International VBB volunteers have come together on the Italian island of Sardinia to help partner LIDA Olbia shelter on its bi-annual sterilisation campaign. News is, it’s all going purrfectly thanks to a wonderful team!
This year’s volunteers are like ‘United Nations’ – VBB Europe Coordinator Ariane Jonneret is from Switzerland, LIDA Coordinator Ulla Korterman is from the UK, veterinarian Dr Tereza Schiffnederova hails from Czechoslovakia and vet nurse Helen Spry and veterinarian Dr Candace Russo come from Australia.
VBB runs two sterilisation campaigns at LIDA’s shelter per year – in May and October. Each neutering campaign lasts two weeks and usually between 120 to 180 animals are sterilised depending on the numbers of volunteers, explained Ariane.
“This time, there are a lot of female dogs to sterilise. We also anticipate fewer dogs and cats to be neutered,” she said.
We’ll get the lowdown of the May sterilisation campaign when it ends this coming weekend. Until then, keep up the great work ladies! Power of team work!
If you’re interested in volunteering in Sardinia or any other VBB program, visit our website www.vetsbeyondborders.org/current-vetmatch-volunteering-opportunities/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org