Evolution thru Compassion: the film

The Galapagos Islands is one of THE most sensitive habitats on planet earth. Non-native species, such as cats and dogs, arrived with humans and over time their populations increased; as Darwin said, ‘the fittest survive’. 10 years ago Animal Balance was created with the goal of protecting ALL the species of the Galapagos Islands using…

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How iguanas and dogs live together

Iguanas, finches, cats and dogs all live on the Galapagos Islands. How? See how Animal Balance came together with the Galapagos National Park Service and ABG, the protectors of bio-diversity of the Galapagos, to create a humane animal management program, whereby all animals are protected. Animal Balance’s premiere of our film, ‪#‎evolutionthrucompassion‬, will be shown…

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#evolutionthrucompassion: Final total

  We’ve had an amazing trip to the Galapagos. In total we sterilized 240 animals and gave essential medical treatment to a number of other animals who had already been sterilized. On the final clinic day we ran a community event where local children brought their dogs and our very own Dr Sergio taught them…

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#Evolutionthrucompassion: Day 1 Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

  Ok so we ran our first clinic in Santa Cruz yesterday with 30 animals (dogs and cats) successfully sterilised, 3 of them using non surgical techniques. We have to say a massive thank you to our hosts on the islands ABG who have been amazing. Providing us with a brilliant clinic space, fantastic staff…

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Animal Balance off to the Galapagos: Evolution through Compassion 10

2 days until we return to the Galapagos! 2012, 2 years ago Animal Balance helped the Dominican Republic, American Samoa, Cuba with MASH campaigns and started to plan Operation Potcake in the Bahamas and we held a feasibility study for Operation Vira Lata in Cabo Verde, Africa! We also started working on our ‘How to do…

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Animal Balance off to the Galapagos: Evolution through Compassion 9

In 2011 we made a huge push for more sterilization clinics in the Dominican Republic. We held 2 huge campaigns in Cabrera, La Entrada and in Rio San Juan. We did extensive tech and vet training, plus safe animal handling training. Our community event in the DR is now the ‘Doggie Pageant’ which is where…

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Animal Balance off to the Galapagos: Evolution through Compassion 8

In 2010, we held our last island-wide campaign on the Galapagos. We actually could not find enough animals to sterilize on this campaign to warrant a large AB team. We began training the local vets in zinc neutering, the non-surgical method for sterilizing male dogs. An AB volunteer had set up a charity to provide long…

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Animal Balance off to the Galapagos: Evolution through Compassion 7

5 days to go until we return to the Galapagos Islands! 5 years ago we held clinics on 4 of the islands at the same time. We did intensive veterinary training with our Ecuadorian partners and brought down more supplies and anesthetic machines. We trained the Police department in basic medical care for their sniffer…

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Animal Balance off to the Galapagos: Evolution through Compassion 6

6 years ago our teams returned to the Galapagos, we split up, half headed to San Cristobal, half to Isabela and then we joined forces together on Santa Cruz Island. All this was organized with CIMEI who now had a system of creating ID cards for all owned animals based on their microchip number. An…

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Animal Balance off to the Galapagos: Evolution through Compassion 5

7 years ago we worked on all the islands of the Galapagos once again AND we took the model to the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  In 2007 there was an outbreak of distemper on Isabela Island and the cause was that people had started to smuggle in pedigree dogs from the mainland of…

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