How to help AWARE

HOW TO HELP AWARE Just knowing that there are people out there sending us positive (and pawsitive) thoughts is a great source of strength for us, both when the going gets tough, and when the sun is shining on a calm and pleasant day. To those of you who want more involvement we also offer […]

Kevin Venter, Volunteer

My time at the dog and cat shelter, for the past two weeks has taught me Patience, Hope and Will-Power. Animal Aware caters for around 350 dogs and 60 cats and it is expanding as I am writing this. In my two weeks as a Volunteer, AWARE took in 5 dogs and 2 cats. Only […]

FOSTIX

September 2015 – February 2017 Fostix was a handsome cat and a great and noble soul who lost his long fight with Tritrichonomas Foetus. We miss him.     how many tears can a person shed? cry me a river how many friends are going to end up dead? cry me a river   Cry […]

Prior

Dr Linares’ daughter was horrified to see the minibus hit the cat. This was in Jocotenango – a suburb of Antigua – where traffic is congested and moves in fits and starts. Rosa Maria was out of her car in a flash. “Didn’t you see that cat?” she exclaimed to the minibus driver’s  astonishment. “Or […]

BRIDGET

March 2003 – December 14th 2016 A Hound Heights dog with a story

Nataly

It was love at first cuddle. Maybe they both needed cuddles. Nataly certainly did, after she was thrown out onto the street from the safety of her home in Chimaltenango. AWARE gets these emails all the time: “This poor dog was put on the street by her owners. She is so sweet. We can’t just […]

BUDDY

1996 – 2011 Beloved dog of Carolyn Dailey Canela, Buddy’s mother, was Carolyn’s dog, and Carolyn assisted at Buddy’s birth. After that they were constant companions for nearly 15 years, sharing happiness and good times, and travelling together in an old Dodge van between Guatemala and the USA every summer. Companion and protector, Buddy will […]

Happy Tails from 2016

Since it’s the start of 2017 we thought we would have a look back at the success stories of last year and see some of our lovely dogs and cats that found their happy home and get to enjoy life with their new families.   From top left: Tigres now Lucy with her favourite ball, […]

Bridget’s Last Escape

Bridget came to AWARE when she was a six-month-old, twenty pound cutie pie with a healing abscess on her face. The best her owners could do for her was to dump her outside one of Antigua’s vet clinics. The clinic drained and cleaned her abscess and we brought her to the Shelter. Pretty soon Bridget […]

Nikki´s Happy Ending

Nikki (originally called Mishanga) is a beautiful silver-grey tabby cat. She came to the shelter earlier this year, at two years old. She had been a family pet with a home but was surrendered to the shelter when the family could no longer afford to look after her. It’s a sad story but it was a choice between […]


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