Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Haiti, A Year Later, Help for People and Animals.

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Since last January, WSPA has been on the ground in the Haiti, addressing the needs of its surviving animal population and broken veterinary infrastructure. Because of the amazing, ongoing contributions from supporters, WSPA – as part of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH)  – has accomplished the following in Haiti during the past year:

Treated More than 50,000 Animals in Need

  • Last January, ARCH set up a mobile veterinary clinic, which allowed trained veterinarians to travel into earthquake-stricken neighborhoods and provide medical aid to tens of thousands of dogs, cats, goats, cattle, horses and other animals.
  • To date, the team has directly treated and vaccinated more than 50,000 animals, therefore aiding in the economic recovery of the communities that depend on those animals.

Protected the Health of Humans

  • By vaccinating animals against diseases such as rabies and Newcastle’s disease, ARCH indirectly protected humans in the Haitian community.
  • By treating animals for parasites, the team prevented an outbreak of diarrhea, which would have exacerbated the Cholera problem.


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HSI spay/neuter training for Haitian vets.

HSI’s Haiti programs include the establishment of the first animal welfare center in Haiti, continuing education and training for Haitian veterinarians, nationwide spay/ neuter and vaccination projects to address the street dog overpopulation, providing medical care and owner training for horses and pack animals, and developing the first Haitian veterinary disaster response team. Each of these programs is well underway.

Each of our initiatives begins by training Haitian veterinarians, since helping to advance their professional skills and securing their dedication to these projects is integral to long-term success. We recently completed the construction of a veterinary hospital at our Haiti Animal Welfare Center that will provide low-cost services to the local community. This is the first facility of its kind in Haiti.  Veterinarians and technicians now have a central location where they can receive continuing education and technical training with a humane focus, something that did not exist prior to our investment of time, effort, and resources.
Of course, there are significant direct care components to our program as well. 
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Just going shopping for a few parts, and have a gander at some thrift shops.

We aren't going to work on the cargo trailer, as it is too cold today.

1 comment:

Judy and Emma said...

Too cold is putting it mildly to my way of thinking. :) I like to froze my eyelashes off this morning doing the bird count...