Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru

 
$13,060
$1,940
Raised
Remaining

Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru

Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru
(view small | med | large | orig)

Clinic

Clinic
Volunteer Leah checks the vital signs of a patient as veterinarian Lisa readies more anesthetic. The vets in Huanchaco and the neighboring city of Trujillo all use injectable anesthesia for operations. Our North American vets had to adjust to some of the techniques. (view small | med | large | orig)

Shelter Dog

Shelter Dog
Each day there was a new face and a new story that greeted us. So much work to do! The good news, in Huanchaco where there is still a manageable animal population - a few years of clinics and more importantly community education - we can make a huge difference! (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)

Javier and a friend

Javier and a friend
One of our great local contacts Javier shows head vet Brenda a recent 'patient' of his in Huanchaco. (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)

Hard Working Crew

Hard Working Crew
A tired team after a long day of work. Featured here are members of the Perros Project, volunteer US vets from Remote Area Medical, Peruvian vets from Trujillo, and local volunteers. (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)

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)

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)

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $15
    give
  • $20
    give
  • $30
    give
  • $60
    give
  • $90
    give
  • $500
    give
  • $1,000
    give
  • $15
    each month
    give
  • $20
    each month
    give
  • $30
    each month
    give
  • $60
    each month
    give
  • $90
    each month
    give
  • $500
    each month
    give
  • $1,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Matt Webber

Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru