Kinship Circle: Animals In The Crossfire – Hamas/Israel War

January 12th, 2009 7:26 pm by Kelly Garbato

Kelly’s note: If you’d like to take further action on this issue – for example, by encouraging your Congresspeople to join the call for a ceasefire – here are some additional, human-centered action alerts to get you started:

Amnesty International: Civilians must be protected in Gaza and Israel

Citizens for Justice in the Middle East: Action Alerts

CREDO Action: We need a ceasefire now in Gaza.

J Street: Stop the violence in Gaza

MercyCorps: Help Ensure Aid Reaches Gaza’s Families

Oxfam: Urge an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Peace Action West: For peace in Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan – we need cooperative, not military solutions.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA): Stop the Gaza Massacre–Enforce the Law

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 12, 2009 6:11 PM
Subject: Animals In The Crossfire – Hamas/Israel War

VOLUNTEER FORM: Officially register in Kinship Circle’s Disaster Aid Network of volunteers, http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
1/12/08: Animals In The Crossfire – Hamas/Israel War

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Donations Needed For Animals Left In Gaza Streets
2. Israel To Fund Medical Care For War-Injured Animals
3. Donkeys, Mules, Horses In The Holy Land
4. Middle East Animal Welfare Groups

Whatever your opinion about the present war between Hamas and Israel, one fact remains: Animals are innocents in the crossfire. PLEASE NOTE: There is not much animal rescue news related to the Hamas/Israeli war at this time. Most photos below are from the 2005 Gaza evacuation. When we learn more ways to help animals, we’ll post updates. KINSHIP CIRCLE

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1. Donations Needed For Animals Left In Gaza Streets

SOURCE: 1/09, Let The Animals Live Israel
FULL STORY / VIDEO: http://www.letlive.org.il/english/article.php?id=193

LET THE ANIMALS LIVE NEEDS HELP FOR ABANDONED GAZA ANIMALS

2009 — In these bad time in the world and in Israel we must not forget our pets. Let The Animals Live, due to the situation in GAZA, is dealing with a growing phenomena of abandoned dogs left behind by their families. We collect them the put them in private shelters as well as our own. Also many dogs are being abandoned in the streets by owners who can not take care of them any more due to the rough financial situation.

To help Let The Animals Live raise awareness and donations… Geler-Nasis advertising agency produced voluntarily a short video telling the need of our organization: http://www.letlive.org.il/english/article.php?id=193

Please help in any way you can by donating now. Eti Altman, spokesperson and cofounder Let The Animals Live Israel, 972-50-5358421, 972-3-6241776

DONATE TO LET THE ANIMALS LIVE:
http://www.letlive.org.il/english/donate.php

ABOUT LET THE ANIMALS LIVE / MISSION & SHELTER:
http://www.letlive.org.il/english/about.php

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2005 — LT: Many settlers left their homes without taking pets… Israeli animal activists scoured empty settlements in the Gaza Strip to find abandoned…dogs, cats, chickens, goats, geese, parakeets, ducks, turtles, an iguana… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4181284.stm

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2005 — RT: Yafit, Hakol Chai’s mobile clinic assistant, rescues a chicken.
http://chai-online.org/e-news/26Aug05/chaialert_29august05.htm

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2. Israel To Fund Medical Care For War-Injured Animals

SOURCE: 1/6/09, Ynetnews
FULL STORY: State to help fund treatment of pets hurt by rockets
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3651173,00.html

Last week a Qassam rocket hit a house in Sderot and killed the family’s dog, which was at the building’s yard during the attack. The dog was rushed to the veterinarian for treatment, but died due to severe shrapnel injuries and massive loss of blood.

Following this incident and in light of the fact that like their human owners, pets in Israel’s south are also under the constant rocket threat, the Agriculture Ministry has decided it would help pay for the medical care of dogs and cats injured by rocket fire from Gaza.

“One of the main problems arising from the treatment of wounded animals is that the tax authorities do not consider pets as property, and therefore owners are not compensated for medical treatment of the animal,” said Dganit Ben-Dov, DVM, the Veterinary Services official in charge of enforcing the Animal Protection Law.

“This is the aspect we wish to rectify, since treatment to a wounded animal could cost thousands of shekels,” she added. According to Ben-Dov, the ministry will also consider funding treatment of street cats and dogs…

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2005 — Humane society volunteers search for hundreds of pets and farm animals left behind in the past week as Israel rushed to complete its disengagement plan with the eviction of thousands of settlers from the Gaza Strip. (Photo, David Silverman/Getty Images) www.jamd.com/image/g/53448324

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3. Donkeys, Mules, Horses In The Holy Land

SOURCE: 1/09, The present conflict in Gaza
FULL STORY: http://www.safehaven4donkeys.org/latest_news/news_one.php

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Lucy Fensom, founder of Safe Haven For Donkeys In The Holy Land (SHADH) — based at Moshav Gan Yoshiyya, near the towns of Netanya and Hadera in Israel.
http://www.safehaven4donkeys.org/index.php

Many have asked whether Lucy, her workers and the donkeys are safe during the present troubles in Gaza. We would like to reassure you all that the sanctuary is a considerable distance from Gaza and so everyone is at present unaffected. Of course, our hearts go out to all the people and animals affected and we pray that a peaceful solution will soon be reached.

In the meantime, Lucy and the team continue to reach out to donkeys, mules and horses in Israel and the West Bank and your help is still very much needed. To make a donation, visit our home page. Thank you for your support.

DONATE TO SAFE HAVEN FOR DONKEYS IN THE HOLY LAND:
http://www.safehaven4donkeys.org/index.php

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4. Middle East Animal Welfare Groups

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Israel Cat Lovers’ Society, http://www.isracat.org.il/english-about.html

Rehovot Society for the Protection of Animals / Rehovot SPA
POB 1067, Rehovot 76110, Israel * ph: 972-8-9445497
DONATE: http://www.israelpets.org/eng/index.htm

Israel Cat Lovers’ Society / We Need Your Help
DONATE: https://send.bignet.co.il/isracat/donation.php

Concern for Helping Animals in Israel and Hakol Chai
DONATE: http://chai-online.org/en/home/e_index.htm

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2005 — Hakol Chai volunteer & Tali, Hakol Chai staff, with a fortunate dog!
Hakol Chai Enters Gaza to Rescue Abandoned Animals:
http://www.chai-online.org/en/campaigns/settlements/campaigns_settlements_gaza.htm

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) — A unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists.
http://www.foeme.org/about_us.php

Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
http://www.betalebanon.org/news.asp?news_id=105

NOAH – The Israeli Federation of Animal Protection Societies
http://www.noah.org.il

DIRECTORY OF ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS IN ISRAEL
http://info.jpost.com/C005/Supplements/CafeOleh/animals.html

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