Despite the fact that Venezuela has officially overcome the prolonged cycle of hyperinflation that led more than 90% of its population to conditions of poverty (ENCOVI 2021), the high cost of living continues to be the main problem for citizens.
The most current data reported by independent entities, report for the month of May 2022, inflation of 151% year-on-year (Venezuelan Finance Observatory). In contrast to this, the salary of public employees is 30 dollars a month, while in the private sector the figure barely reaches 101 dollars of average monthly income.
In this context, there are many basic needs that the population cannot cover satisfactorily, where problems such as overcrowding, animal abuse, and veterinary care are not among the most urgent priorities to be addressed by families and the most vulnerable sectors. impoverished population.
The abandonment cycle has become more critical and despite the effort, we have made (including the training of new veterinarians in the simplified sterilization technique and campaign rhythm) it has not been enough to stop the overpopulation of animals.
We have had to cancel low-cost sterilization days since in the communities where we work, people have not been able to afford the minimum amount of collaboration that is requested of them in the subsidized Sterilization Program (around 12 to 20 USD).
The problem grows and is accentuated in the interior of the country and the expectations of gratuity are greater, it becomes a necessity.
Hence A Week Against Animal Abandonment (AWAAA) has become a vital proposal, which we must maintain and ideally implement once a month.
To avoid the mistreatment and suffering of more animals that are born in such unfavorable contexts, the areas chosen are the most critical of sectors D and E (poor classes and extreme poverty). Communities both in Caracas and in Cumaná and Maracaibo.
We work every day together with our donors and collaborators to turn this situation over.
We will prevail...
Thank you for being part of our community!
RED DE APOYO CANINO
In the last 4 months, the organization has been very active with our new Food Bank program, stray rescued animals in extreme conditions, an internal record of solidarity veterinary attention in surgeries for low-income families we have also strengthened the carrying out monthly Spay and neuter working days. and finally given in adoption a few to their furever home.
We rescued Valiente, Aquiles, Maikol, Apamate, and Molly from the streets; two of them were run over, a rescued case from the city's sewage river, an extreme case of scabies, and a dog case abandoned by his own family.
Each case that the Veterinary attention program has attended, comes to us in very unfavorable conditions. We cannot be close to all who suffer, we do not have that reach or that power, but we are happy to be close to dozens of families when they need us most and to have been able to help them.
Only in October, we prevent the birth of 11,120 animals on the streets during 2022. Want to know why? Because we spayed and Neutered more than 700 animals. We visited many low-income areas in Caracas, Cumaná, and Maracaibo, all organized by the same communities, the RAC executes them and together, we are part of the solution.
Thanks to these small actions, but full of responsibility and conscience, there are thousands of animals that do not suffer.
Thank you for continuing to accompany us throughout our journey to continue saving the lives of animals in Venezuela.
Carolina De Marchena
Moving forward this year, we are working very hard to help and change the lives of low-income and rescued dogs and cats in Venezuela.
We are very proud to let you know that we are continuing to provide lifesaving care to abused animals in the streets of Caracas, Cumana and Maracaibo. We just started this month a new Food Bank program to help new animals under the care of communities that no longer have the resources to feed and take care of them. To this date, we have helped +300 dogs and cats in this matter.
Since January, we have extended free help and care to 1.349 neutered and spayed animals,197 veterinary care to stray community or low-income family animals that needed urgent attention and 296 rabies vaccination in Maracaibo.
Your efforts to campaign, fundraise, and donate to our charity, are much appreciated. Such kindness is a true reflection of your humanity and desire to help others.
Thank you for your support, which has allowed us to sustain our efforts in making a difference in our country. We appreciate your kindness.
Thanks so much again on behalf of our animals in Venezuela!
Red de Apoyo Canino’s team
We are very happy because we have finally made good progress in the development and construction of part of the area that we are allocating to protect our protégés during the possible brief absence of direct supervision of the herd.
However, there is still some way to go to finish it because the economic situation in Venezuela causes the money collected to be constantly devalued.
We always care about their well-being, so they will continue to enjoy, as always, their freedom to run and share in a herd.
THANK YOU for being part of this story,
THANK YOU for taking care of our rescued,
THANK YOU because despite what happened last year, with your contribution we could make a difference.
Thanks so much again on behalf of our rescues in Venezuela!
Red de Apoyo Canino Team
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