Tsunami animal relief contacts
In donating to overseas groups, one should ALWAYS e-mail
first for specific instructions, as the best way to get money to them
promptly can vary with where they are and how their bank accounts are set
up. Just sending off a check without instructions specific to the
organization is not a good idea.
Blue Cross of India (via ANIMAL PEOPLE)
*The Chennai region of south India was hardest hit. Checks can be mailed
directly to the Blue Cross of India, or sent payable to ANIMAL PEOPLE (to
be tax exempt in the US) with notation that the donation is for tsunami
relief in India:
ANIMAL PEOPLE / donation for tsunami relief in India
PO Box 960
Clinton WA 98236
or phone 360-579-2505 to use a Visa or MasterCard
The Blue Cross can deposit US checks directly into its
bank account, but I am happy to receive them and forward to Blue Cross. We
routinely accept donations for them so that US donors can deduct the
amounts from their income tax.
Blue Cross of India
c/o Dr. Chinny Krishna
1-A Eldams Rd.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018, India
ph: 91-44-234-1399; fax: 91-44-234-9801
Debasis Chakrabarti, President: email@example.com
Purnima Toolsidas, Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pradeep Kumar Nath, President: email@example.com
Swathi Buddhiraju, Hospital Manager:
26-15-200 Main Road
ph: 91-891-564759; fax: 91-891-528662
Compassionate Crusaders Trust and People For
1/13A Olai Chandi Rd.
Calcutta 700037, India
ph: 91-33-556-7149; fax: 91-33-220-5665
Donations to Indian organizations from the U.S. are being
Animal Aid Unlimited (India)
4508 SW Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA 98116
(Animal Aid can issue a tax-exempt receipt to U.S. donors who need one.)
*The Thai organization Soi Dogs is accepting donations
Soi Dog Foundation
C/O 57/61 Laguna Golf Villas
Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Choengthale
Phuket 83110, Thailand
**Note: Phuket Animal Welfare Society cofounder and board member Leone
Cosens was killed, apparently while trying to rescue others.
From: "Gillian Dalley"
Subject: Phuket disaster
If you have any contacts with organisations willing to help, we
desperately need to buy large quantities of food. Hundreds of dogs who
relied on local restaurants are now starving as all the restaurants are
gone. Some of our local volunteers are either dead or injured.
Donations can be made by logging on to http://www.soidogfoundation.org
Thanks for any help you can give, John
Sri Lankan tsunami animal relief:
ANIMAL PEOPLE is collecting donations.
Checks can be mailed to:
PO Box 960
Clinton WA 98236
or phone 360-579-2505 to use a Visa or MasterCard
Champa Fernando: firstname.lastname@example.org
is still the only animal rescue person whom we've heard from in Sri Lanka
since the tsunami. Champa is an attorney and coordinates numerous projects
and activities among the other Sri
Lankan organizations, but as of yesterday had no information yet about how
they had fared.
To make an online donation to Noah's Wish: Click the PayPal Donate Button
near the bottom of the website's home page, http://www.noahswish.com/
P.O. Box 997
Placerville, CA 95667
ph: 530-622-9313; fax: 530-622-9317
Noah's Wish is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization.
Excerpts from Noah's Wish Asia Earthquake and Tsunami
Thursday, December 30 - 2:45 p.m.
Noah's Wish is working hard to learn what indeed is happening to the
animals that live in the countries that have been hit by this week's
disaster. The process is a slow one but we are determined to find out, and
to verify that the information we receive is correct.
*Please visit http://www.noahswish.com/ for sections of
this report pertaining to wildlife. The following excerpts are about
domestic animals, namely cats and dogs:
...The news that wildlife seem to have survived this
week's tsunami is good news. This information is being reported now by the
international media which is encouraging, but I am concerned that most
people will interpret this to mean that all animals have survived this
disaster with minimal impact... There undoubtedly will be wildlife that
will be injured though. I received an e-mail from The Millennium Elephant
Foundation in India that reads, "Thank you for your thoughts and concern.
Things are a bit chaotic at the moment but we will be in touch very soon.
We are currently trying to contact our attending veterinarian to see how
we can coordinate any relief work for the wildlife."
...I cannot believe though that domesticated and farm
animals have come through this disaster as well for the simple fact that
many of them live their lives confined. Of course this made it impossible
for them to escape the rising water on their own. In my report yesterday,
I told of volunteers who were frantically searching for animals that were
tethered in the hours following the tsunami so that they could be cut
loose. For the dogs and cats who live on the streets and managed somehow
to escape drowning the scraps of food from restaurants and handouts from
concerned tourists are gone. I suspect that many of the domesticated
animals in those areas that have been hardest hit are tough and they are
accustomed to scrounging for whatever morsels of food they can find...
Here is a first hand report I just received from Thailand:
"I already saw groups of dogs along the roads. We have our work cut out
for us! Many cats lived in the areas hit hard and I don't know yet what
happened to them. Also lots of dogs are in that area. I saw lots of toy
poodles, the favorite pet dog for locals, and 2 dachshunds running around.
Obviously they are now without their homes. Dogs on Patong beach need food
and water as will most beach dogs because food stalls are gone as are the
kitchens of the hotels.
The temple in Kamala was totally destroyed. Three monks
died and about 15 dogs. Ten or so are left. I found them huddled in
corners of the water tower, the only structure still standing apart from a
roof of a prayer hall. Many dogs are living in the forest covering the
steep hill. I walked my own dogs on the beach yesterday and found a group
of dogs. I will have to take on feeding at the pound as the government has
stopped now!!! This will be a huge task for us as we have only a small
group of volunteers. Will need money to buy food and helping hands. My
dear friend Suriya in Bangkok has organized a truck load of dry dog food
to be trucked into Phuket today. It will hopefully arrive soon...
Posting Submitted By: Terri Crisp - Noah's Wish Director
WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (WSPA)
To make an online donation to WSPA:
USA office: 1-508-879-8350 or 1-800-883-WSPA
Tsunami's Animal Victims
December 30, 2004
Tsunamis have devastated thousands of families and entire
communities bordering the Indian Ocean in South Asia. While the world
turns toward dozens of humanitarian agencies to help the people who are
gripped with incredible suffering, some are also thinking of the forgotten
victims of natural disaster....the animals. The World Health Organization
estimates that 5 million people are now without food, water and shelter.
What will happen to the animals who were under their care?
At present, WSPA is in the process of trying to contact
our member societies in that region to determine the scope of suffering
and the most urgent needs of the animals. Communications are fractured,
information is coming in slowly. It is difficult to say exactly what work
lies ahead, but we fear the worst...
HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL ASIA
To donate to HSI disaster relief efforts for animals:
To support tsunami disaster relief and other animal disasters worldwide:
To donate by mail: Make your check payable to The HSUS International
HSUS, Dept. DRF-Online
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tsunami Kills and Strands Tens of Thousands of Animals
The animal related problems in a disaster such as this are enormous. Dead
animals litter the streets and beaches and add to the human health
problems. Many animals are stranded and in need of food and help. Most of
the animals in the affected areas are working and farm animals. Rescuing
and caring for these animals not only helps the animals, but also the
economic recovery of the region. HSIAsia is now assessing how best to
assist those in need.
"Our main problem at present is food. Surviving beach dogs
have no food or water.
Restaurants which fed them all gone. Doing our best but very difficult.
Had a delivery today from Bangkok but only 150kgs. Some volunteers dead or
injured. Thanks for any help or support"
--John Dalley, Antigaro Project, Phuket
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