Saturday, January 23, 2010

ARCH team arrives in Haiti

Animal welfare groups that are part of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) arrived in Haiti today to help protect earthquake victims by vaccinating stray dogs and maintaining the health of livestock.

Ian Robinson of the International Fund for Animal Welfare said rabies is a concern, so the ARCH team will vaccinate stray dogs to prevent the spread of the disease.

The ARCH field team will also round up dogs who have been wandering in packs to feed and protect them. They will distribute food to farmers to help them care for their livestock until they get back on their feet.

United Animal Nations is part of ARCH and has contributed more than $30,000 to the Haiti animal relief effort.

Read more about the ARCH relief effort in this Associated Press article.

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