Mobile Response Unit (MRU)
Amici Cannis Animal Hospital has a Mobile Response Unit (MRU) which assists the hospital which patrols Cotacachi and its surrounding communities in order to locate and rescue dogs+cats in need, and in order to bring in animals to be sterilized in support of Amici Cannis’ mandate. It also responds to animal emergencies, and assists with pet transportation to and from the hospital. If you need help from our Mobile Response Unit, please contact Amici Cannis at (06) 291-4166 or 098- 242-6204.
WHO RUNS THE MRU?
Brian Sullivan has been a volunteer with Amici Cannis for over 6 years. He runs the MRU solely on a volunteer basis offering for both his time and covering his expenses. Brian is a former police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada. If you live in Cotacachi, you’ve probably seen him riding around in his MRU looking for injured dogs, or dogs that need to be sterilized. He patrols regularly and is also on-call to the clinic when available. He is very dedicated and loves his “job”.
PERSONAL PET TRANSPORTATION
If you need personal transportation for your pet to the animal hospital you can call or message the hospital to arrange this in advance. The cost is $12 (return), and you and your pet will be picked up and returned to your home. The MRU is properly equipped for animal rescue and transport.
DOGS IN NEED OF HELP
If you see a dog that is injured, in heat or needs attention, you can call the animal hospital and they will dispatch the MRU if it is available.
For a fee, the MRU is also available to provide pet transportation to the airport if you are leaving the country. The MRU and Amici Cannis will also provide assistance with the Agrocalidad export process at the Quito Airport, prior to your flight. You can call the animal hospital to make these arrangements. It is recommended to contact the hospital at least 4 weeks prior to the departure of your pet(s).