This week, the world has watched in horror as parts of the central Philippines were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, which left an awful tail of death and destruction. As we know from past disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Japan, many animals are left homeless and separated from their families.
A story on dogster.com explains how a Filipino charity called Compassion and Responsibility for Animals, or CARA, is trying to help:
The members of CARA say that they lack the resources to send volunteers or goods to devastated areas and are coordinating with Alice Utlang, the city vet of Cebu. Cebu is an island district in the eastern part of the Phillipines. The capital, Cebu City, is serving as the base for many of the relief efforts.
The human toll of this terrible storm is appalling, but we should not forget the animals in our relief efforts.