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Amigos de Animales, the Boquete group that conducts spay/neuter clinics, has received a grant.  Here is the press release.

AMIGOS DE ANIMALES BOQUETE RECEIVES IMPORTANT GRANT

August 20, 2008 –Boquete, Panama– Fundación Amigos de Animales Boquete (FADAB) is excited to announce the receipt of its first ever grant – a generous contribution of  $3,000 from the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust in Carnwath, Scotland.  The grant will support the purchase of veterinary medications and supplies for FADAB’s low-cost spay/neuter clinics.

Marchig Animal Welfare Trust  was established in 1989 by Madame Jeanne Marchig of Geneva.  In 2008 alone, it has provided grants to more than 46 animal welfare organizations on virtually every continent.

Beneficiaries of the Marchig Trust range from street animals, abused and abandoned pets, and wildlife of all types, including baby seals, lions, birds and even rhinos in danger of poaching.  The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust is considered one of the premier organizations in the ongoing world-wide effort to alleviate animal cruelty, neglect and over-population.

Amigos de Animales Boquete was started in 2005 by a small group of volunteers to provide low-cost, high quality sterilization services for street animals and local pets.  It is a private Panamanian foundation which also is able to accept 501(c)3 contributions through an affiliation with the McKee Foundation.

In the last three years, the FADAB clinics have sterilized over 1300 dogs and cats in Boquete and surrounding communities.  Costs to date have been covered by fundraisers, private donations, and the small fees charged for sterilization.  The grant from the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust provides valuable support to ensure that FADAB can continue to provide this service to the community.

The next FADAB sterilization clinic will be September 21, 2008, 8am – 3pm, at Gimnasio El Cacho in Boquete. For reservations, please call Roger Imerman  at 6672-8070 or email: rimerman1@gmail.com.

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