THE RESCUE CENTRE
Where is the rescue centre?
The rescue centre is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Peru), in the city of Urubamba which is the largest town in the Sacred Valley. It is also located near some significant ruins of the Inca Empire, including Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Spanish: Valle Sagrado de los Incas; Quechua: Willka Qhichwa) or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, 20 kilometres (12 mi) at its closest north of the Inca capital of Cusco. The valley, generally running west to east, is understood to include everything along the Urubamba River between the town and Inca ruins at Písac westward to Machu Picchu, 100 kilometres (62 mi) distant.
What facilities do we have?
The Allqo Llaqta rescue centre has the following infrastructure:
- Two rooms to host volunteers
- A main building with:
A bathroom (completed) for the use of volunteers, staff and visitors.
Four additional rooms to host volunteers (under construction).
A kitchen (completed) where the dog food is prepared, as our goal is to feed the dogs with natural food (meat and vegetables), avoiding processed food as much as possible.
A clinic (completed), where the health problems of the animals will be addressed: vaccinations, therapies and treatments, with x-rays and ultrasound to be able to care for street dogs that are run over and be able to give a timely diagnosis. We need two tables of surgery and auscultation, x-ray machine, ultrasound machine, surgical instruments, medicines, vaccines, and supplies among others.
A laundry room (completed).
Main building - front entrance with mural art from local children
Main building - side view with art from local children
- One room for dogs
With an area of 70 square meters, this kennel has an approximate capacity of 35 dogs.
1st room for dogs of 70 square meters - inside view
1st room for dogs of 70 square meters - outside view
One of our volunteers (Diego - Argentina) building new metal kennels
Great job Diego, thank you!
Infrastructure being built
- A green area of 1200 square meters divided into three sectors.
- A play area with a pre-fabricated pool
For the animals to play, and for us to work on rehabilitating the injured or post-operative animals
- Second room for dogs (kennel)
- Room for quarantine
That will serve to intern animals suspected of having a serious illness
- Recovery room
That will serve to intern animals in convalescence temporarily
- Bathing room for dogs
As a protocol for hygiene and prevention of ectoparasites, grooming is planned for all animals interned in the center, for which it is necessary to implement grooming machines, a tub and a dryer