Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Help NZ Anipals

via Christian Science Monitor - For the second time in five months, New Zealand's south island city of Christchurch was rocked by a major earthquake on Tuesday afternoon local time.

Initial reports from Reuters news agency indicated that there were no reports of casualties, from the magnitude 6.3 temblor. But the New Zealand Herald is reporting casualties and major damage to downtown buildings, including the Christchurch Cathedral.

The quake occurred at 12:51 p.m., during a normal workday in Christchurch, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicenter was relatively shallow –just 3 miles deep – and close, about 6 miles from the country's second largest city, where some 26,000 full-time employees work.

Our friend d'Artagnan Rumblepurr has set up a Chip-In for the Christchurch (Canterbury) SPCA to help with the rescue/relief effort. Please consider making a donation to support our NZ anipals.

Image: TVNZ via Reuters


  1. Thanks BJ for posting this. It's nice to see this up on so many blogs, so everyone will be aware of it and have a chance to contribute if they can.

  2. fanks Mario - dis is especially tough since dey are still recovering from da previous earthquake in September.

  3. Bunny,

    Thanks eve so much. Mario is right, seeing it on so many blogs gives people a chance to contribute. Thankfully humans have the Red Cross but the anipals only have people like the SPCA.

  4. i'm so happy to see so many people have already responded. anipals and der humans are so generous!