Rescue abused and abandoned dogs and cats

Project name:

Animal Aware

Project purpose:

To rescue abandoned, injured, abused and mistreated dogs and cats (among other animals). To provide shelter, medical veterinary assistance, rehabilitation, spade, neuter, promote adoptions. Educational programs and fund raising events to support the project.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • teaching

  • rescuing animals in need under the "no kill policy"



Central America

1 Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • gain a qualification and/or credit

  • practice for veterinarian students

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


When does the project run?


accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi. It is pretty basic facility located within the property and therfore is safe. Allows the volunteer to be on site, taking care of the required tasks.

How long can I stay?


  • Genuine good will to help out

  • be fluent in Spanish.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Feed the animals, walk the dogs in groups, clean the cages and the lots, assist the vets with the esterilization cirguries and other type of medical proceedures, socialize with the animals, bring people to the shelter, tour people inside the shelter, promote the adoptions, participate organizing fund raising events, writing articles and the shelter´s letters, educational activities with the communities nearby.

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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