Timeshare Travel – Disney Helps Rescue Animals from Hurricane Sandy

published on November 30, 2012 by

Whether you plan a Disney timeshare vacation to Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida, you know you will be staying with an organization that has your best interest at heart. This same sense of responsibility is extended by Disney to our planet, as well.

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF), with your contributions, has enabled wildlife conservation projects around the world, but it has also aided animals in need right here in the US.

The DWCF recently awarded $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose animal rescue team rushed to join the effort to save animals after Hurricane Sandy.

This grant helped equip a disaster response trailer used by IFAW responders and it will continue to provide immediate resources for disaster response as well as help IFAW to plan for the future by providing training sessions for disaster preparedness globally.

Hurricane Sandy rescue team members found that, time and time again, families affected by the storm were more concerned about their pets than they were about themselves — and that they were overwhelmed with relief knowing that their pets were going to be safe thanks to the animal agencies responding to provide care and housing for pets.

“It is good to know that animals affected by the disaster are receiving care while impacted families can focus on rebuilding and recovery,” said Jackie Ogden, PhD., Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks.

The DWCF has supported IFAW’s efforts for more than 10 years, including the rescue of 20,000 endangered penguins from an oil spill in South Africa in 2000, and support for the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami and the Haiti earthquake.

“In this season of giving, it seems especially fitting to give thanks for the people who tirelessly work to help animals every day,” said Ogden. “If you have contributed to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund you have joined Disney in supporting their noble efforts.”

Consider a Disney timeshare rental when you plan your next Holiday timeshare vacation.