This blog was originally published in March of 2012.
The Itaya River continues to rise, strongly affecting those living on the coast, and including our no-kill animal refuge at Cabo Lopez.
The inundation of rain has caused a fast deterioration of the shelter. There is no longer a dividing wall between healthy animals and those in treatment. CARES' workers are endangered, as they must wade through water to get food to the dogs, avoiding snakes and other dangers. Sadly, the dogs have no play area anymore.
We currently have 50 dogs at the shelter. We are re-locating them to a Maloca building on the property. The rain continues and the flooding continues to worsen. Amazon CARES's has appealed to Peruvian authorities for help with this disastrous situation, and we can only hope they will listen to our plea.
Our number 1 priority at this time is getting animals adopted and re-located. If you can help us rebuild our shelter, please donate today.
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Translated from Spanish by Molly Mednikow.