Getting Meds to Japan for Lost & Injured Pets
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 caused widespread death, injury and destruction. Relief organizations and governments around the world are responding, but the toll taken on Japan’s people, animals and land will be seen for many years to come.
In the wake of the disaster, fires, explosions, collapsed building and infrastructure, impassable routes and a lack of electricity or gas are making it nearly impossible to get access to needed supplies.
Thousands of beloved pets have also died or been abandoned, lost or injured. Unlike many other nations that have SPCAs, Japan does not have a national organization devoted to animal welfare. Individual volunteers, veterinarians and non-profit groups are struggling to help.
Pet medicines and first aid supplies are extremely hard to get and are desperately needed. Direct monetary donations are always helpful, but volunteers must pay extremely high prices and wait weeks to get what few supplies can be found.
The goal of SpayItForward.org is to send the necessary pet medical supplies directly to the needed areas, so that more animals can be helped without delay.
SpayItForward has access to veterinary supplies and pet medicines at a substantially lower cost; your tax-deductible donation will allow these critical supplies to be sent directly and in bulk to the front lines where they are needed.
SpayItForward is part of a 501c3 certified non-profit animal rescue group in Sacramento, California. For more details, see “The People” section.