The large number of feral dogs and cats living on city streets is a global problem. While many of these animals are abandoned pets, most are truly feral – having been born and eventually dying in the streets. These feral animals live on the edges of society and face many health risks. Starvation and disease result in an average life span of only one to two years. And feral street dogs in particular pose a public health danger through bites and transmission of rabies to people. AEI's partner in Puebla, Mexico is facing this problem head on. Their mission is to reduce the pet overpopulation problem through an ethical and humane program. This organization focuses their efforts on two main objectives. Their educational campaign promotes responsible pet ownership and targets school-aged children and the general public. Their mobile spay and neuter clinics offer free pet sterilization to members of the community, in conjunction with Pet Health Services of the State of Puebla. Whether your interests are in education, veterinary medicine, or providing support for an excellent organization, your help is needed today!
.Includes: Airport pick up and drop off (at closest airport), Accommodation, Meals, On-site training, Emergency Support, Donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program), 24/7 Travel and emergency assistance.
Excludes: Flights, Entry visa costs, International and domestic airport taxes, Immunizations and medications.
Accommodation: You will be staying on-site in the organization's volunteer housing. All meals are provided by the Placement Partner.
Volunteer Activities: Medical volunteer activities include assessing, diagnosing and treating sick and injured dogs and cats, administering anesthesia and assisting with / performing surgical procedures (spays and castrations). These activities will take place in mobile clinics. Educational volunteer activities require a working knowledge of Spanish. Other volunteer activities include office administration, fundraising, on-line promotion and general support of the organization's activities.
. Classification of Placement: Medical: Entry, Advanced and Specialized. Standard: Entry, Advanced and Specialized.
All classifications of volunteers are needed by this Placement partner and we encourage you to apply no matter your skill or experience level. However, if you are looking for a Placement to use your specific skills, the professionals who would be most beneficial to this placement would be volunteers with experience in: veterinary medicine, education and design.
length of stay
Price (IN CANADIAN DOLLARS)
|2 weeks||$ TBA|
|3 weeks||$ TBA|
|4 weeks||$ TBA|
|8 weeks||$ TBA|
|Groups of 5 or more:||10% off individual fees.|