Help me SAFELY spay/neuter 10000 pets

$12,850 of $25k goal

Raised by 147 people in 39 months
Robin Brennen   NEW YORK, NY
I have been a veterinarian for over 20 years. I also am an avid traveller. I can recall on countless occasions being in a country where the stray population was abominable and the level of health care and opportunity abysmal. I thought, "Hmmm, someone should do something about this". Then it dawned on me, that I AM someone.

I started volunteering my time for a variety of organizations over the years, personally funding my travel and bringing much needed supplies. In 10 years I have participated in 11 clinics that have spayed and neutered over 3,200 animals collectively. During this time, the concept of Pets without Vets was born.
Pets without Vets is the name I have been using to solicit the other like-minded, highly skilled veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians, in donating short term services and expertise at specific locales around the world for brief but intensive spay-neutering clinics. I organize the manpower, travel and equipment and I partner with local individuals and/or small organizations to help set up the effort.
I have recently focused efforts in areas of the Caribbean that are particularly overwrought with dog and cat populations in terrible need of health services, population control and future healthcare oversight.

Though these animals are residents of third world countries, I believe I am obligated to uphold the same standards of care that my patients in the USA enjoy. This means safe, balanced anesthesia and pain management and proper anesthetic monitoring equipment. I am seeking to enhance my current equipment cache, so we can employ advanced monitoring to these patients who are often in poor health and have a higher surgical risk.

The next trip will be to Grand Bahamas in April 2015. These islands are known for a huge homeless animal population which is exceeding the local community's ability to mitigate. With few veterinarians on the island it is difficult to manage the problem despite all good efforts. I will be working with local organizations, all dedicated and committed volunteers, as well as the Island Government who will be assisting us in permitting and supplies. It is encouraging to see local government recognize that it is good business to curb out-of-control animal populations which effect the tourist trade and the island economy.

I promise to use all monetary gifts to effect positive change in under-served animal communities and to enhance the quality of life of these animals by providing compassionate, humane and technically advanced medical care and surgical services, public education and community awareness.

I hope you will consider contributing to this effort. Any size contribution is enormously helpful.

Note:  If you donate through this page, it is not tax deductable.  If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution, go to our webpage:  
                    www.petswithoutvets.org/donate
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Update 28
7 months ago
Another stellar year, made possible by you!
Thank you so much for being there for the animals.
Holiday Cheer and a Blessed New Year
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Update 27
18 months ago
Donors and Supporters of Pets without Vets:

It looks like 2015 will be a very busy year for us. We have spay & neuter campaigns being organized in 4 countries! Grand Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Brazil. If we meet our goals this could result in 1,600 - 2000 animals being sterilized in a safe and compassionate environment. We expect over 100 volunteers to collaborate in this effort.

It is of particular concern with immediate consequences in the Bahamas. The Humane Society of Grand Bahamas is in a serious financial crisis that is impacting their ability to care for the animals in the shelter. The only solution for them is to spay/neuter which will decrease the stray population. They are in danger of closing their doors.

Pets without Vets would like to contribute to their fundraising efforts of this spay/neuter clinic scheduled for the last week in April.

Please help us spread the word that any donation is welcome, needed and will go towards the purchase of medical supplies, anesthesia and pain medication.

Use our website, not this GoFundMe site, in order to make a tax deductible donation.

www.petswithoutvets.org/donate

Thank you so much for your generosity and moral support!

Dr. Robin

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Update 26
19 months ago
As I reflect on 2014 I am grateful for our accomplishments. We help the Turks & Caicos make a dent in their stray dog population and assisted in the education of hundreds of islanders about importance of the human-animal bond. We navigated the IRS and finally became a registered non-profit. We recruited 10 new medical volunteers. And we renewed one old relationship and cultivated two new ones resulting in three clinics being planned for in 2015.

Thank you all for your ongoing support and faith in our mission. Together, we have made a difference!

Wishing you all health, happiness and humanity in 2015.

Dr. Robin
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Update 25
22 months ago
I want to thank all those that have contributed to my private fund-raising page. Your generosity has made this past 12 months a success for Pets without Vets. I was able to purchase many pieces of life saving equipment for their use.

As we continue to plan for future clinics, and the scope of our reach broadens, I am pleased to announce that Pets without Vets has been granted tax exempt status! Finally! We have been waiting a very long time for this day to come.

I could not have accomplished what we have to date without your faith in me and this mission. Thank you so much!

Visit our webpage, as we start to breathe life back into it!

www.petswithoutvets.org

With Appreciation,
Dr. Robin

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$12,850 of $25k goal

Raised by 147 people in 39 months
Created May 8, 2013
ER
$25
Elizabeth Rodman
7 months ago

Thank you for the wonderful work you do, Robin.

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MP
$50
Mike Penny
19 months ago
RR
$100
Ron Rocheleau
19 months ago

Please keep up the good work.

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NH
$10
Nancy Horvath
20 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$30
Anonymous
21 months ago
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$10
Nancy Horvath
22 months ago (Monthly Donation)
LW
$50
Liz Williamson
22 months ago

In honor of our veterinary teammates who served at 9-11 and in appreciation of your tireless effort and support for all of your teams.

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NH
$10
Nancy Horvath
23 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Nancy Horvath
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