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Isabela Sterilization Clinic

Isabela Spay/Neuter Clinic Celebrates One Year of Service to Cats, Dogs, and the Community

Animal Balance’s Isabela Island Spay/Neuter Clinic, which treats cats and dogs on the island, is celebrating its first year as a milestone for peaceful coexistence between humans and pets. Animal Balance, a nonprofit organization that has provided veterinary services in Galapagos for 19 years now, opened its first physical clinic on Isabela Island. The clinic is a gathering place for collaborators and volunteers, as well as authorities and friends who are committed to conservation in Galapagos.

Since the clinic opened, 386 cats, dogs, and puppies have received surgical sterilizations, dewormings, and consultations from veterinarians. Each sterilization and deworming program is a chance for Animal Balance to improve the lives of the animals and their families.

Galapagos Conservancy and Animal Balance have been working together since March 2022 to control the cat and dog population on the Islands humanely through sterilization, education and responsible pet ownership. The Galapagos Conservancy is committed to protecting the fragile ecosystems and native species of the Islands by preventing the overpopulation of pets.

We congratulate Animal Balance on the one-year anniversary of the Isabela Island Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is a great example of how collaboration among organizations and communities can improve the quality life of animals and people on Galapagos. This initiative has had a positive impact on Isabela’s community and the animals that live there. We hope it will continue to be implemented for many more years.

Dogs in Isabela part of the sterilization/spay project
Dogs in Isabela part of the sterilization/spay project © Galápagos Conservancy