Blue Cross of India (via ANIMAL PEOPLE)
*The Chennai region of south India was hardest hit. Checks can be mailed directly to the Blue Cross of India, or sent payable to ANIMAL PEOPLE (to be tax exempt in the US) with notation that the donation is for tsunami relief in India:
ANIMAL PEOPLE / donation for tsunami relief in India
PO Box 960
Clinton WA 98236
or phone 360-579-2505 to use a Visa or MasterCard
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The Blue Cross can deposit US checks directly into its bank account, but I am happy to receive them and forward to Blue Cross. We routinely accept donations for them so that US donors can deduct the amounts from their income tax.

 Chinny Krishna
 Blue Cross of India
 1-A Eldams Rd.,
 Tamil Nadu 600018,  India;
 fax 91-44-234-9801;

 Debasis Chakrabarti,  President,
 Purnima Toolsidas,  Secretary,

 Visakha SPCA
 26-15-200 Main Road
 530001,  India
 Phone:  91-891-564759
 Fax:  91-891-528662

Pradeep Kumar Nath,  President,
or Swathi Buddhiraju,  Hospital Manager,

 Compassionate Crusaders Trust and People For Animals/Calcutta
 1/13A Olai Chandi Rd.,
 Calcutta 700037,  India;
 fax 91-33-220-5665;

 Donations to Indian organizations from the U.S. are being coordinated by--

 Erika Abrams
 Animal Aid Unlimited (India)
 4508 SW Massachusetts St.
 Seattle,  WA  98116

(Animal Aid can issue a tax-exempt receipt to U.S. donors who need one.)


 Margot Park
 Soi Dog Foundation,
 C/O 57/61 Laguna Golf Villas
 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road,
 Phuket 83110,  Thailand

Note:   Phuket Animal Welfare Society cofounder and board
member Leone Cosens was killed,  apparently while trying to rescue  others.

Message From: "Gillian Dalley" <
Subject: Phuket disaster
If you have any contacts with organisations willing to help, we desperately need to buy large quantities of food. Hundreds of dogs who relied on local restaurants are now starving as all the restaurants are gone. Some of our local volunteers are either dead or injured.
Donations can be made by logging on to
Thanks for any help you can give, John



Champa Fernando
is still the only animal rescue person whom we've heard from
in Sri Lanka since the tsunami.  Champa is an attorney and
coordinates numerous projects and activities among the other Sri  Lankan
organizations,  but as of yesterday had no information yet  about how they
had fared.

Merritt Clifton
 P.O. Box 960
 Clinton,  WA  98236

 Telephone:  360-579-2505
 Fax:  360-579-2575

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Excerpts from Noah's Wish Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Update:
Thursday, December 30 - 2:45 p.m.
Noah's Wish is working hard to learn what indeed is happening to the animals that live in the countries that have been hit by this week's disaster. The process is a slow one but we are determined to find out, and to verify that the information we receive is correct.

*Please visit for sections of this report pertaining to wildlife. The following excerpts are about domestic animals, namely cats and dogs: 

...The news that wildlife seem to have survived this week's tsunami is good news. This information is being reported now by the international media which is encouraging, but I am concerned that most people will interpret this to mean that all animals have survived this disaster with minimal impact... There undoubtedly will be wildlife that will be injured though. I received an e-mail from The Millennium Elephant Foundation in India that reads, "Thank you for your thoughts and concern. Things are a bit chaotic at the moment but we will be in touch very soon.  We are currently trying to contact our attending veterinarian to see how we can coordinate any relief work for the wildlife."

...I cannot believe though that domesticated and farm animals have come through this disaster as well for the simple fact that many of them live their lives confined.  Of course this made it impossible for them to escape the rising water on their own. In my report yesterday, I told of volunteers who were frantically searching for animals that were tethered in the hours following the tsunami so that they could be cut loose. For the dogs and cats who live on the streets and managed somehow to escape drowning  the scraps of food from restaurants and handouts from concerned tourists are gone. I suspect that many of the domesticated animals in those areas that have been hardest hit are tough and they are accustomed to scrounging for whatever morsels of food they can find...

Here is a first hand report I just received from Thailand:
"I already saw groups of dogs along the roads. We have our work cut out for us! Many cats lived in the areas hit hard and I don't know yet what happened to them. Also lots of dogs are in that area. I saw lots of toy poodles, the favorite pet dog for locals, and 2 dachshunds running around. Obviously they are now without their homes. Dogs on Patong beach need food and water as will most beach dogs because food stalls are gone as are the kitchens of the hotels.

The temple in Kamala was totally destroyed. Three monks died and about 15 dogs. Ten or so are left. I found them huddled in corners of the water tower, the only structure still standing apart from a roof of a prayer hall. Many dogs are living in the forest covering the steep hill. I walked my own dogs on the beach yesterday and found a group of dogs. I will have to take on feeding at the pound as the government has stopped now!!! This will be a huge task for us as we have only a small group of volunteers. Will need money to buy food and helping hands. My dear friend Suriya in Bangkok has organized a truck load of dry dog food to be trucked into Phuket today. It will hopefully arrive soon...

Posting Submitted By: Terri Crisp - Noah's Wish Director

Susan Roghair -
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