After time in Guatemala I started to research animal welfare in Latin America. Wild dogs are all over the place in Antigua. They are harmless for the most part but it made me wonder if it is a common problem.
Animals are not really considered members of the family. When I was looking into organizations that I would love to volunteer I found P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary & Humane Society
I feel in love with the site, the mission and the animals. So my next step was to look up reviews. I did not find a single bad review. I also have very high standards on locations to volunteer with.
I am a huge supporter of IVHQ. I was planning on going to Costa Rica next year, but I am going to have to take a small break. I looked up IVHQ’s Animal Programs and while I know they are fantastic, I am not quite ready to go back to Guatemala.
Plus if I go back to Guatemala I am going to the coffee farm.
Anyway, that experience was life altering, so I have been looking through places to volunteer for awhile now.
Last year I vowed to go back to Belize, and I decided that next year that is what I would do.
I emailed the Founder of the Sanctuary and received a very quick heart felt response.
We bonded over rescuing animals, I come from an animal loving family that rescued their pets. I Madi Collins all about Midnight, Sable and Goldberg.
She told me about her recent rescues. The sweet Lynn,
Let me just say I am in love with this sweet face. She is about 3 months old, and needs a home. So if you know of anyone that may be interested in a rescue from Belize, tell them.
She also just rescued a tiny tortie named Melody, she said that she was just left inside the yard about 4 weeks ago.
It is clear that Madi Collins has a heart of gold, she cares for 80 animals and her mother.
So if you are looking for a new family member or maybe somewhere to volunteer consider this place. I know I am.
So I think I have found my destination next year everyone. I have stepped foot in Belize and the moment I got of the boat I knew I would be back.
I have found a true purpose of when to go back. I am not sure when next year, I am currently thinking I will stay at the Sanctuary in April.
If you are interested in joining me I say go for it. Belize is a beautiful country and I really believe this will be an amazing adventure.