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The Japan Veterinary Medical Association To Raise Funds To Support Vets Working In Afflicted Area

JPMA plan to fund raise to support vets working in afflicted area.

A search and rescue dog combs the wreckage looking for survivors following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

Photo courtesty of National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, LA Tech Fire Service.

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The Japan Veterinary Medical Association to Raise Funds to support Vets Working in Afflicted AreaThe Japan Veterinary Medical Association to Raise Funds to support Vets Working in Afflicted AreaThe Japan Veterinary Medical Association to Raise Funds to support Vets Working in Afflicted AreaThe Japan Veterinary Medical Association to Raise Funds to support Vets Working in Afflicted AreaThe Japan Veterinary Medical Association to Raise Funds to support Vets Working in Afflicted AreaPosted: March 22, 2011, 12:30 p.m., EDT

March 22, 2011 – The Japan Veterinary Medical Association has opened a bank account to raise funds to support veterinarians helping animals in the afflicted area. Bank name/branch: Mizuho Bank Ltd./Aoyama Branch. Swift code: MHBKJPJT. A/C No.: 648856. Beneficiary’s name: Japan Veterinary Medical Association. Address: Room 2357, Shin-Aoyama Building, 1-1-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan.

March 22, 2011 – The American Veterinary Medical Association is reminding pet owners to include pets and livestock in emergency plans in a video they created. The video includes details on how to prepare a disaster kit, such as including special disaster identification tags, and other simple plans and precautions that pet owners can undertake to protect their animals if a disaster occurs. The AVMA has additional disaster preparedness information here.

March 21, 2011 – Henry Schein Inc. of Melville, N.Y., has established the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The company will match all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly to relief efforts. The fund was established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, the company’s nonprofit organization. For donation details, click here.

March 21, 2011 – The Humane Society International reported today that it will provide an initial relief package of $170,000 that includes direct grants, purchase and shipment of emergency supplies and planning and implementation of temporary sheltering facilities in the Japan disaster zone. The most requested assistance by the network of local groups in Japan are dog kennels, animal bowls and collars and food supplies for displaced, surrendered and abandoned animals, according to HSI. Guidance on setting up emergency sheltering operations is also sought. HSI said it is actively soliciting support for its Japan effort on its website, hsi.org.

March 21, 2011 – Heska Corp. of Loveland, Colo., is asking people to support veterinary relief efforts in Japan by learning more about opportunities for involvement and financial aid. Heska highlighted the nonprofit organization World Vets, one of the winners in Heska’s 2010 Inspiration in Action Contest. World Vets has deployed a first responder assessment team to Japan and is currently mobilizing their resources to set up ongoing support activities.

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