A few months ago Hayley Crook, one of Senda Verde’s main volunteer ambassadors, set out on a fundraising campaign to buy much needed veterinary equipment for La Senda Verde. Her goal was set high, 35,000 pounds for a whole bunch of machines that are necessary.
Today animals have to be sent to La Paz for x-rays, and need to be anaesthetised with drugs, which for the small ones like parrots and turtles, is not ideal. One of the most urgent equipment was an anaesthetic machine and oxygen concentrator to replace the drugs.
Hayley did not reach the very high goal of 35,000 pounds, but she did accomplish getting the anaesthetic machine donated by World Veterinary Service, a Doppler and pulse oxymeter, donated by Thames medical, medical supplies and some funds to get all of those things to Bolivia, pledged by 21 kind supporters the campaign had in total. Take a look at her campaign here: Equip a Veterinary Clinic in the Jungle
Check-ups and procedures will be a lot safer, environmentally friendly and easier for the animals now thanks to these very kind institutions and to the very valuable support of each one of the donors. But our biggest gratitude goes to Hayley, who set forth on this incredible mission. Almost like Santa Claus, she arrived the 19th of December and spent the holidays at La Senda Verde with the animals, giving them the best Christmas present they could get. We hope Hayley can write us a nice post about her experiences!