Disney Donates $250K To IFAW

Disney, always known for their charitable gifts, has done it again: recently, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to support that fund's efforts to rescue animals in the wake of disasters and to make sure their personnel are equipped to do such work.

The IFAW is known to be among the first to respond for animal rescue when a disaster strikes.

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has had a decade long relationship with the IFAW, providing grants to the fund to assist in animal rescue needs all over the world following such disasters as the Haiti earthquake, the Asian tsunami, and the hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. Disney's help to the nonprofit organization has aided in rescuing wildlife and domestic animals worldwide.

Says Kim Sams, the director of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund:

After a devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy, communities are faced with a shortage of resources. We are proud to support IFAW, and know that animals affected by such disasters are receiving care from the compassionate staff while impacted neighborhoods can focus on rebuilding.

Currently, the IFAW has teams in New Jersey to assist with the reuniting of pets with owners.


Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:30:

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Yay Disney!

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