The Global Animal Foundation has been collecting and dispersing donations for emergency animal rescues around the world, from the Japan earthquake and tsunami to the tornadoes in the United States. We've been amazed and inspired by the creative ways people are coming together to take action on behalf of animals in crisis. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to these animal rescue initiatives. Our hats are off to you! Here are a few of the groups...
(GLOBAL ANIMAL FOUNDATION) Mark your calendars! Tuesday, August 23, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Veggie Grill in Santa Monica is hosting a fundraiser for the Global Animal Foundation. The Veggie Grill will donate 50 percent of the profits to Global Animal Foundation from anyone who presents a flyer. The best part of this deal? Not only will you help support animals in need and get a delicious vegetarian meal, but it won't cost you any extra money. So print out a copy of the flyer, and come on down for dinner to the Veggie Grill at 2025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA on August 23rd! — Global Animal
(TRIPOLI ZOO ANIMAL UPDATE) LIBYA — After reaching out to several different international rescue organizations, we are glad to report that every group we contacted is doing whatever it can to find a way to help the animals that were abandoned at the Tripoli Zoo. Getting aid to these animals is very difficult because the situation in Libya remains unstable, and it's impossible to known how the new government will react to foreign groups entering the country. Find out what rescue organizations are doing to get help to these animals. — Global Animal
(TRIPOLI ZOO ANIMAL NEWS) LIBYA — Today the Tripoli Zoo received funds from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to provide food and water to the animals. They do currently have some water, but they still need more supplies. The biggest concern now is food — the cost to feed the animals is nearly $2,000 a day. In order to continue getting aid to these animals, IFAW is asking for donations so they can continue sending funds to the zoo. Read the press release from IFAW about the current state of the zoo and the needs of the animals, and then donate to the cause here. — Global Animal
(TORNADO ANIMAL RESCUE) Thanks to concerned readers, animals in the Southern United States affected by the tornadoes in April received food, microchips, and medical care. Global Animals donated $4,700 to aid the rescue and treatment of pets and animals in the devastated areas. We received a wonderful update from Allison Graves of the Have a Heart foundation about how they used those donations to help the animals in Alabama. Read on to learn exactly how your donations helped. — Global Animal
(TRIPOLI ZOO/VIDEO & PHOTOS) Global Animal readers donated $6,000 for food, water, and vet care for the animals at the Tripoli Zoo who were abandoned during Libya's recent conflict. Today, Global Animal Foundation sent the donation to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). See the video and picture update on how the Tripoli Zoo animals are doing now!
(ANIMAL RESCUE) JAPAN — Approximately eight months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, animals are still being rescued with the help of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support (JEARS) and Kinship Circle. Some have been rescued and rehabilitated from Japan's radiation exclusion zone, while others have been saved from euthanization and in some cases, reunited with their families. — Global Animal
(ZOO ANIMAL NEWS) LIBYA — Over a month has passed since Global Animal Foundation sent $6,000 in donations to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to care for the Tripoli Zoo animals that were abandoned in August. Global Animal received news that these efforts helped to cover the cost of food and medicine for the animals during these past two months. IFAW continues to work with the Tripoli Zoo and is waiting to take the next steps in further helping these animals. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL NEWS) — Today the Global Animal Foundation donated $2,000 to The Dog Spot Rescue for the immediate aid of the 35 remaining dogs left at the Kern County Fairgrounds. In January, 180 dogs were rescued from an animal rescuer that turned animal hoarder. Duain Preitz called officials asking for help with around 100 animals after his rescue organization was under threat of eviction. Police arrested Preitz on suspicion of felony animal cruelty after officials found not 100 animals, but a compound full of 215 live animals, most of them dogs, but also including cats, horses, ducks, chickens, and a pig. An undisclosed number of animals were already deceased. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL RESCUE) While the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy continues to impact the lives of millions across the U.S. and Canada, first responders are working around the clock to help citizens and their pets. Though the storm is being described as "one of the most exceptional—and potentially destructive—storms to strike the Northeast in modern history,” animal rescuers remain hopeful that pets will stand a better chance than they did in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, which left an estimated 250,000 animals stranded and struggling for survival. However, with hundreds of animals still stranded, disaster relief organizations like the Animal Care & Control of NYC, North Shore Animal League America, ASPCA, and the HSUS are doing their best to provide these frightened animals with food, water, and shelter. Global Animal Foundation is collecting donations for animal rescue organizations on the ground in New Jersey and New York that are aiding pets and other animals devastated by the superstorm. Keep reading to see how you can help these animals and see the miraculous photos of Hurricane Sandy animal rescues. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL RESCUE) After Hurricane Sandy devastated the tri-state region, hundreds—if not thousands—of pets were left stranded. Numerous animal rescue organizations, joined by dedicated volunteers, have been working tirelessly around the clock to provide care and shelter to animals in need as well as to reunite guardians with their beloved pets. In the last week, Global Animal Foundation has collected nearly $3,000 to distribute to the HSUS, ASPCA, Animal Care & Control of NYC, and North Shore Animal League America on behalf of readers who donated to animal rescue efforts in the tri-state region. Donations will be sent to help with medical expenses for injured animals, shelter, food and water, as well as associated costs to reunite lost pets with their guardians. Read on for videos and photos of touching reunions and rescue efforts, and donate to provide continued support for these organizations helping animals in need. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL RESCUE) This week, Global Animal Foundation donated $5,000 to rescue organizations on the ground in New York and New Jersey that are helping animals in need after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to our concerned readers, animals will be provided with food, water, shelter, and medical care through organizations such as the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), North Shore Animal League America, and Animal Care & Control of NYC. Read on for more on the organizations' success stories and see how else you can help these helpless animals. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL NEWS) Monday, a massive tornado struck the Oklahoma City area around 3 p.m. and stayed on the ground for a grueling 40 minutes. The violent cyclone swept through the region in a destructive furry, leveling businesses, demolishing homes, and destroying two elementary schools. Many are desperately trying to reach and find loved ones affected by the life-changing event, and organizations, like Google, the Oklahoma Humane Society, and Reddit, are working around the clock to help confirm the safety of tornado survivors. Continue reading for more on the Oklahoma tornado and the catastrophic event's ongoing rescue efforts. — Global Animal