September 29, 2006
Hakol Chai has hosted a number of adoption days for puppies rescued from towns across northern Israel during the recent conflict. Many puppies have gone to new homes, but more are still waiting.
Photos from Our Adoption Days
Watch a video clip of one of our adoption days.
Spaying and Neutering Our Puppies Before Adoption
CHAI/Hakol Chai is committed to preventing the overpopulation of dogs and cats that results in so much suffering. To alter the puppies we rescued from the north before placing them in their new homes, we invited early-age spay/neuter expert, U.S. veterinarian Raphael Gilbert, DVM, to Israel.CHAI Advisory Board member Paula Kislak, DVM, first taught early-age spay/neuter (at 6-8 weeks) in Israel in 1998, and she also wrote an article on this subject for Israel's Journal of Veterinary Medicine. This practice is crucial in preventing the birth of more puppies and kittens for whom there are no homes.
ReunionsIn addition to working hard to find new homes for the many animals abandoned during the crisis, we are also reuniting lost animals with their families.
The family of Jessie, a Weimaraner, left her with
relatives when they evacuated. Not long afterwards,
the relatives also decided to evacuate, and they left
her with neighbors. When the neighbors evacuated,
Jessie was on the street - alone, dehydrated, and
starving. She tried to enter a bomb shelter but was
badly beaten. Caring people who saw what happened
called Hakol Chai's hotline, and Jessie was rescued
and treated by a vet. After the conflict, Hakol Chai
managed to locate Jessie's family, for a joyous
To everyone who helped make our rescue efforts during the recent crisis possible, we send our best wishes and heartfelt gratitude. Thanks to you, thousands of lives were saved.
We still have much work ahead to find responsible, caring homes for the many remaining puppies, and to spay/neuter and educate so if there is a next time, fewer animals will suffer.
Please send your tax-deductible donations to
CHAI, POB 3341, Alexandria, VA 22302, USA, or donate through our website.
To donate directly to Hakol Chai in Israel, send donations to Hakol Chai, POB 51858,
Tel Aviv 67214, Israel, or
donate through the website (Hebrew).
Yours for a more compassionate world,
CHAI - Concern for Helping Animals in Israel
PO Box 3341, Alexandria, VA 22302