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Animal Coexistence

How Costa Rica spays and neuters to reduce animal mistreatment

Every day we cross paths with one of them on the street. Sometimes, we ignore them completely; on other occasions, we might give them...

How to choose a wildlife sanctuary for your volunteer work in Costa Rica

Costa Rica draws travelers from around the world who are eager to see its globally renowned fauna—but many people want to go a step...

Cancer in dogs and cats

“Doctor, is there any way you could have prevented this disease in my pet?” That’s one of the most frequently asked questions when I...

They belong to the world

What makes a person spend her last colón on dogs that don’t belong to her? Maybe she does it because she knows what it’s like...

Dogs, cats, and municipalities

How would the lives of people—and cats and dogs—change in Costa Rican communities if municipalities made pet welfare one of their responsibilities? And could...

How can travelers choose an ethical wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is famous for its commitment to conservation and ecotourism—so most any wildlife sanctuary located here must be complying with strict animal welfare...

The world will change

Some little choices fade away the moment they’re made, as fleeting as the flick of tail. Others stay, sink their claws into the dirt,...

Non-traditional pet care in Costa Rica

Veterinary medicine today is not what it was just 40 years ago. The specialization required by veterinarians has changed. They face new challenges, new...

The dog-assisted intervention that challenges stigmas

When Ingrid Calderón takes Tara for a walk to the mall, it is normal for them to be stopped by a security officer to...

How can tourists support animal welfare in Costa Rica?

When travelers step off the plane into Costa Rica, their heads are usually filled with images of beaches, volcanoes, rainforests—and wild animals. Without a...
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