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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

24 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 !!!

Donor

Rating: 5

It may be small, but Amazon CARES is one of the most dedicated, resourceful, and compassionate animal charities I know! I've been privileged enough to work closely with the Executive Director, Manuela Rodrigues, and she puts every penny of donated funds toward making life *exponentially* better for hundreds of street dogs and cats who've lost all hope. Thank you for existing, Amazon CARES!

Laurie22

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent work, wonderful people, the world needs more of this. Thank you all involved with Amazon Cares!!

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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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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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Sherwin K.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a trustworthy and long standing organization that directly helps the animals. The first of its kind in the region, I’ve been happy to follow its progress and support it over the years!

1 Alexandra B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazon CARES does incredible work in Peru, helping both animals and people. They save lives and help the community, educating people on how to care for their nonhuman family members and providing medical care and safe refuge for animals in need. They've saved so many no one gave a second glance. They're absolutely amazing- and they do it without any affiliation to the giant retailer of similar name. They're tireless in their efforts and no life is too insignificant. They're certainly my superheroes!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

After years of donating to larger animal charities, a friend told me that my donations would be more important to small, grassroots organizations. She had just returned from Peru where she volunteered for Amazon CARES. Her pictures brought me to tears, and I could not believe the really sick animals that they worked so hard to save. I kept thinking, "how did this animal survive? Would my local shelter work so hard to save it?" I started dividing my donation money up between small organizations, and I got an amazing Thank You note from their Director, Manuela. Since then I've received updates and newsletters, but no expensive promotional items like calendars and t-shirts. I can see exactly how my donations are being spent, and I wish I had more to give. They work so hard with so little. Read about them and learn more!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

A small charity doing essential work in challenging circumstances.

1 titadoesballard

Donor

Rating: 5

I am fortunate to live in Seattle, WA, where there are many amazing groups and organizations doing work on the behalf of animals. This is not the case in Peru, with the exception of very few, including AmazonCARES. They do tremendous work with very little budget, educating the community on how to care for their animals, and the importance of spaying and neutering to control the population. I will continue to donate to them for as long as I'm able, the work they do is so important!

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.

2 Chris249

Donor

Rating: 5

I found out about Amazon Cares while volunteering in Iquitos with another organization. I think it is a miracle what they have done not only with the health of the animals but changing peoples thoughts of caring for these animals.
Sincerely,
Chris Kellner

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found out that in Peru, homeless, starving and sick
dogs are ignored by the local people. How one can just walk by and not do anything to help these innocent victims is beyond comprehension.
AMAZON CARES is one of the
most reliable foreign charities I trust. R. O.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazon CARES is a great organization that carries out inspiring work to help animals in the Peruvian Amazon region, an organization run by proficient, intelligent, dedicated and deeply compassionate people. The work this tireless group does not only alleviates suffering for animals, but also has an extremely positive impact on the people who derive lots of benefits from interacting with the animals rescued by the organization and from seeing such compassion and effective advocacy in action.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

A great charity doing wonderful work. A cause well worth donating to as all money goes to help the animals.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I just read a the story of the rescue of Ojitos, a beautiful dog that suffered terrible
neglect before 2 ladies from Amazon CARES stepped in. The story inspired me to
be a monthly donor. They are doing great work where the need is great. I encourage
others to give to this worthy organization.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I read a story recently about this stray dog named Charlie on the The Dodo, and that's where I learned about Amazon Cares. What these guys are doing for animals in Peru is amazing. We need more people with a heart of gold like theirs! Great job guys!!! May all your furry friends live happily ever after!!!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing caring people who are changing the lives of the animals they care for and educating the communities they serve. More organizations like this are needed for the neglected animals of the area.

4 Lesa S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazon Cares is the only hope that domestic and even some wild animals have in the area. It is through the efforts of this great organization that animal welfare is being taught to the locals and they learn the importance of spay and neutering, vaccinations, anti-cruelty initiatives, adoptions, and that Amazon Cares is there to help with the health needs of their animals. By running spay and neuter clinics they are helping to curb the numbers of homeless animals and ensure they are vaccinated and healthy. Amazon Cares is the only animal welfare organization in the region and is essential to the community.

5 Jaime T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have travelled to Peru and know firsthand of the issues regarding street dogs. When I discovered Amazon CARES through a friend, Manuela, and learned of their tremendous efforts and hard work on such a small budget, I was amazed! The people are truly dedicated and committed to the work they do.

I am not new to non-profits and grass-roots community organizations, having worked in high poverty communities since 1975. I am also the former Executive Director for Cuidando Los Niños, a 501(c) (3) dedicated to ending child homelessness in New Mexico, USA. I explain my experiences so as to give credence to my review of Amazon CARES' work.

I am so impressed with this organization that I have asked to join their board of directors.

Kudos to Molly, Manuela and everyone involved in Amazon CARES!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazon CARES is doing wonderful work in Peru.
Their dedication and efforts have gone a long way and it shows with every animal they rescue and every person they reach out to and educate about animal welfare.

3 applepieor1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non-profit!! They spread their compassion despite the difficult working conditions.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I think what this group is doing is wonderful!! I can't actually be there so I know my donations will be helping those that are!!