Wildlife Veterinarian Needs Help in Costa Rica

UPDATE TO THE STORY BELOW:  We had the wonderful experience of visiting with Dra. Irena this past week at Sibu Sanctuary.  It was such a happy experience to see her interact with her many patients,  each and everyone has a name and she speaks of them as if they are her children.  They love her too!   This photo is of a little 3 month old baby girl named Cleo, Cleo's Mom was electrocuted and did not survive.  Cleo was electrocuted too,  her tiny little arm had to be amputated,  but as you can see she is loved by Dra Irena.  Thank you everyone for your generous donations,  I think Dra. Irena will be car shopping soon.  At this time she takes a moto taxi to work which is pretty unpleasant on the dusty roads of Nosara region.

Dra. Irena Villalobos Hoffmann, is a Costa Rican Veterinarian with 15 years of experience with small domestic animals.  In her work, Dra. Irena became aware of the plight of Costa Rica Wildlife and decided to further her education to include forest animals in her practice.  The need is so great in Costa Rica for Wildlife Vets that Dra. Irena is constantly on the Road helping where she can.  She is the Staff Veterinarian for Sibu Sanctuary and has worked at Toucan Rescue Ranch, and Refuge for Wildlife.  Dra. Irena lives in Pelada which is near Nosara, Costa Rica.  On August 22, Dra. Irena,  walked from her house to go to work at Sibu Sanctuary and she could not find her car.  Someone had stolen it from her own home.  6 cars have been stolen in this area in a short time.  Dra. Irena has no other methods of transportation, and her work is desperately needed and on  behalf of the Howler Monkeys and other wildlife she treats at Sibu Sanctuary, we need your financial help to replace her automobile.    Dra. Irena is one of the kindest most empathetic people you will ever have the pleasure to meet, she gives but never takes for herself, she works tirelessly everyday to save Howler Monkeys, please help her smile again.  Please  make your donation now, she will  be so grateful.


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Karol Allard 
Sardinal, CR
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