Due to the current political and economic situation plaguing Venezuela, large amounts of zoo animals are dying or are malnourished. Many of these zoos have had their animals become endangered due to starvation and lack of medical care. There is not enough money or resources to feed and care for animals in these zoos.
Due to current government corruption, there have been difficulties with the animals getting the help they need. The private zoos suffer because of the economic crash and lessening of tourism as a result of the crisis. The public zoos suffer the worst because of the lack of funds and corruption from the current regime. The challenge is being able to identify the needs of private and public zoos and getting food and medical treatment.
South American Initiative will step in to fill this gap providing food and medical care to neglected animals that are suffering in these zoos. We are presently working with two zoos and one animal refuge in providing food and medical care to these animals, and plan to work with many more.
South American Initiative’s long-term goal is to feed sick and neglected animals, providing them with the proper care and nutrition in zoos throughout Venezuela. With your support, we will save these animals and be able to expand our resources throughout the country.