Help The Animals in Japan!!! (donation links no longer available)
*2014 Update: Donation links here are no longer available. Thank you to all of the people who supported the animals in Japan during this difficult time. So many were able to survive because of your support. If you have a continued interest in donating to efforts on behalf of animals here, please see our RESOURCE LINKS which includes the contact information for many rescue organizations in Japan including Animal Friends Niigata, Heart Tokushima, and Japan Cat Network- the 3 shelters which came together during the disaster to form JEARS.
If you have a TV or a computer, you know what just happened in Japan and are aware of the ongoing issue at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Tens of thousands of self defense force personnel have been deployed to the disaster zones. We doubt much effort is being spent on the thousands of animals that are undoubtedly affected by this horrific act of mother nature. If you can help, please visit Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support on Facebook and/or go to this “Chip In” page to donate to three reputable organizations that have come together to dedicate time, effort and energy to the animals in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Here is a message from David at Japan Cat Network:
WHAT is Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support?
We are a coalition of three groups; HEART-Tokushima, Animal Garden Niigata and Japan Cat Network. We are groups that have been rescuing and rehoming animals in Japan for many years. Our intention starting this group is to keep animal rescue on the agenda, provide shelter space, coordinate some Earthquake/Tsunami animal rescues, and to share animal rescue related news to the public. Like our individual groups, our collaboration will be staunchly no-kill. Any funds donated will be strictly and explicitly reported as well as expenses. Money and resources will be used strictly for rescue, care and support of animals in crisis due to the earthquake and tsunami. And while I first imagined cats and dogs, we can not yet know what animals beyond that we will be in a position to help.
Thanks to all for the support.
The names you will see on this page will be myself, David Wybenga, who created this Facebook page, and Susan Roberts, we are the co-founders of Japan Cat Network, Susan Mercer, the founder of Heart-Tokushima, and Isabella Gallaon-Aoki, the founder of Animal Garden Niigata. This group will be focused on positive efforts. We are in Japan, we have shelters, we have a network, we have animal experience and expertise but we are looking for volunteers, funds and ideas. My intention is to not let comments veer into unhelpful or overly critical aspects, and I will edit or delete based on that. I know there is a lot of frustration with the situation going on, please be patient and help us to help the animals.
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