Animals in Distress

 top-left[1]After a delightful trip to Costa Rica, I sent a thank you to Petmeds for the donations and was pleasantly surprised. They offered to send more donation boxes for me to give out. This time, I wanted to focus on my own community, so after researching, I chose the delightful Animals in Distress.

Animals in Distress is a local pet sanctuary that keeps every animal received, provides medical care and love, and also works on finding these pets homes. This is a no-kill shelter, which is one of the main reasons I chose them. I respect their mission quite much, and this place is an area of love and happiness. The sanctuary is spacious and bright, the animals are in a great place with loving volunteers and spacious rooms. Certain animals, such as Spook, who is paralyzed, have special accommodations   (The Spook Mobile is adorable!)

After receiving the donations, I sorted through to organize and examine the contents. Over $500 dollars worth of supplies were sent, from medicines to treats to toys! My dad took me to AID and we were pleasantly greeted by the workers. The facility is beautiful and all of the volunteers are friendly and welcoming. They were very appreciative and we also got a tour of the cat kennel! Every single cat was beautiful and you could tell each had its own personality. One feature that truly made me happy was the spaciousness of the rooms. There were rooms for the cats that each went off into a sunnier room with bird feeders outside. Rather than be caged, they were free to roam around their room and do cat-like things. I am so happy to have been able to contribute to this wonderful organization and I can’t wait to volunteer and work with them in the future.animals-in-distress[1]

Visit their website here http://www.animalsindistress-pa.org/index.php

They have many different ways to help including Take-a-Pet to Dinner and Redners Tapes

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Volunteering in Puerto Viejo: The Jaguar Rescue Experience

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A baby howler monkey atop a shoulder

My vacation in Puerto Viejo took me on many adventures, but on June 22nd, I embraced my true passion and saw months of work brought to life. Prior to leaving for Costa Rica, I engaged in a multi month collection of veterinary supplies for the Jaguar Rescue in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. My organization was highly successful; over seven hundred dollars worth of supplies was gathered thanks to the generous contributions of three companies. 1-800 Pet Meds was one of the kind donors who graciously supplied the majority of veterinary care, I highly suggest you check them out here for great prices and wonderful service for all your pet needs!

A Baby Sloth Climbing Around With A Blanket

A Baby Sloth Climbing Around With A Blanket

My family and I took a cab ride to the refuge and arrived on time for the 11:30 tour. Due to power outages and other communication hindrances, the private showing did not work out. In order to keep the facility up and running, a fifteen dollar donation I requested to see the work they are doing. While paying our donation, I dropped off the bags of supplies behind the desk and the lady promised to find the owners for me to meet and speak to.

Our tour was with a lovely woman named Daniela; she was thorough, kind, intelligent, informative, and interesting. We were shown the various facilities and informed of the methods used to take care of the animals. Also, we were told the story of each animal at the refuge. All of the stories were equally touching and I could spend hours recounting the touching anecdotes. What sets the refuge apart from similar concept facilities is their reintroduction effort. Most of the animal refuges keep the animals for life after taking them in. At the Jaguar Rescue, the utmost effort is taken to try and reintroduce the animals to their natural habitat. The work done at this center is incredible and inspiring.

As we were nearing the end of our tour, I was given the opportunity to meet the owners. They are such kind hearted people and very sweet. I got a picture taken with them and an adorable monkey, then we finished the tour. The jaguar rescue was an incredible experience and I very much enjoyed the trip. I suggest trying to visit the refuge and see the incredible work yourself. I want to thank all of the donors again for their contributions, because this project couldn’t have been done without them.

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A photo of Encar and I

A Little About the Refuge

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A baby toe toed sloth at the refuge.

I am just about ready to leave for the refuge, but I figured I would make a post about the organization I have chosen to aid.

The Jaguar Rescue is located in Playa Chiquita in the southern Caribbean portion of Costa Rica. They rehabilitate injured or mistreated animals and then reintroduce them to their natural environment. It was born in 2008 and is not considered a zoo, instead a rehabilitation center. They are also trying to develop a proper wild animal education that is beneficial to everyone’s future. They use a hands on approach which has been very successful with the animals. Over 400 animals have been returned to the jungle. Animal guests include birds, monkeys, jaguars, and other mammals/reptiles. The name originated from the baby jaguar they received in 2007 which unfortunately, the preserve and their work stands in her honor.

The Jaguar Rescue is a touching organization with great roots and a great mission. As soon as I stumbled upon this organization, I knew it was the one I wanted to help. I am highly looking forward to aiding the organization and visiting these great people. I suggest checking out the Jaguar Rescue and possibly donating or finding your way to help.

Visit them at jaguarrescue.com

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A young ocelot at the refuge.

Over $500 Worth of Donations from 1-800-Petmeds

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I am here with great news about my Costa Rican Animal Refuge project. The supplies collection has reached a beautiful point and all that is left is to pack and organize the donations for when I leave in mid-June.

1-800-Petmeds was kind enough to mail a box of samples and products that can be used for my supplies collection. I received a plethora of supplies that will be extremely helpful for the trip to the Animal Refuge. There was over $500 dollars worth of supplies, some highlights include the 9 boxes of frontline and the other various medications that are hard to come by in Costa Rica.

I would like to express my extreme gratitude to the people of Petmeds, their generosity was more than appreciated. The animal refuge will certainly be grateful for the supplies as well. I am very happy that there are companies which care about humanitarian causes and events like this truly push me to continue working on making a change, I couldn’t have done this without them.

So if you are in the market for any needed animal supplies, I highly suggest checking out 1-800-petmeds.com for your order. Their prices are hard to beat and they are a great company with a humanitarian.

Stay tuned for more information about the Jaguar Refuge and the final steps before I leave for Costa Rica!

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Pet Meds

One vital part of the Costa Rican refuge project is medications. The Jaguar Refuge is in need of many vital medications and other animal lifestyle supplies to maintain health and cleanliness. Out of many places to turn, I contacted 1-800-PetMeds because of my knowledge on their trustworthy service and excellent history as a company. PetMeds has been kind enough to make a donation to Little Known Help Zone of a sample box including a variety of medications, toys, and other great items for the shelter! The supplies will be delivered by me in june over my 16th birthday to the refuge. We thank 1-800-PetMeds for their kindness and generosity and will keep you updated on the latest of the project.

A little about Pet Meds. They are a licensed pet pharmacy, an award winning company, and make customers happy every day. We suggest checking them out at below!

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