COEUR d'ALENE - There was no electricity and no running water, but that didn't stop a team of Kootenai County veterinary care specialists from helping dozens of dogs and cats living on the streets in the cities and villages of the Peruvian Amazon.
During the last two weeks of June, Dr. Kendall Bodkin and his wife, Donna, owners of Hayden Pet Medical Center, led a team of five volunteers on an animal welfare mission deep into the Peruvian jungle. "Imagine this. We would be sitting on a dock on the Amazon River scrubbing instruments and washing bloody surgical drapes, while parrots and macaws and toucans were overhead, and there was a sloth in the tree across the river," Donna said. Full story. Maureen Donlan, Cda Press
How cool is this? Have you ever done any humanitarian or "petitarian" aid?