Ban is one seriously lucky dog. She’s the dog that spent 3 weeks adrift at sea on a swirl of debris. Her person saw the same footage of her rescue that we did and has been reunited with her. Yea!!
This is incredible. While out searching for bodies, rescuers found this dog scrambling over debris, including a partially submerged house that had been swept out to sea. It’s thought the dog may have survived by scavenging in the house.
The people heading up the work to aid to the animals caught in the earthquake & tsunami describe the problems they’re facing. Dogs tied up who can’t seek food and water, pets whose owners have died, the inability for aid workers to even reach the places in need of their help. I’m reminded that you can never be too prepared.
Spread the word about Paws for Japan happening today. Be the Change for Pets is working to raise funds for World Vets, who is on the ground in Japan and is already assisting Japanese animal welfare groups. You can make a donation here.
And Pawcurious has organized a bunch of online business who are donating proceeds from today to World Vets. Check out the post to see the businesses participating, and don’t miss the Blog Hop below it where there are more business listed among the blogs promoting the event. For example, Yarntini is having a raffle of yarn & fabric and the professional pet photographer, Poochie Freak Photography, is having a greeting card auction.
Here are organizations helping the animals affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
- Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support is a coalition of 3 existing Japanese animal welfare organizations—Japan Cat Network, HEART Tokushima, & Animal Friends Niigata. You can donate here. (When you get to the Paypal page, you can change to English via a link at the upper right of the page.)
- Animal Refuge Kansai in Japan
- World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) You can donate here.
- World Vets (here are their reports from Japan) and check out their Facebook Page. You can donate here.
As always, I recommend Charity Navigator for checking out charity organizations.