The Perros Project

To improve the lives of the street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru by establishing a bi-annual spay & neuter clinic, supporting the local dog shelter through construction projects and donations, and educating the local community about the value of the human/animal relationship.

Lunchtime

Lunchtime
Perros Project Director Matt Webber assisting shelter worker Danielle with the feeding chores. Although this photo is called lunchtime it is the only meal the dogs get each day due to the cost of food for the shelter. Having had their propane tank recently stolen - Danielle prepares their food (a mix of kibble, fresh meat, broth and medicine) each day over an open fire. Surprisingly, the dogs were very patient and there even seemed to be an order to who got feed first so they all patiently waited their turns. (view small | med | large | orig)

Double duty

Double duty
Superstar Perros Project volunteer vet Brenda pulling double duty at the shelter by working on one patient with another in the wing. Yup, we even worked on a few cats while we were there. In the 5 day-long spay/neuter clinic we executed this past June - we were able to operate on a total of 85 animals! Your help can improve that number. (view small | med | large | orig)

Shelter dog Lupita

Shelter dog Lupita
Lupita is a Huanchaco street dog who found her way to the shelter 2 years ago. She was born with a bum front leg but gets around well. If it wasn't for the shelter she might not have made it out there alone. She was definitely one of the dogs who melted our hearts. (view small | med | large | orig)

Shelter Fence Work

Shelter Fence Work
Ever try to dig through dirt that's as hard as concrete? Here is a photo of our shelter team prepping posts for cement and eventual fencing. Another goal of the Perros Project is to upgrade the local shelter in order to better aid the dogs and improve adoption rates. We were able to construct 3 fences in June of 2010: one to allow people to enter without being overwhelmed by a sea of 43 dogs, a second to create a vacum area where potential adopters could view, and a third to create an area for timid or injured dogs to have space from the pack in order to heal. (view small | med | large | orig)

Romeo & Natalie

Romeo & Natalie
Volunteer vet-tech Natalie with a sleepy Romeo at the clinic. Romeo was a street dog that who seemed to be the local "mayor" of the block our hostal was on. We made sure he received proper treatment and was neutered. Here he is a little sleepy post-surgery at the clinic. (view small | med | large | orig)

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