Animal Care volunteers in Cusco can assist either a local dog shelter or a small zoo, which operates as a rescue center. In both instances, the care they are able to provide for animals is greatly increased by the number of people they have available.
Volunteers at the dog shelter assist local staff to care for and entertain abandoned dogs, with the aim of having them be rehoused. Your time is spent helping with feeding, playing and cleaning both animals and the shelter itself. Most of these dogs have been rescued from the streets and all are vaccinated.
The zoo placement is administered by a biology faculty at the local university, and accepts exotic-type animals that have been either harmed by humans, or abandoned by people they’ve been dependent on. Animals can include eagles, monkeys, felines, bears, llamas, deer, colorful birds and turtles. You’ll focus on all aspects of animal care and also help with assisting logistical tasks such as journal keeping.
We ask that you state your placement preference when you apply to volunteer with animals in Cusco. However, as placements are allocated based on need, your preferred option cannot always be guaranteed.Apply now