DAWG: The Legacy Continues

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Many who have lived in the Costa Ballena area knew Shawnell Parker as the “visible face” of DAWG for over 11 years and her tireless efforts made DAWG an important part of the Costa Ballena community. When she passed away unexpectedly last fall, many people asked what will happen to DAWG? Will it continue? 

We are proud to announce that Shawnell’s legacy will continue! This could not be done without the dedication of DAWG’s board members, the many volunteers, foster families, and our faithful donors. DAWG was founded in 2007 and initially focused efforts on free and low cost spay and neuter clinics. DAWG now does over 300 operations per year! DAWG’s efforts include rescues and has placed almost 1500 animals in good homes. We strive to develop a culture of understanding, concern and care for domestic animals through our work.

  • Rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for homeless, abandoned, and injured dogs and cats.
  • Provide temporary shelter or a foster home for homeless dogs and cats while await a fur-ever family to adopt and love them.
  • Educate the community about animal care and welfare.
  • Host low-cost spay/neuter clinics for the pets of low-income families.

VISIT DAWG TALES LENDING LIBRARY. One of the ways DAWG raises money is by offering a library with over 6000 books, one of the largest English language libraries in Costa Rica. Our library volunteers are the best organizers ever! The library is located on the 3rd floor of Centro Veterinario Costa Ballena in Uvita and has the same opening hours as Hertz Car Rental. WANT TO HELP? For information about how to make a donation, adopt or foster a dog or cat, or volunteer, see our "How to Help" page on our website below.


By Susan Strong

CONTACT: Asociación DAWG (sin fines de lucro) - http://dawgcostarica.org/how-to-help/

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