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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

12 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 !!!

1 morgancatalina

Donor

Rating: 5

I found out about Amazon Cares after a trip to Iquitos, and I learned they were the only ones in the region who were tackling the systemic problem of animal neglect. They are the most dedicated, hard working and passionate people, who do it truly because they love the animals they serve. They have been influential in changing public opinion in the community to be more positive towards dogs and cats and have provided critical services like spay and neuter programs, vet services, and so much more. Every dollar you send goes directly to the cause, which is something I really value about them. They stay in touch with updates, are extremely kind and personable, and easy to work with. Donating to them ensures our dollars go so much further because they are unique in the area doing critical work. I recommend them to anyone and Im happy to discuss at any time! Huge fans.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazon Cares is a real inspiration. This group is tackling an enormous problem in an area where their help is critically needed. Instead of turning away from the massive problem Amazon Cares is making big changes, teaching people and saving lives. I like to donate to this charity personally because I know that all the money is going directly to the lifesaving mission, and because it goes so much further in the Amazon. I've never seen such heartbreaking animal abuse and neglect, and it really is so wonderful to know that they are working hard where the issues are toughest.

The staff is kind, professional and responsive. I highly recommend them to anyone.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found out online about your great rescue organization. I saw the work you did with a poor, sick , homeless dog that was on the brink on dying on the streets, and people would just keep on walking, ignoring his pain, suffering. Then two of your volunteers took him in, feed him, gave him water, and a safe place to rest his aching body.They took care of his mange riden skin, and nursed the puppy back to health, day after day, until the hopeless, sad animal recovered his life spark. It is such a labor of love, something St Francis Di Assisi would bless you for. So, yes I am happy to make a donation to such wonderful cause, within my modest means, I'll do it Everytime I can.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome!!! A class organization from top to bottom.?

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazon Cares is the Best non profit in the Amazon they rescue Animals and treat them with love & respect. They give Education and a safe place for all the Animals. The only one in the Amazon, to have a no kill shelter for the Animals.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazon Cares goes into Peru and does what no one else, to my knowledge, has done. They help the animals who are in desperate need of care and educate the people to take better care of the animals. Veterinarians volunteer for these trips and bring their expertise with them.

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AmazonCares 09/24/2015

Your comments are very thoughtful and much appreciated, even more so because of your work with so many great causes. Thanks you "PetXpert."

3 Devin3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There were no humane societies for pets in the Amazon region of Peru until ten years ago when a visitor decided she had seen enough of sick, hungry and injured street dogs walking the streets and decided to do something about it. After a decade this is still one of the most altruistic and efficient charities with nearly 1 dollar of every 1 dollar going to help pets in need. By any measure of wise gift-giving, Amazon Cares is a charity worth considering and a donation to AC will make an amazing gift to that pet lover on your list who does not need another cat laser!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have nothing but respect for Amazon Cares. First these people are not paid- they should be - but are not and when a doctor goes to help, that doctor is volunteering. Volunteers of all types are admirable, but a doctor taking leave of such a lucrative career to volunteer? I have trouble finding the words!

Second, the executives are not paid and these are often highly skilled and educated professionals doing what they do out of love- nothing more. And they work very hard.

One may say this is an impoverished area where AC is operating so attention should focus on people rather than pets. Seems reasonable, but pets HELP people! A downs syndrome affected girl made enormous progress through a dog received through Amazon Cares. Researchers working with AC also helped discover a kidney parasite further showing helping people or animals is not an either/or choice. And once I think these people have impressed me, they end up EXCEEDING my expectations. Amazon Cares is an incredible group and a wise choice for animal lovers and as for a donation in honor of those who care!

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AmazonCares 04/05/2013

Devin, thank you for your consistent emotional and financial support of Amazon CARES. You are a true hero. It is incredible that you remembered specific cases for your review. Thank you!

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3 Louise16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an important cause.
They are doing an amazing job but they need and deserve more support. So don't just sit back and do nothing.
Get involved anyway possible.

3 Felissa E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Molly the creator of Amazon Cares several years ago at BlogPaws - a Social Media Conference for pet people and since then have been following her story. Amazon Cares reaches communities that have little access to any sort of veterinary care to help keep their animals healthy. They literally work in the Amazon to treat sick and injured animals in whatever ways they possibly can.

Molly works tirelessly to ensure she can help those who would otherwise be overlooked.

3 Liliana3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed the work of Amazon Cares for several years. I began to follow them because of the great information provided through their twitter feed. I followed their blog because I have been to Lima, Peru and I saw the great need of help that animals need in the country. I believe that there is true love and vocation in everyone that participates in this organization. Amazon Cares makes a huge difference for the non human animals in Peru and also sets a great example for other organizations to follow.
Thank you for all you do Amazon Cares

4 Laurie22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazon Cares organization & their members are amazing people, who, despite all the hardship & obstacles they encounter, never give up trying to help the animals & the people get & learn all they need!!!

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AmazonCares 04/05/2013

Laurie, thank you for this touching review. I know that you spoke from your heart. We are especially honored because we know of your activism with multiple animal causes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people who make up this organization go above & beyond to help the animals in need & the humans too....they give from their heart & soul. They love what they do & always strive to better the lives of others around them & to move forward through all the hardships thrown in their path...this is just a wonderful group & I'm proud to help them from my corner of the world in any way I can