Having never done a report/update for you all - we're not sure how to best tell what has been going on so we'll give it a try. So here is what has been going on recently.
We recently had a phone conversation with Brenda who was our head veterinarian on the past project. Brenda has helped us to secure the commitment from Remote Area Medical (http://bit.ly/fuSt1r) to have Huanchaco be one of their chosen projects this upcoming summer. This is great news, as this will help us to have a continuing presence in Huanchaco as we prepare for our more extensive return trip/project.
We have been continuing talks with our main contact at the Huanchaco Municipality - Javier Rosales Mendoza who has been working to gain the endorsement of the local mayor.
We have recently begun a bi-monthly fund to Javier of $50 to continue his efforts of aiding the local street dog population and working poor community members unable to provide vet care for their animals.
One of the vet technicians from our trip to Huanchaco last June has been able to secure us donated medications from her practice in Los Angeles. One goal is to send the supplies to our vet contacts in the neighboring town of Trujillo to be used at their practice and to help more with the public image of the Perros Project within the local community.
We have maintained our relations with the local non-profit we worked closely with last summer in order to find ways to keep improving the local shelter space until our next visit.
We updated our website to reflect the past work and upcoming project. (http://perrosproject.org/)
Tabled at local Whole Foods in SE Portland to raise awareness (http://on.fb.me/hQiKMy)
We cannot thank you enough for the help you have provided thus far. Please let us know if there is anything else we can let you know and we are happy to oblige.
Thanks again so much for helping us promote this project.
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