Spay/Neuter Brigade Trips

Join the Foundation for Cultural Exchange, along with veterinarians from Mexico and local Salvadoran veterinarians, on our second annual Spay/Neuter Brigade in El Espino, El Salvador to improve the health and well-being of both residents and animals. The brigade will travel June 11-18, 2019 with a goal of spaying/neutering 500 animals in three days! To view a walk-through video of the last year’s campaign, click here.

The trip includes cultural activities in and around the capital city of San Salvador following the three-day spay/neuter campaign in our sister city. The all-inclusive cost covers your air transportation, lodging, and meals while in the country. (Total trip cost ranges from $1800-2000, depending on the price of airfare.) If you are interested in traveling with the brigade, please fill out the form below and we will contact you directly with registration information. Space is limited, so sign up today!

The budget for this spay/neuter campaign is approximately $15,000, which covers the supplies needed to provide all the surgeries, medications, and vaccinations free of cost. The community of El Espino lives at or below the poverty line, so this ensures that no animals go unaltered simply because of an inability to pay. We are requesting half of the funding from corporate sponsors and foundations (including in-kind requests for supplies), but are calling on our community to help us raise the other half. To donate to the campaign, click here.

Notable deadlines:
Trip info meeting – March 11, 2019 at 6:00pm (email/call for location)
Deposit due ($500) – March 12, 2019
Trip meetings – April 9, 23, May 14, 28
Final payment due – June 1, 2019
If you are unable to make the initial deposit by the deadline or would like to discuss payment options, please call 970-433-2897.

Trip Interest Form

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Donate to the Spay/Neuter Campaign

Help us meet our goal of $7,500 in cash for the 2019 Spay/Neuter Campaign and ensure we can serve 500 animals with their surgeries, meds, and vaccinations! If you have supplies you can donate, contact us at FCEelsalvador@gmail.com.