My LiA project's overall goal was to engage and empower the Santiago Atitlán community to address dog and cat overpopulation issues that lead to poor animal welfare. To achieve this goal I:
- Created physical documents as resources for school-aged students to learn about companion animals, responsible pet ownership, and public health.
- Distributed the materials and engaged with children in schools on site in Guatemala.
- Learned how to properly monitor a post-surgery patient for recovery by engaging with veterinarians.
- Communicated with local pet owners to show how to continue post-operative recovery and care at home.
Each of my objectives was successfully satisfied while implementing my LiA project, and I will forever cherish the friends and memories I made during my time in Santiago Atitlán.