Saturday, September 16, 2017

There will always be hurricanes

This was my third trip this year to the Cuban Consulate in Toronto.
The Spanky Project Team are issued D1 Cooperation Visas.
We do not ender Cuba with Tourist Visas.
Therefore the need for a 500km round trip and an early start.
It was a sad visit this time.
Consul Susana Malmierca will be returning to Cuba.
I would like to say here Susana has been a joy to work and very supportive of our work.
With the visa in hand it was time to head to Yonge Street Animal Hospital...
... where Spanky Project's Medical Director Dr.Michael Belovich was waiting.
Once our hurricane relief fundraiser was up and running we set a budget for out first delivery.
Dr.B placed the order and I picked up while in Toronto.
 A big thank you to those who have donated to the relief mission.
Someone by the name of Anonymous has donated twice.
We thank you so.. so. very.. much!!!
Once home it was time to start packing and preparing the paperwork required on the Cuban end.

Antibiotic, pain relief, needles, syringes, shampoo, dewormer and heart worm prevention
were all on our list.
The bags are package and the paperwork done.
Now I need to go to the "secondhand" store and buy a carry on bag. 
Not much room left for scrubs and a change of clothes.
Our new initiative
Cuban Veterinary Disaster Relief, Recovery and Support Program
has been given the go ahead by the Oficina del Historiador in Havana.
"There will always be hurricanes we should be prepared"

Truly a good days for Cubans helping their animals.

To be prepared we need you to show some love and ..

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