August 15, 2006
CHAI/HAKOL CHAI'S LIFELINE TO ANIMALS IN EVACUATED AREASAs Israelís hardest hit northern settlement of Kiryat Shmona is evacuated, volunteers of Hakol Chai, the Israeli sister charity of Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI), rush to provide emergency first aid to injured animals, to evacuate animals of evacuees, and to leave food and water for those left behind on deserted streets by residents fleeing to bomb shelters.
Already, Hakol Chai has sent more than 12 tons of dog and cat food, water bowls, large containers to transport water, vaccines, and supplies to the north of the country, including to the municipal pounds of Kiryat Shmona, Tiberias, and Ma'alei Yossef, for the animals there. Night after night, Hakol Chai teams of volunteers brave danger to enter deserted northern settlements, providing a lifeline to animals left behind by people fleeing to bomb shelters or to safer areas of the country.
Hundreds of people have called Hakol Chai's hotline set up to help animals during the crisis - those eager to volunteer, to adopt animals, or to provide a foster home for animals until their families are able to care for them again. Many animals of evacuees have been placed in foster homes.
Looking to the FutureNow our task becomes to reunite animals placed in foster homes with their families, and to find homes for those without families or whose families cannot be located. Hakol Chai is establishing a temporary shelter for the many puppies rescued from the streets by volunteers. We need your help with funds for cages, fencing, food, veterinary care, and workers to help care for them over the next few months, until all are placed.
CHAI - Concern for Helping Animals in Israel
PO Box 3341, Alexandria, VA 22302