Animals
 Peru
Project #6038

Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru

by The Perros Project

Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru

Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru
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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)

Surgeries

Surgeries
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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)

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)

Group shot at the shelter

Group shot at the shelter
Photo of the shelter crew from our June 2010 trip to Huanchaco. We got a great deal of work done but there is still much to do and we need your help. (view small | med | large | orig)

Robin Hood

Robin Hood
Robin Hood was a sweet and timid guy who got picked on (as you can see) by the some of the dogs in the shelter. In the end, we were able to build a section of fenced off area where he and other timid dogs could get more peace and quiet. Now we need to make sure we can get him into a proper home and family. (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

The Perros Project

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​perrosproject.org/​
Project Leader:
Matt Webber
Portland, OR United States
$20,476 raised of $30,000 goal
 
459 donations
$9,524 to go
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