October 24, 2016

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Meet Soraya, one of our amazing volunteers!
Amazon CARES couldn't do the work that we do without all our awesome volunteers! We have dedicated and hard-working volunteers all over the map. In Peru, we rely on volunteers to help us take care of the animals in our care, and also participate in campaigns to help us spread the word about our mission.
Volunteer Sammy helping out at the clinic

In  addition, we have a number of "virtual" volunteers based in the U.S. who help with all sorts of things via the internet. Currently Stephanie Lugo is our super duper social media volunteer, and Sarita Patel is our fabulous blog editor, who also was in Iquitos last July volunteering as a Vet Assistant for 2 weeks! Read more about Sarita's experience in these three exciting posts: "Bienvenido a la Selva", "Adventures in Cat Catching" and "A Great Fix". We are currently recruiting more volunteers to help us grow our organization- we need help with everything from grant writing, to translation services, to a fundraising coordinator. For more information about our virtual volunteer opportunities, check out our website here!
Little "Perdido" taking an afternoon nap

Amazon CARES is a qualifying organization for the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Awards ProgramThe President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation issues the President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of President Barack Obama. The Award recognizes the best in American spirit and honors volunteers that demonstrate outstanding service and participation over the course of a 12-month period. To be eligible for an Award, maintain a current record of volunteer activity and hours online. Please contact our Executive Director, Manuela Rodrigues, so that she can register you on the PVSA website and for any additional information.
We can't wait to have you join our team!

October 19, 2016

#WordlessWednesday: #Pet Forget-Me-Nots #AdoptDontShop

In many animal shelters, it's not only about adopting out puppies and kittens in need of homes, but many adult dogs too! Don't overlook a loyal, trainable, and cuddle-worthy dog when you're on the look out for your next best friend. Gringo and Lucho are two of our middle-aged cuties with plenty of spunk and love left to share with their furever family. 

Interested in helping us provide more pets with access to shelter and veterinary care in Iquitos, Peru? Virtually “adopt” a precious dog or cat awaiting a new home by making a donation here!  

Special thanks to HyMMarketing and the team of IquitosCityGuide for donating time and their fabulous professional work with all the pictures taken for Amazon CARES!

October 17, 2016

Support #Animals in Need with #AmazonSmile Every Time You #Shop

Friends of Amazon CARES, there is now another super easy way you can support us! Through Amazon Smile, all of your Amazon.com online purchases can receive 0.5% of all eligible things on smile.amazon.com. If you already shop on Amazon.com, this is an amazing way to help us at the same time- we operate completely on donations and truly appreciate any support.

You must use this unique link for us to receive donations through your purchases: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3660998

Once you have selected us as your charity, you don't need to select us every time you shop, but be sure you are shopping through smile.amazon.com for us to receive donations.

We wouldn't exist without you, and we are grateful to EVERYONE who makes it possible to help the animals of Iquitos, Peru. Together, we can provide affordable access to veterinary care and animal shelters in communities that need us.