Peru

My Haute Haircut Fresh From SPOT

Photo of Cardiff Haircut Spot

While my dad was away in Peru doing veterinary volunteer work with Amazon Cares, I had ample time to bond with my other dad. Even though I was really getting my long haired look, which featured (past tense) an edgy, snazzy mohawk, I needed some fresh dogscaping. 
My other dad took my for day of […]

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A Grateful Thank You To All Supporters of My Amazon Cares Cause

photo of Dr Patrick Mahaney Peru Dog Tamanco

My trip to Peru has concluded and all I have to show for it is my series “Vets Abroad” blog posts, a vast collection of commemorative photos, and resolving scars from nasty insect bites. Then again, I’d rather not have bought home an undesirable traveling companion in the form of Malaria, Dengue Fever, or some […]

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Belen Market in Peru: The Good The Bad And The Monkey

photo of monkey torso belen market peru

Warning! This article contains graphic descriptions and photos of slaughtered wildlife. 

 On my final day on my vets abroad trip to Peru with Amazon Cares, I ventured into truly uncharted territory at the Belen Market. Over the past two weeks, I have had many unsettling experiences, yet the sights, smells, and tastes (in which […]

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Deadly Sin? The Sloths of the Amazon Are More Sinfully Cute

Patrick Mahaney Brown Sloth Peru Close Up

During my Amazon Cares veterinary volunteer trip to Peru, I made the most of my free time by partaking in planned excursions centered around experiencing the native animals of the Amazon Jungle. One early morning boat trip took me to see the sloths that lived near our housing at the Explornapo Lodge. Apparently, the sloths […]

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The Elephant Dog of Mazan

Photo of Elephant Dog Malzan Peru

He lay there alone on the side of the human health clinic in the remote Peruvian town of Mazan. The clinic operated as the medical and surgical treatment facility for Amazon Cares for the day, so I got an up close and personal look at the poor pooch. He was an intact male of undetermined […]

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