The Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala's highlands is plagued with an overpopulation of stray animals. Aside from the concerns this raises over the animals’ general welfare, this also causes untold problems in the spreading of diseases (such as rabies and parasites) as well as posing a danger to native wildlife.
The Hope for the Animals program works to do the following:
- Sterilization and Vaccination Clinics: In collaboration with one of the only licensed, practicing veterinarians in the Atitlan region, we offer free and low-cost sterilization clinics monthly, as funding permits.
- Education: Our School Education Program provides awareness in humane handling and treatment of animals.
- Partnering: We have joined with San Carlos University, Guatemala City, Guatemala to provide practical experience to Guatemalan Veterinary students with a local Veterinary clinic.
- Animal Rescue: Where animals are found to have been injured or abandoned we work to re-home these animals, as funds allow.
In seven years, one female cat and one male cat and their offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens.
In six years, one female dog and one male dog and their offspring can produce up to 67,000 puppies.
There are a variety of ways that you can continue to support this much needed program:
For more information about our animal welfare program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.