The animal rescue center in Guatemala is responsible for the reintroduction and rehabilitation of endangered, confiscated and hurt animals. In 1989 the center was established by a group of citizens who were worried about their precious natural heritage. These animals are mistreated by traffickers and endangered by illegal pet trading. The overall aim is to release these animals back into their natural habitat. Furthermore, the center dedicated itself to environmental education in local schools, where they teach young students how important it is to treat the nature and animals with care and respect. On the other hand, this center also offers new economic alternatives in these rural communities in Guatemala where the preservation of the natural heritage is very significant.
The volunteer tasks include:
- Collecting food for animals
- Feeding animals
- Cleaning animal cages
- Constructing new or bigger cages for the animals
- Repairing cages
- Clearing and maintaining walking paths and hiking trails
- Administering medicine to sick animals
- Researching and monitoring the behavior of the animals
- Maintaining the center's infrastructure
- Creating enrichment projects
Please contact us for further information.