2022 Non-Raffle Fundraiser

January 1, 2022 @ 9:00AM — March 31, 2022 @ 9:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Our mission is to provide low cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. The amounts we charge do not cover our costs so we rely on donations and fundraisers to support us.

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The Annual Animales Non-Raffle Fundraiser is here!

There are currently no tickets available for this event. Please check back later.

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Here are the prizes and details:

GRAND PRIZE: to be announced (or cash of $___)

2nd Prize: to be announced (or cash of $___)

3rd Prize: to be announced (or cash of $___)

A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 each and you may purchase one or more. This is being treated as a donation. The drawing will be held in Spring 2022. Winners do not need to be present.

Why we rely on fundraisers and donations:

Amigos de Animales was started in 2005 as a direct response to a need in the Boquete community. At the time, there were packs of street dogs and feral cats roaming the streets and there was no access to, or information about, sterilization for these animals.

Through October 2021 we have spayed and neutered 20,342 animals – 10,859 dogs and 9,483 cats. The impact on the health of animals and humans is measurable. Rarely does one see packs of starving, fighting dogs roaming through the streets of Boquete, as one might see in other small towns throughout Central America. This has greatly enhanced the relative livability and safety of our community at large.

At the clinics, we charge $15 per dog and $8 per cat, but no one is turned away from the clinics for inability to pay. While other similar clinics charge more, we have never raised our prices despite rising costs, as in our area, typical wages range from $15 to $25 per day, and many people are still not working due to the pandemic.

We have been paying our vets $12 per dog and $6 per cat. Other clinics are paying more than that, and we feel the need to raise the amount we pay, but we don’t feel we can or should raise the prices to the owners.

Our actual costs (before increasing pay to our vets) are over $20 per animal spayed or neutered. At a typical clinic of 200 animals we will be short over $2,500. We rely on fundraising to make up the difference.

Your contribution is vital to our cause of decreasing the population of street dogs and cats in our area and reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned animals. Donating will help us continue our services and good work in Boquete and the surrounding area.

We have created a U.S. not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, Amigos de Animales, Inc. Your donation will go to it and should be eligible as a charitable contribution. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can deduct $300 on your tax return ($600 joint), even if you don't itemize deductions

Please help us towards achieving our goal of sterilizing at least 75% of the dogs and cats in Boquete and the surrounding areas. Click on the “Purchase” button above. Thank you for your support!