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How to Help

There are not, to my knowledge, any organizations currently working in Haiti on behalf of animals. There are indeed agricultural programs which have most certainly provided the Haitians with information and knowledge about the care of farm animals which has, in turn, improved the lot of some of the farm animals.

I will be researching what possibilities exist to help Haitian animals. In the meantime, there is the option of bringing back individual animals, and considering how to better educate the public on compassion.


  1. A health certificate from a veterinarian, dated no more than 30 days prior to date of departure from Haiti. This should be both in French and English.
  2. If the dog is 4 months or older, he/she must have proof of a rabies vaccine.
  3. A reservation with the airline specifying what kind of animal you will be bringing. If you wish to bring the animal under the seat (in the cabin area) there are specific carrier/kennel size regulations.
    American Airlines regulations are posted here:
  4. A proper carrier. Check with the specific airline you are travelling on (this will most likely be American Airlines) for specific regulations. On American Airlines the maximum size for cabin pet carriers is 23" long x 13" wide x 9" high. The kennel may contain two (2) dogs or cats but they must be the same species, ages between 8-weeks and 6-months, and weigh less than 20 lbs. All animals must be a minimum eight (8) weeks old for dogs and cats.
  5. You must pay $80 in cash at the airport for the pet fee.
  6. Upon arrival to the US make sure to declare that you have a pet with you, and present the veterinary health certificate to the Agriculture officer.


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