Thursday, February 17, 2011
I have a very special Cat Thursday for you today. Caren at CAT CHAT shared this wonderful guest post by Gwen Cooper regarding the plight of animals in Egypt during the current unrest there. She has generously allowed me to cross post it here today!
By now, we’re all aware of the current unrest in Egypt. What many don’t realize, however, is the catastrophic toll that unrest is taking on Egypt’s animal population.
ESMA (the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals) has retrieved dozens of cats and dogs who were on the brink of death, unable to breathe because of the tear gas and with eyes so swollen they couldn’t see. And even the physical injuries often pale in comparison to the sheer terror these defenseless creatures are being subjected to.
An influx of dollars is the best immediate thing we can do to help ESMA and the animals they serve. Dollars will actually be more useful than Egyptian pounds right now when it comes to buying food, medicine, and other supplies. Dollars can also be used to hire trained teams to rescue animals from abandoned pet stores, zoos, and homes. Even a small amount of money—say $20—can go a very long way in a situation like this.
Donations are made through PayPal.
The other thing you can do to help the animals of Egypt is to continue to spread the word about their needs. Link to this post, or ESMA’s donation page, on your own blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, etc. Tell your friends, families, co-workers, veterinarians, rescue groups you may work with, and anybody else you can think of. While the media has finally started to pay attention to this story, any additional awareness we can create will go a long way toward making things better.
Please do what you can—and God bless!
ABOUT GWEN COOPER-"A
I hope you enjoyed today's post. What is happening in Egypt is terrible and to now find out that the animals are suffering as well...it's heartbreaking. I'm going to give a little to this cause. I can't afford much, but every little bit helps.