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International Homeless Animals Day in Venezuela

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“Thanks to ISAR we were able to change the lives of 126 animals directly and of thousands indirectly that will not have to endure abandonment and mistreat.”

Red de Apoyo Canino

 

September​ ​10,​ ​2017

Dear​ ​​ISAR,

We would like to start by thanking you for granting our organization USD 1,000 to continue with our spay and neutering programs in Venezuela. Considering the severe crisis our country is undergoing, we need today more than ever all the help we​ ​can​ ​receive​ ​to​ ​continue​ ​supporting​ ​animals​ ​in​ ​extreme​ ​conditions​ ​in​ ​our​ ​country.

As a result of your generous grant, we were able to organize a 3-day spay and neutering campaign during August 19, 20 and 21 in Sucre State, a location where we have been working regularly and trying to organize monthly campaigns for the past year​ ​with​ ​very​ ​satisfactory​ ​results.

Because of the distances and travel arrangements, it is becoming more and more complicated for our NGO to cover the costs of transportation and accommodation on top of providing subsidized and free spay/neuter for animals which is why this grant was​ ​so​ ​important​ ​for​ ​us.

Thanks to ISAR’s grant, the following results were accomplished by our NGO in this location:

  • A total of 126 animals were spayed/neutered, out of which 84 were done completely for free while 42 animals were spayed/neutered at a subsidized rate, which in most cases was a merely representative contribution and not the​ ​full​ ​subsidized​ ​rate​ ​our​ ​NGO​ ​usually​ charges.

Payment Chart from International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

  • In total, 54 of the spayed/neutered animals were dogs while 72 were cats, most​ ​of​ ​which​ ​are​ ​feral​ ​and​ ​wild​ ​cats.

Species Chart from International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

  • The vast majority of the animals were female dogs and cats (109 in total), exponentially impacting the results of our work, while also exposing a cultural problem (​machismo ​or male chauvinism) we deal with in terms of educating the​ ​population.

Gender Chart from International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

  • Most importantly, the majority of the animals live on the streets which will see an​ ​immediate​ ​positive​ ​effect​ ​on​ ​their​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​life.

Status Chart from International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

We are attaching pictures of some of the animals that were taken to this campaign as well as some others of the diagnosis we had made previously to the trip, so you can​ ​assess​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​and​ ​need​ ​of​ ​our​ ​work​ ​in​ ​this​ ​region.

Thanks to you help, we were able to change the lives of 126 animals directly and of thousands indirectly that will not have to endure abandonment and mistreat. We hope to continue working together with your organization and for this one to be the first​ ​out​ ​of​ ​many​ ​more​ ​joint​ ​initiatives​ ​to​ ​come.

Sincerely,

Red​ ​de​ ​Apoyo​ ​Canino

 

People participating in International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

Dogs participating in International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

Cats participating in International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017

Children participating in International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) in Venezuela, 2017