TLDR? Almanimal Foundation is one of the best pet rescues in Medellin if you want to volunteer or adopt a little friend.
I’ve worked as a cat foster mom for a while now, so you can bet your bottom dollar that when I arrived in Medellin, the idea of continuing my volunteering appealed. My fostering days may be over, but that’s a story for another day.
If you’re interested in cat petting or dog walking yourself, there are a couple of foundations scattered around Medellin where you can do that.
And who knows? Maybe you’ll take home a new member of the family.
Rescue, rehabilitation, and relocation are the mission of this foundation. The stories of each of the rescued and rehabilitated pets at this foundation are truly inspiring. And, so are the testimonials from people who have adopted these beautiful little animals.
There are a couple of different ways that you can get involved here. For instance, you can become a sponsor for an animal that just needs a fairy godmother.
Or, you can become a volunteer.
Here’s a bit more detail on each of the different ways you can get involved.
Volunteering is the easiest (and most hands-on) way for you to become involved in this foundation.
As a volunteer, you just have to fill in out some basic information on the website and the foundation will contact you.
From there, they’ll learn a bit more about your experience with animals and walk you through the different ways you can help out!
Sponsoring means giving a monthly fee to the foundation to support a particular animal. This is great if there’s a furry friend you’ve fallen in love with but aren’t quite ready to adopt.
When you sign up as a sponsor, you’ll get special rights (such as preferential adoption). You’ll also have a couple of duties.
The foundation will walk you through everything that’s involved in becoming a sponsor and help get you oriented.
You can also donate plastic bottle caps, cleaning supplies, pet food, toys, and other items that contribute to the well-being of pets.
Of course, you can also give cold, hard cash. But, in my book, it’s always nicer to give something that shows you put a little thought into the animals.