Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (Amazon CARES) and i Love Dogs, Inc., a California-based dog vitamin and supplement manufacturer, recently announced a new collaboration that is benefiting animals in one of the most remote areas of the world. i Love Dogs contributed more than $1,000 and a large quantity of its supplements to Amazon CARES, a non-profit organization based in and around Peru’s Amazon River region. In addition to operating the area’s first no-kill animal shelter and low-cost veterinary treatment center in Iquitos, Amazon CARES conducts free spay-and-neuter, immunization and parasite control clinics in the more remote reaches of the Amazon rainforest.
The Vets Abroad adventure to Peru took place April 10 to 24. The team included veterinary volunteers Dr. Patrick Mahaney of West Hollywood, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang of San Diego, and Dr. Amanda Brown of Philadelphia. The trip involved traveling into isolated areas around Iquitos where there is very limited access to veterinary care. You can read more about the trip at amazoncares.org/VetsAbroad.