As the rescue efforts continue in Haiti, help is on its way for animals who have been affected by the devastating earthquake.
The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH), which was recently formed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals, will be providing medical aid, food and shelter to animals displaced by the natural disaster, according to PeoplePets.com.
The group is made up of 12 veterinarians who are on their way to recover family pets that have been affected by the disaster, providing proper pet care to animals in poor dog or cat health. The group loaded vehicles of food, water and medical supplies in hopes of preventing the need for any euthanizing.
Although this is the first rescue mission of its kind, A.J. Cady, the deputy director of programs for the IFAW tells the news provider they built on previous experience.
"It’s building on the lessons we learned after Hurricane Katrina, after the tsunami … it makes all of us more efficient and makes rescue efforts more effective," he said.