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Grants to IFAW top $1 million to help animals

IFAW in HaitiIn August, IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, marked a milestone: $1 million in grants received from to help animals in crisis around the world. IFAW has been beneficiary of's grants funded by The Animal Rescue Site since 2008.

"The Animal Rescue Site makes it so easy for people to act upon their natural generosity and compassion. When so many individuals are willing to give just a little bit each, we can make a massive difference for animals," said IFAW President and CEO Fred O'Regan.

Grants from have enabled IFAW to help animals around the world, including:

*Treating more than 50,000 animals after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
*Rescuing and caring for koalas, kangaroos, and other wildlife in Australia after the 2011 cyclone Yasi and the 2008 bushfires
*After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, developing protocols to help animals in potential nuclear radiation zones
*Caring for orphan bears in Russia and elephants, rhinos, clouded leopards and other animals in India, until they can be returned to the wild
*Providing veterinary care to more than 40,000 dogs and cats in impoverished communities around Johannesburg over the last two years
*Care of dogs and cats in the wake of United States hurricanes and floods
*Protecting African wildlife from poachers
*Rescuing stranded marine mammals on Cape Cod, United States

"Our community knows they can count on us to find the best charities to help animals in disasters, protect wildlife, and to help orphaned and injured animals," said Lisa Halstead, Board President of "The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a thoughtful and ethical approach, rescuing individual animals that would perish without help, but also addressing the root causes of problems so that over the long-term we can reduce animal suffering."

Photo: IFAW's Disaster Relief Manager Dick Green in Haiti. Picture courtesy of IFAW

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