Earthquake in Chile: Some 700,000 Animals May Be Affected

March 6th, 2010 11:28 am by Kelly Garbato

Last updated 7/5/10 @ 8:20 PM CDT

While the recent earthquake (and resulting tsunami) in Chile has received less coverage – at least in regards to subsequent relief efforts – than that in Haiti, I was able to find some information on animal-friendly organizations that are providing help with disaster relief. Please feel free to share any additional information in the comments!

1. Vegan Bake Sales for Chile: As of this writing, I can’t find a post dedicated specifically to vegan bake sales to benefit Chilean quake survivors on the PPK blog, however, a search of the forums does bring up a few relevant threads. Head on over to the PPK to organize and announce your own bake sale for Chile!

2. Food for Life Global is on the ground in Chile, providing vegan and/or vegetarian meals to quake survivors:

BBC, Feb 28 — The death toll from Chile’s earthquake has more than doubled to 708 and is expected to rise further, President Michelle Bachelet has said. Previously about 300 people were estimated to have been killed in Saturday’s 8.8 magnitude quake – one of the most powerful recorded. Massive damage is hampering rescue teams as they struggle to reach those still buried in the rubble.

Food for Life emergency relief teams in the area are mobilizing to provide help. Donate now!

3. In Defense of Animals (IDA) reported on 3/18/10 that it will be sending aid to Chile:

On February 27, Chile experienced a magnitude 8.8 earthquake, followed by two tsunamis and several weeks of aftershocks.

IDA has already committed $5,000 to Socorro Animal Chile, SACH (Animal Relief Chile), a coalition of Chilean animal protection organizations. SACH sends three veterinarian-led teams into the field daily. We would like to send SACH even more assistance, as the need is enormous. Please help IDA continue to respond to natural disasters by contributing to our Disaster Relief Fund.

Funds IDA raises to help animals in Chile will be used to provide:

* Emergency sheltering for rescued animals
* Search and rescue efforts
* In-field sustenance (food/water program)
* Animal transport
* Temporary clinics to treat animals
* Support for spay/neuter and adoption programs

4. Finally, Kinship Circle has proven an excellent source of information on animal rescue and disaster relief efforts in Chile. All related Kinship Circle alerts are crossposted below. I’ve added additional links where necessary; the most recent alerts appear first, followed by earlier ones. You can also view a photo log of Kinship Circle’s rescue efforts in Chile on Flickr, @ KCChile.


 
 
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From: Kinship Circle – disasteraid [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 10:32 PM
Subject: Chile Update: More Animal Aid, Thanks To You

7/4/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE
Chile Quake Update: We Returned With Aid, Thanks To You!

http://www.KinshipCircle.org/chile

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Kinship Circle Bonnie Morrison (center, holding certificate) and Sister Michael Marie (in nun habit) present certificates in recognition of our ongoing work with Socorro Animal Chile (SACH). Photo (c) Kinship Circle

Kinship Circle’s Sister Michael Marie and Bonnie Morrison returned to Chile on June 25…and bussed cross country to the coastal village of Tirua. Kinship Circle reunited with Socorro Animal Chile (SACH) veterinarians, who were conducting a spay/neuter and first aid clinic for quake and tsunami stricken animals. Bonnie and Sister presented a large monetary gift, along with six boxes of medical supplies. Sister, who is trained as a vet tech, then assisted with surgery, while Bonnie served as a recovery room nurse.

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SISTER WRITES: We worked with SACH all day in Quidico. Two people were stationed at each of four surgical tables, to attend to animals. We were happy to reunite with our colleagues: Chilean vets Rodrigo Flores, Camilo Salazar, Glenda Cabrera, Enrique, Luis Seguel aka Shiry. SACH leaders Cesar Sanchez (Assistant Coordinator) and Alejandra Cassino (National Coordinator) were also present to receive Kinship Circle’s gift and helping hands.

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We hope to raise funds for quake/tsunami animal victims all summer long. Kinship Circle has no major funding source. Your support is a lifeline!

TO DONATE ONLINE TO CHILE ANIMAL RELIEF:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

SELECT: Chile Animal Relief

OR MAIL A CHECK TO:
Kinship Circle
7380 Kingsbury Blvd / St. Louis, MO 63130
ATN: Chile Animal Relief

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 4:12 PM
Subject: FORGOTTEN? Please see & post our video

KINSHIP CIRCLE
The Forgotten Disaster?

Please watch our video and post/publicize it any way you can [link]

U.S. donors have largely overlooked this disaster.

Chilean veterinarians and volunteers are “losing faith.”

Kinship Circle has poured money into deployments, but had no major grants or sustained funding to support months of work in Chile. Socorro Animal Chile (SACH) — the amazing coalition of Chilean animal groups/veterinarians we work with — don’t have the veterinary supplies to go on.

PLEASE WATCH AND POST THIS VIDEO!

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Kinship Circle Chile Animal Relief
7380 Kingsbury Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130

** CHILE PHOTO LOG: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-april-photolog.html
** FIELD NOTES: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html
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** THE FORGOTTEN DISASTER? (video)

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sun, May 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM
Subject: Personal note from Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle

5/9/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Earthquakes. Oil Spills. Floods. Too much to process. Our senses get dulled.

But I am so upset about a phone call I received that I am writing to you personally. Traci Dawson, our Team 3 leader in Chile, reports that an evacuee camp in Talquahano wants to kill all its companion animals. People who lost everything in Chile’s 8.8 earthquake and tsunami can’t even feed themselves. They don’t want to watch their animals starve to death.

Kinship Circle and SACH (Animal Relief Chile) responded immediately with food and veterinary first aid. We met with the tent camp’s “Mayor.” The animals here are hungry, many injured, some sick.

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We rescue litters burrowed inside wreckage, almost daily.

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This kitten has a broken femur bone that went untreated since the earthquake.

There are 30 tent camps along Chile’s ravaged coast. People and animals occupy row after row of tents. We fear a similar mentality will invade all the camps. Though we travel north and south of Concepcion, we routinely run out of sutures, latex gloves… One of our veterinarians in Chile now, Dr. Dan Meakin, even performed surgery on a dog in an open field. At times we can’t afford the van rental to ferry our team, vet supplies and food.

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Kinship Circle’s Dan Meakin, DVM, and a Chilean vet perform surgery on a dog at a clinic in an empty building.

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This rescued kitten and puppy are so happy to eat, they have no problem sharing the bowl!

We promise the camp in Talquahano we will return. We won’t let despair propel them to shoot their own animals. But the situation distresses me deeply. It speaks volumes about Chile’s quake/tsunami victims…and how the world seems to have forgotten them. People assume they can recover on their own. They’re wrong, especially when it comes to animals.

Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle, 5/9/10

We need funding to treat animals and distribute food.

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

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- Chile has no animal shelters. No animal disaster plan.
- Evacuees in tent camps need aid for their animals now.
- We can’t send in our Team 4 without more funding.

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Tubul, born just days within the quake, will stay in splints for a month or more to correct his leg deformities. TUBUL’S STORY: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html#april26

PLEASE HELP US BUY VET SUPPLIES AND MORE, IN CHILE

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

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Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010

** CHILE PHOTO LOG: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-april-photolog.html
** FIELD NOTES: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html
** CHILE HOME: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile

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We Are Monitoring Animal Response In Other Disasters:

1. GULF OIL SPILL: See http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/gulfspill/2010-05-05.html

2. TENNESSEE FLOOD: Kinship Circle has learned that DSHR Red Cross Volunteers have been activated for two weeks, to setup and run human shelters in the path of Tennessee floods. The animal situation is currently under evaluation. If called upon to deploy volunteers, we will notify Kinship Circle’s disaster aid volunteer network.

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Wed, May 5, 2010 at 1:08 PM
Subject: Kill Baby Kill ­ BP Oil Spill Closes In On Gulf Coast

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
5/5/10: Kill Baby Kill – BP Oil Spill Closes In On Gulf Coast

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Kill Baby Kill: Some BP Bullet Points
2. Present Animal Response In Gulf Oil Spill
3. Tubul’s Story: Help Us Save More Like Him

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3. Tubul Came Into This World On A Crash And A Wave…

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The floppy-eared puppy was born just days before an 8.8 earthquake and tsunami swept over Chile’s coastal towns. We don’t know how he escaped waters that made 5 to 6 feet rings around buildings. We don’t know where he hid as structures collapsed. We do know the pup dubbed Francisco de Tubul did it alone. Somehow this tiny dog — crippled, starving — stayed alive…

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TUBUL’S STORY: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html

Your support gives animals like Tubul a second chance:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

Please help. We need funds to buy vet supplies in Chile.

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

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** CHILE PHOTO LOG: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-april-photolog.html
** FIELD NOTES: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html
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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:14 PM
Subject: Please Look. Before It’s Too Late…

4/12/10: KINSHIP CIRCLE
Please Look. Help us give them refuge, before it’s too late…

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A puppy and cat are pulled from the wreckage of Chile’s quake and tsunami.
ALL PHOTOS (C) KINSHIP CIRCLE, CHILE 2010
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Our teams are in Chile right now — working in the shadow of a possible cull of some 700,000 animals… HELP US KEEP OUR PROMISE to Chilean animal groups, government agencies…and mostly, the animal victims of a mass earthquake and tsunamis.

YOUR DONATION GOES TO ANIMAL AID ON THE GROUND:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile

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SEE YOUR SUPPORT AT WORK / KINSHIP CIRCLE IN CHILE APRIL, 2010:

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1) FIELD RESCUE + FIRST AID: Kinship Circle’s team works with Chilean veterinarians in the coastal towns of: Villa Futura, Santa Clara Talchuano, Calita Los Morros, Calita il Fiernillo… We saw 500 roaming animals in one area alone. Each day, we treat wounds, infection, parasites, insect infestation, worms, broken bones, etc.

2) VACCINATION & TAGGING: We hope to vaccinate and ID animals — to dissuade the government from a mass kill of animals due to human health concerns.

3) TEMPORARY CLINIC/SHELTER: Chilean vets and Kinship Circle want to create a one-year clinic/shelter. Our emergency shelter plan — including surgical, diagnostic/treatment supplies, animal care items, and a project manager — runs just over $700,000. We already visit the tent camps. to treat evacuee animals like the little girl’s dog above.

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Your support has brought comfort and relief to so many with open wounds, infections…hungry, tired, and dazed…

SEE MANY MORE KINSHIP CIRCLE CHILE PHOTOS HERE:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49004747 [at] N02/

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:35 PM
Subject: Ground Zero For Animals

4/4/10: http://www.KinshipCircle.org/chile
500 animals in one area alone. An oil-drenched kitten. A dazed puppy in an intersection… At Chile’s ground zero, we see animals everywhere.

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LT: A Chilean veterinarian, on mission with Kinship Circle’s team, holds a
cat missing her paw. RT: Kinship Circle’s Traci Dawson, Byron Wilkes and Maureen Valentine head out to coastal areas hardest hit by an earthquake, aftershocks and tsunamis. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010
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Kinship Circle works alongside Chilean veterinarians to save them — but can’t get animals off the streets without your help. Worse, Chile’s government has discussed a cull of 700,000 animals in hard hit communities.

As we travel the coast, Kinship Circle IC Traci Dawson likens it to Chile’s “Upper Ninth Ward,” in reference to a Katrina ravaged community in New Orleans. Pre-quake strays with mange, malnutrition, infection…blend with animals displaced by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunamis.

Still, that puppy in the middle of the road? She is safe and will be adopted. The animals near the oil spill? They are fed and clean.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT:
• To send teams over several months, including airfare, van rental, field rescue gear, etc.
• To position our project manager on site and maintain daily communications.
• To (funds permitting) develop a temp clinic/shelter for injured, sick and homeless.

A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION CAN BE MADE AT EITHER LINK:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

KINSHIP CIRCLE CHILE PHOTO DIARY:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49004747 [at] N02/

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A cat is treated at a vet clinic. Eye infections are common, some due to prolonged saltwater exposure following an earthquake prompted tsunami. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010
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4/2/10: Villa Futura, north of Concepcion, Chile

OVERVIEW: Kinship Circle team members Traci Dawson, June Towler, Shawndra Michell, Maureen Valentine and Byron Wilkes work in a temp vet clinic, with three Chilean veterinarians, student vets, and six volunteers from a SACH (Socorro Animal Chile / Animal Relief Chile) member group, Animal Dignity. Outside the clinic, a line of people and animals stretch down the sidewalk…

ACTIVITIES: The turnout is staggering. There are virtually no neutered dogs… Vets examine animals, checking eyes, teeth, ears, glands, neck region, flea infestation, spines, organs, heart, etc. Skin disorders are prevalent, as are wounds and bites.

ISSUES: The clinic runs out of pest spray, latex gloves and paper towels. Though Kinship donates latex gloves, there still aren’t enough.

STATS: Today the clinic sees over 200 animals.

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KC’s Byron Wilkes brings food to one of many dogs roaming in ruined Chilean towns. Animals are examined at makeshift vet clinics. Skin disorders are prevalent, as are wounds and bites. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010
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4/1/10: Santa Clara Talchuano / 9:00 am

OVERVIEW: An earthquake and tsunami crashed into this “fishing town” near ground zero. Torn nets and debris cover beaches and streets. Numerous dogs rove amid rubble. Homes are rimmed with waterlines about 5 feet high. Buildings have Katrina-like mold, mud, water damage and collapsed walls.

ACTIVITIES: We spot a nursing dog. Fishermen lead us to the vicinity of her den. We search for her pups to evaluate their condition, but mom has tunneled so deep underground that we are unable to safely reach them.

Some evacuated locals left animals behind. An extremely large stray population wander streets and deserted buildings. All seem friendly, if skittish. We don’t encounter any aggressives.

ISSUES: Mange, wounds, starvation, lack of water. Food is distributed in measured amounts because many sell food rather than feed animals.

SIGHTING STATS: Roughly 100-150 dogs and unnumbered cats.

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Please make a contribution for Chile’s animal quake victims:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

4/1/10: Calita Los Morros / 2:30 pm

OVERVIEW: Military tents and small shacks of wood and pallets serve as evacuee camps here. Many are with animals, but not all. Some conflict erupts between neighbors with and without animals…

ACTIVITIES: The team provides food and medical care to animals in the camp. Two cats with severe upper respiratory disease are treated on site.

During street rounds, we visit a family with multiple dogs — including a mom with a large litter and several cats. All animals are checked, treated and left with food. KC revisits a resident who told SACH she’d leave with her dogs. As suspected, she did not take them. The abandoned dogs are fed and we’ll attempt to find a home for them…

ISSUES: Mange, injuries, wounds, starvation, TVT, distemper. TVT, a canine venereal virus prevalent here, is transmitted via contact (sexual, touch/rub open wounds, nasal). Dogs get large red “cauliflower” tumors…

SIGHTING STATS: Approximately 200 dogs/cats.

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Large animal populations roam streets and deserted buildings in earthquake
stricken parts of Chile. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010
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4/1/10: Calita il Fiernillo, Quake causes oil spills / 5:00 pm

OVERVIEW: The earthquake caused an oil spill at a refinery along this town’s shore. Dogs and cats wade through black-water puddles. One cat is found atop a roof drenched in oil… Animals are decontaminated, but with no temp shelter, we can only release them.

In a an area swarming with strays, we capture and treat a very skittish dog whose staked out his “spot” on a slab of cardboard. Down the road, we find an 8-week-old puppy dazed and ragged in the middle of an intersection. SACH takes the puppy to a clinic, where she’ll remain till healthy enough to adopt out. Kinship Circle team members contribute money toward the pup’s clinic fees, as SACH reveals they are now completely out of money.

SIGHTING STATS: Over the course of the day, we see an estimated 500 dogs. The stray population has ballooned with animals displaced by this disaster.

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers and resources for animal victims through its network of trained responders in the U.S. and Canada. http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 9:43 PM
Subject: Don’t Kill Bill To Ban Devocalization / In Their Eyes (Friends of KC)

FRIENDS OF KINSHIP CIRCLE – http://friendsofkinshipcircle.wordpress.com

1. MA RESIDENTS ONLY: Breeders And MVMA Try To Kill Anti-Devocalization Bill [I removed this section of the alert since it's unrelated to Chile, but you can view the MA alert here. - Ed.]

2. Why Chile? The Answer Lies In Their Eyes. We’re en route now…

3/29/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID
Kinship Circle’s team is en route to Chile.
Why Chile? The answer lies in their eyes…

WHY CHILE?

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Animals have no borders, so when Chileans asked Kinship Circle to send teams to help displaced animals, we got to work. We are now in Chile for rescue, first aid and the eventual construction of a temp tent clinic/shelter to house homeless animals, treat injuries, vaccinate, and spay/neuter.

WHY CHILE?

A stretch of coastal towns, about 500-600 miles from Santiago, Chile are ruined from an 8.8 earthquake, aftershocks, and two tsunamis. Still, cries of animals are heard from the rubble. Many are sick from drinking saltwater… It will take 4 to 5 days for a SACH/Kinship Circle convoy to log animal numbers, leave food/water and treat any injured or sick animals.

I wonder how we will find the money to finance all that needs to be done for thousands… Will people care enough about animals in Chile to contribute?

WHY CHILE?

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Anyone who looks into their eyes would see the same sadness and confusion that I see. That look, a mix of hunger and hopelessness, was Katrina’s hallmark. For some rescuers, it is a look that can never be erased.

How do you turn away from a plea for help? From tears…and stories of animals left behind? YOU DON’T. Brenda Shoss, president, Kinship Circle

* DONATE TO CHILE RELIEF FUND NOW:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

* DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

WE NEED TO RAISE AT LEAST $500,000 TO…

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Fund Kinship Circle teams for 3 to 6 months — including veterinarians, first responders, and a Chile project manager — to purchase and oversee:
* Search and Rescue / Trapping
* In-Field First Aid / Wound Transport / Food-Water Program
* Assessment and Tracking of Animal Populations
* 1-Year Clinic/Shelter (for homeless and temporarily surrendered animals)
* Extended Care (vaccines, spay/neuter, and adoption programs)
* Veterinary surgical/diagnostic equipment
* Veterinary medicines, vaccines, tools
* Containment & care: kennels, cages, food, hygiene, bowls, leashes, collars, litter…
* Temp clinic/shelter: military tents, fencing, electrical lighting, air/heat…
* Field work: stretchers, carriers, gas, first aid, catch poles, trap cages…

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:37 PM
Subject: Worse Than We Thought – Letter From Kinship Circle

3/15/10: KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID
Chile’s Animals – Worse Than We Thought. Help Us Be There.

Animals with broken bones. Eyes cloudy with saltwater.
A kitten cut. Puppies under rubble. There are thousands more, each one a bark and purr unheard… THIS IS CHILE, post-quake.

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Dear Supporters,

I just got off the phone with Kinship Circle’s Chile contact. She described the forgotten victims of Chile’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake on 2/27/10 — followed by 20+ aftershocks, some as high as 7.2 and 6.9, and two tsunamis.

Socorro Animal Chile, SACH (Animal Relief Chile) is a coalition of Chilean animal protection groups united for the relief of an estimated 700,000 (or more) animals scattered across Dichato, Constitucion and Pichilemu, Chile. SACH sends three veterinarian-led teams into the field daily. They’ve formally requested assistance from Kinship Circle’s disaster response team.

SACH has also asked us to raise funds on their behalf, with three main goals to:

1. Erect a temporary tent shelter/clinic to care for animals abandoned in the earthquake.
2. Carry out a spay/neuter campaign.
3. Focus on transport and adoption campaigns, particularly in the U.S.

SACH needs Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid in Chile to assist with:
— Search and Rescue / Trapping
— In-Field First Aid
— Wound Transport to Veterinary Clinics
— In-Field Sustenance (food/water program)
— Assessment and Tracking of Animal Populations
— Emergency Sheltering (once a temporary staging area/clinic is established)

WE NEED TO RAISE $500,000.

http://kinshipcircle.org/donation/

I know you have DONATION FATIGUE! We wouldn’t ask, with Haiti animal aid still underway, if it weren’t critical. I ask for you to reach deep, to help with funding needs outlined below. We can’t keep our promise to Chile’s animals without funding, as most of our resources went to Haiti work.

With deep gratitude,

Brenda Shoss, president, Kinship Circle

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Please donate to Kinship Circle / Animal Relief Chile now:

BY MAIL:
Kinship Circle
Animal Relief Chile
7380 Kingsbury Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

ONLINE:

http://kinshipcircle.org/donation/

Your donation helps pay for:
**This is to show why we’re fundraising. DO NOT SHIP ITEMS TO US.**

STAGING AREA/TEMP SHELTER IN CHILE:
– Large vehicles: 3 SUVs
– Gas fueled generators
– Basic veterinary surgical equipment and examining table
– Basic veterinary clinic equipment, including vaccines, medicines, etc.
– Subcutaneous fluid bags, lines, needles
– Portable X-ray machine and light table
– Fans and portable air conditioners for surgical tents
– Kennels, run, carriers, cages…for rescued animals
– Sturdy large tent shelters for clinic, animal sheltering, volunteers
– Electrical lighting for staging area/volunteer camp at night
– Fencing
– Leashes, collars
– Bowls
– Litter-boxes & Litter
– Cat and dog food
– Water
– Blankets; Newspaper
– Trap cages
– Catch poles
– Hygiene
– Refrigerator cold storage of medication

VOLUNTEER DEPLOYMENT & GROUND ACTIVITIES:
– Airfare reimbursement for volunteer deployments
– Lodging for volunteers, whether in hotel, rented property, or camp
– Sustenance (food, water) for volunteers + some equipment, such as catchpoles, etc.
– Administrative costs for web construction, public messaging, long distance communications…

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A Plea From Earthquake-Stricken Chile

Dear Ms. Shoss and Kinship Circle,

The earthquake and following tsunami that Chile suffered on the early morning of the 27th of February devastated several small towns close to the coast. Thousands of animals are silent victims of this catastrophe. Hundreds of dogs live with their owners in shelters and thousands roam the ruins of towns and cities. The dogs’ guardians have lost everything and do not have the resources to feed their animals. Some opted to abandon them.

Chilean animal welfare groups and veterinarians decided to work together to help animals and created Socorro Animal Chile (Animal Relief Chile).

Socorro Animal Chile (Animal Relief Chile) formally requests assistance from Kinship Circle for our animal aid operation in Dichato, Constitucion and Pichilemu, Chile. We need trained animal disaster responders and rescue and veterinary specialists. On behalf of the animal organizations in SACH/Animal Relief Chile, we ask that Kinship Circle deploy its team to Chile to work within our animal disaster plan, in response to Chile’s earthquake.

We also ask Kinship Circle to temporarily receive donations in the United States on behalf of Socorro Animal Chile. We urgently need funding to sustain our work for animals. Difficult bureaucratic steps necessary to opening a Paypal account ourselves, in Chile, have prompted SACH to request financial aid from other countries, especially the United States. That is the reason we ask Kinship Circle to accept funds on our behalf.

For all your help I am grateful,

Alejandra Cassino, Chief Coordinator
Adriana De La Garza, International Affairs
Socorro Animal Chile / Animal Relief Chile

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=329459149031&ref=ts

http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/

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Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers and resources for animal victims through its network of trained responders in the U.S. and Canada. http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

* DONATE TO CHILE OR HAITI ANIMAL RELIEF FUNDS:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:56 PM
Subject: Chile Quake – Some 700,000 Animals May Be Affected

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
3/5/10: Chile Quake – Some 700,000 Animals May Be Affected

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Kittens amid rubble. An 8.8. earthquake struck Chile’s central region, namely Constitucion, Chile, on 2/27/10. photo source: http://21paradigm.wordpress.com/

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Strongest Earthquake To Hit Chile In 50 Years
2. Some 700,000 Animals Affected, Animal Relief Chile Says
3. International NGOs On Alert For Chile’s Animals

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1. Strongest Earthquake To Hit Chile In 50 Years

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CHILE EARTHQUAKE / DISASTER OVERVIEW
- 2/27/10: Magnitude 8.8 – OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
- MAIN AFFECTED REGIONS:
60 miles NNW of Chillan, Chile
65 miles WSW of Talca, Chile
70 miles NNE of Concepcion, Chile
200 miles SW of Santiago, Chile
SOURCE: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tfan.php

- (AP) 3/4/10: The magnitude-8.8 quake and tsunami that followed ravaged a 700-kilometer (435-mile) stretch of Chile’s Pacific coast and killed at least 802 people. People missing, unknown. People affected, 2 million.

- Chile has asked other countries and the UN for temporary bridges, field hospitals, satellite phones, electric generators, water purification systems, field kitchens and dialysis centers.

- (guardian.co.uk) 2/27/10: The 22-mile deep earthquake caused buildings to collapse, fires to erupt, and unleashed a tsunami across the Pacific. It devastated the city of Concepcion, 70 miles from the epicentre.

- “This quake was around 500 times the magnitude of the one that devastated Haiti in Jan.,” but it was deeper and Chile’s buildings are sturdier, so there were less casualties.

- Powerful aftershocks: There were 29 of magnitude 5 or greater, and one reaching 6.9, the US Geological Survey reported.

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2. Some 700,000 Animals Affected, Animal Relief Chile Says

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EFE, Chile. http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/

ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE
http://www.cefu.cl/ * http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/

CEFU executive director Alejandra Cassino estimates more than 700,000 companion animals may be affected by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Chile’s central region on 2/27/10. Coalition for the Ethical Control of Urban Animals (CEFU) has called upon other Chilean animal organizations to unite for these victims. Under the banner ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE, the coalition provides a national support network to cover veterinary care, resource management, communications, volunteers, etc.

ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE MEMBER GROUPS, SO FAR:
- Animanaturalis * http://www.animanaturalis.org
- Animal Consciousness
- Rima
- ADAR
- ASPS Talca
- Independent Animal Enraizarte
- Students from the Universidad Diego Portales, Universidad Mayor, Iberoamericana and Universidad de Chile

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE:

DIRECT DESPOSIT (the only option at this time)
Animal Relief Chile — also called Socorro Animal Chile (SACH) — asks the Chilean animal community and the rest of the world to join this campaign to help the animal victims of the earthquake, and their caretakers.

WIRE OR WESTERN UNION DONATIONS FROM YOUR BANK TO:
The account of the Organization OPRA
Account: 01-16460-0, Development Bank
Ruth: 65640920-0
CODE FOREIGN DEPOSITS: BKSACLRM
Send a confirmation email to: aporteanimal [at] gmail.com

SUPPLY NEEDS (translated from Spanish): For donations of perishables (dog/cat food…) and medical supplies, communicate directly with those responsible for receiving/coordinating aid:

** Animal Relief Chile: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=329459149031&ref=ts
Alejandra Cassino Marcel, 09-235-1982, socorroanimalchile [at] gmail.com

SOURCE OF THIS INFORMATION, TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH
Socorro Animal Chile (SACH)
socorroanimalchile [at] gmail.com, sosanimalchile [at] gmail.com
website: http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/

Coalition for the Ethical Control of Urban Animals (CEFU)
coalicion [at] cefu.cl, denuncia [at] cefu.cl, prensa [at] cefu.cl
website: http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/

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3. International NGOs On Alert For Chile’s Animals

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Rescue worker Cristian Velasquez found and comforted this puppy found alive inside a collapsed house in Constitucion, March 1, 2010. Velasquez gave him bits of food and water after rescuing him from (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)

WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (WSPA)

http://animalsindisasters.typepad.com/

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The impact on animals is becoming clearer, as we now have information from several of our member societies in affected regions… A center run by our member society, Centro de Rehabilitacion y Rescate de Primates (CRRP) that provides shelter for 165 mistreated primates has been damaged too. CRRP staff said that one of the monkeys has died and others are much stressed… Some animal shelters run by non-member societies are also reportedly seriously damaged. Many dogs have been left homeless, and there are reports of animals roaming around towns…. Flights into Chile are very limited. We now have confirmed tickets, to fly directly to Santiago, on Sunday night…

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW)

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/

IFAW Emergency Team on Alert — A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck near the city of Concepcion, Chile… More than 2 million people are displaced, wounded or otherwise affected… Shortly after the earthquake, IFAW reached out to our friends at animal protection groups in Chile to assess the needs of animal victims. We are standing ready to provide emergency grants or whatever else is appropriate during these difficult times.

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Animales terremoto en Chile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/prensanimalista/sets/72157623551563382/

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    Thank you for posting this! I’m always looking for great organizations to donate to whenever a disaster like this happens. Great post.

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