VANCOUVER, September 4, 2019 - The Humane Society of Canada has launched a global appeal for donations to buy food, bottled water, veterinary supplies, rescue equipment and to transport them to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and the families affected by Dorian,” says Michael O’Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of The Humane Society of Canada.
“We are also asking people to remember animals, often the forgotten victims in such troubled times, says O’Sullivan.” The animal charity says that while there are hundreds of relief agencies working to help people, working alongside them are only a relatively small number of groups working to help animals.
“Each one of these hard-hit communities, having lost so much, includes families who are missing their animals. Orphaned and injured wildlife are also at risk,” says O’Sullivan who has worked in disaster and war zones around the world. He says that he has no illusions about the staggering challenges faced by people and animals in overcoming the impact of this terrible disaster. “What we accomplish here will be measured by saving one animal at a time. We are talking about tens of thousands of dogs, cats, birds, livestock and wildlife who have been affected and still need help.”
As part of The Humane Society of Canada's Disaster Relief, Rescue and Recovery Program, we monitor the Canadian Hurricane Centre, NASA and the US National Weather Service for up to date information on developing Hurricane Dorian.
18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18)
Open Letter To Canadians
As I have since 1980, I am in Geneva participating in CITES.
As one of three co-founders in 1993 of the Species Survival Network, please find formatted versions of the SSN CoP18 Digest at the links below which reflect The Humane Society of Canada's position along with the 90 strong animal/environmental protection groups worldwide.
21st August 2019
Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,