In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many animals were left stranded and in desperate need of rescue, shelter and medical treatment. Many worthy organizations stepped forward to help and are helping still. We wanted to briefly highlight the efforts of one such group here in our bulletin.
This group, along with many others, has been instrumental in helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and our friend Bunjie Booth and him mom June Booth asked if we would pass on information concerning this group to all the other bunny slaves out there.
This information is reprinted from their website. For more information or to donate please go to: http://www.noahswish.org
Noah's Wish is a not-for-profit, animal welfare organization, with a straightforward mission. We exist to keep animals alive during disasters. That's it. We are not involved in any other animal welfare issues. It's not that we are not concerned about all the ways animals are abused and exploited. Noah's Wish would like nothing more than to see all suffering stop. Fortunately, there are a multitude of national and local animal welfare organizations who are tackling the issues that adversely affect animals. No other organization has made the commitment though to just focus on disaster relief work for animals. That's the void we are filling.
Noah's Wish came into existence in March 2002, not to duplicate existing efforts to help animals during earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes, but rather to expand on what's already in place. Too often, efforts to help animals during these life threatening situations have been gravely inadequate. It would be unacceptable if relief efforts for people were as fragmented.
Noah's Wish recognizes that animals need and deserve an organized, consistent, and professionally managed national disaster relief program. Otherwise, they will continue to pay for human indifference with their lives. What will raise the standards for how animals are managed during disasters is to implement well thought out, field tested, policies and procedures that are practiced in all disasters. Relief efforts for people are managed this way and we feel they should be for animals too.
Noah's Wish wants animals to survive disasters by getting the services they need, therefore, we have taken on the challenge to raise the standards. What we have set out to do, no other organization has successfully done. There have been countless attempts made, but the efforts have not gone far enough. Noah's Wish has a great deal of work ahead of us, but we're confident in our ability and determination to get the job done. What other choice do we have?
Many of you may already know about Bunjie Booth and his Words of Wisdom. He is a delightfully clever and witty bunny with many profound thoughts to share. His mom, June Booth; helps him by emailing his many friends his Words of Wisdom. Now, you can help support Hurricane Katrina animal relief efforts by buying Bunjie Booth Words of Wisdom apparel and gift items through Cafe Press. Click below to see all the great items you can get.
The bunnies and all the other critters say Thank You!
We hope that in the spirit of the season you will consider spreading some holiday cheer and donating to the organization of your choice.
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