Active Programs: 2018
Animal Balance has over 14 years of experience working with island communities and within different cultures around the world. We make it a point to listen and learn before we make any suggestions for a plan of action. We respectfully work with our partners to create a program that works for their community. Our role is to bring existing resources together and to identify and provide what is missing. We ensure that this is sustainable, as we very quickly connect the local organizations with foundations that can support their work directly, then we move on to help the next island. We approach humane population control in a targeted fashion, putting all of our efforts into assisting the most in need areas with free sterilization, parasite treatment and vaccination services. If you are interested in bringing Animal Balance into your community, please inquire about our consultation services. We can provide local groups with the tools and knowledge necessary to build their own humane, community-based population management programs.
With the continued support of our donors and partners, we would like to see the number of campaign dates grow in 2018. If you would like to see it expand as well, please
Barbuda - Update!
Our Team has just returned from an amazing trip to Antigua and Barbuda! Please
In April of this year, the AB team traveled to the island of Barbuda, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017. At the request of a benefactor, they performed a feasibility study to determine whether or not Animal Balance would be able to provide assistance to the animals on that island, which is still working to rebuild it's infrastructure following the catastrophic storm. The evacuation of humans from the island left many dogs to fend for themselves, and now, as the human population begins to return, they are facing a new generation of puppies that will continue to grow if population management solutions are not put into place quickly. You can read Emma's blog detailing her experience during the feasibility study here.
In June, a small team traveled to work alongside longtime AB veterinarian, Board Member, and friend, Dr. Raymond Deonanan, on his home island of Trinidad. Local animal welfare group, Animals 360, served as our local partner for this week-long campaign, which served two areas on the island, Charlieville and Barackpore. The campaign ran from June 10-16. It is the hope of the AB team that this campaign will become an annual event, in which we can continue to support Dr. Raymond and Animals 360 as they work to help the dogs and cats on Trinidad.