There's no denying that animals are one of the greatest gifts to humanity, and for good reason. Unlike humans, they don't judge or discriminate, providing us with unwavering companionship and support. They won't cause any harm unless provoked or mistreated, and they ask for nothing more than our loyalty and care in return.
But it gets even better. The Director of this animal shelter isn't just any ordinary animal lover - she's a specialized lawyer in animal protection and a respected professor of animal rights at the prestigious University of Cordoba. As a volunteer in this project, you'll have the opportunity to learn from her vast knowledge and expertise in animal welfare. So come join us and discover the true beauty and worth of these incredible creatures!
Since 2011 the Horse Shelter serves as a sanctuary for Córdoba's abandoned, abused and neglected horses. In Córdoba is very common that horses are used to collect recyclable garbage from the streets such us cardboard and plastics to sell it to recycling companies. This job is usually performed by people who doesn't have enough money/education to feed and give good care to the horses. Many of them are found malnourished and very sick. On this shelter rescued horses will be rehabilitated and adopted out whenever possible to environments that support their well-being and future long-term care.
-checking all horses
-nurturing the horses
-give the medication if needed
- help the veterinarian during treatments
doing maintenance of the ranch, etc
We maintain a healthy feeding regimen and provide veterinary and farrier care. We aim to exercise our horses when appropriate. We utilize our training program to get them ready for adoption to carefully screened new owners.
Accommodation Info: The program includes 1 night in a hostel in Cairns on the day of your arrival (Monday night) and 2 nights in the same hostel in Cairns upon your return from Port Douglas (Saturday and Sunday).
Volunteers sleep in mixed dormitories (with the option to upgrade to a private room). Both hostels have comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, a kitchen, and modern amenities.
In Port Douglas, volunteers stay in a hostel about a 10-minute drive from the project.
Transport Info: Daily transfers between the project and the accommodation in Port Douglas are included. The round trip transfer between Cairns and Port Douglas is included.
Airport transfers between Cairns and the Cairns accommodation are not included. Participants are encouraged to arrange their transfer via the Uber app or through one of the following options:
You will need to bring:
– Closed-toe work shoes.
– Shorts or pants for your daily work (beige, khaki, or brown).
– Lightweight raincoat or anorak.
To participate in volunteering with animals in Australia:
– Must be at least 18 years old.
– Proficient in English.
– A copy of your passport.
– Visitor visa for stays of less than 12 weeks or working holiday visa for stays of more than 12 weeks.