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sterilization along with a bystander and Vet Tech Harry.
Do not misunderstand the tone of this blog! Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety WILL continue to exist. I am determined to work harder and smarter in 2013 than ever before. Let's call the last eight years a "warm-up" From humble beginnings we became a charity to be reckoned with. The culture of ignorance and indifference towards domestic animals in the Amazon Region of Peru has changed. That is because of Amazon CARES. The most dramatic example of this cultural shift occurred when we obtained the precedent setting legal verdict against an animal abuser in Iquitos, and secured a conviction. It was a surprise for Iquitos, Peru, and much of Latin America! Read about that case here.
After years of being sponsored by a Fiscal Sponsor Charity, we achieved our own 501 (c)3 non-profit status in the United States. Now, in addition to our great foundation support from the Fondation Brigitte Bardot and other European entities, we can begin to build relationships with American Foundations that will help us survive and thrive.
Like everyone we hit hard times, and although we have accomplished so much during our eight years working in the remote Amazon jungle, we will not shut our doors and watch our work be undone. Amazon CARES will survive, but we need your help.
Please join us as a Member and/or Supporter today! While shopping online, click on www.amazoncares.we-care.com first and a donation will be made when you purchase at one of their many retailers! We need your help to survive. Thank you.
Founder and Executive Director