Non-profit organization works to save animals in South

Non-profit organization AHAVA, the association for saving animals, put out a call Thursday for volunteers and funds to save hundreds of dogs and cats that have been abandoned in the South as residents flee their homes from the barrage of deadly rockets. According to the AHAVA, more than 40 dogs and some 70 cats have already been rescued from the region, 3 of them in serious medical condition. The association said that it desperately needs temporary homes for the animals, as well as families that are willing to adopt them. In addition, the organization needs donations of food and medicines and pet owners who are willing to donate their animal's blood. Those interested in helping can leave a message at 03 643 9010 or email