On March 25th, along with the ABG and Nova Galapagos, we hosted yet another humane education campaign!!! Held in the park of the Arrayanes from 4-7pm we gave animal check ups, educated the public on prevention and provided children with both education and entertainment!! As always this event was FREE to the public to attend!! We hope to have more pictures from this event soon!!!! Thank you to everyone who came out!
We have an update on the little finch that was brought to our clinic earlier in the week!!!
It turns out that the finch is not hurt, and is doing well. It will (hopefully) be released in a few days. Andrea Loyola the Galapagos National Park vet is taking care of it, with feeding instructions from scientists at the CDS!!
This finch is one lucky birdie indeed!! We wish it all the best!
Recently a young man with a box in his hands rang the bell at our clinic in the Galapagos asking if we could help him. In the box was a young Finch, and it appeared to be injured.
Our vets agreed to take care of the bird and find someone who could help it long term. Unfortunately, being a Sunday it was difficult to get hold of people. Luckily after calling Arturo, director of the Galapagos National Park, we were contacted by Andrea Loyola, a vet at the Galapagos National Park. While we waited for her to come check out the bird, Mayra prepared a cat cage from the clinic to keep the bird safe!
Building a makeshift home for the little bird!!
After a short time, help had arrived!! We asked what they were going to do with it the little bird and as luck would have it, at this moment some scientists are working to save Mangrove Finches and are taking care of fledglings at the Charles Darwin Station!
Home Sweet Home!!!
We felt pretty good having been able save the bird. Some would say, who cares, it is just a bird…well yes but it is better to have one more than one less. Don’t you agree?
We will do our best to keep everyone updated on the birds condition, we wish it a speedy recovery!!!
February is a wrap! And while it is a shorter month it doesn’t mean our clinic is any less busy! We treated 168 animals this month and preformed 24 surgeries! Click here to read our full report for February!
The majority of our patients were in the clinic to be treated for parasite infestation. Because of the rise of parasites in the Galapagos our clinic is running very low on treatments. If you know of any stores or vet offices willing to donate any deparasite, flea/tick or heartworm medications they can be mailed to our US offices at: 222. East 89th St., #8, New York, NY 10128! All donations are tax deductible and much appreciated!!!
On the US end of the clinic we had a HUGE bake sale at our neighborhood Lush store! It was so fun and everyone loved meeting Piggy and getting baked treats while shopping for cruelty free goodies!
Also a HUGE thank you to our February volunteers Karla, Itziar, Laura, Sagen, and Francesca! We couldn’t have done it without you!
The first month of the year is over all ready! It happened so fast we can’t keep up with everything that has been going on! The clinic saw almost 200 patients and performed 47 surgeries including a femur amputation and tail amputation.
This pup had to have their femur amputated
Having 3 legs does have its perks though, just ask DAD spokesdog Piggy!
To see the full numbers and charts for January 2015 click here!
In the United States DAD board members were busy preparing for an exciting trip to Las Vegas to present at LUSH Cosmetics annual managers meeting!! We also received 3000 copies of “A Piggy’s Tale” #1, so our humane education can continue!
These comics will be distributed to schools and various other animal education programs, as well as be sold to fund raise for DAD at comic conventions and vegfests!
We look forward to having more exciting updates for you in the upcoming months Thank you for all that you do for animals near and far!!!
Our final charts have come back from the clinic and 2014 was definitely a huge year for DAD. Our busiest month was in May, but we had constant traffic throughout the entire year! Overall we preformed over 650 surgeries and met with over 1400 total animals!
Click to see all of our 2014 charts!
Young puppy we treated at the clinic in 2014
Thank you so much for all of your love and support! We can’t do what we do without the generous donations we receive from people like you all over the world. If you would like to help please donate here!
We hope our 2015 is even bigger and brighter!
Providing free collars and leashes to the resident animals of the community!