Devastation in Japan: ASPCA on Standby

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 11:45am

Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as the post-earthquake crisis continues to unfold. The severity of the situation and the possible threat of nuclear disaster highlight the fact that assistance is still urgently needed. As reports and footage of the devastation in Japan continue to come in, one video serves as a reminder that the catastrophe has many animal victims, too.

Japanese dog refuses to leave injured friend behind. CNN reports that these dogs have been located and are receiving care.

The ASPCA remains on standby ready to assist our animal welfare colleagues in Japan in any way necessary. Currently, we are in communication with our national and international partners through our membership in the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC). For more information on NARSC's efforts, please visit their site.

Working with this coalition, we are coordinating efforts in order to provide the most efficient and effective use of resources to help animals affected by this disaster. Please stay tuned to for more information on the ASPCA’s relief efforts.