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IFAW Receives $250,000 Grant from Disney to Help Rescue Animals from Natural Disasters and Emergencies



 IFAW Receives $250,000 Grant from Disney to Help Rescue Animals from Natural
                          Disasters and Emergencies

PR Newswire

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Nov. 15, 2012

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a
$250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to support  IFAW's
efforts to rescue animals from disasters, and to assist IFAW and its partners
to prepare their rescue personnel for emergencies.

"Disney has been a committed supporter in IFAW's mission to make the world
better for animals," said Ian Robinson, IFAW Animal Rescue Director. "We look
forward to continuing to work together and going wherever we are needed to
help suffering animals."

For well over a decade, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has
provided grants to help IFAW rescue and care for the animal victims of
disasters, including after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, the Asian tsunami and
Haiti earthquake.  Disney's support has helped the nonprofit protect animals
big and small – from elephants and tigers to household pets.

"After a devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy, communities are faced with a
shortage of resources," said Kim Sams, director of the Disney Worldwide
Conservation Fund. "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."

IFAW is a first responder for animals in distress in times of disasters. Its
animal rescue team is currently deployed in New Jersey, helping to reunite
families with the pets they were forced to leave behind because of Hurricane
Sandy.

About IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Founded in 1969, IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. With
projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to
prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and
habitats. For more information, visit www.ifaw.org. Follow us
on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE International Fund for Animal Welfare

Website: http://www.ifaw.org
Contact: Cynthia Carson, IFAW +1-202-536-1921, ccarson@ifaw.org
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