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Animal Welfare Association - Rescue/Education

Animal AWARE (Animal Welfare Association - Rescue/Education) is a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization for the rescue and welfare of abandoned or abused animals. It was founded in 1998 in Guatemala by Xenii Nielsen (USA), Gina Illescas (Guatemala), and Pamela Hirst- Prins (England).

Our mission:

Perform spay / neuter days and vaccination clinics that are affordable for local people with scarce resources.

Educate people to eliminate animal cruelty.

  • Education to help children understand their role as protectors of the environment, how to be good carers of their pets and to understand that animals have the right to be treated with respect.
  • The commitment to the local community to carry out sterilization and vaccination clinics at little or no cost. 
  • We also aim to provide support for animals in specific cases where our participation is appropriate.

At this time due to the large number of animals admitted to the center it is dedicated solely to the promotion of sterilization at low cost, as well as to educate people about animal care and proper keeping of pets. We need to promote both national and international adoption of the animals here at the center in order to be able to continue our work in animal rescue and with your help we can do it!