Animal welfare groups working around the clock to help Japan’s hardest hit areas care for pets

While rescue workers continue to search for and assist human survivors a week after Japan’s devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, animal welfare groups are working around the clock to find food, shelter and medicine for the country’s animals.

Sadly, despite the tireless efforts by the international and local animal rescuers on the ground, there have been few signs of animal life in the areas closest to the disaster.

“It seems that most animals in the hardest hit areas did not survive the tragedies,” said Susan Mercer of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support.

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