Revisiting Haiti seven years after the earthquake

12 January 2017

Today marks the seven-year anniversary since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Although it lasted less than a minute, it was unprecedented in its scale of devastation.

When the shaking stopped almost 250,000 people were dead and many more were left homeless and injured. Many animals, often the forgotten victims of disasters, were also killed or in need of urgent care.

Within days, our vets were in Haiti, delivering immediate first-aid to pets and farm animals. With your help, we reunited animals with their families when possible and helped them recover from injuries. We also vaccinated animals to stop the spread of diseases like rabies and anthrax.

Thanks to your generosity approximately 70,000 animals benefitted from our mobile clinics as well as the rebuilding of the Taraminier Laboratory – a critical facility that ensures animal health.

Following Hurricane Matthew, we were back in Haiti late last year, helping around 110,000 injured, sick and displaced animals.

When disasters strike, the impact is devastating for animals and the communities that depend on them. You can help our global disaster teams continue to be there for millions of animals around the world.  

Within days, our vets were in Haiti, delivering immediate first-aid to pets and farm animals.
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