Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help Me Help Haitian Hurt Animals. With Update


UPDATE #2: I am nowhere near my limit. I will keep this post open until I get closer to my limit, or pass my limit. Please help spread the word. As the human aid starts to filter in and help, soon the animal aid will be ready to deploy.

UPDATE: I will now donate $1.00 per comment. Originally, I was worried this post might "go viral" as I saw other donation blog posts doing, but it's going slowly so I can afford to up my donation per comment.


For every comment posted on this entry, I will donate $0.25 to International Fund For Animal Welfare. I looked them up on CharityNavigator.com and they rate well. I've seen some other blogs doing this for human aid to Haiti, and they got thousands of comments. I highly doubt that will happen here, as I'm not that popular of a blog... but I'm curious to see how many I can get. I also have been wanting to donate since the earthquake, so this can be a way to determine how much to give.

When I traveled to New Orleans, a month after Katrina, the people were all gone and the streets were empty... but behind locked doors were starving pets, underneath houses were hurt dogs, scared cats, carcasses.... It was awful and it seemed like the aid was only going to humans. Let's not forget there are other souls suffering. So AFTER we take care of the people please, let's not forget to help those hurt animals.

As printed on the Animal Rescue Site (please go there and click on their link daily):

"As is always the case with disasters like this, many animals are also suffering and in need of help and care. Haiti has an estimated 5 million head of livestock, a large stray dog population, native wildlife, and, of course, an untold number of companion animals.

IFAW has partnered with WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) to launch a coordinated animal relief response. Together they will lead a coalition of animal welfare groups to help the animals of Haiti. Their first priority will be to treat critically injured animals. They are also very concerned about the possible outbreak of rabies, leptospirosis, and other diseases that can pass from animals to humans, so they'll be vaccinating animals as quickly as possible, as well as be distributing food, water, and basic medical care.

Animal teams are in the Dominican Republic preparing for this critical mission. They're setting up a mobile veterinary clinic, and donations are needed to stock it with medicine, syringes, bandages, food, and other supplies.

Once human relief efforts have taken hold and security is in place, and depending on the needs found on the ground, animal teams will deploy and begin their lifesaving work. No one is certain of all the challenges to be faced,we need to be prepared."

So post a comment and I will donate. I'll keep comments open until I hit my donation limit.

And pass this along!

Thanks!

29 comments:

Heather said...

God Bless you and the animals and people of Haiti!!! : )

Single PAP said...

sure, help the animals too. frankly, i hadn't thought of the animals with all the suffering but any outreach is good. hope you get lots of comments.

Sarah said...

Oh my dear, you have such a beautiful heart, always thinking of ways to help!

Me. Us. She. said...

I'm glad you are doing this!!

Anonymous said...

Been following you silently for awhile...love your heart for animals. May God bless you & the Haitian people.

Missy said...

Great idea!!

Emily said...

Wonderful idea. I hope you reach your limit! Emily

Robbin Hopkins said...

I agree that our animals bring us as much comfort as family. I think its a great ideal!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up, I'll spread the word. I hope you get HUNDREDS of comments! Go girl!

Charmaine

Kiki said...

You'll be happy to know that Olivia is also trying to raise money for Haiti (albeit via the Red Cross, so humans, not animals) but we just bought 300 carnations from SAM'S Club and she is selling them for $1 each on the street, like a lemonade stand, and if she sells them all she will have made $160 for the Red Cross. Not bad for an 8 year old huh? Good of you to remember the animals too. Love ya!
-Kiki

Nobody said...

i hope you get a good response! too often the animals are forgotten in the face of tragedy.

Dana said...

So glad you are doing this! What a wonderful idea!

crazynursingstudent said...

This is a great way to help others :) Good for you!

MARY from BSG said...

I'm glad you are doing this! you rock! Nobody ever thinks about the animals in these cases, but they need help too. I'll donate a couple bucks to them too. I can't afford much but I'm moved to do so.

Mary from BSG

Stephanie said...

You have a very generous heart! Good luck and I hope you meet your goal.
~steph

Anonymous said...

I think it's great you are doing this! Bless you!

Jon, Lindsay, and the pups!!! said...

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing!! Those poor animals need help and love too! :)

Billy said...

What a lovely idea!

Jenny@Turnip Money said...

Came over from the SL Forums to give you some support. (It's me, nomadchic:D)Good luck!

Kestra said...

I'm here from Simple Living as well. I've been lurking on your blog for a while now. I don't comment as I don't feel I have much to add. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have bothered today, except for the completely uncalled for comments by a certain poster over there.
Chel

Anonymous said...

I hadnt thought of the animals and of course they need help too. Good for you.

Anonymous said...

Go Momma! Put me down for a comment a day.dcuz

theflame2021 said...

Here's my comment!! I think this is a great idea!! Good Luck with reaching your goal.

Anonymous said...

Found your blog from the SL post. Good luck with your endeavor. Sorry you had to be subject to some of the toxic people on SL post. (Don't know why the mods allow such abuse. I don't enjoy that site anymore.) Anyway, good luck to you. Hope you get a lot of comments and thanks for doing this.

Michelle said...

Just saw your post re comments and donations so here's mine!

Anonymous said...

This is a clarification about the video of Charlie saying thank you. (tank chew)i cant find where to comment for that.
it is ADORABLE! i l;oved it! i voted "interesting" and then mistakeningly clicked on boring---no way! she is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm from the SL forums and just wanted to let you know that I just set the very negative poster there straight. He is negative towards everyone so don't take it personally. He made me angry though and I gave him my 2 cents! The things he said to you were ridiculous. I'm sorry that he was allowed to do that. The moderation there is very bad these days. :( Please come back to your topic there and read what I wrote. I think you will appreciate it. :)

Patti said...

I think it's a great idea. Thanks for caring so much!

Justina - DoveiLibri from BookCrossing said...

Well, here's my comment! But to laugh? I thought your title said, "Help Me Help Haiti Hurt Animals ...." and I clicked on it to clear that up! LOL! Well, Mika, good luck in your attempts at Helping HAITIAN HURT ANIMALS, and not HAITI HURT ANIMALS ... LOL!