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CROWDRISE : Apr 16, 2013
Tax ID: 45-3660998
BASED: Tampa, FL, United States


Amazon Animal Rescue

Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety seeks better health and living conditions for ALL living beings in the Peruvian Amazon region. This includes appropriate care, respect, and protection from cruelty and neglect.

Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety (, founded in 2004, is the first and only 501c3 US registered charity & Peruvian registered ONG in the very remote Peruvian Amazon region.  Amazon CARES maintains the region's only no-kill shelter.  A modern vet clinic in the city of Iquitos provides top quality services to clients and to low-income clients.  Additionaly, we are constantly rescuing animals, and taking in abandoned litters left at our doorstep.

Veterinarians from around the world have delighted in our jungle volunteer trips, where we provide veterinary care to communities with no other options!  Our focus is on spay/neuter and TNR, but we also have a successful adoption program!  Learn more by liking us on, following us on Twitter, and reading our Blog.

We are devoted to a commitment to the following values:

  • COMMUNITY:  CARES' is rooted in the Peruvian Amazon community, with a team of Peruvian Veterinarians, shelter staff and volunteers.  By working with local municipalities and using existing resources, we address and solve evolving issues more efficiently. 
  • ANIMAL Birth Control (ABC) reduces the size of unwanted, roaming animal populations and the attendant suffering due to disease, starvation, injury and want that accompanies these unwanted animals.
  • RESCUE:  Many animals captured during our ABC campaigns are not healthy enough to be released.  These animals are treated in our modern veterinary clinic and then transported to our No-Kill shelter in nearby Cabo Lopez. Abandoned animals and countless litters of abandoned kittens and puppies are also welcome at our shelter.
  • EDUCATION:  Humane Education is a very strong component of our work.  In the jungle towns and in local schools, Peruvian Director, Bruno Antoine works tirelessly to teach children of all ages about the importance of animal and human relationships, responsible pet ownership, and the importance of respecting wildlife in their natural environment.  CARES appears on TV weekly to discuss sensitivity towards animals.
  • SAFETY:  As a component of our education efforts we teach about dog-bite prevention, and the importance of animal health as it pertains to public and environmental health.  We encounter many dogs with diseases that are transmissible to the human population.  We conduct campaigns against domestic violence by demonstrating the proven link between animal abuse and said violence.

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