Kinship Circle: Lives Shattered In Tsunami, Earthquakes

October 5th, 2009 9:36 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM
Subject: Lives Shattered In Tsunami, Earthquakes

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

10/3/09: Lives Shattered In Tsunami, Earthquakes – Asia-Pacific Area

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Six Countries Hit, Millions Displaced In Asia-Pacific
2. PAWS Races To Save Animals In Philippine Floods
3. Animal Welfare Coalition And IFAW Team Up On Land And Water
4. Best Friends’ Rich Crook With IFAW In Hard-Hit Philippines
5. WSPA Sends 3 Veterinarian-Led Response Teams
6. KC Directory: Rescue Groups To Help In Asia-Pacific

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Dr. Nielsen Donato reaches Julia. PHOTO: Best Friends Rapid Response, courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13314

This report reflects information Kinship Circle has as of 10/3/09 — and how to support animal response teams in the Philippines, Indonesia and Samoa.

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1. Six Countries Hit, Millions Displaced In Asia-Pacific

A convergence of natural disasters has left millions of people in distress across Asia and the Pacific. Since 9/26/09, a total of six countries have been hit by flooding, a typhoon, a tsunami and earthquakes.

PHILIPPINES: TROPICAL STORM ONDOY

– Worst flooding in 40 years. Parts of Manila under six feet of water.

– Hundreds of thousands of people in evacuation centers.

– The Philippines — along with Viet Nam, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Cambodia — are also bracing for Tropical Storm Parma.

– Government of the Philippines is soliciting international aid.

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A Filipino resident trapped by floods from tropical storm Ketsana evacuates to higher ground with his pet dogs in Marikina city, east of the Philippine capital Manila, on September 27, 2009. Image credited to AFP/Getty Images

INDONESIA: EARHQUAKES

– In Western Sumatra, Indonesia, a 9/30/09 earthquake of 7.6 magnitude.

– On 10/1/09, a second, slightly smaller quake.

– Hundreds dead. Number expected to rise as bodies removed from rubble.

– Tens of thousands have been displaced.

– Indonesian Government has issued a request for international aid.

SAMOA AND TONGA: TSUNAMI

– Massive underwater earthquake in South Pacific triggered a series of tsunamis that swept coastal villages in Samoan Islands.

– On some islands, all medical facilities lost along with water supplies.

SOURCE: http://www.unicef.org/emerg/index_51287.html

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2. PAWS Races To Save Animals In Philippine Floods

PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC), http://www.paws.org
Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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LT: Lyndon leaves his flooded home in Provident Village.

RT: May Felix carried Lyndon from the rooftop.

PHOTOS: Best Friends Rapid Response, courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13302

ON THE GROUND 9/30/09: Battered by Typhoon Ketsana on 9/26/09, the Philippine capital Manila has suffered massive flooding, with over 200 deaths and displacement of thousands of people and animals. The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is racing to help, while struggling themselves… After two days trapped inside without food, PAWS directors Heidi Guzon and Gwen Protasio, and 60 animals under their care, made it to safety. The head of PAWS Disaster Relief Team, May Felix, lost one of her own dogs when flash floods hit her house… The PAWS shelter is functioning without electricity as an evacuation centre for animals. Since PAWS is very close to Marikina, where thousands are stranded with animals — tents, cages, cat/dog food and batteries are urgently needed for rescued animals.

SOURCE: http://www.animalsasia.org/index.php?UID=A18MYAG7ZDO

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Lost in the floods before rescue. PHOTO: Best Friends Rapid Response, courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13302

9/28/09, PARC (Philippines Animals Welfare Society Shelter): PARC and its shelter animals remain safe from the floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy. Surrounding areas are not so lucky… PARC is opening its doors to dog and cat evacuees of the floods… Some of our volunteers are still stranded in their homes. We ask for your prayers for them.

SOURCE: http://www.paws.org.ph/site/ItemID=29/305/default.aspx?month=9

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Rescued Julia with Anna Cabrera. PHOTO: Best Friends Rapid Response, courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13314

MONETARY DONATIONS TO PAWS:

DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.paws.org.ph/site/389/default.aspx

DIRECT DESPOSIT:
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Savings Account No.: 3943-0086-11
PNB Current Account No. 072-830174-0

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* URGENT: Roofed cages that can fit adult dogs.
* Dog food and cat food
* Cleaning materials / Trash bags
* Towels / Newspapers
* Human drinking water
* Human medicine
* Raincoats – for the rescue team
* Used tarpaulin banners for covering cages

DROP OFF OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
Drop-off point for donations in kind and/or in cash:
#7 Dakota Street, Concorde Village, Mia Road
Tambo, Paranaque (near Park and Fly)
PARC CONTACT: Call or text Gina Santi (+639228375414)

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3. ACW And IFAW Team Up On Land And Water

Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC), http://www.animalwelfare.com.ph
2F Dacon Building / 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension
1231 Makati City / Metro Manila, Philippines
632-867-4506, animalwelfarecoalition [at] animalwelfare.com.ph

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PHOTO: Animal Welfare Coalition’s sad images from the disaster.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111253&id=112348557234

ON THE GROUND: AWC is heading the rescue team for stricken areas in the Philippines, working with IFAW’s Emergency Water Rescue Team. You can follow news about their needs and action to save animals on AWC’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manila-Philippines/Animal-Welfare-Coalition/112348557234

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL WELFARE COALITION:

DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.animalwelfare.com.ph/support.htm#donate

DONATE BY MAIL:
Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC)
2F Dacon Building / 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension
1231 Makati City / Metro Manila, Philippines
632-867-4506, animalwelfarecoalition [at] animalwelfare.com.ph

DIRECT DESPOSIT:

Philippine Peso
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
Account No. 24-02-00945-7

U.S. Dollar
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
US$ Account No. 2470001944
Swift code: EWBCPCHMM

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4. BF’s Rich Crook With IFAW In Hard-Hit Philippines

IFAW International Headquarters, http://www.ifaw.org
290 Summer Street / Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
ph: 508-744 2000, 800-932 4329, info [at] ifaw.org

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Dog marooned on a mud covered roof. PHOTO: Philippines based Animal Welfare Coalition. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111253&id=112348557234

10/2/09 REPORT FROM MICHAEL BOOTH, IFAW ER RESPONDER and communications officer in Philippines: After Typhoon Ketsana (aka Ondoy) flooded huge areas of Manila and surrounding districts, International Fund for Animal Welfare arrived in Manila at 3:50am on Oct. 1, 2009. Following meetings (with Animal Welfare Coalition and Dept. of Agriculture), IFAW’s team split to reach mud-covered Marikina and underwater Pasig. I headed for the water with Best Friends Rapid Response manager Rich Crook, who joined IFAW.

We teamed up with PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society)…and after coordination with Philippine Army, Navy and Military officials, we left in military trucks, then by boat and on foot to areas chest-high in water. That first day we helped many struggling animals by supplying food, water and Medication. Two came back with us for extended care at the animal shelter.

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(PHOTO: IFAW) On 10/2/09 we rescued stranded dogs on rooftops or mud-bogged islands and continued our assessment of rural areas. Still, challenging moments lay ahead. As I write, Typhoon Parma is making landfall in the North. On its heels another potential super-cyclone is headed this way…

FOLLOW IFAW’S BLOG AND PRESS RELEASES:

http://animalrescue.typepad.com/animal_rescue_blog/pacific_region/
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/index.php

INDONESIA: We’re saddened by the loss of life in the Indonesia earthquake. [Best Friends has] been in contact with ProFauna Indonesia, and they’ll do everything possible to help animals. However, it’s a logistically difficult situation. Padang, in Sumatra where the earthquake struck, lies 400 miles to the west of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. Travel to that region is complicated by earthquake damage itself and the congestion of relief teams. Please keep animals in Sumatra in your thoughts and prayers.

FOLLOW UPDATES ON BEST FRIENDS RAPID RESPONSE:
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13314

MONETARY DONATIONS TO IFAW:

DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/donate_now/typhoon_ketsana.php?msource=DR090912003#x

DONATE BY MAIL:
IFAW International Headquarters
290 Summer Street / Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
ph: 508-744 2000, 800-932 4329, info [at] ifaw.org

MONETARY DONATIONS TO BEST FRIENDS:

DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/nmhp.cfm?tc=WDSNTWKA

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5. WSPA Sends 3 Veterinarian-Led Response Teams

WSPA USA, 800-883-9772, http://www.wspa-usa.org
Lincoln Plaza, 89 South Street, Ste 201 / Boston, MA 02111

WPSA has deployed three veterinarian-led Disaster Assessment and Response Teams (DART) to bring aid to the thousands of animal victims left helpless after tragedy struck the Philippines, Samoa and Indonesia.

THE PHILIPPINES: Ravaged by recent storms, the Philippines now braces for Cyclone Parma — expected to hit as either a category 4 or 5 (super-cyclone) storm. WSPA is working with our member society PAWS to provide emergency shelter, food and care for thousands of companion animals left homeless.

SAMOA: After a deadly tsunami wiped out entire villages and killed more than 100 people WSPA deployed a DART to the islands. Led by Disaster Management Veterinarian Dr. Juan Carlos Murillo, the team will ascertain the tsunami’s impact on the island’s animals as well as treat animal victims.

INDONESIA: Two powerful earthquakes rippled across the island of Sumatra, creating widespread destruction. WSPA has deployed a DART to assess animal welfare needs; we hope to have a clearer picture in the coming days.

MONETARY DONATIONS TO WSPA:

DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/2958_multiple_disaster_appeal_09_general.cfm

DONATE BY MAIL:
WSPA USA, Lincoln Plaza
89 South Street, Suite 201 / Boston, MA 02111
800-883-9772

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6. KC Directory: Rescue Groups To Help In Asia-Pacific

As of 10/3/09, below are agencies on ground that Kinship Circle is aware of.

PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINE ANIMALS WELFARE SOCIETY (PAWS)

DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.paws.org.ph/site/389/default.aspx

DIRECT DESPOSIT:
Acct Name: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Savings Account No.: 3943-0086-11
PNB Current Account No. 072-830174-0

ANIMAL WELFARE COALITION (AWC)

DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.animalwelfare.com.ph/support.htm#donate

DONATE BY MAIL:
Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC)
2F Dacon Building / 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension
1231 Makati City / Metro Manila, Philippines
632-867-4506, animalwelfarecoalition [at] animalwelfare.com.ph

DIRECT DESPOSIT:

Philippine Peso
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
Account No. 24-02-00945-7

U.S. Dollar
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
US$ Account No. 2470001944
Swift code: EWBCPCHMM

INDONESIA

PROFAUNA INDONESIA

DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.profauna.org/content/en/donations.html

DONATE BY MAIL:
ProFauna Indonesia Headquarters
Jl. Raya Candi II No. 179
Klaseman, Karangbesuki, Malang, Indonesia 65146
Postal Address: Jl. Raya Candi II No. 179
Klaseman, Karangbesuki, Malang, Indonesia 65146
+62 341 7066769, profauna [at] profauna.org, international [at] profauna.org

GLOBAL EMERGENCY AGENCIES IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW)

DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/donate_now/typhoon_ketsana.php?msource=DR090912003#x

DONATE BY MAIL:
IFAW International Headquarters
290 Summer Street / Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
ph: 508-744 2000, 800-932 4329, info [at] ifaw.org

WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (WSPA)

DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/2958_multiple_disaster_appeal_09_general.cfm

DONATE BY MAIL:
WSPA USA / Lincoln Plaza
89 South Street, Suite 201 / Boston, MA 02111 USA
800-883-9772

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