Dear Animal Rescue Project Session 2 students,
We hope this message finds you well. By this time you are back at home, settled into the routine of school and sports and work, likely stressing about your college applications. We hope you can take the next minute or two to read this letter and be transported back to Nosara, Costa Rica.
Oh what a time we had. Your group was amazing. We hope you are still in contact with the friends you made on the trip. Not only did you make lasting connections, but you also served the animals of Nosara. Whether they were the monkeys at SIBU or Refuge for Wildlife, or the dogs at the hotel, it was truly inspiring to see you all interact with so many different critters.
Remember that day when we castrated 65 animals?? Think of the lasting impact that will have on this community- fewer street dogs, fewer accidental litters with no one to feed them, and fewer territorial male dogs. You truly supported the mission of Nosara Animal Care. Additionally, you served the animals here by doing outreach with Safari Vet. You helped to count and document all of the animals in parts of Nosara by doing a census. You helped to build a greenhouse that will eventually offset thousands of dollars in costs for Nosara Refuge for Wildlife. You educated and entertained families with a play that will improve the treatment of animals in the community of Nosara.
But we can’t forget all the fun we had- from swimming in the river on our Rio Celeste trip, to splashing around on Guiones Beach, to surfing, zipping, and horseback riding, or just sharing a meal together at Dos Lorenas. Thank you for joining us on this adventure. We loved getting to know you and seeing you grow. We hope you continue to serve animals and your communities wherever life takes you. Remember to travel sustainably, support local businesses, and consider your environmental impact.
With all our love,
-Jane, Kate, and Gabriel
Your International Team