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November 18, 2013

Animals Impacted by Typhoon Haiyan to Receive Assistance; Rescue Hotline Established

Humane Society International

  • The HSI team will provide direct care to animals, including vaccination, deworming, wound care and food supplies. Tonee Espojo/HSI

Following the devastating strike of Typhoon Haiyan, Humane Society International had an expert veterinary team on the ground to assist animals in need. Assessments of the hardest hit areas, including the islands of Leyte, Cebu and Bantayan, took place last week and based on our information, HSI has developed a plan of action to help as many animals as possible. To see a video of our rescue efforts, click here.

HSI will offer a mobile veterinary clinic throughout the island of Leyte, with its base in Tacloban. The team will provide direct care to animals, including vaccination, deworming, wound care and food supplies. For those animals that may be roaming and displaced from the storm, HSI will set up strategic feeding and watering stations on the island. And HSI will offer a rescue and transport service to our temporary shelter on the island of Cebu for the many people that had to evacuate and leave their animals behind.

We are asking those families with pets currently in need on the island of Leyte, to contact our rescue hotline 916-386-9126. The HSI team will request details, addresses and photos of pets. The team will do everything possible to find the pets and reunite them with their families.

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Media Contact:
In the United States: Raúl Arce-Contreras, rcontreras@humanesociety.org, +1 (301) 721-6440

Humane Society International and its partner organizations together constitute one of the world's largest animal protection organizations. For nearly 20 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide—on the Web at hsi.org.

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