January 7, 2011

In Masusa "healthy pets in a safe neighborhood"

In Masusa "healthy pets in a safe neighborhood"

The NGO Amazon CARES, Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety, is holding its first free veterinary campaign of the year, from 5 to 15 January. CARES decided to give priority to the disadvantaged Masusa area and its inhabitants, often forgotten by the authorities, and so will be giving free care for 6 days in the 3 human settlements in the area: today and tomorrow Thursday at the AH Archimedes Santillán (March 23rd Street), Friday 7 and Saturday 8 AH Alejandro Toledo, on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 in the AH Santa Rosa and Santa Maria.
This campaign, explains Bruno Antoine, director of the organization in Peru, includes primary veterinary care, sterilization of  owned and street animals, treatment for fleas, ticks and mange, as well as the distribution of an antiparasitic (albendazole 400 mg) for the human population, from 9 am to 2 pm.

January 5, 2011

Blind Cocker Rescued from the Street

On January 2, 2010 we rescued this cocker spaniel, abandoned, We hope to find her a home soon. It is an outrage that somebody would abandon an older, handicapped animal such as Fiona.

This is a translation of a current discussion thread occuring in Spanish on Facebook right now. I wanted people to know more about everyday situations with Amazon CARES.

"Fiona is a cocker spaniel around 7 years old, recued from the street, and looking for a new home.  If you live in Iquitos, Peru and can provide her with a new life, please call the Amazon CARES clinic.  At the very least we are looking for a foster home until we encounter a permanent homw.  If you know someone that would like to adopt a dog, tell them about Fiona and this will be of great help to us.  Please post a flyer in a visibale place.  Thank you." 

"This dog (Fiona) is not fixed, because the operation would be risky. She has a kidney problem that causes her to drink a lot of water and urinate quite a bit. Apart from this, she is fine. Well, except that she is mostly blind, but I don't believe this affects her much, because her nose is her guide. Fiona is very gentle and friendly. Owing to her health and her age, she only has a few years left to live. We only want that her final years are peaceful and happy. We will also provide food for her."
Obviously, I don't expect people reading this blog to have the ability to adopt her.  However the story is so poignant to me that I wanted to share it.

Originally writted by Peru Director of Amazon CARES, Bruno Antoine.  Translated from Spanish by CARES Executive Director, Molly Mednikow.