News from ANIPLANT Havana, caring for Cuba’s Animals

havana-live-AniplantHAVANA, Dec. 7th Many changes are happening in Cuba, and many more are sure to follow.  As more people make their way to Cuba,
“to see it before it changes”, the plight of the animals is getting more attention.  Here are just a few observations we’ve heard recently:

  • Hungry, sick, mangy dogs and cats wandering the streets for food and shelter
  • “Small businesses” who are breeding dogs, and selling puppies in markets
  • Growing evidence of dog-fighting
  • Animals seen being abused, sometimes by the hands of the dog catchers
  • Thin and unhealthy horses pulling carriages for tourists
  • Concern for marine life along Cuba’s pristine coast as development begins

More tourists are asking how to help–whether it is donating supplies or dollars to Aniplant, or trying to find help for a sweet-faced, hungry, sick dog or cat they meet on the street.  We are thankful to hear these requests for information on how to help.  Aniplant and The Aniplant Project are dedicated to helping these poor animals.

Our number one mission is to spay/neuter as many dogs and cats as possible to prevent unwanted animals.  Other important goals are education and raising awareness for the humane care and welfare of all animals in Cuba.

Last, but not least, Nora Garcia and her circle of volunteers have daily missions of helping animals…one at a time.  This small team has been called on to locate and help needy animals all over Cuba…to visit regularly, to feed, to ensure the dogs or cats are safe, and to vaccinate and treat them for sickness.
All of these activities take resources.

This is where your donations go:
For anesthesia to spay/neuter animals
For food and medicines to treat strays
For gasoline or bus fare to find and care for reported strays regularly
For use of the internet so that Nora can receive and respond to requests for help
For maintenance of the Aniplant clinic in Cuba and the 20 dogs who live there
For supplies of surgical gloves, sutures, mange/parasite medications, etc.

Please take a moment to donate.  Every dollar helps.  With your continuing help, we hope to make better lives for many more Cuban animals in 2016.   Thank you for your love and care of the dogs, cats, horses, birds… and all the animals of Cuba!

Thank you!  ¡Muchas Gracias!   Merci!   Danke!

The Aniplant Project Team