Please support our latest group of abandoned puppies!
This is Pepita. We estimate that she is three years old. She was abandoned in a cardboard box along with her litter of seven puppies. Six of those puppies survived. She appears to be a Cocker Spaniel mix. She is a relaxed dog that loves attention. She has one female puppy and five male puppies. Sponsor Pepita Today!
Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety works to reduce the overpopulation of domestic animals through aggressive spay and neuter clinics for street animals and owned animals of those with low incomes. We wrote about this program in a prior blog, In Defense of Capture-Neuter-Release. Most animals we treat are released back where we first encountered them.
We also rescue abandoned kittens and puppies too young to live on their own, injured animals, or animals needing medical treatment. These animals stay at our beautiful and spacious no-kill animal shelter located in Cabo Lopez, a jungle area near Iquitos.
At any given time we house between 25-35 animals. During 2011 we had a record year of adoptions. This is amazing as we have had to create demand for former street animals in a culture that does not completely understand why adoption is important.
Everyone likes a great success story! At Amazon CARES, our "Before" and "After" Pictures speak volumes. Here are 4 blogs from 2011 that demonstrate these miracles. Be sure to click on the links and see the accompanying photos for each dog!
During 2011 I resolved to recognize great Tweeters to #FollowFriday in a weekly post. This would replace the multiple #FollowFriday Tweets I posted each Friday. My resolve didn't last the entire year. Following the advice of a much admired blogger, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang of www.pawcurious.com, I tried to refocus the Amazon CARES blog to cover topics that we, uniquely, could discuss.
However, I want to wrap up 2011 in various ways, and one of them is the recognize the people that I did recognize as worthy Twitter accounts to Follow! To be sure, this list is only a start to the great accounts to be found on Twitter. Thank you to those that follow Amazon CARES on Twitter!