Aruba counts 30.000 to 40.000 stray and semi stray dogs & cats. With a population of 105.000 inhabitants, this is a very large number, which is growing rapidly. As we know it’s possible for one female dog and her offspring to procreate 64.000 dogs over a time period of 6 years. The quantity of cats is even higher. The only solution is managing the dog & cat population in order to stop this rapid growth. The situation of the strays in Aruba is heartbreaking: starvation, abuse, overexposed to ticks & fleas and deadly diseases & viruses such as Anemia, Parvo and Distemper.
We organized our first Spay and Neuter project in May 2017. For 2018, we will again be arriving with a team of veterinary surgeons and technicians to perform the surgeries. May 2018, we are planning a 4 day clinic to successfully sterilize up to 400 dogs. Our focus will be stray dogs and we need help from a large number of local volunteers. Below you will find our wish list of supplies needed for the 2017 project. As you can see we need help in different categories from -tables to lights, lunch, dinner and a place to sleep- to medical supplies. To run this project we will be working with 40 – 60 volunteers on a daily basis.
Please contribute to a better future for the dogs and cats in Aruba. For every $20 donated, one dog will receive the necessary medication and be sterilized. We will be working in different teams with each team consisting of a number of volunteers. Do you want to join us? Download the volunteer form here. Or fill in the Sign up form below!
We operate in different teams
- Trapping team
- Registration team
- Preparation team
- Surgery team
- After care team
- Release team
How can you help?
- 1. Medical supplies: sterile gloves, -drapes &-whipes, scale, fonendoscope, needles, syringes, razers, autoclave, operation sets, suture material, various medication etc.
- 2. Housing & food for medical team.
- 3. 2 Pick up trucks & 2 cars.
- 4. Clinic interior: lights, fans, tables, chairs, old towels.
- 5. Donations: $20 for each dog we want to do surgery on!
- For a complete list please mail us!