February 18, 2017

Helping Abandoned Stray Cats and Kittens

Did you know that kittens need to be with their mom and be breastfed at least until they are 1 and half month old? In Iquitos, there are countless of abandoned kittens on the streets. A lot of then die trying to survive on their own, others are abandoned in our door. We had gotten many kittens with their eyes still shut and with their umbilical cords attached. Some of them are separated from their moms and are left to their fate. 

Our staff and volunteers provide care to every cat and kitten that is in need and in our clinic and no-kill shelter. Our licensed veterinarians give them all medical treatment, vaccines and any special care that is needed. If the kittens are only days old, our staff feed them every two hours, until we can find a mom substitute to feed and care for them
Our goal is to provide all the care they need, see them healthy and ready to be adopted so we can find them a responsible owner who will be caring and loving these beautiful creatures. 
We run completely on donations. Remember that any amount helps us keep our doors open to all animals in need. If you'd like to contribute to help today, donate here! Thank YOU!

February 14, 2017

A True #LoveStory

This is a true love story.
A lesson of love and bond between two dogs and 6 legs. Molly, named in honor Amazon CARES Founder, Molly Mednikow, is a lovely dog that has been under our care for more than a year now. She was abandoned in our shelter with one of her legs seriously hurt after being ran over by a motocar. After some medical tests and exams, our Veterinarians came to the conclusion that the only and best solution was to amputate her leg.
Molo was found in the street and brought to us. He was alone, starving and with a broken leg. His leg condition was not that bad, although he will never be able to recover the movement again. Molly and Molo have a lot of things in common. They are both rescue dogs, same color, with the same kind of disability, and with the same feelings. As soon as they met each other, they became inseparable. It is amazing to see how two beautiful creatures are so loyal to each other. How they understand the each other needs and how they decided to be the support and encouragement for one another. Despite their disability, they live a happy life together. They make their life like any other dog … Jumping, playing and enjoying time with many other dogs. Together they are invincible! Molly and Molo are now not only a couple, friends and a lesson for all of us. They are a team of 2 dogs, 6 legs and one only heart.
Thank you to everyone for sharing and generously donating. Animals such as Molly and Molo generate love, and whether you donate $5, $10 or $25 increments, any amount is important! Donate through PayPal at bit.ly/HELPPLS. Many people make a monthly pledge which helps us immensely!
We are so busy making miracles, it is impossible to find time to tell every story. For your safety and to prevent fraud, make sure that you are actually donating to Amazon CARES, a legal 501c3 with a physical location in Iquitos. Your donation is tax-deductible.

February 12, 2017

Upcoming Events to Benefit Animals in Iquitos!

It's going to be another exciting month at our veterinary clinic and no-kill animal shelter in Iquitos, Peru. Last month we had our first open-house style adoption event of the year, and it was a huge success! We will hold another this upcoming Saturday to continue finding new forever homes for all our rescued dogs and cats. Encouraging the community to adopt animals through us ensures that all pets are vaccinated, treated with de-worming medication, and spayed and neutered prior to going home with their new families. What a difference this makes for the welfare of animals in the area!

In addition, we have a fun Valentine's Day event scheduled- we are going to have drawings, prizes, and more. Animal owners are invited to the clinic with their pets to celebrate the amazing friendship animals share with us! It should be a super fun time. Of course, we will have updates and pictures to follow.

A lot of planning goes into these events to make them fun for the whole family- this gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect with the community of Iquitos, whom we are here to serve. We LOVE what we do and couldn't do it without your support. If you'd like to make a donation in support of Amazon CARES, donate here!