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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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 […]
Find out why having your male dog sterilized using Zeuterin could be the best choice. Watch this video report sent back from our friends in Hawaii
Today we launch our new enviro-MASH page – take a look but first check out this short film with our Medical Director Dr Byron Maas talking about how Animal Balance tries to be as sustainable as possible on campaigns.
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 […]
On Animal Balance campaigns we are so lucky as when we do get some time off we get to visit some amazing places and see some of the flora and fauna that make these island nations so unique. Here’s just a snapshot of some of what we’ve seen in Santa Cruz Island.
Its our final day in Santa Cruz and we would like to say a huge thank you to our hosts ABG who have shown us the most amazing hospitality from providing us with an excellent clinic space and everything from equipment to office space, wifi and even a coffee machine which made our team very […]
Yesterday was another successful day for us bringing the total sterilised to 94. We had a visit yesterday from Victor Carrion a Director of the the Galapagos National Park Service. He praised the work that Animal Balance and ABG were doing and even brought his 3 cats from home to be sterilized! Victor was […]
This week we received some excellent news. All owners of dogs must now have identification cards for their animals. ID cards are the best way to document and therefore control the numbers of dogs on the islands. ABG now has a database of all owned dogs on the islands. The cards are detailed by with […]
We’ve had a fantastic welcome from ABG and the people of the Galapagos and the clinic is working brilliantly, dogs and cats are getting sterilised and some of the best care and medicine in the world from some of the best veterinarians, technicians and carers. Our teams are all volunteers, they all get to these campaigns […]