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Amazon CARES - Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety seeks better health and living conditions for ALL living beings in the Peruvian Amazon region. This includes appropriate care, respect, and protection from cruelty and neglect.

Results: 31,000 animals treated. 22,000 humans given anti-parasite medications 470+ adoptions 625+ volunteers donated time and services.

Target demographics: Animals, Environment

Geographic areas served: Iquitos, Peru; Amazon Rainforest

Programs: No-Kill animal shelter with active adoption and adoption follow-up programs. International veterinary volunteer program for spay/neuter clinics in more remote areas of the Amazon. Low cost, modern Veterinary clinic in the city of Iquitos, Peru. Humane education and assisted animal therapy programs.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Brigida C.

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about Amazon Cares for the first time thru my niece who is a Veterinarian.I just have to Congratulate Amazon Cares' Team for the great job that they are doing in Iquitos. A truly needed organization in the area that is not only helping animals with care and medicines but also is giving them love and a safe place. Awesome Job Guys !!!

Krista L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lived in Iquitos for one year while doing my masters research and working on public health studies. The stray dog problem is completely overwhelming. I have brought several dogs to Amazon Cares clinic for a variety of treatments. Most notably, they helped me nurse my puppy back to health after I found her in the jungle, spayed her, vaccinated her, and eventually helped me to fully document her so I was able to bring her to the USA with me. I have spent a ton of time here and love the staff and all of their animals. I miss you guys!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to Amazon CARES. My sister and I were taking a boat trip for another charity. Just before the trip I saw a really sick, mangy dog. He wouldn't even eat the food offered him. I cried and my sister practically dragged me away. One of the workers on our boat said he knew a charity that would help the dog, and I had no choice but to hope he was going to follow through. He did! I returned ten days later and found the tour employee.
He walked with me to a really nice vet clinic and my dog was there! I couldn't believe how much better he looked, although he still had a log ways to go. But he was eating. Previously I was convinced he was dying. And that might have been the case were it not for Amazon CARES.

They didn't ask for anything, but I did make a donation, because I could tell they were overrun with rescues and locals asking for free care. The office was a bit chaotic, but it seems it is because they won't turn animals away. The vets seem like they genuinely care.

I got a nice Thank You note after making my donation, and the Director asked it I would write a review. I am happy to do so. The dog I saved is completely healthy now and has been adopted! I wish I could have taken him home myself!

Amazon CARES deserves ten star!!

4 Sandra93

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazon Cares is like an oasis. It takes such good care of injured and neglected animals. It deserves all the support possible. It also works with the people of the Amazon to help them take better care of animals. It is heartening to know it exists.

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AmazonCares 09/24/2015

Sandra - you and your husband really make a difference for animals in your home country of Canada and all over the world. Thank you for your longtime support of Amazon Community Animal Rescue!

3 Isabel G.

Client Served

Rating: 3

Amazon Cares has a great sense of commitment with dogs and cats which are living in Iquitos - Peru. They have affordable services to maintain our pets in a healthy state and also offer several free campaigns for those with less economic resources. What is more, they have a shelter for those dogs and cats which are ready for adoption. Thanks Amazon Cares!

1

Client Served

Rating: 0

Es realmente necesaria una organización como esta, particularmente en Iquitos donde muchos llamados humanos parece que carecieran de sentimientos y dejan en abandono total a sus mascotas.creo que Amazón cares merece un aplauso y muchas felicitaciones por su trabajo. y creo que es propicia la ocasión para pedirles que se den una vuelta por los alrededores de la ciudad especialmente por Morona cocha hay muchos perritos callejeros y desnutridos. se que amazon cares hace un buen trabajo, seria bueno que hubiera mas organizaciones como esta, para concienciar en la población el amor por las mascotas y así evitar el incremento de mascotas abandonadas

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AmazonCares 05/25/2014

Parece que has olvidado en darnos un numero de estrellas (1 hasta el 5). Asi nuestra publicidad no es tan buena. Sea possible visitor la pagina para anadir los estrellas? Muchas gracias!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am lucky enough to have had a first hand experience with Amazon Cares an Organization dedicated to helping domestic and stray animals in the Peruvian region.
I was in Iquitos Peru and came across an injured stray cat. I desperately needed to find him help and miraculously I found Amazon Cares. Molly Mednikow the founder of Amazon Cares was a life saver for me and for the injured kitty. When she heard my story she immediately helped me make arrangements to get the cat into her clinic. Amazon Cares treated this stray cat for over 3 weeks. In addition to the kitties injuries he had to be neutered, de wormed and vaccinated. All of this was done by dedicated veterinary doctors and staff in their clinic. They made it possible for me to bring the kitty back to the United States.
During the weeks of treatment I was at the clinic often. I had opportunities to see many incredible rescues. I saw travelers bringing sick and orphaned kittens for emergency treatment. I saw Amazon Cares rescuing stray dogs sick and infected with mange and I have seen local people bringing their pets in for treatments. Since there is no other place like Amazon Cares in this region those animals would not have a chance for survival without them. Thanks to Amazon Cares those animals are treated and turned into beautiful and healthy animals that now have a chance to be adopted into their forever homes.
I know how deeply appreciative I am to Molly and her Organization for helping me and my adopted Peruvian kitty. I also have seen how appreciative the local people are to be able to get veterinary care for their beloved pets.

Myself I am so grateful to be associated with Amazon Cares and to have seen all the selfless work provided by the entire staff.
I know that all domestic and stray animals in this region would suffer greatly without Amazon Cares in their corner. The spay and neuter programs make such an incredible difference in the animals and their owners lives.
Thank you to everyone associated with the amazon cares programs for everything they do to alleviate suffering and over population in this region.