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January 26, 2010

Still All Haiti, All the Time

I'm  truly sorry to have neglected the blog for so long, but as you can imagine, the Haiti story is all-consuming for The Miami Herald. If you go to MiamiHerald.com and input my name in the 'search' bar, you'll see what I mean. But I'm here and many of my colleagues are there and haven't had a moment off since they arrived the night of the quake, Jan. 12. They're operating is nearly impossible conditions - sleeping outside, subsisting on power bars and beef jerky, smelling death all around them, and relying on sat-phones to file long, complicated stories and photos.Their work has been without peer, and I hope everyone has been paying attention to it.

Sunday, I ran the following in a How to Help section:

Haiti''s creatures are not forgotten. Animal-welfare groups have formed the Animal Rescue Coalition for Haiti (ARCH). The Humane Society International and its subsidiaries are mounting their own effort.

That evening, Haitian government officially requested ARCH's help.

On Thursday evening, the Humane delegation, which includes veterinarians from the Dominican Republic, arrived in Haiti, seeking out injured, starving domestic animals and livestock. The group includes the ASPCA, Best Friends, American Humane Association, United Animal Nations, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and World Society for the Protection of Animals.

Donate at aspca.org.


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