Marshmallow Sky

Sky arrives at the clinic covered with fleas of all sizes.No one knows if little 11 lb. Sky, originally named Marshmallow would have lived or died that day in Jaibalito. Today, everyone agrees that she's one very lucky puppy. When Ayuda volunteers first encountered Sky, she was being swept into a gutter while others threw… Continue reading Marshmallow Sky

Jaibalito Turns Out for Their Dogs and Cats

 Our first-ever clinic in Jaibalito was held this past Sunday. The lovely little village of 700 people is nestled on the western shore of the Lake and solely accessible by boat. Through the diligent work of friends Hans, Nadereh, Carol, Ceasar, Belle and Peggy along with the support of Cocode, Luciano, the team sterilized 24 animals and renewed… Continue reading Jaibalito Turns Out for Their Dogs and Cats

A Grim Reminder

One of our most cherished street dogs, Biscuit was diagnosed with CTVT in his nasal passages. This is the first nasal case that Ayuda has encountered and the first that key volunteers have seen in their 4 years in Panajachel. The tumors have caused fluid build up in his lungs as well. Poor boy sneezes… Continue reading A Grim Reminder

Thank you West Salem Vet Clinic!

 This summer, Julia, an Ayuda volunteer from Pana had the good fortune to meet an amazingly kind and generous vet in Salem, Oregon.  On a regular visit to Dr. Turnbull's office with her father's dog, Julia made the doctor's acquaintance and discussed her work with Ayuda.  Julia highlighted the many daily challenges we face as we care for our community animals and work to reduce the overpopulation… Continue reading Thank you West Salem Vet Clinic!

Bippy: Now Safe From Aggressive Males

Submitted by: Julia S., 12 May 10 Bippy is a shy, small street dog from the Jucanya side of Panajachel.   There is a small crew of dogs here that look just like her, including my own dog Bali and a recently neutered male named Skippy, that’s how she came to be called Bippy.  I had… Continue reading Bippy: Now Safe From Aggressive Males