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Animal doctors head to Haiti


HAITI (WKOW) -- A team of trained veterinary experts representing Humane Society International, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Assn., arrived in Haiti Thursday evening to provide aid to animals affected by last week's earthquake.

According to HSI, two veterinary technicians and a military escort are with the team.
The team will provide immediate animal care as it can, and also assess conditions for animals in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.
As circumstances permit, the experts will also advise emergency and relief workers on extra steps they might take in the coming days to alleviate the suffering of animals while the effort  to help the island's human population continues.
The HSI/HSUS/HSVMA field responders include a French-speaking veterinarian and a paramedic trained in disaster response and animal handling.
The HSI team is working with a group in the Dominican Republic, Veterinary Care & Human Services, Caribbean Project.
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