Venezuela is a catastrophic country for people, and a total hell in life for homeless animals; they do not receive any kind of protection, they walk through the streets with the only certainty that they will not find food, surrounded by the uncertainty of whether they will be tortured, run over or cooked as food for the poorest people. Being a defender of animals in Venezuela is accepting that the country will constantly crush your heart and make you feel as helpless as the animals you help with your time and your voice, since respect, mercy and empathy are values in the process of extinction inside this country where everyone is psychologically tormented by how difficult it is to survive.
Venezuelans were known at the time for their kindness, for the ability to open doors with a smile and a joke regardless of adversity, but nowadays it is common to find people who have become physically and psychologically sick because of the deep humanitarian crisis caused by the actions of a corrupt government. They can not help themselves, much less their own families, and in the end very few still remember those who suffer double during this collapse; the homeless animals.
Our only chance to do something to remedy this situation is in the people who are safe from this crisis; Only people outside of Venezuela can offer relief to the suffering of animals, because those of us inside lack the resources to do so. On my twitter account (@gentlepaws98) I constantly share photos and videos of dogs that I feed and try to help as much as possible, most of my rescues are homeless dogs and now I am caring for several that need to be spayed / neutered , like Mandy (and her two daughters), Valentino (a very beautiful pit bull) and Smiley's mom. Fortunately, a very good-hearted person offered to pay for Smiley's sterilization, but those five angels are still in need of your help. The sterilization of a medium dog costs $ 40 and that of a large dog $ 50, the prices in Venezuela are in constant inflation but luckily the veterinarian, knowing that dogs are rescued from the street, offers me the opportunity to pay in advance for each of the operations by the time each one of the dogs is ready. In addition to the cost of the surgery, there is the price of the medicines and the care they will need during the days before and after it (they must receive vitamin B complex and folic acid for at least a week before the operation, and depending on the behavior of the dog might need to spend a few days in the veterinary clinic before being returned to the street, an antibiotic, cream to prevent any irregularity in the wound and an Elizabethan collar).
However, if someone wants to help with only part of the price of the surgery, they can do so; it is not necessary for the same person to cover all expenses. Any help is very important, since it will prevent hundreds of puppies from ending up sick, suffering and dying in the horrible streets of Venezuela. The people who help with donations are true heroes, thank you with all your heart if you decide to support and give this wonderful gift to an innocent creature.