Hello everyone! My name is Emiliano Peressini, I am 31 years old and I live in the district of Chilecito, in the province of La Rioja, in the country Argentina. I am a normal person who puts a lot of effort into helping animals in situations of abandonment in the street through my own resources. I do my best to provide a better quality of life for street animals: I feed them, heal them and vaccine them. Through a story of a puppy that I rescue and save from dying and then adopt (Magnus), I created a Facebook page since many people wanted to follow his story. On this page, I share the rescue and healing that I do to the animals.
I work together with a group of people called GUAHU. This group organizes mass castration campaigns to reduce the animal population in situations of abandonment. They are also responsible for assisting animals in extreme health cases. Like me, they are normal people, they are not a non-profit organization and they do not have the help of the state or organizations.
Every three-four months, they organize a mass castration campaign. I used this medium to request funds for a campaign in April this year and we managed to castrate a total of 350 street animals that included several nearby districts.
But due to the instability of our economy (I'm from Argentina), the GUAHU group cannot bring the veterinarians it worked with years ago: fuel costs are very high (they drive from Buenos Aires that is approximately 1400 km away) and veterinarians should increase the cost of each operation. That is why the GUAHU group will work with local veterinarian
This will allow the GUAHU group to castrate every two weeks and not do them all in a single weekend, lightening the work.But several problems have arisen in recent weeks: our economy (after some election surveys) destabilized our economy completely, raising the price of the Dollar: 1 USD = 45 ARS approx to 1 USD = 55 - 60 ARS. This caused an increase in the prices of all things and many things are no longer sold. This affects that the price of operations to castrate does not have a certain price and that the medicine is not obtained either. On the other hand, there is an outbreak of TVT virus. This disease is transmitted through sexual contact mostly and its treatment is difficult since medicine is not achieved and we have many cases to attend to. Each bottle of medicine costs ARS 1500 and we need approximately 8-10 bottles. In order to castrate animals that have this disease, we must first heal them. We organize benefit events
and sell desserts to raise funds, but less people can collaborate with us every day. That is why I require everyone's help by this means to collaborate. With this amount, we can distribute our work over 2-3 months or even more with the operations and the TVT treatment. The castration campaign is planned to begin in mid-September (when the weather is less cold in South America) and each operation will cost 1000 ARS aprox (if we take the dolar price 1 USD = 50 ARS, the operation cost 20 USD aprox), but this depends on our economy. The group will work in the Chilecito district and the surrounding districts (I added a map for you to see).
I hope to get the money for that date so I can withdraw the funds and start (here in Argentina we can not withdraw the money directly from Paypal, we must use intermediate pages that charge us a commission).
Thanks for your time and for Reading this. Every comment, donation or share is agreat help for us, because due the situation of our country, our hope is less every day to still helping the animals.
Blessing and love for everyone and thanks for your time and sorry for the redaction errors, my main language is Spanish.
P.D: You can follow my Page to see my post about my dog Magnus (the one I rescued) and all the work we do for Street animals.