October has been a busy month for Amazon CARES in Peru! See our stats below!
Vet Ventures sponsored an international group of volunteers from England, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. They began arriving in time for our World Animal Day Parade. Following that, they traveled to Caballo Cocha in the Ramon Castilla district of the Amazon region, which borders Colombia and Brazil. States Bruno Antoine, Director of Amazon CARES in Peru, "without getting into political issues, Caballo Cocha is the concrete illustration of a municipality that cares about their animals and for the preservation of the environment. They have given us full cooperation, there is a real interest from the authorities: good logistics and coordination with the health center, media coverage, organization of lectures and a parade, and as a result the massive participation of the population ... to the benefit of all. "
After returning from their jungle adventure, volunteers worked near Iquitos for 4 days in slum areas of the district of San Juan Bautista, followed by work in Punchana in Bellavista Nanay, and finally a few days on the Momón River
A total of 197 animals were sterilized, 514 animals treated, 4 educational lectures given, and in coordination with the Ministry of Health, over 3500 Albendazole anti-parasite tablets were provided to adults and children.
Thank you to Vet Ventures and their volunteers:
Suzanne Thomas - vet (Fox Island, WA USA) (Trip Coordinator)
Esther Keevash (UK)- vet
Sarah Hamilton (UK)- vet
Ruth Barrett (Australia)- vet
David Collyer (UK)- vet
Deb Campbell (Boston, MA USA)- vet
Bridget Barry (Ithaca, NY USA)- LVT
Morgan Van Fleet (Portland, OR USA)- LVT
Tracey Peters (New Zealand)- LVT
Kristen Winn (Portland, OR USA) - vet assistant (read her interview!)
Carolyn Henderson (Vancouver, BC Canada)- vet assistant