September 25, 2016

Four street dogs with one happy ending

Check out this amazing transformations!

Paloma, Choco, Forest and Blanco were sick and/or injured when they were rescued. You can see from their "before" (antes) photos that they were in very bad condition-emaciated and scared from living on the streets. We provided all the care they needed and then lived in our shelter, some for months and some for years, waiting for this day. All four were adopted by a lovely family.
Most of our supporters are unable to adopt a dog or a cat from the jungles of Peru, but you can "virtually adopt" at PLEASE sponsor our animals today and help us have many more happy endings like this one!

September 21, 2016

Animal Welfare Awareness Event

Amazon CARES hosted an exciting event in our Iquitos clinic last Sunday: an open-house style "Gran Feria" open to the public!
Amazon CARES in the local paper

Volunteers spent the weeks before the fair spreading the word about our organization and inviting everyone to come check out the clinic in the heart of the city of Iquitos. Our event even made the local papers and national news of Peru!

The event was a huge success for us- full of friends, food and fun. The focus of our event was to invite the community to find out more about us, our mission, and what we offer. In Iquitos, many people simply don't know that there is affordable veterinary care available for their pets, as well as an animal shelter they can bring injured and sick stray animals in to. Through community outreach, we hope to make Iquitos a better place for dogs and cats.

Amazon CARES Fair
During our event, we provided 100 animals with free rabies vaccinations, and offered deworming medication for all. We also had a raffle and some fun crafts for sale as a fundraiser to support our shelter dogs and cats. We had a total blast and can't wait for more events like this in the future!
Homemade crafts for sale at the fair

Interested in volunteering? Amazon CARES offers virtual and veterinary volunteer positions year-round. Please send an email to to learn more!  

September 18, 2016

Amazon CARES Rescues Momma and Newborn Pups

Earlier this week, we rescued yet another momma dog at Amazon CARES. Momma "Tracy" named after our wonderful supporter, Tracy Temple, along with her five newborn puppies were found on the streets of Iquitos and rescued by some of our awesome volunteers. Our veterinary staff can now ensure that the momma and puppies are given the proper care and nutrition they need. They will all stay with us until they are ready to be adopted. Our clinic has a few rooms available for situations like these in which a quiet, clean area isolated from other dogs is required to house the puppies.
The rescue of momma dog Tracy and her puppies
In the streets of Iquitos, it is all too common for young puppies to become ill with diseases that can be prevented. We will provide the puppies with a course of anti-parasitic medication to fight off intestinal parasites, along with routine vaccinations to prevent highly contagious viral diseases like Parvovirus and Distemper Virus. These diseases are especially spread among unvaccinated street animals in Peru. They can be fatal even with treatment, so it is super important that to be proactive in preventing them. Additionally, both Tracy and the pups will be spayed and neutered to prevent future litters. 

Momma dog Tracy and her puppies
We can't wait to watch our newest additions grow into healthy, happy pups and find forever, loving homes. As a no-kill animal rescue, we see so many dogs just like Tracy and her puppies come to us, and it is our mission to provide veterinary care and shelter to every animal in need. Consider making a donation to help us provide the necessary care to momma dog Tracy, her puppies, and other dogs in need. Help us help more dogs!