In the middle of saving human lives during a disaster it can be easy to forget about helping animals. Luckily for the animals there are special organizations dedicated to aiding furry victims of catastrophes. These volunteers step-up during times of crisis and make sure that beloved pets are rescued from danger, sheltered, healed, feed, and hopefully reunited with their humans. Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS) is one of those groups.
JEARS is actually three Japanese animal groups (HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata, and Japan Cat Network) that have combined efforts and resources for the animals that have been effected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. JEARS mission is to "keep animal rescue on the agenda, provide shelter space, coordinate some Earthquake/Tsunami animal rescues, and to share animal rescue related news to the public." Each component of JEARS is "no-kill" and have stated that the collaboration will be the same.