Project #6038

Spay & Neuter street dogs of Huanchaco, Peru

by The Perros Project
Jul 5, 2011

July, 2011 - We're headed back!

Dear Friends,

As we mentioned on our Facebook page earlier this week - it's time for a big announcement. Drumroll please.....the dates are set, the plan is in place, and the team is assembled. We're headed back to Huanchaco on July 28th for Perros Project 2011.

While we originally planned to do this event every two years. Our 2010 efforts made such a difference in the community that we were asked to return in 2011. As we did not have the capacity to recruit a large number of volunteers this year, Dr. Brenda Kennedy arranged to have Huanchaco be one of Remote Area Medical's (RAM) key project sites for this year. RAM has a long history of offering veterinary services in the developing world and we're extremely lucky to be working with them. As RAM specializes in large scale spay & neuter clinics, our efforts this trip will be solely focused on the medical side in order to provide as many procedures as possible.

What we'll be doing on the ground: The Perros Project has been working (via Skype, email and phone) with Brenda as well as our contacts in Huanchaco to secure good locations for the clinic. Once we arrive in Peru our focus will be:
  • Promotion of the spay & neuter clinic
  • Coordination with our local partners
  • Educating the community on the importance of pet sterilization
  • Assisting the RAM team
  • Working to change the general cultural outlook on animals and particularly dogs
  • Checking in on the shelter & assessing needs for 2012
  • Video recording our work for future outreach efforts
Can you help us make this happen?
We're currently raising funds in order to: help subsidize some of the travel costs for team members, on-the-ground basic support for the RAM team, promotional materials, and costs associated with renting the clinic location for the week.

Our goal is to raise $2,500 by July 25th. Please consider donating what you can.
As we hope we demonstrated during our last trip, we'll work hard to honor your donations and use your funds to make the biggest difference we can.

We cannot thank you enough for all you do to support our vision. It matters to us and it matters even more to the dogs of Huanchaco.
Our sincerest gratitude,
Matt & Courtney

PS - Please help us further by forwarding this email with a personal ask to your friends, family, and others who would see this as a worthy cause.



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The Perros Project

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Matt Webber
Portland, OR United States
$25,356 raised of $30,000 goal
571 donations
$4,644 to go
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