Readers, it is again difficult to talk about the suffering in Haiti - watching events unfold over the last few days has been devastating. I have donated to a couple of organizations that are helping the people of that island nation, and I know everyone who can help is doing so in whatever way they can.
I wanted to update you on what is happening with animal relief efforts. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the World Soceity for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) are working together to head the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH). The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has also joined forces with this coalition along with such groups as the American Humane Association, Best Friends, The Humane Society of the United States, Kinship Circle and Humane Society International.
To donate directly to the Haitian relief efforts of ARCH, visit please visit www.aspca.org.
For more information on the coalition and its work in Haiti, you can read the ASPCA's full press release here.