November 11, 2013
Preparing to Help Animals and People Following Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan has struck with devastating force in the Philippines, and we have an experienced veterinary team on the ground in Cebu, the biggest island in the strike zone.
While authorities struggle to organize and deliver humanitarian aid, we’re preparing an animal-focused response. Our team has already carried out an assessment of the northeast region of Cebu, and met with local officials to offer support. Our team is also preparing to visit two other hard-hit islands as soon as the needed clearance is received. We’ll work in close cooperation with local and federal officials to provide comprehensive aid for both humans and animals.
For the last four years, Humane Society International has stationed personnel in the Philippines as part of its worldwide street dog relief campaign. They’re familiar with the country, close to its people, and committed to helping animals in crisis.
HSI and its affiliate, The Humane Society of the United States, stand ready to respond when disaster strikes, wherever that may be.