Jeff Eyre, the Northeast Director of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team, is currently on the ground in Haiti, assisting with animal relief efforts following the devastating earthquake that struck the region on January 12. The ASPCA is a member of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH), headed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), which has deployed a team of experts to bring direct aid to the animals affected by the crisis. With limited communication in and out of the area, the following is the third in a series of field reports from Jeff on the frontlines.
Lassie: Lassie was brought to us to look at and as we were checking I noticed an imbedded collar, which I cut out of her neck. After further medical checks, Doctor Thomas, the Haitian Deputy Minister of Environment, who was with our team for the day, performed field surgery to remove the maggots and sew her neck wound. Three people assisted on the procedure: vet tech Connie of Defenders of Animals, Dick Green of IFAW and Doctor Thomas’s assistant.
Puppy in a wall: There were three puppies found with a very undernourished momma. The puppies were living in the broken wall and the one woke up for an exam.
Photos of the events described above can be seen in the slideshow below.