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PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru

by Globalteer
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PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru
PAWS for Change: Help Street Dogs in Peru

Our first veterinary campaigns were quite the success back in February! If you follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram), you probably saw our updates and photos.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the PAWS mobile clinic has had its parking brake on since mid-March. Peru has been under mandatory lock-down since this time, and it is currently extended until May 24th. It is possible this will be extended even further, as the situation has not yet shown significant improvement. Our staff and volunteers are not allowed to leave their homes, except for essential human services, meaning we have not been allowed to continue our veterinary campaign work.

The street dogs in Peru also have it especially hard during these uncertain times. Those that are normally fed scraps from the bustling markets, taking handouts from friendly tourists, or simply fed by families who have taken pity on them, are having a much more difficult time finding food. To worsen the situation, some families who are out of work due to the pandemic are no longer able to afford food for their pets, and we expect that many more dogs will be abandoned to the street.

As soon as we are given permission, we plan to get the mobile clinic’s wheels rolling again, returning to the villages around Cusco to continue treating as many dogs as we can. Countries like Peru have been hit especially hard by this pandemic, and it is our continued commitment to do what we can.  When that time comes to roll out for our next veterinary campaign, we’ll be relying on your help. Please consider donating to help us in purchasing vital medicines and supplies needed to vaccinate, spay, and neuter the dogs in the villages where we work.

We hope that in our next update we can bring you news of another successful veterinary campaign. Until then, please stay safe and healthy. And thank you, as always, for your continued and invaluable support!

Vets, Volunteers, & Staff at our first campaign!
Vets, Volunteers, & Staff at our first campaign!
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"PAWS Patrol" Mobile Clinic
"PAWS Patrol" Mobile Clinic

Greetings PAWS supporters! If you’ve been following us on social media, you might be aware that our Mobile Veterinary Clinic is up and running!! We’re happy to report that the “PAWS Patrol” truck is ready to roll! The process of finding the right vehicle and outfitting it for our needs took a few months, but the time has finally come.

We are ready to begin our first campaigns in the rural areas around Cusco, from where the dog-overpopulation problem stems and where the need for veterinary care is the greatest. This month we will be visiting our first communities, speaking with local leaders, spreading the word, and treating our first dogs!  We’re very excited to share our progress with you in coming reports.

Jim’s Journey

If you’ve been a supporter of Globalteer since our early days, you might be acquainted with our Founder and General Manager, Jim Elliott. Recently, Jim shared his personal story about his journey to help the street dogs of Cusco. His story is worth a read, so we wanted to be sure to share it with our GlobalGiving supporters as well. You can find his insightful article here, on our PAWS official webpage. There have been many obstacles to overcome to reach where we are today, but Jim’s persistence and our partners’ passion and collaboration have finally made our dreams a reality.

We Still Need Your Help

Although we’re ready to go for our first month of vaccination and sterilization campaigns, we still need help! We still need to cover the costs of medicines, anesthetics, surgical equipment, gasoline for the vehicle, and other essential materials needed to carry out our work. This is where YOU come in. We need donations from our supporters! Please help us care for the stray dog population in Cusco and minimize the spread of disease and suffering of these animals. Even the smallest donations help! The more donations we receive, the more dogs we can reach.

We look forward to updating you on the progress of the PAWS Patrol clinic over the next months, and we hope to soon be sharing photos of our work.

Can you help us spread the word? We hope that you can! And be sure to check out and follow our PAWS Facebook page! We’re also on Instagram!

Thank you, as always, for your continued and invaluable support!

Jim Elliott, Founder of Globalteer and PAWS
Jim Elliott, Founder of Globalteer and PAWS
Rescued street dog receiving medical care
Rescued street dog receiving medical care

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Greetings PAWS supporters! We have fantastic news! We have been approved to receive a grant that will fund our much-hoped-for mobile veterinary clinic.

Within the next few months, we will begin outfitting a vehicle that will allow us to reach stray dogs in the rural areas of Cusco. It will be set up with the proper equipment needed for veterinarians to treat, vaccinate, and spay or neuter dogs in these outlying areas, where our attention is most needed. Without such a vehicle, it is almost impossible to treat dogs in these areas, where overpopulation is most rampant and overflows into the city.

Our first step will be procuring the right van for us, that can be customized for our needs. Then once it is in our hands, we can begin the outfitting work, which may take some time. But as soon as it is up and running, we can immediately begin treating animals.

We Still Need Your Help

However, it is important to note that the grant we received will only cover the costs of procuring and setting up the mobile clinic. It does not cover the costs of medicines, anesthetics, surgical equipment, gasoline for the vehicle, and other essential materials needed to carry out our work. This is where YOU come in. We need donations from our supporters! Please help us care for the stray dog population in Cusco and minimize the spread of disease and the suffering of these animals. Even the smallest donations help!

We look forward to updating you on the progress of the PAWS mobile veterinary clinic over the next months, and we hope to soon be sharing photos of our work across the city.

Can you help us spread the word? We hope that you can! And be sure to check out and follow our PAWS Facebook page!

Thank you, as always, for your continued and invaluable support!

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Since our last project report, we’ve had another successful adoption from our partner shelter! It’s always such a joy when one of our volunteers falls in love with a pup at the shelter and decides they just can’t live without them!  Jana volunteered at the shelter this past April where she met Deysi, a beautiful girl who was always a favourite among volunteers and staff. Jana decided to adopt Deysi and take her back to her home in San Francisco.

While the overseas adoption process can sometimes be tedious with paperwork and records (but easier if you are from certain countries, depending on your country’s laws), it is certainly worth the effort. Just look at Deysi’s face!  We couldn’t be happier that Deysi has found her forever home and that Jana has a new best friend – the best souvenir anyone could ever bring back from Peru!

However, we are still trying to combat the fact that dogs like Deysi end up on the street at all. Deysi was one of the lucky ones who found care and love in a shelter and then was even more lucky to find an adopter. But most of the street dogs in Cusco have a far more heart-breaking fate. Without controlling the overall population in Cusco in a humane way, and striving for a spay-neuter programme that reaches even outlying areas, stories like Deysi’s become less of a possibility.

We are still working to raise enough funds to outfit a mobile clinic to reach as many dogs in Cusco as we can. Without supporters like you, it won’t be possible!  Can you help us spread the word? We hope that you can! And be sure to check out and follow our new PAWS Facebook page!

Thank you, as always, for your continued and invaluable support!

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We’d like to re-introduce you to our project! Globalteer’s Peru Dog Welfare Program is now “PAWS” – the Peru Animal Welfare Society! With our new name, we hope to garner more support both from abroad and within Peru.  And although we have a new name, our focus is still the same: Improving the overall welfare of the street dogs in Peru through our 4-part program – CNR (Capture Neuter Release), Vaccination, Education, and Adoption & Shelter Improvement.  So if you see the name PAWS here on GlobalGiving or across our social media platforms and wonder where we have gone, don’t worry! It’s still us! Just new and improved.

Additionally, we have set a new goal of procuring funding to purchase and outfit a Mobile Veterinary Clinic. Such a mobile clinic is necessary for reaching the stray dogs in the more rural areas of Cusco, as these areas are where most of the overpopulation within the cities stem from. In the communities in the outskirts of Cusco, there is no veterinary care available for the dogs, so even if the people living there wanted to spay and neuter their pets, they have no way of doing so (not to mention the dogs that do not have owners). Therefore, it is essential that we reach out to them. Having our own mobile clinic is essential!

For $8,000 we can purchase and customize a vehicle in Cusco to perfectly suit our needs to work with local veterinarians and reach as many dogs as possible on a weekly basis. So this is our new primary focus for fundraising. Once we have the vehicle up and running, the outreach and impact of PAWS will be felt immediately in Cusco.

Can you help us spread the word? We hope that you can! And be sure to check out and follow our new PAWS Facebook page!

Thank you, as always, for your continued and invaluable support!

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Globalteer

Location: Totnes - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Stephen Elliott
Totnes, Devon United Kingdom
$7,146 raised of $30,000 goal
 
67 donations
$22,854 to go
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