Having more time to prepare, with the huge support and help from LA Animal Rescue as well as friends and other supporters, I was able to bring $3,000 worth of medicines and products by Found My Animal. The medicine and products were divided among PAC Cuba & CeDA in Havana and a vet/shelter in Santa Marta.
Photo (1-3) The shelter currently houses 38 dogs and cats all rescued from the streets. Some were brought by locals, tourists or the doctor/staff themselves who found animals in need of care and of a home.
April 27-May 1, 2017
Dog & Co. x Turnstyle Photography Exhibition
A dog-friendly photography exhibition of the dogs of Cuba in the heart of NYC's underground shopping center at Columbus Circle. The exhibition drew hundreds of people and was a fantastic turnout. Postcards and photographs sold were used to support animal rescue initiatives in Havana & Santa Marta, Cuba.
In January this year, I connected for the first time with local rescue initiatives in Havana, Cuba. Prior to this trip, I had not been aware that there were, in fact, rescue groups in Cuba until one of my Instagram friends brought it to my attention. I was thrilled that there were people actively trying to help this cause, as it was hard to see so many dogs and cats in need of help upon my visits to the island. Using social media, I was able to raise $700 in one month and brought medicines, collars and leads to Cuba.
Photo (1) I visited one of the volunteer's home where they had a licensed vet perform spaying and neutering on the animals in her living room.
Photo (2) A doctor and 2 nurses perform a surgery & spaying on a cat-the surgery table was located in the narrow and small space under the stairs.