We undertook our campaign in Caballo Cocha from the 23-30 of October. It is worth noting that the authorities provided all the facilities to the veterinary team (10 doctors and a coordinator), with rapid transport by speedboat, lodging, meals and surgery sites. The population turned out en masse with their pets. On many days more than 100 people brought animals. This was an enormous amount of work for the team, especially considering the rustic work conditions and extreme heat. The Vets reported that they were thrilled to see the enthusiasm of the community. There is no healthcare provider in Caballo Cocha.
156 spay / neuter surgeries
156 vaccines against Rabies
376 anti-flea treatments
Additonally CARES conducted educational talks in the schools and provided technical training to agricultural students. The campaign, "For a Healthy City, Look After Your Pet." extended to CARES' distribution of anti-parasite medicine (Albendazole 400 mg) to more than 2300 people of the Province Mariscal Ramon Castilla, and our donating over 1700 doses to be distributed later by the respective authorities.
Amazon CARES is struggling to continue in the face of a severe lack of funding. Despite our appearance on the web, we employ eight Peruvians and all other staffers, including the US based Director, are volunteers. Please support us today at http://ihcenter.org/groups/amazoncares. Thank you very much.