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.
*2007 The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization
SOURCE World Society for the Protection of Animals