Brian’s Birthday Fundraiser

As most of you know my  brother  Brian Howe passed away in May. We are deeply devastated by his loss and         would like to remember his birthday by              donating towards one of his favorite Animal   Rescues in Guatemala. Brian often flew down with medical supplies and at one time broughtlittle Shrimpy, a rescue,  back with him to join   his dogs at his home in Florida This is a message from the Charity Ayuda para la Salada de perros y gatos is a       wonderful organization that rescues dogs and cats providing sterilization, shots and medical attention as well as finding homes for these     desperate, helpless animals. Any donation of any size is welcome and will be put straight to use saving dogs from their     life on the streets and finding them nice             homes. Let’s  raise a glass to Brian on the 22nd  and     know that this would have put a huge smile on his face.  I know he would want to say a huge thank-you for any help you can give This is a message from the Charity The sudden loss of Brian was a shock which will be felt by many for a long time. His compassion and love for dogs and cats was obvious to anyone who spent time with him. His heart was huge and he stepped up many times to do what others would not or could not. Whenever Brian visited Lake Atitlan he would bring Ayuda donated supplies from the states along with any funds he could raise before his trip. He also kindly included Ayuda in a fundraiser held in Florida while he served as a member of our board of directors. The proceeds arrived at a desperate time for Ayuda and helped us continue our desired pace of activities. Ayuda is a volunteer administered charity registered in Guatemala founded 11 years ago to end the inhumane culls of dogs and cats through the use of strychnine or cyanide. We provide sterilization, vaccinations, and treatments to roaming community animals as well as to those living in low-income households. With 53% of the population around the Lake living beneath the international poverty line, there are many animals which would go untreated if not for our services and population growth would have continued to soar. During the pandemic our work has shifted from high volume sterilization clinics where often up to 60 animals received Ayuda’s surgery package in a single day to an aggressive effort to capture as many roaming animals as possible to be treated as they are encountered. Family animals are receiving their sterilization packages on an as-needed basis as well. Additionally, Ayuda volunteers foster animals until permanent homes are found and our veterinary interns provide humane education through radio and television programs, in schools, to community groups, and municipal leaders. If you would like to read more about our mission, philosophy, and accomplishments please take a cruise through our website: For day-to-day photos and coverage please join our Facebook page: Ayuda Para La Salud de Perros y Gatos. CHEERS!! ❤


Sandie Nichols-Howe
St. Augustine, FL

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