Support for Cuba's Animal Protection Networks
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Good Rebel was forced delay our 2020 veterinary supply aid delivery to the Cuban animal protectors.
A Toronto supporter of the Cuban animal protectors generously flew Good Rebel's donations down to veterinarian Dr. Gladis Corria Ochoa in December 2020. They have already made a significant difference in helping the animals in the Santa Marta region of Cuba, as locals face increasing food and medicine shortages as a result of the pandemic and global travel restrictions.
Good Rebel is continuing to accept donations of supplies for the animal protectors as detailed below, to be delivered by the next member of our local network to travel down, when it is safe to do so.
Good Rebel is continuing our collection of veterinary medicine and supplies, including those which are opened, used or expired, to deliver directly to a number of grassroots animal protection networks throughout Cuba.
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.