RESCUE & RELIEF SERVICES
SOS Animales was formed with the mission to alleviate animals of their suffering. Here in San Juan del Sur, as well as similar communities across the world, there are many dogs roaming the streets. Many of these dogs have obvious health issues such as skin problems or broken limbs. But these dogs are usually not strays. It is common in areas of low socioeconomic status for families to allow their dogs to roam to find food. This obviously leads to mass overpopulation, because most of these dogs are not sterilized, but also leads to the spread of disease and injury due to car strike.
To provide relief to these suffering dogs, we find the owners and tell them about SOS Clinica Veterinaria and the subsidized services we can provide. Most pet owners love their animals and are genuinely unaware that there is something they can do to help their pets. We help these families learn about treatments and preventative care and then, hopefully, this will create a change in how that family cares fo their pets.
However, there are some cases where a suffering animal is without a home or is in a neglectful/abusive home that it needs to be rescued from. At this time, SOS Animales does not have an animal shelter. For this reason, we are limited in the amount of animals that we can rescue. We can only take animals off of the street or out of an abusive home if we have a responsible and capable foster home to put them in. Once these animals have recovered and are healthy, we put them up for adoption.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TRANSFORMATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE POSSIBLE WITH HARD WORK, DONATIONS, AND LOVE :
Koda - Before
Koda had CTVT in his eye. He recovered with 6 chemotherapy treatments.
Pluto - After
Pluto spent 2 months recovering in our clinic and another 3 months in foster care before he was adopted.
Pluto - Before
Pluto was found on the street, he was near death. He was suffering from malnutrition and erhlichia.
Luna - After
It took Luna months to heal mentally and physically. She was adopted by her foster mom who taught her what love is
Luna - Before
Luna was found living in an abusive home where she was afraid to be touched. She spent days hiding in the chicken pen and was covered in chicken poop.
Prya - After
Prya - Before
Prya was a rescued street dog She was severely malnourished
Gina - After
SOS helped Gina's family understand and treat her condtition
Gina - Before
Gina developed severe mange as a puppy. Her family had no idea what was wrong or what to do
Mika - After
Mika - Before
Mika had CTVT that formed a tumor on her face
Kobi - After
Kobi - Before
Kobi had severe sarnas. His owners surrendered him to SOS because they could not afford the treatment and were not committed to a payment plan