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ASPCA PLEDGES $25,000 TO AID ANIMALS AFFECTED BY TSUNAMI

The devastation wreaked by the tsunami in South Asia was not reserved for humans alone. Amazingly, many wild animals escaped the danger because they were able to sense the impending quake—but others were not so fortunate. Countless farm animals, dogs, cats and marine animals were lost, especially in India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, and many others have been left diseased and without food or water. Several international animal rescue organizations, including the UK-based World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), have rallied to action, and the ASPCA has lent its support to these rescue efforts.

"I am pleased to announce that the ASPCA will be pledging $25,000 in support of WSPA's efforts," says Edwin J. Sayres, ASPCA president. "They are currently dispatching their disaster relief teams on the ground to the hardest hit regions, in order to provide food and veterinary supplies for starving and sick animals." Urgent assistance is already being provided through the distribution of food for starving animals in India, and food and veterinary supplies in Thailand. WSPA anticipates providing support shortly for relief efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

In addition to WSPA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is also working directly with affected communities to provide veterinary services and reunite survivors with their lost pets. Both organizations are now accepting donations for their Disaster Relief Funds at their respective websites, WSPA-USA.org and IFAW online. Please stay tuned to ASPCA News Alert for more information on the rescue efforts.
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