Help Abandoned Venezuelan Pets | Providing Food and Care



Dog owners in Venezuela have been forced to abandon their pets because pet food has become overwhelmingly expensive. Also, vaccines and treatments that pets need are scarce or inaccessible. There is a proliferation of diseases that have affected homeless pets such as scabies and rabies resulting in a high health risk to humane society. Through this project, we will be providing decent dog food and canine treatments in order to prevent the most common infectious diseases.


Dog rescue centers and government rescue agencies are challenged with caring for dogs that are suffering from malnourishment. Some municipalities of Venezuela have taken the decision to capture them and resort to euthanasia. Venezuelan government has not provided enough help for the good health of abandoned pets and many of them are abused or poorly fed. Some fed on products thrown in the cities, but at the moment you are not seeing an excess of food left over. In addition, there are very few people willing to adopt, rescue or take care of these blameless victims.


SAI is committed to helping each of these four-legged victims together with the collaboration of other non-profit organizations in charge of providing assistance to abandoned pets. To solve the health problems, SAI will provide high quality dog food, vitamins or supplements, flea and tick collars, treatments for rabies and scabies. By supplying provisions for veterinary care, we can help decrease the number of abandoned pets and enhance the overall welfare of pets and residents.

Long-Term Impact

Like any living being, pets also need help to face the current economic crisis that Venezuela is going through. It is essential to provide the necessary help to meet the high demand of animals that roam the streets in a state of malnutrition and diseases that are transferable to human beings. We hope by our work and by the promise of assisting abandoned animals, we can bring out positive messages in the community that having a pet is for life.

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Make a tax deductible donation to help Venezuela from our website. South American Initiative are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization commited to providing relief to the most poverty stricken people and areas of our beloved Venezuelan nation. Your secure online donation will help to provide necessary food, clothes, and more to Venezuelan orphans, hospitals, and more. Learn more about our organization when you visit our about us page.

Related Articles

1. Abandoned: The four-legged victims of Venezuela's economic crisis - CNN
2. Venezuela’s abandoned dogs: with runaway inflation, people can no longer afford their pets - Independent
3. Heartbreaking photos show Venezuela’s abandoned dogs - The Washington Post

New arrival shelter dogs greeted with love
New arrival shelter dogs greeted with love

In Venezuela, many people who own dogs can't afford pet food because it's very expensive compariing to their salary. They have no other option besides abandoning their pets. This is where SAI-A&G sanctuary saves the day by rescuing the dogs abandoned on the streets.

Medical Care: Spaying & Neutering

When dogs come to the animal shelter they are examined by a veterinarian to determine the health of the dogs. Then, the vet places the dogs in one of these categories: healthy dogs, moderately injured dogs and severely injured dogs. The veterinarian provides the needed medical treatment that the dogs require.

After a health examination, dogs get vaccinated. Then, they receive a warm bath, followed by a healthy meal. Dogs who need to be spayed are scheduled for surgery one week after their arrival.

SAI Deliver Dog Food to Dog Refuges & Sanctuaries

We delivered over 5,687 lbs of dog food from January to May.
We provide support for 164 dogs at 9 different shelters. In the SAI-A&G sanctuary, we provide safety, shelter, food, medical services, and spaying to over 45 dogs.

Thank you for being part of the SAI family!

New Arrivals are receiving a bath and Spa Treat
New Arrivals are receiving a bath and Spa Treat
The vet is vaccinating this puppy.
The vet is vaccinating this puppy.
Rescued dogs get love & affection at SAI shelter
Rescued dogs get love & affection at SAI shelter
Rescued dog is being groomed
Rescued dog is being groomed

This is the grand opening of the new  SAI Animal Sanctuary in Venezuela. This photo features our team of SAI staff who have been the frontline workers completing the construction of this new facility to care for abandoned dogs in Venezuela.

Experts estimate that there are over 3 million abandoned dogs roaming the streets of Venezuela. Our new facility offers food, medical care, vaccinations and adoption services for the pets who've been rescued from the streets. Our team's goal is to rescue the dogs, bring them back to top health.

This photo shows the new staff on their first day at the sanctuary. The Veterinarian is in the middle with his assistants on both sides. These are the individuals who will be working to fill the sanctuary of shelter dogs. They will be treated like family so they are prepared to be adopted by a loving family.

You’re Making Good Things Happen!
Thanks for showing your love of animals by giving graciously so we can represent you and provide the love, food, medicine, and care they deserve. With your support, we are making good things happen in the animal community! Please continue to donate so we can rescue even more abandoned pets in Venezuela. Thank you!

 Generous donors make our campaign for Helping Abandoned Pets possible. If you love animals like we do, you know how important it is to support these wonderful creatures so they can continue to live and survive this national crisis.Donate Now