Although our PAWS work was on hold for the majority of 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are coming into 2021 with renewed energy and a hopeful outlook for the coming year. We have plans to get the ball rolling (and our mobile veterinary clinic rolling) with our dog welfare campaigns, bringing desperately needed healthcare to the dogs in the rural villages where we work around Cusco.
Although we will need to have strict hygienic protocols in place to keep all staff, volunteers, and community members safe, we can soon begin to pick up where we left off before Peru’s lockdown. The Peruvian government themselves have started providing their standard rabies vaccinations around the city, meaning we will also be able to carry out similar work, using Covid-safe protocols.
We are very excited to get the programme re-started, and this month we are completing all of the preparation and organization. We were fortunate enough to receive a grant to provide medicines for our campaigns over the next year, so we are sourcing those and planning our strategy for the next couple of months. We are also in the process of hiring a permanent veterinarian and veterinary assistant to work with our team full-time over the course of the next year, which will be an important step for us. We look forward to introducing the new team members to you soon!
Over the last year, we have been so grateful for each and every donation we have received, especially during these difficult times. We are honoured by the outpouring of support, and we could not run this programme without you. The welfare of the dogs of Cusco will be better because of you, so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And so do the dogs!
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!