February 4, 2010
Haiti Update: Heading Home, for Now
Our disaster response team heads home, but plan for ongoing assistance in Haiti.
This morning, our second team prepared to return to Santo Domingo. Nine people and four dogs will make the trip with two trucks and trailer.
Before departing, they met again with representatives of Christian Veterinary Mission to transfer supplies and confer regarding urgent and ongoing needs.
Our responders will debrief on the long ride home. Their appraisal of animal welfare concerns will shape our broader organizational response in the days and weeks to come.
Veterinary Care and Human Service of the Dominican Republic, and Christian Veterinary Mission, will continue to provide immediate care and assistance in Haiti, while HSI/HSUS/HSVMA organizes the next phase of our response to the animal welfare challenges of the earthquake's aftermath.