Thank you to everyone that has donated and we hope you are all doing good amid these difficult circumstances worldwide.
We have been using every dollar raised through this project to buy the much needed vincristine ampoules to treat CTVT cases in Venezuela. Unfortunately, the situation remains very complicated and the need is very great.
Lately, out of every 10 dogs that we spay & neuter, approximately 6 are showing CTVT in various degrees, especially in cities outside of the country's capital. And what is worst, CTVT has reappered on some of the cases we have treated and neutered.
In the picture, you will meet Guely, one of the cases that was treated thanks to your help and who is now showing a second CTVT.
In spite of the pandemic, we continue to provide chemotherapy services to dogs, to the best of our abilities and our very limited supply.
Stay safe and please, continue to support our project.
Aug 18, 2020
August 2020 report
By Nebraska Villapol - Board Member
Hello amazing donor,
We hope you are safe and doing good during these challenging times.
We want to thank you for supporting our cause and becoming a channel of unconditional love and help for animals in Venezuela.
During these months, we have continued to provide spay & neutering campaigns for a smaller number of animals than we are used to (around 200 animals in the last 3 months, which is the number we use to spay in a slow weekend), veterinary attention for urgent cases (many CTVT cases which we treated with chemotherapy, fractures and amputations) and food for abandoned and low-income families taking care of their dogs and cats.
We still have a long way to go but thanks to your donations, we have been able to continue changing the lives of many animals in Venezuela during these hard times.
Please take a look at the video we are linking below, which shows the story of Bocanegra and Beethoven - a beloved puppy and a 4-months-old kitten rescued by a family in Maracaibo, Zulia State, that we spayed recently and are doing great. We went to pick them up by foot, had them spent a night with us in order to respect the mandatory lockdown imposed, and then returned them to their families, hoping we can continue to help them with the respective vaccines, vitamins and food they can't afford at the moment.
Thank you for being part of stories like this one.
From everyone in our team in Venezuela, we hope that each one of you are loved ones are staying safe amid these challenging circumstances we are living worldwide.
Until the first half of March, we were succesfully organizing spay & neuter campaigns in Venezuela with great success.
Unfortunately, then COVID-19 happened and we were forced to stop our activities. Just last week a broader scheme to reopen activities started to be tested in our country and we are now exploring ways in which we can continue with this important work while complying with local regulations and making sure to follow the highest sanitary standards.
In the meantime, we have been spaying certain cases depending on their urgency - prioritizing community animals, for example. We are doing so with very limited number of animals per day and following the highest sanitary standards. This is not the level of activity we are used to but we know that this too shall pass... and we will be able to operate a bit more normally at some point.
Please find below some pictures of our activities during these time.