Rescue Dogs Ready to Help in Haiti

Rescue dogs are seen in their enclosure before leaving for Haiti at the Torrejon military airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010. Firefighters without Borders, the International Red Cross and other aid groups said they are preparing a major disaster relief effort in Haiti after a powerful earthquake struck the capital. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Haiti Earthquake: IFAW Emergency Team on Alert

IFAW’s Emergency Relief team is on high alert to help in Haiti after a devastating earthquake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12.

As always with disasters like this, the humanitarian rescue efforts will be the focus in the first week or so. The immediate priorities will be getting food, clean water, shelter and medical attention to the survivors.

After those immediate human needs are met, IFAW's Emergency Response team will be ready to assist the animal victims in any way that we can. In the meantime, please keep the people and animals of Haiti in your thoughts.