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WSPA Announces Action Plan To Assist Japans Animals

13 years ago

28th March, 2011 14h56

WSPA has committed $150,000 to help Japanese animals during the critical recovery period in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami. In the acute phase of the recovery period, expected to last around three months, WSPA’s efforts will be directed towards supporting the setting up of 30 temporary shelters for pets via the Animal Disaster Response Team (ADRT), a coalition of four local animal groups, including WSPA’s local member society, Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS). After arriving in Japan on Mar. 15, WSPA’s disaster response team conducted an initial assessment to determine where assistance was needed and which local groups were best placed to deliver this support. At the time, WPSA’s assessment revealed that approximately 350,000 people were staying in evacuation centres and up to 10% had brought animals with them – meaning that we estimate more than 30,000 dogs and cats to be in need of shelter.

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