Animal rescue help with street cats and dogs in Chetumal, Mexico



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    Im an animal rescuer, i rescue street cats and dogs, sterilize them to lessen their sufferng as there are not enough homes for them all, rehabilitate them and give them up for adoption. At the current moment i need help at our kitty senior center, most of the cats are over 15 years old, the oldest is Sparky who is 20 and blind. Most of these cats were pulled out of the water from plastic bags where people had thrown them in the sea as kittens to drown. I placed hundreds of animals in great homes overseas as there are many cats here & most people do not like cats.

    The cats at the senior home grew older waiting for homes & were never adopted, most have some type of medical problem but are still enjoying life and eat well. From lack of funding there are many things we will love to do to make life better for the animals but we barely are making it to feed and care for them. Some of the cats sleep in a home separted in different rooms and a few in their little rooms in the back yard according to their temperament. All cats get time in the small outdoor area for sun and fun & the volunteer have to make up their schedule on when each group will be taken out and placed back in their area.

    Please keep in mind that the cats at this sanctuary do not live the way your pet would live in your home, most cats share a room and a couple that cant get along are separated & this is because there are many of them to care for at the same time. If you are a very sensitive person this position may not be right for you.

    I live in the quiet coastal capital city of Chetumal, Mexico where there are lots of ruins, cenotes to visit and enjoy, the bay of chetumal is the sancutary for manatees. To say it in fewer words: there are many things to do and see nearby for a cheap price. We provide shared accommodation for 2 volunteers in exchange for 2 hours of help a day for 5 days a week..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a great oppurtunity to learn something new! Here you can learn about rescue work, You will also see and experience how people live in Mexico, and practice your spanish.

  • Help



    1. Kitty Cuddler & basic cleaning: We need someone who genuinely loves cats to cuddle our 50 senior kitties who are so needy for love and attention :) We have two different locations and perhaps we can swtich days to visit each group. minimum stay 2 weeks.

    2. website designer/social media updating: We need someone who has a lot of experience in this field to help us with a couple of things. One, to decide if we should just update/revamp our facebook page, create a website or blog or another facebook page specifically to showcase our animals for adoption & a new project we are working on that can be discussed when you contact us or when you get here.

    3. Photographer/ dog walker: We need someone who loves dogs to walk & cuddle our 7 dogs in the mornings & who can take beautiful attractive pictures of our animals & the animals at another shelter so they can find fur-ever homes;) Minimum stay 1 week.

    Required work hours: 2 hours per day, 5 days a week.

    We accept close friends and couples.

    If you have additional skills such as handy at fixing stuff , gardening, computers, updating social media etc. to help us put animals up for adoption thats great. We are very flexible & open to any ideas & opinions that can help better the lives of our rescues.

    We need volunteers that are very clean, organized, responsable, full of initiative and are not afraid of getting dirty. We love people who genuinely love animals and want to make a difference in their lives & not just looking for a place to crash. If you fit this profile we are looking forward to meeting you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Haitian Creole: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we provide a shared accommodation for 2 , with private bath. sorry due to the covid 19 we do not have use of our kitchen, because im trying to protect my elderly mom who lives with me.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On days off volunteers can visit ruins, cenotes, lagoons or just relax.
    These destinations are just a colcectivo away!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2 hours a day, 5 days a week

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