2023 Pleasures of Panamá Fundraiser
February 28, 2023 @ 12:00AM — April 15, 2023 @ 11:55PM 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.
Support our voiceless Amigos
Here are the prizes and details:
GRAND PRIZE: 2 nights accommodation in Panama City, tour of Panama City and Panama Canal, flight to David & transportation to Boquete, 2 nights accommodation at El Oasis Hotel in Boquete, coffee tour, and hiking at Finca Lerida, dinners for 2 at The Rock and Mesa Azul restaurants in Boquete, $1,000 toward airfare to Panama City, $200 toward other meals (or $1,500 cash) see ***
2nd Prize: 4 Day Island Hopping in the San Blas Islands with Panama San Blas Tours, pick-up and drop-off in Panama City, powerboat tour of 3 islands, overnight lodging on 3 separate islands, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, and introduction to the Guna Yala culture (or $500 cash) see ***
3rd Prize: Two night stay for two at the all-inclusive Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge in Bocas del Toro - enjoy luxurious surroundings, birding, kayaking, swimming, sunning and all that nature has to offer!
A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 each and you may purchase one or more. The drawing will be held on April 15, 2023. 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 February 2023 we have spayed or neutered 24,142 animals – 12,657 dogs and 11,485 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.
In 2022 we raised the price charged to $20 per dog and $10 per cat, but no one is turned away from the clinics for inability to pay.
We raised the amounts we pay the vets to $15 per dog and $8 per cat.
Our actual costs (including the above increases) are over $25 per animal spayed or neutered. At a typical clinic of 250 animals we will be short over $3,000. We rely on fundraising to make up the difference.
For each ticket purchased, you are covering the cost of sterilizing 4 animals.
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.
Please help us towards achieving our goal of sterilizing at least 75% of the dogs and cats in Boquete and the surrounding areas. Support our voiceless Amigos - click on the “Purchase” button above. Thank you for your support!
*** Grand & 2nd Prizes - 30 day advance notice, reservations required, some black out dates apply