Cuban Animal Rescue
We are a UK charity, HMRC registered. We are 7 volunteers, 6 British and 1 Canadian. We primarily help vets Gladis and Yohanky in the Varadero area by sending them supplies, equipment and treatments but we also try to help other animal welfare groups on the island when funds permit. Our UK bank account does not allow us to send money to Cuba. We have compiled a list of the various animal welfare groups that we know of on the island so you can quickly get help for an injured animal.
Please take supplies to help the groups when you visit Cuba.
There is an interactive map under the "Information" menu above.
Please bear in mind when leaving a message for us that there is a 6 hour time difference between Cuba and the UK.
There are many stray dogs and cats living on the streets of Cuba. It is a country where severe shortages and a lack of resources make it difficult for Cubans to care for their animals properly. Without access to veterinary care, spaying and neutering pet dogs and cats breed uncontrolled resulting in many sick and starving animals living on the streets. These abandoned animals are at great risk to disease, injury and abuse. Gladis and Yohanky work towards reducing the numbers of stray dogs and cats in their communities through sterilisation campaigns, parasite treatment and providing no cost or low cost veterinary care for those who cannot afford it and by encouraging re homing. Gradually, little by little dedicated teams of veterinarians across the island are making a difference to the lives of these unfortunate animals, with your support this vital work can continue and increase.