- INVITATION TO A FUNDRAISER PARTY
- PRESENTING THE “GOLDEN PAW AWARD”
- YOGA FOR MCKEE JACO BY ANABEL MIRANDA @ VIDA ASANA YOGA RETREAT
- JUST A REMINDER…
- BIG SPAY DAY IN ESTERILLOS
McKee Jaco cordially invites you all to our next FUNDRAISER on Sunday, June 15th in Green Room Jaco.
There will be live music by the CHUPACABRAS and DJ Celine Mournier, raffles and a lot of fun.
The door opens at 2.00 pm. The $20.00 contribution includes a welcome drink.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION OF HOMELESS ANIMALS.
For Tickets in advance please contact Tina at 8331-1811 or Katja at 2-643-4012 or stop by at Tico Pod Art house & Gifts, Taco Bar, Veterinaria Dra. Wendy Villalobos or Veterinaria Plaza Boulevard.
THE “GOLDEN PAW AWARD” is presented twice a year by both OUR ORGANIZATION and by the magazine “PETS Y MAS”, and its purpose is to honor both individuals and groups in our communities for their compassion and service toward animals. On May 25th, 2014 this award was presented to Liana Robinson, a young American woman from Idaho who came to Costa Rica in 2008. Within the very first few days she was in our area, Liana had already made her first rescue – a beautiful black lab that she found hiding under her car after an accident. Liana took him in, took care of his surgery (his back leg had to be amputated) and this is how Ninja became a part of her new family here in Jaco. Liana has since become one of our most active volunteers.
After about a year of residing in our community, Liana decided to give Garabito county a place where anyone can come to read, to learn how to play, how to think, and how to work as a team, all the while having a good time – to give us a library.
In 2010 she opened the first Jaco library, and within a few short weeks it became one of the favorite places to hang for many local kids and their parents. Because education is a very important part of our project as well, together with the Jaco Library we started organizing activities for kids there. Even though she’s always quite busy with the library project, Liana has never stopped rescuing and fostering dogs in need – I’ve known her for over 6 years now, and I’ve completely lost count of the number of animals rescued and cared for by her.
She was the one caring for Buddy, the famous Turtle Refugio dog who also became a new library dog, teaching both kids and their parents love and respect for older pets. There have been many animal stories with happy endings during her time here (Jackson, Lucky, Tito, Nala, Baby Guiness, Guiness, Layla, Ruby, Boston, Charlie, Chase, Lucy, Purpuk among others) and she is now taking care of two extremely difficult and basically “unadoptable” animals, hoping that at least one of them will find a home.
If this wasn’t enough, every time she leaves to the States she takes a dog with her, making sure that they all find a loving home with her family or friends in States. Thanks to this extraordinary young women, so many animals have had a chance for a new, better life, and we can only hope that more and more people will follow her example.
YOGA CLASS for Mckee Jaco by ANABEL MIRANDA @ VIDA ASANA YOGA RETREAT
It was a total success, and a BIG thank you to all of you who joined us, and thanks also to Jenny and Sean for providing this wonderful place. Also kudos to Jenny Cribbs and Todd for preparing a delicious vegan buffet. $336.00 was raised during this wonderful event, and thanks again to all of you who made it possible!
Friends, Iguanas are part of the natural splendor we see while spending time here in the tropical zone, and they don’t belong to us. These beautiful reptiles here in Costa Rica are IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION, and as such have been classified as a protected species under the laws of this country. THEY ARE NOT PART OF OUR DIET, THEY ARE PART OF OUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE. Share this story and be a part of this campaign.
This beauty (see picture above) was found under a tree with all 4 paws tied up – this is done when somebody catches an Iguana for food, but for whatever reason cannot take it at that moment, so they tie it up in order for it to be immobilized, to be taken later on. Thank God Breda and Frodo, Montserrat and Mauricio’s 2 cute Schnauzers found the poor animal, so we were able to cut the rope and bring the poor thing to the clinic for a checkup, after which she could be released back to her natural habitat.
So another big thank you goes out to Montserrat and Mauricio for rescuing her, and to Plaza Boulevard Clinic for all the help she received there.
Thank you for your time and support.
Asociacion Pro Bienestar Animal (McKee Jaco)