Support for Cuba's Animal Protection Networks
Good Rebel is continuing to accept donations of medicine and supplies for the animal protectors as detailed below, to be delivered by the next member of our local network to travel down.
Trips are planned for late 2021 and early 2022, pending government authorizations, and with safety permitting. In the meantime, supplies are being packaged and shipped down by air cargo to Dr. Gladis Corria Ochoa.
We accept donations of veterinary medicine and supplies, including those which are opened, used or 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. These challenging circumstances are compounded by the fact that spay/neuter surgeries are costly in Cuba, so the number of street animals is abundant, and there are no animal cruelty laws in place to protect them.
Good Rebel has permanently extended our collection campaign, so that supplies 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.