Animal Balance is a US-based 501.c.3 registered non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats on island nations around the world. We believe that the most ethical, logical, and effective way to help these species is to reduce their population size, and therefore reduce their suffering, through mass sterilization combined with basic improvements in physical condition and vaccination. In this field, Animal Balance has, to date, sterilized more than 11,500 animals in 7 countries.


Dr Larry Richman

Dr. Larry Richman, our Chief, our dear good friend, our most most loved and adored fantastic veterinarian, sadly passed away suddenly this week. Dr.Larry M. Richman was an inspiration to everyone he touched all around the world. His intelligence combined with his quick wit made working with him a very special and memorable experience. From the […]

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#evolutionthrucompassion: AB helps the indigenous population too

After the highlands clinic yesterday on Isabela we received a call from the Galapagos National Park via AGB who gave our veterinarians permission to treat an injured sea lion. The team rushed to our clinic in Puerto Villamil where they treated the sea lion who had suffered a shark bite with pain medication and anti-inflammatories. The […]

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#evolutionthrucompassion: 1st Clinic Day in Isabella

Ola, we’re here in Isabella and its magnificent. The scenery is jaw dropping, we were met by iguanas near the dock area – perfecto! On Friday night we set up clinic in an abandoned chapel on the island. We’re running cat surgery in the chapel and dog surgery outside. AGB people including Dr Rita have come […]

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#evolutionthrucompassion: Clinic Day 1 Isabela – Animal Balance Recycle

Animal Balance isn’t just about humane ways of sterilizing animals, its  also about helping to preserve our planet. One way we do this is by making use of what we can find. For example an empty water bottle cut up makes a really handy instrument sterilizing container.  Here on the Galapagos sustainability and recycling is […]

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