International Fund for Animal Welfare

International Fund for Animal Welfare

November 23, 2007 11:14 ET

Canadian Joins Animal Rescue Efforts in Tabasco

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TABASCO, MEXICO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2007) - Canadian, Deb Gleason, has joined IFAW's Emergency Relief team working in Tabasco, Mexico, in the aftermath of the worst floods in 50 years.

A total of 15 districts were underwater with more than a million people affected and hundreds of thousands displaced.

The IFAW team is currently focusing on providing much-needed food to families with pets and livestock.

"In the past few days we have reached out to well over 1,000 families in need of help with feeding their animals," said Deb.

"We have mainly been feeding dogs, but have also helped with some backyard livestock such as pigs and chickens. We have even treated a rabbit that we found swimming in the flood waters.

"The devastation is incredible and yet, given that many people have lost everything, there is a remarkable feeling of optimism."

The IFAW Emergency Relief Team is operating out of Villahermosa, Tabasco.

About IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Founded in 1969, IFAW is an international animal welfare and conservation organisation that works to protect wild and domestic animals and to broker solutions that benefit both animals and people. With offices in 15 countries around the world, IFAW works to protect whales, elephants, great apes, big cats, dogs and cats, seals, and other animals. To learn how to help IFAW protect animals, please visit

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