Together for the Dogs and Cats

This week Ayuda is pleased to have 4 vet student visitors from the University of Guelph, Ontario. Terri, Sabrina, Michelle, and Mike arrived at the Lake last weekend after volunteering at ARCAS in the Peten region. The team will spend a total of one month in Guatemala helping 3 different animal welfare groups. Along with their skills, they… Continue reading Together for the Dogs and Cats

2012 Goals Surpassed!

The Ayuda family of humans and animals has much to be thankful for this year. We surpassed our 2012 goals for sterilizations and vaccinations at the beginning of November! With 3 more mini clinics scheduled for December in the villages of San Marcos, Panajachel and San Pedro, we can safely project that the Ayuda team will have sterilized… Continue reading 2012 Goals Surpassed!

Diamante Makes the Rounds

Several months ago Diamante was a patient in an Ayuda sterilization clinic.  Shortly after she returned to her home neighborhood she suffered a bad injury from a tuk tuk taxi. After a call to Dr. Isael she was picked up in his ambulance and taken to his office.   Her leg was badly shredded but… Continue reading Diamante Makes the Rounds

Hyena: Off the Streets

"My name is Hyena. The full tale of my life is anyone's guess. Residents of Panajachel have seen me around Calle Los Arboles for years. Some of my Ayuda friends were told that I have an "owner" but I don't think so. I can't recall a time when I wasn't on my own.  A week… Continue reading Hyena: Off the Streets

Breaking Ground in Jucanya

We are very pleased to announce that today marked the first Ayuda sterilization/vaccination clinic in Jucanya. This clinic came about from a series of recent meetings held by Jucanya community leaders and citizens.   The meetings began over concerns about dogs getting into the neighborhoods' trash pickup areas.  Ayuda was invited to attend these meetings.  We… Continue reading Breaking Ground in Jucanya