Please pray for Japan and if you’d like to help, please visit the Google Japan Earthquake Crisis Page below for more information.
This non-profit, non-governmental private organization called Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK) has around 30 staff members and a number of volunteers that work to rescue all types of animals from suffering. ARK uses the donations and membership fees they receive from the public for all of their funding needs. ARK was established in 1990 by Elizabeth Oliver who is still representing the organization today! Orginally, she went abroad to Japan to teach English, until she saw many injured animals, and knew that they needed her help. At the time, she didn’t have much financial aid, and to help make her business was the generosity of people who donated the much needed necessities to help her out. As time passed, more and more people started to volunteer, and they soon ended up becoming full-time staff members. In January 1995, Japan was also hit with the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. ARK was able to rescue more than 600 animals!
Now there’s the tsunami and earthquake that happened to Japan on March 11, 2011. Imagine how many animals they can rescue today! It would be more than helpful to donate to their organization.
If you would like to donate, please click the link to the ARK website. On the right hand side, there will be a paypal link that will read donate online. Please click there, and you will be directed to their paypal payment page. There is a section that asks you for the purpose of your donation, so please make sure to type in “Earthquake Animals” so all of the proceeds will go to the animals suffering within this tragic disaster.