Hola! We have just returned from the gorgeous island of Santa Cruz in Galapagos, Ecuador. You may not know it, but we have a long history of working in Galapagos, holding our first campaign there in 2004. Our most recent campaign, funded through the generosity of Alley Cat Allies, was amazing in so many ways. […]
We fly out tonight, but just couldn’t resist squeezing in one more mini-clinic before we go. We trapped these tiny kittens on our first day here and they’ve been in foster, fattening up over the last week and a half so they would be big enough to fix before we left. Dr. Kristen Jensen and […]
The final day of our clinic in American Samoa was amazing. As is typical, the last day ran the smoothest as the team has had 5 days to become comfortable working together. The trapping team had cats waiting for the team and the clinic was set up in an open air gymnasium at a local […]
The 4th and 5th days of our American Samoa campaign took place in the village of Leone, in the home of local resident Andrea Samoa. Like all of our hosts, Andrea welcomed us with open arms and gave us complete run of her home. We set up surgery, prep and recovery 1 in the living […]
Day three of our clinic was really successful. We fixed about 53 cats and things are running really smoothly. It was our last day under the pavilion in town, tomorrow we move to the western side of the island to the village of Leone. Since things were running so smoothly at the clinic, I was able […]
With a great first day under our belts, the team was ready to hit the ground running on day 2. Trapped cats were waiting for the surgery team at the pavilion when they arrived at 7:30 am and surgery got started pretty quickly. It was smooth sailing as everyone fell into their groove and performed […]
After more than 24 hours of travel for most of the team, we arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa and were greeted at the airport by Nick King, one of the founders of Alofa Mo Meaola (Love for Animals, our partner organization on the ground.) We are being hosted by the Catholic Diocese who have […]
Thank you for an incredibly successful Cuban adventure! The entire Animal Balance team looks forward to future projects working with our dedicated Cuban partners. Together, we will create sustainable programs to provide veterinary services and TNR training for the caretakers and cats in this amazing country.
We did it! Thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers and friends we surpassed our goal and received the coveted seal of a 2016 Top Rated Non Profit!!! Thank You to everyone who helped out!!!
Our team is headed to American Samoa on Oct. 10th. We couldn’t be more excited!! And no, we’re not traveling via container ship…but a lot of our equipment is shipped this way. It takes several months to coordinate transport for all the necessary supplies (like cat traps, transfer cages, etc.) Medical supplies are divided among […]