Continuing with our community outreach work, Juntos in conjunction with REDES, the department of family services once again visited Lucila Franco. And once again Dra. Andrea Kaufman along with her assistant Cris Velazquez offered their services. Cats, dogs, horses and even a goat were evaluated by the veterinarian who administered free vaccines and worm medicine. […]
As part of our mission to promote the humane treatment of animals through community participation, this week JUNTOS Vieques Inc., visited the Lucila Franco Community in Vieques. Along with REDES social worker Mayra Rivera, humane educator Adora Negron, and veterinarian Andrea Kaufman, JUNTOS launched the first Preventive Pet Health Clinic, of what promises to be […]
The children of the Lucila Franco Community in Vieques received an orientation about dog bite prevention and first aid care after a bite. With lots of enthusiasm they helped each other demostrate how to properly care for a wound. Also, they prepared their own first aid kit. This activity is one of many that have […]
On Thursday May 12, JUNTOS brought together various animal welfare and environmental groups for the First Animal Fair in Vieques. Adults and children alike had the chance to receive valuable information from all these groups in one place. From pet nutrition to endangered animals, experts promoted their cause by educating with live demonstrations, food preparation, […]
Beginning on Monday May 5 and ending on May 7, Vieques had its first Pet Care Tour by JUNTOS. The JUNTOS Humane Education Program joined forces with the Isla Nena Animal Clinic and visited three public schools in Vieques to teach student how to be a responsible pet guardian and the importance of preventive medicine. As […]
From first to sixth grade, students had their lessons on responsible pet ownership and the prevention of cruelty. Interesting topics were discussed with the older students. They spoke of important issues animals face today, such as animal fighting and horse cruelty. They were enthusiastic and interested in having further activities. Thank you for the warm […]
Vieques is taking part in something fantastic, new, and promising. The children of this island are the first in all of Puerto Rico to formally receive Humane Education lessons in school. Since the beginning, JUNTOS has been filled with expectations and motivation, but most of all, hope. Working together towards a common goal, JUNTOS has […]
A brief writeup of who, what, when, where of the Vieques Parvo Rabies clinic. Who conducted it, where, how many people and animals participated. What is parvo? Why are the clinics important? How to they help the island? Check the Events Calendar for upcoming clinics!