THANK YOU GLOBAL ANIMAL READERS!
It is not what happens in life, it’s how you respond to it.
Global Animal readers have responded generously to Japan’s animal earthquake and tsunami victims, donating $18,000 through the GlobalAnimal.org website alone, as well as tens of thousands of dollars directly to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support (JEARS) and other animal rescue organizations.
Global Animal has been in touch with the three animal rescues affiliated under JEARS from the beginning of the catastrophe in Japan. We’ve been impressed with their dedication and impeccable trustworthiness, which is why we chose the JEARS coalition to receive the donations GlobalAnimal.org has collected over the past days. The three rescues affiliated with JEAR&S are: HEART-Tokushima, Animal Garden Niigata, and Japan Cat Network. From their facebook page:
“There is no doubt the animal situation in the areas (one of the worst-hit by the tsunami) is bad. There are still water and fuel shortages and tens of thousands of people are displaced. We’ve heard that while some pet owners have brought smaller dogs into the evacuation centres, larger ones are being kept in backyards and cars – and supplies are still running short. As we have told you before, we are preparing a team to head up there within the next 48 hours with pet food from Animal Friends Niigata.”
Global Animal is not a non-profit, though it is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who earn no salaries. While we look for sponsorship and advertisers, the considerable costs and time dedication required to cover animal news worldwide is funded by Global Animal’s co-founders. Their contribution of time and resources are supported by an excellent team of Global Animal volunteers, without whose work Global Animal would not be possible.
It is with great pleasure that 100 percent of the money collected for animal victims of the tsunami and earthquake is being donated on behalf of the Global Animal readers who contributed. We are dedicated to total transparency and have posted the two Paypal transfers below. We hope all groups collecting money for animals immediately release their funds to respected rescue organizations.
Every second counts – people and their pets need help. It is time for animal lovers to unite and mobilize!