Veterinary Ventures embarks on spay-neuter mission in Belize
Friday, April 1st, 2016
The non-profit organization Veterinary Ventures is coming to Belize for a 14-day spay and neuter event. Veterinary Ventures is dedicated to providing humane veterinary care to the under-served animals of the world by providing veterinary services and care of animals in needy regions of the world. With that mission, six veterinarians and five technicians will be traveling to Belize in May and will be working along with San Pedro’s Saga Humane Society, Belmopan Humane Society and Caye Caulker Humane Society. While in Belize, their goal is to provide spay-neuter services to 400 dogs and cats.
In order to accomplish this mission, Veterinary Ventures are raising funds for the trip through YouCaring, a fundraising website. “We work directly with local humane groups to help them help their communities by organizing spay-neuter campaigns to control stray animal populations. 100% of funds raised will go toward the medications and supplies for our campaigns,” indicated Veterinary Ventures. “We need everyone’s help to meet this goal and provide high-quality care to these animals. Cost per surgery is approximately $20US per animal, which includes pain medications, anaesthetics, antibiotics, and surgical supplies.”
Their target goal is of $9,000US and anyone wanting to contribute can visit the below website to make a direct deposit: https://www.youcaring.com/veterinary-ventures-522377?utm_source=April+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+2015+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
Any donation amount is appreciated and will benefit the community of Belize substantially. Here in Belize, stray dogs and cats’ population are at a high due to unregulated breeding and unwanted pets. Spay-neuter initiatives held reduce the number of unwanted animals being born in the long run, resulting in a more controlled dog and cat population.
Saga Humane Society will be providing more details on when Veterinary Ventures will be providing service on the island as the date draws nearer.
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