Friday, August 19, 2005

Animal rights group awaits permission to enter Gaza to save strays

I'm glad someone has thought of this.

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Last update - 01:17 18/08/2005
Animal rights group awaits permission to enter Gaza to save strays
By The Associated Press

An Animal rights group is trying to rescue dogs and cats left behind by settlers being evacuated in the Gaza Strip.

Hakol Chai (Everything Lives) is awaiting permission to bring in a mobile veterinary clinic replete with cages, traps and trained staff.

"Cats and dogs left behind by departing settlers have no ability to survive under the extreme conditions that will exist during and after the disengagement," said Merav Barlev, the group's director. "Without our help, when all that remains is dust and ruins, those who escape the massive bulldozers will die of hunger, thirst, and injuries."

The group said it is concerned about stray dogs and pets left behind by settlers sent to hotels or to apartments too small to house animals.

Rescued animals will be taken to shelters, with Hakol Chai attempting to find permanent homes for them.

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