Hundreds of Animals Benefit from Veterinary Campaigns carried out in March
Dogs patiently wait at World Vets free sterilization campaign | Guatemala 2019
Last month World Vets had countless veterinary teams working in both Central and South America to provide free veterinary services for a variety of animal species.
We had a team working in Guatemala where they provided a free high volume sterilization campaign for companion animals.
Our efforts in this country continue to focus o
n Mayan communities outlying the city of Antigua, where access to veterinary services are limited. Aside from spay/neuter, o
ur volunteers also came across many other ailments in animal patients such as tumors, pyometras as well as canine transmissible venereal tumor (TVT),
which were all addressed free of charge for pet owners.
Two additional veterinary field projects were operated in Ecuador, which facilitated free spay/neuter, alongside other needed veterinary services for animal patients. World Vets has been working in the Imbabura province of Ecuador for a decade now, where we continue to honor our agreements with local municipalities. Such agreements contend that sterilization be provided as the accepted form of pet population control in exchange for the termination of mass poisonings once carried out.
And World Vets also had a fourth veterinary team provide annual health exams for an array of wildlife and exotics in Roatan, Honduras. This project was carried out with our long time partner Maya Key, who houses and cares for species rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and other unfortunate situations.
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers, donors, as well as local partners and Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our veterinary field service activities. All of which help to improve the health and wellbeing of animals worldwide!