Project Status: Past Project
Project Date: July 3 - 12 2015
Localisation : Central America
Population : 340000
Spoken Languages : English, Spanish, Creole, Maya, Garifuna
Local Partner : Hopkins Belize Humane Society (HBHS)
FVAI is proud to help underprivileged populations that do not have access to basic veterinary care.
In July 2015 FVAI returned to Belize for a fourth time.
The impact of our project in Sarteneja is remarkable. The health of the animals has greatly improved, the number of unwanted litters has greatly diminished and the attachment of the people to their furry protégés is incredible. Come and join our group of volunteers!
Belize, a little known country in South America, is a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling with the second largest barrier reef in the world. Its luxurious forests are home to ocelots, jaguars, monkeys, tapirs, toucans and other animals. The official language of Belize is English but the inhabitants also speak Spanish, Creole, Mayan and Garifuna.
The clinics were of the M.A.S.H. variety (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital). This allowed us to help isolated villages that do not receive veterinary services on a regular basis. In order to facilitate access to the clinic, a central location or meeting place was required. A community center became the official veterinary clinic of the village for several hours.