This project will provide life-saving vaccines for dogs on the Galapagos Islands. For the first time ever, authorities on the Galapagos Islands are allowing us to import vaccines to protect the island's dogs against distemper and parvovirus. We will also be providing spay/neuter to any unsterilized animals, continuing our work of bringing social change and humane population management solutions to animals on islands around the world.
Up until now, residents on the Galapagos Islands have not been able to protect their animals against diseases like distemper and parvo. Through our work creating social change on the islands over the last 14 years, attitudes towards dogs on the island have gone from distant to active ownership and connection. This vaccine campaign is a huge step in allowing the community to manage and protect their dogs, rather than watch helplessly as they die from easily preventable diseases.
This campaign is focused on providing vaccinations to the dogs on the islands. With our team of veterinarians and technicians we will be bringing supplies to vaccinate up to 700 dogs. We will also be providing spay/neuter surgery to any unsterilized animals on the islands, something that we have been doing for more than a decade in order to continue to bring humane population management solutions to the dogs on the island.
By providing life-saving vaccines to the dogs on the Galapagos, we will be preventing potential suffering and death from easily preventable diseases like parvovirus and distemper. By giving the members of the community the tools to keep their animals healthy, we can continue our mission to bring positive social change in regards to dogs on the island. When humans are given the resources to properly care for and manage companion animals, they are empowered to make more humane decisions.