Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our Paw Prints Are All Over This

Early June found us back in Havana.
But not for a campaña.
This was something very special.
Something historic!
The Spanky Project, a Canadian Not For Profit, is the first international group to enter into a collective agreement with the Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana(OHCH), for the benefit of animal welfare and humane population control.

This Convenio de Colaboración is an agreement between OHCH, Sociedad Civil Patrimonio, Comunidad y Medio Ambiente (SCPCMA) and the Spanky Project.
This document acknowledges our individual interests and how these can be brought together for the benefit of animals, people and the communities in which they live.
Martha O. Pérez Cortés - Terry Shewchuk - Perla Rosa Rosales Aguirreurreta
                                      SCPCMA                           Spanky Project                 OHCH

Here is an outline of each party
OHCH develops actions aimed at the historical-cultural, environmental and community rehabilitation of the province of Havana especially in its Historical Center and is supported by several planning documents.  In these documents the problem of the inadequate management of the domestic and wild fauna and their impact on the environmental health in their territory is acknowledged.

SCPCMA is a Cuban non-profit that coordinates and executes international cooperation projects and manages donations aimed at developing socio-cultural work in the Historical Center and supporting the OHCH's planning and management mechanisms.

The Spanky Project is a Canadian initiative that has among its objectives the development of international cooperation programs and that among its activities are the promotion of animal welfare and humane control of the animal population through sterilization. Also the continuing education of veterinary professionals on the welfare of animals.
The Spanky Project Organization shows total willingness to extend its collaboration regarding the management, control and care of domestic and street animals and other fields of collaboration that are necessary to support the Program for Management and Control of Urban Animals proposed by the SCPCMA.

The signing of this agreement leads to increased collaborations like the Program for Management and Control of Urban Animals 
The Spanky Project has had a very big role in the development of this program and in ensuring that the humane treatment and welfare of Cuba's animals is first and foremost.

Through our collaborations we bring a "world" of experience to Cuba.
With this Convenio our reach is only limited by the funding we receive.
You can help us extend our reach.
Look to the sidebar for donation links

It was such a honour to be surrounded by long time Spanky Project team members 
and our fabulous Cuban partners.
Also, a pleasure to invite to this momentous occasion a new team member. 
At this time we are pleased to announce a new addition to our Spanky Project team.
Please welcome Dr. Zeynep Guleryuzlu
Zeynep is a former Research Assistant in the Department of Surgery at
Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
She is from Ankara, Turkey.

Zeynep brings great passion and a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work in Cuba.
We are grateful she has joined us on this path.

We began in 2003.
It has been a long and often bumpy road.
We have been blessed with wonderful people joining us on the journey.

If you want to go fast... go alone.
If you want to go far ... go together.

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