Project Date: January 4-11, 2020
Localisation : Central America
Population : 340000
Spoken Languages : English, Spanish, Mayan and Garifuna
Local Partner : Hopkins Belize Humane Society (HBHS) and Corozal Animal Program (CAP)
The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International returned to Belize from the 4-11 of January 2020.
As soon as they got out of the airport, the volunteers of FVAI exchanged their winter boots for flip-flops and climbed aboard the “FVAI Mobile”, a baby blue school bus from the village of Sarteneja. The road to this small community was as bad as usual: potholes, mud, zigzags, horse-drawn carriages, 10 wheelers, to finally travel the 110 km in 3 hours. This was our ninth visit to this dynamic community and we are always happy to reconnect with our friends there. The impact of our project in Sarteneja is impressive. The health of the animals has improved greatly, the number of undesired litters has sharply diminished and the love of the people for their animals is remarkable.
We sterilized 99 animals in two days. Thank you for everything!
After catching our breath and recharging our batteries during our day off, we crossed the Bay of Corozal to join the team of volunteers from the Corozal Animal Program. This was our third collaboration with this extraordinary organization. The volunteers are active year round. They offer discount coupons to people in need who wish to sterilize their animals, they educate owners on animal care and encourage adoption. FVAI is thrilled to support them in their mission by offering free veterinary care to the surrounding Mayan communities.
Our first day was very busy with a record 70 sterilizations, We sterilized a total of 122 animals in 2 days.
Final tally: 221 animals sterilized in 4 days in Belize. Not bad eh?
Belize is only a five hour flight from Montreal. If you would like to participate in your first humanitarian mission, here is your chance!
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