to help Haiti’s animals: untold numbers of pets and wild animals, millions of goats and other livestock, and a huge population of stray dogs.”

ARCH has pledged to work alongside humanitarian efforts, though relief for domestic animals and livestock may not arrive soon enough for many victims. The terror and confusion of such a disaster can send animals fleeing, and massive numbers may be trapped under rubble–or abandoned–with no food or water.

To donate, or for more information about ARCH’s efforts, click here.