Caye Caulker's Original Animal Sanctuary


There are no veterinarians on the island of Caye Caulker, so volunteer vets are always welcome at the sanctuary—especially those with extensive experience in spaying and neutering.

Read more about past vet spay and neuter missions on the following blogs:

Canadian Animal Assistance Team

Helping Paws Across Borders

What’s involved?

One-Week Program In Belize

Through this project, you’ll help P.A.W. by responding to health issues the animals may have, helping with check-ups and diagnosing medical issues. You’ll also assist with the trap, neuter, and return (T.N.R.) of feral cats on the island and also with spaying or neutering of family owned pets. You are asked to bring your own instruments for this project.

Two-Week Program In Mexico

Through this project, you’ll work with P.A.W.’s sister program, Caulker Assisting Animals Through Sterilization (C.A.A.T.S.) with spaying and neutering dogs and cats in Chetumal, Mexico. You’re asked to bring your own equipment for this program.

The schedule depends on which project you’ll work with, but is usually a five- to eight-hour working day, six days per week. You must sign up for your project at least six weeks in advance of your arrival date.


You must be in your second-to-last or final year of school, or you must have a license. Extensive experience in spay and neuters is essential if applying to work at the spay/neuter clinic in Mexico as well as experience with different types of injectable anesthesia. You also must provide a letter of reference from another veterinarian or teacher, and complete a telephone interview with us before your place can be finalised.

To apply

Please email us with your details, telling us about your background and why you would like to take part.


1 Pasero Street
Caye Caulker, Belize
Phone: +501-624-7076