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Monday, 1 April 2013

Convenio de Colaboracion

The week of March 3, 2013 was an intense one but a happy one as well. After a long wait and a few trips to Havana, we have received a permit to bring anesthetics for the spay/neuter clinics in Matanzas Province. Just like the last year, Dr. Barry MacEachern helped us with this assignment, and we are forever grateful to him.

Dr. Barry MacEachern, Ingrid and Dave

Dr. Beatriz Amaro signing the Agreement for CCVC
Grace signing the Agreement for APAC
Dr. Hanoi, Ingrid, Grace, Dr. Amaro, Dr Slavik - in Havana

Finally - relaxing with friends
On March 7, 2013, the team went to Havana to meet Dr. Beatriz Amaro, the President of Consejo Cientifico Veterinario de Cuba. APAC-Varadero signed the Collaboration Agreement (Convenio de Colaboracion) with CCVC. The agreement allows us an official presence in Cuba in several circumstances:

- as partners in organizing  spay/neuter clinics in various municipalities and other locations across the island
- as suppliers of veterinary medical equipment and supplies,
- for exchange of knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine
- for planning, together with CCVC, annual activities that would benefit Cuban animals and their living conditions
- for exchange of experiences between Canadian and Cuban veterinary doctors, veterinary technologists, and other veterinary medicine professionals

Busy times are upon us as we intend to fulfill the commitments listed in the Agreement. We are looking forward to involving more Cubans into our projects. We also hope that more Canadians will be interested in exchange with Cuba. Both CCVC and APAC-Varadero need your help to fight the overpopulation of homeless animals and to improve the lives of working animals, horses in particular.

"It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things" - T. Roosevelt

1 comment:

  1. Hermosa iniciativa esta fundaciĆ³n en Varadero, muy humanitaria.