Animals Play Significant Role in Haiti, Both in Immediate Aftermath of Earthquake and in Lengthy Road to Recovery

Jan 22, 2010, 13:07 ET from World Society for the Protection of Animals

BOSTON, HEREDIA, Costa Rica and LONDON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animals play a significant role in Haiti, both in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and in the lengthy road to recovery. The Government of Haiti has requested immediate assistance from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to help with the emergency relief operation. WSPA along with other animal welfare organisations that have come together as the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be in Haiti this weekend.   PHOTO CREDIT: WSPA


Photo:  A group of children with no home in Haiti share a brief moment of smiles as a dog tries to get into the photo.  WSPA PHOTO.


Photo:   It is estimated* that there were 5,925 poultry, 1,450,000 cattle, 1,900,000 goats, 500,000 horses, 80,000 mules, 1,000,000 pigs and 153,000 sheep before the earthquake.

Website: For updates on the WSPA disaster work, go to: Animals in Disaster blog:

*2007 The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization

SOURCE World Society for the Protection of Animals