BENEFITING: AMAZON CARES - Ceased Operation
Amazon CARES recruits veterinary volunteers from all over the world to perform free spay and neuter clinics for street animals in Peru's Amazon region, as well as pets of low income families. These animals are sick and helpless. Spaying and neutering these animals improves their overall health. Additionally, we provide all vaccinations and treatment for internal and external parasites. We improve the health of the animal population, and reduce the issue of overpopulation.
Due to the expense and time involved in traveling to Iquitos, Peru, the largest remote city in the world, it can be difficult attract qualified veterinary professionals. These volunteers not only leave their work and homes for two weeks, but they also must pay up to $1800 just to get to the volunteer location! For me it will be about $1100-1200 for the flight. Volunteers also pay an additional $700 for their two weeks with Amazon CARES. That includes all meals, lodging, and local transport.
I have paid a $100 deposit towards my trip fee and hope to collect enough airmiles to cover my flight. I am hoping to raise the additional $600 of the trip fee. Any small contribution will help.
Thank you for your support!