Chile Quake - Some 700,000 Animals May Be Affected

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Originally Posted: 5 March 2010

Chile Quake - Some 700,000 Animals May Be Affected

FROM Kinship Circle

INFORMATION

CHILE EARTHQUAKE / DISASTER OVERVIEW

  • 2/27/10: Magnitude 8.8 - OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
  • MAIN AFFECTED REGIONS:
  • 60 miles NNW of Chillan, Chile
  • 65 miles WSW of Talca, Chile
  • 70 miles NNE of Concepcion, Chile
  • 200 miles SW of Santiago, Chile

SOURCE: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tfan.php 

  • (AP) 3/4/10: The magnitude-8.8 quake and tsunami that followed ravaged a 700-kilometer (435-mile) stretch of Chile's Pacific coast and killed at least 802 people. People missing, unknown. People affected, 2 million.
  • Chile has asked other countries and the UN for temporary bridges, field hospitals, satellite phones, electric generators, water purification systems, field kitchens and dialysis centers.
  • (guardian.co.uk) 2/27/10: The 22-mile deep earthquake caused buildings
    to collapse, fires to erupt, and unleashed a tsunami across the Pacific. It devastated the city of Concepcion, 70 miles from the epicentre.
  • "This quake was around 500 times the magnitude of the one that devastated Haiti in Jan.," but it was deeper and Chile's buildings are sturdier, so there were less casualties.
  • Powerful aftershocks: There were 29 of magnitude 5 or greater, and one reaching 6.9, the US Geological Survey reported.

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2. Some 700,000 Animals Affected, Animal Relief Chile Says

EFE, Chile. http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/ 

ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE
http://www.cefu.cl/  * http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/
CEFU executive director Alejandra Cassino estimates more than 700,000 companion animals may be affected by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Chile's central region on 2/27/10. Coalition for the Ethical Control of Urban Animals (CEFU) has called upon other Chilean animal organizations to unite for these victims. Under the banner ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE, the coalition provides a national support network to cover veterinary care, resource management, communications, volunteers, etc.

ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE MEMBER GROUPS, SO FAR:
- Animanaturalis
- Animal Consciousness
- Rima
- ADAR
- ASPS Talca
- independent animal Enraizarte
- Students from the Universidad Diego Portales, Universidad Mayor,
Iberoamericana and Universidad de Chile

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE:

DIRECT DESPOSIT (the only option at this time)
Animal Relief Chile -- also called Socorro Animal Chile (SACH) -- asks the Chilean animal community and the rest of the world to join this campaign to help the animal victims of the earthquake, and their caretakers.

WIRE OR WESTERN UNION DONATIONS FROM YOUR BANK TO:
The account of the Organization OPRA
Account: 01-16460-0, Development Bank
Ruth: 65640920-0
CODE FOREIGN DEPOSITS: BKSACLRM
Send a confirmation email to: aporteanimal@gmail.com 

SUPPLY NEEDS (translated from Spanish):
For donations of perishables (dog/cat food...) and medical supplies,
communicate directly with those responsible for receiving/coordinating aid:

** Animal Relief Chile: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=329459149031&ref=ts
Alejandra Cassino Marcel, 09-235-1982, socorroanimalchile@gmail.com 

SOURCE OF THIS INFORMATION, TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH
Socorro Animal Chile (SACH)
socorroanimalchile@gmail.com sosanimalchile@gmail.com
website: http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/ 

Coalition for the Ethical Control of Urban Animals (CEFU)
coalicion@cefu.cl  denuncia@cefu.cl  prensa@cefu.cl
website: http://www.sach.bligoo.cl

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3. International NGOs On Alert For Chile's Animals

Rescue worker Cristian Velasquez found and comforted this puppy found alive inside a collapsed house in Constitucion, March 1, 2010. Velasquez gave him bits of food and water after rescuing him from (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)

WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (WSPA)
http://animalsindisasters.typepad.com/ 

EDITED FOR LENGTH
The impact on animals is becoming clearer, as we now have information from several of our member societies in affected regions... A center run by our member society, Centro de Rehabilitacion y Rescate de Primates (CRRP) that provides shelter for 165 mistreated primates has been damaged too. CRRP staff said that one of the monkeys has died and others are much stressed... Some animal shelters run by non-member societies are also reportedly seriously damaged. Many dogs have been left homeless, and there are reports of animals roaming around towns.... Flights into Chile are very limited. We now have confirmed tickets, to fly directly to Santiago, on Sunday night...

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW)
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/ 

IFAW Emergency Team on Alert -- A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck near the city of Concepcion, Chile... More than 2 million people are displaced, wounded or otherwise affected... Shortly after the earthquake, IFAW reached out to our friends at animal protection groups in Chile to assess the needs of animal victims. We are standing ready to provide emergency grants or whatever else is appropriate during these difficult times.

Animales terremoto en Chile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/prensanimalista/sets/72157623551563382/

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