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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: Animal Balance is a global non-profit (ID 68-0630714) Our mission is To collaborate with communities in need to create sustainable and humane animal management programs in order to prevent suffering and ignite social change. We believe communities within the United States and throughout the world wish to embrace cats and dogs and protect them with kindness and compassion. Through our foundational belief, we strive to protect the human-animal bond.

Results: Animal Balance has sterilized more than 20,000 animals in 10 countries and trained hundreds of volunteers and veterinary professionals. We have planted the seeds of compassion in the minds of thousands of people in the communities where we work. We have humanely controlled populations on islands around the world and provided rural and underserved areas with resources to continue providing humane population control.

Target demographics: communities provide humane alternatives for controlling the population of cats and dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,000 dogs and cats

Geographic areas served: Dominican Republic, The Galapagos Islands, Cabo Verde, Bahamas, Samoa, Independent Samoa, Aruba, Trinidad, United States

Programs: high quality, high volume sterilization clinics, education, and training for local organizations.

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal Balance (Campaña de esterilizacion en Galápagos)

Es increíble saber que de maneras que uno no pensaría se puede apoyar a esta causa, mejorar la calidad de vida de las mascotas con un verdadero programa y un proceso bine definido lo hace ser a uno participe de un cambio positivo en la problematica de las mascotas en islas.

Todo el equipo que hace parte de esta iniciativa, me permitió conocer de cerca durante unos dias, entender, apoyar, y aportar con la documentación grafica generando contenido audiovisual para animal balance y poder comunicar el enorme trabajo que realizan, no solo de forma directa con temas de atención veterinaria sino cambiando y consientizando a las personas, este trabajo no es de corto sino de largo plazo, que estoy alegre de haber pertenecido y haber apoyado.

El trabajo que realizan es digno de apoyar y reconocer sus logros y verdadero cambio que han llevado a las islas galápagos

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Conocer y colaborar con Animal Balance ha marcado tanto mi vida profesional como personal. El equipo tiene la combinación perfecta de profesionalismo y calidad humana que se necesita para causar un impacto profundo en las poblaciones donde trabaja. He tenido la oportunidad de contribuir a la calidad de vida de perros y gatos en San Cristóbal, Galápagos y aunque se viven situaciones difíciles por el estado actual de algunos animales, siempre he encontrado en el equipo de Animal Balance el apoyo para resolver las situaciones de la mejor manera y aprovechar los recursos con los que contamos. Finalmente, las experiencias y las amistades después del voluntariado han sido invaluables.
Esta ha sido la mejor experiencia de mi vida!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering on Kaua'i in 2017. Everyone is amazing, and this NGO rocks!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animal Balance is responsible for thousands and thousands of surgeries of dogs and cats to help reduce overpopulation and increase animal health. They especially target underserved areas. They work worldwide and do not let borders get in the way of doing the right thing. They are amazing and deserve your support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've done two trips with Animal Balance, one to the Galapagos and one to the Dominican Republic. They set up a professional sterilization clinic, often in an open-air facility, using supplies they have flown in, . The luxuries to which we are accustomed, including reliable electricity and running water, are not always available, but the clinics always work remarkably. The entire team, including local vets and community members, pulls together to make things work. They provide a fantastic service.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on multiple campaigns; from America Samoa to the DR. Each trip is unique and remarkable. The professional standard is high, the service compassionate and full of professionals working with high ethical standards. All communities have been grateful and engaged, with social change happening. AB is making a difference in the lives of animals and the communities we serve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have traveled with Animal Balance to many different islands over the past 6 years. Animal Balance changes the lives of the animals and humans that we interact with when we are there for our spay and neuter campaigns

Donna T.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I was involved in a couple local rescues and worked in a HQHV clinic. I was able to do a MASH style clinic with my employer and fell
in love. I then learned from a coworker that I could travel and do what I love and it is in paradise. This organization is making such a difference in places that it is so necessary for all species to coexist. I have now participated in 3 and number 4 in September and looking forward to so many more. Such an organized and professional organization.

Kristen J.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first had the opportunity to work with Animal Balance when a team came to American Samoa, where I was working at the time. What a great, positive, professional group of people! They brought much needed supplies, trapping equipment, teamwork, and hope to the territory.
Networking with them was so amazing, I jumped at the chance to meet them in Hawaii to volunteer for spay neuter campaigns on Kauai on two occasions. Looking forward to more opportunities to work with this amazing group.

1 Jill M.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great pleasure of joining a TNR campaign with Animal Balance on the beautiful island of Kauai last year What a team of professionals! So well organised. Such great volunteers. Not surprised that I leapt at the chance to go again this year too!

1 Barbara B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started with Animal Balance when they offered low cost, basically donation, spay and neuter of my landlord's 2 dogs. I appreciated the service to our community so much that I thought I would volunteer for a few hours. That turned into 4 long days. I enjoyed working with and learning so much from this amazing group of people that I have volunteered for 2 campaigns since then and am preparing for another one in September. I hope to at some point, be able to travel and volunteer at other locations with them.

Joan K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Animal balance comes to my island regularly. I had my dog spayed on one of their first visits, then my rescue feral kitten. They keep it affordable so people can get their cats spayed. Anything we can do to reduce the population of feral cats humanely is so important. Animal Balance rocks!!

Amanda B.13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm fortunate to have participated in multiple campaigns with Animal Balance. Witnessing social change as a result of connecting people and the sharing of knowledge, kindness and compassion consistently remain my favorite parts of working with Animal Balance. This organization feeds my soul!

Jessica G.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Animal Balance has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. I have learned tons of new things about spay/neuter projects, AB staff is always willing to answer questions, share their knowledge and experience and open to listen to me, their positivity and love for the life is contagious, it's never boring to be around them. I feel there has been a big change in my life after every clinic.

Elsa Allen K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal Balance has an amazing team that is dedicated to helping animals in areas with scarce veterinary resources. By providing spay/neuter and basic care to cats and dogs, they are helping to improve and save lives on each campaign. The volunteers are all amazing, dedicated and compassionate people who work hard and have fun while doing it. They provide the highest level of medical care possible to each patient and go above and beyond to serve each community they travel to across the globe.

Donor

Rating: 5

Having worked with a number of folks who also work with Animal Balance, I am confident that the animals they care for are receiving top-notch medical care provided by compassionate humans who truly care for all animals and the communities that they live in.

Yessy Aruba

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have to start by highly recommending Animal Balance to anyone who is concerned with an overpopulation of strays, anywhere. I have been in touch with this organization since 2014 sharing my concerns and plans and it wasn't until 2015 that one particular foundation finally decided to accept their invitation to participate in Aruba. They held a MASH in April of 2016 since 2015 was almost fully booked by the time we reacted and I have to say, I was thrilled when I volunteered that week! This is a fantastic organization that goes above and beyond to help and not only momentarily but also to suggest how to tackle the future! Two thumbs up for AB! With top organizational skills...I only wish they could visit every year just so we can enjoy the great teamwork and outstanding things they do for strays! The picture that I'll attach represents a moment where all was being set up, followed by a successful event!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been on two Animal Balance campaigns, one in Dominican Republic and one in the Galapagos. The benefits to the animals and the human community are amazing. They provide life-saving medical care and surgery in rough conditions and improvise when necessary in order to accomplish their mission of helping the animals. It is a fantastic organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have joined Animal Balance on three campaigns held in underserved nations, and I continue to be impressed by the quality of care that is provided to both the citizens and their beloved pets. Animal Balance is making a huge contribution to improve animal welfare worldwide, not only by educating on the importance of spay/neuter as a humane means to population control, but also providing life-saving vaccinations to areas hit hard by deadly animal diseases!

This is a worthy cause. Donated funds will go directly to animal care and saving lives!

Mary Manspeaker, DVM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the chance to help out at one of their Kaua’i visits. Animal Balance is amazing in how they manage to do what they do. They come on their own dime and time to put in some long hours. They are very organized and have their procedures down pat. It was remarkable to see how adaptable they were in efficiently utilizing the space they were given to set up their clinic. In essence, they make it work. They held a volunteer orientation before the clinic so that we could help them hit the ground running. They made it a point to help us help them. It was a rewarding experience to work with a group that operates at that level.

1 Vivian T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Aloha, Animal Balance has come to our community twice. In 2016 I volunteered with them at the Keaau HIHS and was amazed. Their team from all over the world, pays way own way to come and help relieve the animal overpopulation humanely ! We were able to have them return in July 2017. 683 cats were fixed ! The team of 20, veterinarians, vet techs & trappers, helped our community tremendously. We need and want them to return several more times ! It is amazing to see such giving of self. The conditions they work under are not the most comfortable, but do you hear a complaint....NO ! Mahalo to all involved, your giving is beyond words ! Hui Pono Holoholona

1 Sandy B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal Balance is an organization that is making a HUGE difference. I have had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Animal Balance on four campaigns. Four campaigns equaled to fixing approximately 1,670 cats (and several dogs). So many wonderful, hardworking, compassionate and dedicated volunteers (now friends) working together to make this all happen. Most rewarding experiences of my life. Animal Balance has allowed me to meet my retirement dream, helping animals and making a difference.
Sandy

1 Julie G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with AB in 2009, it has changed my life, love this organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about this organization. The work they do is superb. Their mission is so simple yet so needed in many parts of the world. I have been on 2 campaigns and have never been soo amazed by how much impact a dozen or so individuals can do. The lives of many islanders and their furry friends are forever changed for the better - with each campaign the AB family grows and the passion for providing access to better veterinary care to those in need spreads. I highly recommend getting involved in this organization any way you can!! You will not regret it!

1 Cynthia M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Animal Balance in 2004. Since it's inception this has been an amazing organization. It is well run by fabulous people who are caring and super organized. The resources put into protecting these vulnerable animals is above an beyond. I make an annual donation of money and supplies because the work they do is vital to helping the animals and protecting public health. Keep up the amazing work Animal Balance!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal Balance is doing incredible work to help save all species. Through spay / neuter M.A.S.H. campaigns they're helping to reduce the population of houseless cats and dogs and also teaching local communities how to conduct their own campaigns. As a volunteer, I found the campaign to be extremely organized and efficient. It's very rewarding work and the best people travel from across the globe to get it done. One of the best experiences of my life. I can't wait to volunteer again!

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Hi Sierra! We can't wait to have you on campaign again! Your commitment to the animals is inspiring!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about AB as a fluke. A friend asked if I was goingto HI for a MASH.... I've been on several campaigns and can not express enough the genuine love and compassion that the volunteers share. We are likeminded and put our best efforts toward the mission of saving lives and preserving health through compassion.

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Thank you Terasa!! We love having you on campaign!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal Balance and everyone involved is just amazing. The dedication to help stray dogs and cats goes above and beyond and I'm honored to be part of it. I can't wait for my third trip this year to help animals and to meet more amazing people that just want to help. Thank you Animal Balance for everything you do

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Thank you! See you soon!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to volunteer with Animal Balance on two campaigns, Molokai Oct. 2015 and Big Island July 2017. They are a well run, cost conscious, non-profit who do the best for the cats and dogs they care for!! I highly recommend this group for many donation dollars.

Sarah

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Thank you Sarah! We love having you on campaign!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have to start by highly recommending AB to anyone who is concerned with an overpopulation of strays, anywhere. I have been in touch with this organization since 2014 sharing my concerns and plans and it wasn't until 2015 that one particular foundation finally decided to accept their invitation to participate in Aruba. They held a MASH in April of 2016 since 2015 was almost fully booked by the time we reacted and I have to say, I was thrilled when I volunteered that week! This is a fantastic organization that goes above and beyond to help and not only momentarily but also to suggest how to tackle the future! Two thumbs up for you AB! With top organizational skills...I only wish you could visit every year just so we can enjoy the great teamwork and outstanding job you do for strays! The picture that I'll attach is a moment that brought tears to my eyes!

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Thank you for all you continue to do to help the dogs in Aruba Yesenia!

1 egenasci

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved animal rescue and spay/neuter education for about 25 years now, so when my husband and I traveled to Cuba this last December and noticed all of the street cats and dogs, I immediately wanted to know if there was a spay/neuter campaign going on. I asked our AirBnB hosts and they said a humane group came to the island and held a clinic, so when I got back home I searched the internet to find this group.
I learned that two international humane organizations where working with the Cuban government to create a 5 year spay/neuter program. The Spanky Project, a group from Canada and the Animal Balance Program, a group from the United States, are working together to train the Cuban veterinarians and vet techs how to perform high volume spay/neuter.
Animal Balance was founded in 2004 and since has been serving communities in 10 island countries. Currently they are focusing on the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, the American Samoa and Saipan.
This concept really interested me, so I filled out an application with Animal Balance and was accepted to join in on their week long MASH units on the Big Island of Hawaii in Hilo. I paid for my travel and arrived in Hilo along with a long list of supplies and the willingness to work 12 hour days.
Allie Cats Allies supplied all of the medications for the MASH units, Animal Balance shipped in 50 traps and 50 transfer cages and the local humane organizations came together and put up fliers, trained trappers and they even asked the Mayor to donate the hotel accommodations for our 10 day stay!
We set up this MASH unit in an old ice cream storage building, it was an amazing process to help it all come together. Our days began at 7am and ended at 7pm, including just enough break time each day to inhale a sandwich and run to the bathroom. Within 5 days we had spayed/neutered 683 cats and had to stop because we were running out of medical supplies. I have never worked so hard in my life, at the end of each day I went back to the hotel, showered off the sweat and cat hair, ate some dinner and fell into bed. My job was with the recover team, which included giving each cat a wormer injection, flea medication, under the skin fluids and then place them back into the carrier they arrived in. This was a complicated process that included a numbering system with a number stuck to the cat’s head that matched the carrier and paperwork with each cat.
The entire team was fantastic! Meredith, from Animal Balance, stated that we worked like “a well-oiled machine” and that this was the largest amount of surgeries the group had performed in 5 days’ time. We could not have done this without all of the individuals and groups that came together to make this happen. And because of the Hilo community response, Animal Balance is in the process of planning another MASH unit for Hilo in the near future.
I am humbled by the dedication of everyone involved, as well as the warm welcome we received here in Hilo and I plan on joining another MASH campaign in the near future.

Elaine Genasci
Feline Network Co-Founder

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Thank you Elaine! We love having you on campaign!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with this amazing group in Pago Pago and saw firsthand the difference made in the lives of the residents of the island as well as the animals. I am thrilled to continue to volunteer for and contribute to the life-changing work they do!

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

Thank you for helping us bring assistance to American Samoa!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Veterinary Technician and I'm lucky to be able to volunteer with this amazing group! Emma Clifford, the founder has an uncanny way of recruiting people from all walks of life for campaigns around the world. Animals are what brings such compassionate people together, but the people are what makes it all work. What is truly remarkable is the way we are able to communicate on islands where we don't speak the language. Everyone speaks animal and this is how we can connect with each other. Animal Balance gets everyone involved, local veterinarians, pet owners, children and involves them and empowers them to make the program sustainable for the future, long after we leave! The impact is measurable and you can help! Donate your time, money or both:)

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animalbalance 08/30/2017

We love you Pam!!

1 Dawn151

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer with Animal Balance in April 2016 for Operation Cunucu in Aruba. For the past couple years I have watched the stray dogs multiply around my time share and the island. Last year I started to investigate was being done about the obvious stray animal problem the island has. I ended up adopting two puppies who's mother was caught and taken to the kill shelter. I learned then about Animal Balance and how they were going to being going to Aruba in April. I immedietly started making plans to get myself back to Aruba for this campaign.
We were able to spay/neuter 337 dogs in 5 days. The directors Emma and Meredith are absolutely amazing women. As hectic as those 5 days were they were never too busy to stop and explain something to someone. Especially kids, I watched them numerous times stop and explain why it is so important to spay and neuter to the younger generation.
We were able to humanely catch 4 out of the 5 dogs at my time share. They were then spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, tattooed and released. I got word that the 5th dog was caught and spayed the following week at the local vet and then released.
I truly hope I will get the opportunity to volunteer with these dedicated animal activists again in the future. Animal Balance is remarkable and is changing the animal world for the better.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I signed up to volunteer with Animal Balance early this year, I had no idea the impact it would have in/on my life. We were all, mostly, strangers when we began.. and at the end of 5 days (and nearly 500 animals later), we were bonded by our experience. The quiet, gentle/positive guidance of Emma and Meredith incorporated our strengths into an efficient and loving team. I don't remember ever working so hard in the company of such loving (and skilled) people and enjoying more...EVER. Looking forward to more campaigns with Animal Balance and their incredible volunteers. Rock on!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked on several Animal
Balance campaign around the world. This group teaches the people of the islands they work on how to be good animal care givers. They have shown them how easily adoptions can be done which has already saved hundreds of lives. Would give them 10 stars if I could

3 Mercedes D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered in Aruba for Animal Balance last April. A very special experience. Beside the love, patience and compassion they had for all the animals and humans, they were very well organized and professional and delivered results. Within a day the Mash clinic was set up and all teams had their tasks to fulfil. These 5 days were a life changing experience for the dogs but also for all volunteers. Very intense and rewarding.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal Balance doesn't just help the animals in the communities it visits, it helps the community build up it's humane capacity. I work for a national animal welfare org and so come in contact with many animal welfare non-profits, and while all are doing incredible and difficult work, I take my hat off to Animal Balance because they surpass borders and do what seems impossible, and in a sustainable way!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal Balance is a terrific non-profit. I have been a volunteer for Animal Balance for about 9 years ranging on campaigns from the Dominican Republic to the Bahamas. I am also a professional that has been working in the non-profit sector for fifteen years. I can wholeheartedly say that AB is efficiently run for an excellent mission. Although it is relatively small it has significant impact by having a clear strategic approach and passionate leaders and volunteers.

Beyond its great work, AB has also changed my life. Through volunteering for AB you get to see the world in a whole new light. One where people come together for common cause, for something greater than themselves, to truly help those in need who cannot speak for themselves: these loving animals around the world with supportive local communities who just need a little help. There are few better ways to travel the world.

3 Kelly215

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Animal Balance for four years. I am a veterinary technician and there are a lot of emotional and physical drains in my day job. Despite the hard work, long hours, and constant heat, Animal Balance trips nourish my soul, remind me why I am a veterinary technician, and push back the compassion fatigue by leaps and bounds. Helping in underserved areas is rewarding in ways that nothing else is. Seeing the good that is done for the animals, and the people, in places with little to no recourse to help the animals otherwise is one of the best things in the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Animal
Balance in Aruba earlier this year and knew from the minute I met the team that this would be an ongoing relationship! I signed up to volunteer on their upcoming trip to American Samoa and am so excited! I've already recruited two amazing friends who were also looking for an exceptional cause. They are professional, organized, efficient, and welcomed with open arms by the communities they serve and educate. I am so proud to be a member of this team!

1 Elsa A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with AB on 4 campaigns and the experiences have been life changing. This is an organization that is focused on creating positive change and recognizing the role that all animals play in our lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to be part of two Animal Balance campaigns and I can't wait to do more. AB not only provides greatly needed animal welfare services to regions in need, but goes to great lengths to educate and create lasting change in the communities that they touch. Whether it's by recruiting local vets to join the team, encouraging interested residents to participate as volunteers, or inspiring local youth who come by to watch, learn and help out, AB is changing the lives of people as well as their pets. Participating in AB spay/neuter campaigns has taught me a lot about myself as well, and what I am capable of. Setting up MASH campaigns in areas with limited resources will teach you how to think on your feet and realize the great things that you can accomplish when a group of like-minded people are determined to get the job done and help animals and people in need. In short, I love Animal Balance !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I lived in American Samoa for 4 years and volunteered with Animal Balance when they came to conduct a spay and neuter clinic. As AS had no vet on the island, Animal Balance was a godsend. They worked tirelessly every single day working with limited island resources and spayed or neutered over 300 animals.

1 Becky109

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been very lucky to join this amazing group of people on numerous campaigns this year. The love and compassion they show not only to animals in need but also the community is inspiring. Life changing work and true advocates for evolution through compassion.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been working with Animal Balance since 2010. They are an incredible organization that improves the health and welfare of companion animals in island nations. Not only do they help the local population with dog and cat sterilization/vaccination clinics, but they also teach their skills to local veterinarians and animal care givers so that animal welfare becomes a year round priority!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Animal Balance since their first campaign in the Galapagos in 2004. This is an amazing group of hard working, passionate people that work diligently with the local communities to not only sterilize animals but to teach compassionate care. The impact that is made and the education that is done allows the local communities to continue the programs on their own to make lasting changes. From a personal view, I started working with Animal Balance prior to vet school, during vet school and now as a veterinarian. I learned so much from my work with this group that I could never have learned in the classroom or clinic - compassionate care and community work. It has helped shaped me as a person and as a veterinarian.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Animal Balance in the Galapagos a few years back. It was a wonderful experience! Volunteers paid their way to the islands and donated in their time and in goods to help spay and neuter. Every moment was used to the fullest to spay and neuter cats and dogs with kindness and care. I was thrilled with the number of animals we could safely spay and neuter in a day. It is clear to me that dollars donated to this organization go directly to the cause. Importantly, Animal Balance works to cultivate long term change through established relationships within these communities and education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer, and client served! Animal Balance came to the Bahamas to help us plan and organize a very successful Operation Potcake 2013 (2315 dogs sterilized), giving us the tools to go on to hold an equally successful Operation Potcake 2014 (1184 dogs and cats). AB volunteers are amazing people to work with, always upbeat, knowledgeable, and on-the-ball. I was also extremely fortunate to be able to volunteer with them in the Dominican Republic last year and would happily do so again!

Diana70

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal Balance has been a great place for me to use my veterinary skills in fun and exciting places. My girls I work and I with have been to American Samoa, the Galapagos Islands, Dominican Republic (3x) , and Operation Potcake in the Bahamas (2x) with Animal Balance. Besides having a great feeling about helping people and animals who really need our services I have learned a wealth of information on different practice methods form other veterinarians form across the world. Thanks Emma and Byron for al you do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal Balance is an organization filled to the brim with persons willing to use their skills and talents to help animals all over the globe. Apart from providing amazing medical attention to animals in need, Animal Balance engages the community in their campaigns, and that is what has a lasting effect on animal welfare long after the campaigns are done. There is nothing more rewarding to see animals attended to on a previous campaign, years later, looking happier and healthier than before. Animal Balance makes a difference, and anyone willing to be part of that will never have any regrets. The experiences I have had with Animal Balance have changed me forever and I am ever so grateful. You get to interact with amazing people, see a beautiful location, learn a few things, all while helping animals and the community they belong to. It truly doesn't get better than this.

Rick45

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Introduced to "Animal Balance" as a volunteer for "Operation Potcake" in the Bahamas. I learned that Emma had agreed to spearhead "Operation Potcake" by assisting in organizing and directing multiple mash Clinics in New Providence which was to be a Five Year initiative to reduce the overpopulation of stray, uncared for and unwanted street dogs (Potcakes) in New Providence. Gladly accepted the begged for invite to participate in the "Animal Balance" campaign in Cabrera, Dominican Republic last year which was a most inspiring, illuminating and successful Campaign. Please Fund and Re-Fund "Animal Balance" Campaigns.....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered twice with Animal Balance. They have made a difference in so many lives. Not just the animals, but also the humans that interact with the animals. They have given them the knowledge to help the animals, and that will help the animals long after AB has left. It is hard work, long days in the heat, but worth every minute. I am planning to go back on another campaign this year. The volunteers and staff are an amazing group of people, dedicated to making life better for the animals by spaying and neutering.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What makes AB unique is the mission, the people and the compassion. I have volunteered with AB for 10 years . Each time we complete a campaign it is evident to both volunteers and the locals (people and animals) that this group is exceptional. The big picture goal is care for the animals and sterilization. What you don’t realize is that AB changes attitudes, perceptions and the volunteers, down to the very core. Sure, we can sterilize 60 animals in a day but it’s so much more than that. It’s seeing someone now reach out with kindness to street dog, not kicking them to go away. It watching a young man take pride in walking their newly neutered dog on a brand new leash through the town square. It’s seeing the local people wave and say thank you as you walk home after a long day in the clinic. Animal balance is change. Change in how you see the world and how you can help others make it better. Volunteering with AB will change you in ways you can’t image. Join us!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to work with the AB organization on 3 campaigns, number 4 coming up in a few weeks. This group works tirelessly to improve the lives of animals and people alike on many islands. I have learned so much working with this group and feel blessed to have made life long friends while working on these campaigns. It is one of the most rewarding things I have eve done in my life and I hope to be lucky enough to be able to assist on many more campaigns!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AB is a wonderful group of people. I have volunteered with them a couple of times and am amazed at what they accomplish with each campaign.

SteveDovey

Client Served

Rating: 5

Animal Balance came to Nassau in The Bahamas in 2012 to help us with our stray animal program. They provided us with funding, support, training and volunteers. Over a 10 day period in 2013 they helped us to spay and neuter 2315 animals which made a huge dent in our stray population.

In 2014, with the knowledge that we had gained, we ran the program again. This time Animal Balance played more of a supporting role and we organised much of the program ourselves. Over a 5 day period we spayed over 1200 dogs and cats, proving that the methods we had been taught were sound and could be replicated. In addition to this we are using the technique to run monthly programs on many of the islands. Animal Balance can now focus their efforts on helping other nations, while keeping us up to date with any developments in the field so that we can continue to improve.

Without Animal Balance we would not have been able to scale up our spay and neuter program to the level that we have. We are deeply thankful to them for sharing their knowledge and methods.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal Balance is a hands-on nonprofit that is helping animals all around the world with mass-volume sterilization and vaccination clinics, mostly on island nations. Not only do the clinics benefit the animals, they are also life-changing for the people in these remote communities as well as the volunteers like myself. I had the pleasure of volunteering with AB on two separate trips in American Samoa and The Bahamas. The number of animals we cared for that would otherwise not receive any veterinary care is so rewarding. After some client education, the people who once saw these dogs and cats as pests now welcome them into their homes after Animal Balance came to their communities. As a veterinary student I look forward to working with Animal Balance for many years to come, and can't wait to take my next adventure with the most compassionate, energetic and inspiring people I've ever known. I Love AB!

Janelle K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal Balance - saving the world one street dog at a time! Animal Balance is saving the animals and creating a change in the way people treat and think about street animals. Not everyone starts with the knowledge that animals should be a loved and cared for members of the community; they are often considered dirty pests! Because of Animal Balance I have seen up close the kind of change of attitude that can happen when people are shown how amazing, loving, smart, and hard working a pet can be. Which carries over to how they compassionately care for each other and in their awareness of the world around them. GO AB!