March 28, 2013

Locals Volunteer at Amazon Shelter

Marcos is a Senior dog at the Amazon CARES no-kill shelter.
Here he is pictured with 
Milagritos Gomez and Sarai Romero Villacrez.
We are lucky to have many great volunteers to come walk and socialize with the shelter dogs.
"No dog left behind."

March 25, 2013

Who Doesn't Love Puppies?

Princesa on the boat to the Amazon Cares no-kill shelter
A new rescue pup!
Many new rescue pups!  It's mealtime!

March 13, 2013

Kenny's Kitten Rescue

Kenny with the rescued kitty
Thank you so much to our dedicated volunteer Volunteer Kenny Jonatán Romero Villacrez.  He rescued this poor kitten last week. She was soaking wet and tied up in a plastic bag! Now she is safe and in great hands!

Yesterday Javier Edvardo Diaz adopted the kitty and named her Viva (in English, "Alive").

March 11, 2013

Thank you to our Peru volunteers!

A day of volunteer work at the shelter, with volunteers exhausted but happy.

March 10, 2013

On-Site Rescue...

Our new Veterinarian Isabel Castilla Torres in action, rescuing a dog that had been hit by a moto-taxi on the street. Always with love ...

March 9, 2013

The Sad Reality...for Owned Pets

The sad fact of many dogs in poor areas ... in this case, not a street dog.  He has an owner that does not take care of him.  We heard about him and brought him to the Amazon CARES Veterinary clinic to receive first aid and his first group of shots.  Sadly, his owner has missed subsequent appointments. 

March 7, 2013

Remembering Gustavo

Gustavo at the shelter with Neyra.
A Volunteer Remembers Gustavo:

A former and beloved Veterinary Volunteer wrote to express her sympathy over the tragic loss of our shelter employee, Gustavo Cahuaza. 

"I can't begin to express my sadness for Gustavo's family and for you and Amazon Cares. What a tragic accident, and what a terrible fear it must have been. I hope you are able to move on, and to appreciate the wonder of Gustavo finding you and doing his work with the dogs. I know he loved it very much. And although it is little consolation, I hope you know that he would have suffered little or none, I am sure.
Barbara and I spent an afternoon in Cabo Lopez with Gustavo as our guide and interpreter; just walking along the lanes and talking to people and treating dogs. He wanted to work on his English, and he told us how much he enjoyed his work." -- Judith Bechtum, DVM

Read about Dr. Bechtum's adoption of a Peruvian rescue dog, Neyra, here.

Harry and Gustavo
A Colleague Remembers Gustavo:

"Gustavo was a friend.  He was charismatic, cheerful, optimistic, positive in all respects, and in relation to his work with the animals.  He had a deep affection for all of them.  Gustavo loved his work.  He loved everything that he did.  

We often worked together at the shelter, and we worked together very well.  Between the two of us we did the work in a fun, communicative way, exchanging family stories and work ideas. Gustavo always looked for ways to improve the environment in the shelter. We made the bridge to the animal cemetery from the volunteer lodge.  We worked hard to get the shelter dogs adopted.  We trained the dogs to be better pets.

I think that Gustavo will always live in the hearts of all who knew him, especially those who worked with him. In experiences good and bad, he was always very open and honest.  Rest in peace friend Gustavo and God have you in His holy glory. " -- Harri Jhoar Mozambite Paz