Update on Post-Dean Cleanup in Mexico

Reported by Eduardo Santurtun, IFAW Emergency Relief Team Member in Latin America

Chetumalzoo After Hurricane Dean, IFAW’s ER team on location received information that the Zoological Garden of Payo Obispo in Chetumal had been severely damaged.

It really took us all by surprise, there were fallen trees and debris all over, there was no way of knowing where the paths and enclosures used to be. Many of them were destroyed, fortunately there were no animal casualties.

In this time of great need, IFAW together with the Humane Society (HSUS) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), donated 15,000 USD towards the reconstruction of the zoo.  It is thanks to our supporters that IFAW is able to react quickly to the needs of animals that are in distress due to natural disasters.

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