November 18, 2014

Introducing Abbie Mood - Combining her passions to make a difference!

Amazon CARES is happy to welcome Abbie Mood to the blog team as the new Blog Editor. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don't miss a thing!


Born in Delaware, Abbie now lives in Colorado after spending a few years in Southern California after college. She first learned about Amazon CARES on Facebook, and when asked about why she wants to work with Amazon CARES, Abbie explained, "I've always been an animal lover and writer, and now that I'm a dog trainer, too, I thought putting all of these passions together might allow me to help Amazon CARES from a distance!"

Abbie currently shares her home with two rescue dogs (Daisy & Sadie), two rescued guinea pigs (Ellie & Baxter), and two rats (Nellie & Ruby). Abbie enjoys traveling, volunteering, reading, rock climbing, running, and hiking, especially with her dogs.

Abbie explains that what inspires her to help animals is simple to understand. "I have a deep love for animals and their well-being. The more we can educate people about animals and our relationship with them, the better the world will be for all of us." She goes on to add, "over the time I've been following Amazon CARES, I have seen the great work that has been done not just with the dogs, but with the people and the environment in Peru, and I am sure that even more great work is to come!"

We are also looking for contributors and post ideas, so if you are interested or have an idea, comment below!


November 10, 2014

A Rescue Dog's First Trip to the Salon!

Sol means sun.  Rescuers found her languishing in the sun in on a pile of trash. The poor girl was extremely disoriented, yet sensed she was finally safe, and she was genuinely grateful to be rescued!  She also has severe malnutrition, dehydration, mange and other common internal and external parasites. 


Today Sol received her first bath and haircut!  Obtaining quality grooming materials (and maintaining them) is an incredible challenge for the charity, but we always do our best to give our doggies the royal treatment.  Make a comment below and tell us what you think of her quick transformation!  




Now that she is under the experienced care of the Amazon CARES veterinary team she can heal, be spayed, and find a forever home.  Sol has a bright future ahead.  
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It has been a struggle to help locals accept former street dogs as family pets.  Yet, we are proud of our "Slow but Steady Progress in Peru."  This article from the Humane Society International features the work of Amazon CARES.

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October 10, 2014

Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month with a #nokill #international #charity!

By Shannon Sullivan*


October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, but because most of our supporters are unable to adopt a dog from the jungles of Peru, we'll be observing Sponsor A Shelter Dog Month. Amazon CARES operates the first, and only, no-kill dog shelter in Peru's Amazon River Basin. Our shelter may be home to up to forty dogs at a time while they are waiting for their forever homes.

While in our care shelter dogs receive not only food, love, and shelter, but also treatment for internal and external parasites, vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. Caring for these dogs does come at a cost, however.

 
Sam
- $55 provides a dog with a month's worth of food and treatment for worms, fleas, and scabies


- $15 provides a dog with vaccinations


- $85 covers the cost of a dog spay (for female dogs)


- $35 covers the cost of a dog neuter (for male dogs)




Mosa

You can sponsor a shelter dog today! Please visit our Facebook page for an entire photo album of shelter dogs and their stories. (No need to be a Facebook member to view the album.) Visit our Crowdrise fundraising page to sponsor a dog today! Simply make a donation the funds will go directly towards the care of our shelter dogs.  Even though you may not be able to offer one of these sweet dogs a forever home, you can help improve their lives by sponsoring one of them today!



*  This blog was written and published in 2013.  It remains one of our most popular blog articles, and we are republishing in its original form!
- $55 provides a dog with a month's worth of food and treatment for worms, fleas, and scabies
- $15 provides a dog with vaccinations
- $85 covers the cost of a dog spay
- $35 covers the cost of a dog neuter
You can sponsor a shelter dog today! Simply make a donation in one of our shelter dogs' names and the funds will go directly to his or her care! - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/SponsorAShelterDog#sthash.kjMqct1v.dpuf
- $55 provides a dog with a month's worth of food and treatment for worms, fleas, and scabies
- $15 provides a dog with vaccinations
- $85 covers the cost of a dog spay
- $35 covers the cost of a dog neuter
You can sponsor a shelter dog today! Simply make a donation in one of our shelter dogs' names and the funds will go directly to his or her care! - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/SponsorAShelterDog#sthash.kjMqct1v.dpuf
- $55 provides a dog with a month's worth of food and treatment for worms, fleas, and scabies
- $15 provides a dog with vaccinations
- $85 covers the cost of a dog spay
- $35 covers the cost of a dog neuter
You can sponsor a shelter dog today! Simply make a donation in one of our shelter dogs' names and the funds will go directly to his or her care! - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/SponsorAShelterDog#sthash.kjMqct1v.dpuf
- $55 provides a dog with a month's worth of food and treatment for worms, fleas, and scabies
- $15 provides a dog with vaccinations
- $85 covers the cost of a dog spay
- $35 covers the cost of a dog neuter
You can sponsor a shelter dog today! Simply make a donation in one of our shelter dogs' names and the funds will go directly to his or her care! - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/SponsorAShelterDog#sthash.kjMqct1v.dpuf

- $55 provides a dog with a month's worth of food and treatment for worms, fleas, and scabies
- $15 provides a dog with vaccinations
- $85 covers the cost of a dog spay
- $35 covers the cost of a dog neuter
You can sponsor a shelter dog today! Simply make a donation in one of our shelter dogs' names and the funds will go directly to his or her care! - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/SponsorAShelterDog#sthash.kjMqct1v.dpuf

Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise