Earthquake Aftermath in Japan: How Animals are Being Affected

PetMD Editorial
Published: March 23, 2011
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It has been nearly two weeks since an earthquake in Japan measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale literally shook the globe. The quake along with the subsequent tsunami caused tremendous damage to parts of Japan and left tens of thousands of people homeless, while countless others are missing. Also affected are the animals.

Relief organizations around the world are currently coordinating on how to best bring aid to Japan, among them World Vets and JEARS (Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support), which is a coalition of three animal welfare groups in Japan as well as a larger coalition of veterinary and animal welfare groups in Japan.

According to their site, World Vets is "actively coordinating shipments of pet food and veterinary supplies to go to different distribution sites in Japan." However, they said that additional donations of veterinary supplies and/or equipment are not required at this time.

PetMD will try and keep you updated on the situation in Japan.

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