Due to the unprecedented strain on local families and pet helpers due to job loss from the pandemic, SALDEA partnered with Agencias Escoffery, S.A. in David to provide pet food to local pet owning families who are enduring economic hardship. Agencies Escoffery sold us pet food at cost, and we were able to donate that food to local families and local community volunteers who care for needy animals. While we don’t normally operate a food donation program, our mission to support the local community calls for us to take this step in times of extreme need.
Community Service with Local Pet Helpers
SALDEA works hand in hand with many unsung heroes who give their all for animals. Individuals, families, and refuge shelters are among our friends who are dedicated to helping animals in Chiriqui without drawing attention to themselves. It is our privilege to support these pet helpers in their work by donating pet food, medicines, veterinary care, construction of animal housing, beds and supplies, or whatever they need. A certain portion of our donated dollars are passed on to these dedicated helpers, who in turn use the funds to help animals that would otherwise be homeless on the streets, suffering, or dead. Because we help those who help animals, the quality of life for everyone in Chiriqui is raised. Everyone benefits. Pay it forward.