Hey again everyone,
While we're still in the depths of winters in (mostly) cold & grey Portland, our summer in Peru is just around the corner!
With that in mind we have been ramping up the plans for our visit. Our biggest news is that we finalized the dates for our visit to Huanchaco and Trujillo: The general dates including travel time are 07/19 to 07/28.
Here are some of the details:
We have a couple of things for you to consider as you read this update:
Any help is always appreciated.
We look forward to writing you again with new news to share. As always, you can reach us with any questions or an interest in volunteering for our next clinic by emailing email@example.com or calling 503-341-2390.
Matt Webber & Courtney DillardThe Perros Projecthttp://perrosproject.org
Hey there Perros Project supporters,
We hope this update finds you well in the world. Courtney, and I are still away from our home base of Portland, OR pursuing another project (breakfastwithstrangers.com) to add good to the world. Even while we've been away though, we've been active with the Perros Project.
As many of you know, our biennial spay & neuter clinic was not scheduled to take place this summer. That said, the summer was not a quiet one. Our previous work at the shelter in Huanchacito laid the groundwork for local volunteer activities in August. As a result of our construction of fences, gates and doors at the shelter in 2010 - they have been able to welcome many more visitors. Wanting to spruce up the shelter to make it even more attractive for people looking to adopt sterilized street dogs, the local volunteer group Arca Trujillo, painted the walls and did a general face lift to the interior of the shelter (Photo attached).
Here in the United States we have also been busy. We have started to secure commitments from veterinarians, vet-techs, and general volunteers for the 2013 clinic. Our head vet, Brenda Kennedy with Remote Access Medical's (RAM) vet team and other key volunteers from previous clinics have already agreed to return. Coming out of a series of conference calls we have decided to focus on the following things during the 2013 clinic:
We look forward to writing you again closer to our departure. As always, you can reach us with any questions or an interest in volunteering for our next clinic by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 503-341-2390.Thank you,Matt WebberThe Perros Projecthttp://perrosproject.org
Hello wonderful supporters,
You know you're doing something good when you are doing little outreach and yet still people find you, find the generosity to donate, and want support your project. We're still blown away how many great people (yourselves) stumble their way across the Perros Project and give the $10, $20, or $50 to help make our spay & neuter projects possible.
At this moment both Courtney and I are away from Portland, OR for the next five months working on a side project/book and returning in December. Originally we were aiming for a March 2013 date to head to Peru but felt that the timing of our book project and December return home would make that too difficult. In addition, after talking with our head vet Brenda Kennedy - the more time we are able to give a heads-up to her vet team the better our turnout will be. All that said, we are now looking at July 2013 as our return time frame to Huanchaco & Trujillo, Peru.
Just like our last trip down in July 2011, we are looking at teaming up again with Remote Area Medical's (RAM) vet team as well as one or two of our personal vet contacts in Portland. Our vision for 2013 is a return to our original trip in 2010 where our hope is to also work on improving the local shelter in Huachaquito along with the spay and neuter work. Last July during our visit we made a stop at the shelter and saw that our work had held up well and made a huge difference but that additional improvements were still needed.
We're looking forward to this coming July with much excitement. As soon as we have a set date (likely a 5-6 day stint) we'll make you all aware of it!
As always, we really appreciate your support. If you ever have any questions about our work, our plans, or just want to say "hello" - you can always feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call us 503-341-2390.Best to you all.
Hey all you wonderful supporters,
Here's a quick update of the past few weeks...
Continued support for our partners in Huanchaco: The Perros Project has helped our partners in Huanchaco and Trujillo by funding these specific projects.
Planning our 2013 campaign: Again, like the original trip - the next campaign will involve not just a spay & neuter clinic but another full-on shelter improvement effort. In the next two week we'll be having a conference call with our lead veterinarian Brenda Kennedy and several previous Perros Project team members who are interested in returning. We'll likely have set date when you get our next report! If you think you might be interested in coming down for the next campaign - we'd love to have you. No experience is needed - just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure.
Matt & Courtney The Perros Project firstname.lastname@example.org
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PS - Know anyone who males or would donate dog sweaters? They don't last long at the shelter but the pups really appreciate them.
A quick update on some of the activity that has been taking place this fall/winter season with the Perros Project.
In this off-project season we continue to try and help the dogs of Huanchaco through both planning work and support for the continuing work on the ground .
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