Dogs are everywhere in Cuba, in the streets, near doorways, lying on the sidewalk. Flea-bitten and looking worse for wear. You don't see dogs being walked on dog leashes, playing fetch in a park, or any dog-centric activities that are common for a North American dog. They run around, sleep wherever and most of the time left to fend for themselves with the majority of them having only scraps to feed themselves. Though there are dogs that fortunate enough to become someone's pet but that doesn't mean that they are always better off.
Animal abuse and mistreatment can be found in many parts of the world but within Cuba, these practices are very common, most especially to dogs and cats. This may because the countries lack an Animal Protection Act. Also in a country where wages are capped and money is scarce, bringing your pet to get proper treatment or even taking care of dogs that need it is hard for even organizations trying to make a difference with the situation of these animals.
What is Going on in Cuba?
Cuba Dogs began as a way to support and bring the message and truth of the situation of dogs and other animals from Cuba to North America. We work as a liaison and spread awareness for organizations operating in Cuba to make sure they have the proper resources to continue their mission.
We want to spread awareness to everyone, most especially tourist that loves to go to Cuba, to shine the light on another facet of Cuban life, which are the dogs of Cuba.
We want to provide support for people who are interested in adopting animals from Cuba or even sending financial support to organizations in Cuba.
We want to connect with different organizations, especially ones that have a hard time reaching out for help due to any circumstances.
We don't collect donations ourselves but we want to create a network of Shelters, vets, and individuals in Cuba helping animals so that it is easier for people from Canada and other countries to find information about them and send help directly.
How you can help
Volunteer in tasks organized by organizations like CEDA, AniPlant, etc.
Providing a transit home for a rescued animal.
Transporting an animal to the vet, to a campaign, to a transit home.
Making a donation of either materials/medicine/food or cash.
Sponsoring a dog or cat, which you can do by covering their expenses partially or totally.
Check our Network page to contact specific organizations to learn how you can help them.
One of our main mission to send financial support to various organizations in Cuba and fund projects that are needed to make a difference in the lives of dogs in Cuba.
If you want to join the mission and want to make a difference as well check out the map below for a list of Shelters, vets, and individuals that needs a lot of help right now.
Support and share
Support doesn't always have to come monetarily but the best way to make a difference is to share the message, spread awareness, and educate our friends and family.
Follow us on our social media and share the message of help to everyone you know. We have a part, you have a part, we all have a part in this mission.
Start a petition
Let's be the change that is needed to protect these animals. Start a petition for more laws put in place protecting the animals and penalizing others who are hurting, abusing, or neglecting these dogs.