Join us in caring for unwanted and mistreated at our shelter in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. The shelter provides a rescue service for dogs and cats, educates locals around responsible pet ownership and coordinates the adoption of rescued pets. As a general volunteer with shelter you will have the opportunity to assist with animal rescues and to tend to animals in care. Tasks may include feeding, cleaning of enclosures, and bathing, walking and playing with the animals. Veterinary students and qualified veterinarians who join the project are able to assist the full-time vets in providing medical treatment to rescue animals and other animals brought into the shelter.
Our Galapagos project is located on San Cristobal Island, one of the major islands of the Galapagos archipelago. The focus of the project is the humane control of feral populations of dogs and cats through sterilisation and the education of locals around responsible pet ownership. This work improves the lives and living conditions of dogs and cats in the region and contributes to the long-term conservation of the island. To volunteer for this project, you must be currently undertaking or have completed your veterinary studies, as you will be working alongside a veterinarian to provide pre and post-operative medical care and assisting with operations. You may also accompany the vet on local farming visits and assist with the care of livestock.
The main language spoken on our Ecuadorian projects is Spanish, so a basic prior knowledge of the language is highly recommended.