Readers of this blog are well aware of our April “Vets Abroad”* trip! Recently I wrote about what our volunteers can expect to eat. Today I am writing about their accommodations!!
Volunteers and I have always squeezed in together in my cozy little house at our jungle refuge. The house is three bedrooms and three baths and sleeps up to 7 people. Read my prior blog about volunteer lodging! Our April group of vets have a wonderful surprise in store for them!
In December 2010 we embarked on the ambitious project of expanding and maintaining our jungle facility. We were prompted by CGI’s generous donation to build a new kennel and play area for puppies and small dogs.
|Mid-construction of volunteer house|
Maintenance issues were also a concern. Ants had eaten through the wires of most electrical outlets in my home (we have a generator – there is no electricity nearby). Few electric fans could function without an outlet, especially when people needed to recharge their cameras, etc. The generator only runs a few hours a day, so we had to undo the ant damage!! Finally, our multi-purpose building, the Maloca, needed new roofing, as did many areas of the shelter.