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Support for Cuba's Animal Protection Networks


We accept donations of veterinary medicine (excluding pain killers, which cannot be imported) and supplies, including those which are opened, used or recently expired, to deliver to a number of grassroots animal protection networks throughout Cuba. In addition to veterinary medication, basic supplies like gauze, rubbing alcohol, flea treatments and antibiotic ointment, as well as pet food and supplements are also extremely helpful in Cuba where resources like these are scarce and commercial pet food is not manufactured. 

The crushing trade embargoes, increasingly difficult economic situation and import restrictions in Cuba mean that the vets and animal protectors in the country are often unable to access basic medical supplies.

Cuba is also facing a food crisis which means that the already limited rations are rarely enough to adequately feed stray animals. These challenging circumstances are compounded by the fact that spay/neuter surgeries are costly in Cuba, so the number of street animals is abundant.

There are no formal animal shelters in Cuba, and those individuals who offer refuge to stray and abandoned animals in their private homes do not receive any government funding.

Good Rebel has extended our collection campaign indefinitely, so that supplies and food can be dropped off to Good Rebel at any time, and will be transported down on a regular basis by local supporters of the Cuban animal protection network.



The rooftop refuge at veterinarian Dr. Gladis Corria Ochoa's home in Santa Marta, Cuba.

Dr. Gladis' legacy entails many decades true heroism for the stray, sick and abused animals in Cuba. Dr. Gladis devoted her home and workspace as a place of refuge for abandoned animals in need.
In late 2023 Dr. Gladis emigrated to the United States, and her colleagues and fellow animal protectors Dr. Wilbur and Dr. Yuya now run the veterinary clinic, and her niece cares for the animals in the refuge. Good Rebel is proud to maintain our support for Dr. Gladis' refuge and clinic.
You can learn more about the work of the Cuban animal protectors in Santa Marta here