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.

Community Service Sterilization Clinic in David

On March 6, Kirsten Quimby, a volunteer with SALDEA and Amigos de Animales, organized a sterilization clinic for 20 female cats in David.  These cats live in a private home that functions as a sanctuary for homeless cats.  The surgeries were performed by Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez, and the costs were underwritten by Amigos de Animales.  There are two more clinics planned for this facility, as there are over 50 cats on the property.  This work is vital to public health and the well being of the community, because it reduces the population of stray cats, the spread of disease and vermin.  Remember that our work to take stray animals off the streets benefits the entire community, not just animals!  We give thanks to the partner organizations, volunteers, and vets who assist with this work, and ask for your donations to support further efforts in public health.