Helping Pet Victims of the Japanese Tsunami

Paws for Japan

This Thursday, The Daily Toki is joining BlogPaws‘ “Paws for Japan” blog hop to encourage donations to the tsunami relief efforts of World Vets, a non-profit organization that provides first-responder veterinary aid to disaster areas worldwide.

Please join Toki and me in supporting relief efforts for Japan.  Even a small amount can make a difference.  : )

DONATE to World Vets here!

And just so I don’t leave you feeling too glum, here is a story and series of pictures about the pet rescue effort shortly after Hurricane Katrina.  I don’t know the author of this story and the following photos, but it was shared with me via email by my cousin Diane back in 2007.   They are too cute not to share!


The story begins with the rescuers finding this poor little guy they named Ralphie that someone had already taken under their wing but weren’t equipped to adopt;

Ralphie, scared and starved, joined his rescuers…

I wouldn’t think anything could live thru this… but we were wrong.

This little lady survived that wreckage.

Here she is just placed in the car – scared, but safe.

And then… no longer alone!

Instant friends, they comforted each other while in the car.

Add two more beagles found after that… the more, the merrier!

Oh boy, a new traveler to add to the mix… (note: the cat coming over the seat needing shelter…) now just how is this going to work???

It’s going to work just fine, thank you very much!


Hopefully we will see similar stories of hope from Japan in the coming weeks.

Support World Vets, the Humane Society’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services and Japan Relief Fund and Japanese Red Cross Society’s tsunami relief efforts today!

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