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“Itchy” Adopted January 2014

There is a special place in our hearts and homes for the street dogs of Cotacachi. Here’s one of them!
Tracey and Peter had an adorable street dog adopt them in January of 2014. When he first moved in, he was constantly itching himself. He had missing patches of fur and scabs from all of his scratching. After a little TLC, a vet visit to find out he has an allergy to fleas, and a little time “Itchy” has flourished!

He is now healthy, knows some tricks, walks well on a leash, travels great (on the backseat of the truck) and finally plays fetch with sticks. He loves the river but not the ocean. Tracey and Peter say “We love him and can not image life here without him!”

Itchy January 2014:
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Itchy Now:
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La Jora Festival Sept. 13, 2014

La Jora Festival Fundraiser/ Police Dog Demonstration September 13, 2014

In September Amici Cannis set up a fundraising booth outside of the La Jora Festival’s Police dog demonstration.This is a large festival in September celebrating the arrival of the corn season. We we sold baked goods and t-shirts courtesy of 6 volunteer bakers and sellers! Thank you to the Police Dogs for a very interesting demonstration!

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PAE Spay & Neuter Clinic 8/14/2014

In August Amici Cannis brought P.A.E. (Protección Animal Ecuador) came our areafor 5 days with their mobile clinic. We provided sterilization clinics in 4 communities – Quiroga, La Calera, San Jose and Cotacachi. We did about 33 dogs a day for a total of 165 dogs. They brought a volunteer staff, and we provided about 20 volunteers for the week as well. It was great to Spay and Neuter that many animals in such a short period of time!

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Dining for the Dogs July 12th 2014

On July 14th 2014, Amici Cannis put on a fundraising event for the dogs of Cotacachi. Through very kind donations by Café Lafayette we were able to provide a 4 course meal and live music. We fed 60 people, provided a night of fun and music as well as raised money for our spay and neuter operations!

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World Stray Animal Day Parade April 4th, 2014

On April 4th Amici Cannis organized and participated in the World Stray Day Parade. Through the parade in Cotacachi we increased awareness of the stray dog issue worldwide. The entire community was encouraged to participate and we had many participants from people walking their dogs, a few classes of kids from local school (all the kids wore animal ears) and even a teenage dance group who did some dancing at the final destination. We handed out animal balloons along the parade route, and a news station was there to interview us at the main park in town. We had approximately 100 community members participating in this event.

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