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For nearly a decade from its office in the Philippines, PETA Asia has been there to help animals often in desperate need. Will you support PETA Asia as it continues to help many animals still in trouble in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan?
Recently, while the world stared in shock at footage of the utter devastation caused by the typhoon's impact, PETA Asia set out to tackle the daunting transportation and logistical issues that had kept help from reaching animals affected in some of the Philippines' hardest-hit regions.
In the popular resort province of Coron—an area estimated to have lost 90 percent of its hotels—PETA Asia's team helped provide the first relief that the region's many animals had seen since the massive storm struck. It ensured that injured and sick animals received medical attention and that dogs and cats who had not had a reliable source of nourishment in weeks found desperately needed food. PETA Asia's caseworkers also drove in a group of European veterinarians and helped them find supplies. They also helped them render first aid and vaccinations to animals left alive but in trouble by the Haiyan superstorm.
In a separate post-storm relief effort, a PETA Asia caseworker spent 12 hours on rough seas in order to reach animals stranded in the wildlife sanctuary of Calauit Island. Once there, she coordinated the delivery of vital food and medication to injured giraffes and other animals who had lost their food supply when trees were uprooted and everything was washed away during the powerful storm.
PETA Asia was the first group on the ground caring for animals after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and it'll be there when other disasters strike in the region.
It's the financial support of caring people like you that makes critical rescue and relief work like this possible, so please give online and help PETA Asia do even more for animals.
Even before this latest devastating storm, PETA Asia staff and interns had been frequent volunteers at the government disaster center helping to prepare relief goods. Their vital work for animals in harm's way has even helped earn them a place on a government advisory committee in the Philippines examining how best to help animal victims of disasters. The lessons they learn from their recent critical relief efforts will help shape important policy changes that can prevent the suffering of countless animals when tragedy strikes again.
PETA Asia's vital work for animals began well before Haiyan struck and will continue long after the world's attention has drifted to the next disaster. The organization, which has vocal members sitting on committees that regulate animal shelters and the use of animals in films, has successfully pressured legislators to create positive change for animals by helping to secure improvements in animal welfare laws. It educates people about spaying and neutering and has been the only organization in the region—day in and day out—helping dogs, cats, monkeys, crocodiles, rabbits, birds, and other animals in often hideous situations.
PETA Asia exists to help animals in the Philippines and throughout Asia—both before and after disaster strikes. Please help ensure that it has the resources that it needs to do even more for animals in the new year by making a generous donation online right now.
Thank you for everything that you do for animals in need.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
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