Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru

Apr 5, 2012

Spring Report 2012


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. 

  • Anti-Mange campaign: Javier Rosales Mendoza has consistently visited to poorest neighborhoods where many dogs are suffering from sarna (Spanish for mange). By establishing a routine visitation and medicating of these animals - Javier has been able to make a lot of head-way reducing this painful condition. See before/after photo. If you want to follow Javier and all he does for the dogs of Huanchaco - check out his Facebook page.

  • Providing street dogs with forever homes: In the case of the dogs that Javier and our partners at Amigo Fiel has identified as truly stray (many of these dogs have owner but not consistent relations with those people: food and shelter) - he works to find them homes. This is not an easy job in Peru and takes a lot of persistence but the payoff is great. 

  • Food and medicine for the shelter dogs:  Berta with Amigo Fiel was grateful to have our financial support at a lean time for the Huanchaco shelter. In addition to buying food (photos below) they also used the funds to purchase deworming and flea medicines as the shelter condition often lead to  infestations. 

  • Repair to the shelter roof: One of the rooms we helped to fortify during our initial trip was comprimised by daily wear and tear and so the remainder of the funds we sent is being used to make that important repair as it is one of the few areas of the shelter that is totally secure for their supplies and some of the dogs. Berta has promised finished photos so expect those in the next report. 

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 

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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. 

Flea Meds (anti-pulgas)
Flea Meds (anti-pulgas)
Some food for shelter pups
Some food for shelter pups

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Project Leader

Matt Webber

Portland, OR United States

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Map of Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru