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 ..

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Some areas of Cuba have been devastated by 
Hurricane Irma.
The north shore, mid country, has taken the brunt.

Many of the supplies we have on hand can be used in medical relief but we may need to purchase other supplies depending on reports from our team members living in Cuba. Spanky Project and Spanky Project USA are consulting with their Veterinary Medical Directors to prepare a list of "Rapid Response" veterinary needs. Irma has brought into full focus that we need to further develop a program for future disasters in Cuba.
Cuban Disaster -Veterinary Relief, Recovery and Support Program.

Stay tuned for more details.

You can begin giving now!!!
The need is great.

For Canadians a tax receipt will be issued for online donations at
and for cheques mailed to...
Spanky Project
Box 6136
Picton ON  K0K 2T0
We ask that donations from around the globe use the above information.
For those in the USA a tax receipt will be issued for online donations to
or for checks mailed to

Spanky Project USA
2823 Colorado St
Long Beach, CA 90814
We are hoping Quinta de los Molinos has not been hard hit.

It is home to our mass sterilization Campañas.
In the model below you see our location is surrounded by trees.
We are due to begin our next week long Campana there on October 1.

With power out our communication with our Cuban Team is limited to cellphone/texting.
This eats up our budget.
Cellphone top ups can be done easily with many providers like Ding.
There is a wide range of amounts available.
If you can help this way please use the email link below to contact me.
I will provide wit the number for one of our Cuban cells.

 Let's stand in solidarity with Cubans helping their animals.

Friday, September 1, 2017

O Canada! Help Cubans Help Their Animals

You can now donate to the Spanky Project through CanadaHelps
Whether you would like to give once, give monthly, donate a security or mutual fund, CanadaHelps is your online connection to the 
Spanky Project.
You can even give in tribute or memory.
You will receive a charitable tax receipt.

It's quick and easy.
 Donate by credit card or with PayPal.

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