Funded project

Veterinary Assistance For The Pets Of Homeless People

Barcelona - Spain

It is estimated that between 5-10 % of homeless people have pets to acompany them, which provides them deep emotional support. These animals sometimes require veterinary assistance which their owners can not afford.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    • Mascoteros clients 2.000€
  • Direct beneficiaries 100

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 300

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundación Altarriba


  • Staff 800€
  • Others 1.200€
  • Total 2.000€


Animals do not judge, they do not discriminate, they provide a sense of self-esteem and they offer unconditional loyalty. According to various studies carried out on homeless people, animals foster a sense of responsibility and reward with affection the fulfillment of this responsibility. Furthermore, by acting as silent witnesses, they can steer their owners away from risky behaviour, thus allowing the construction of a positive moral identity. Homeless people who share their lives with pets are less likely to be depressed and are less likely to exhibit potentially harmful behaviour, such as drug use.

The homeless can not provide their animals shelters, nor diners, nor showers. Furthermore, these people can not afford the minimum veterinary assistance costs either. From the Altarriba Foundation, their intention is to provide solutions to this problem and pay for the veterinary expenses of these animals.


  • Identify with microchip the pets of the homeless.
  • Deworm internally and externally the animals.
  • Provide annual vaccinations to these animals (Tetra, Rabia, Tri, Leu, Puppy).

Who will benefit?

With your help, 100 pets of homeless people will have access to veterinary assistance.

Project objectives

Facilitate access to veterinary services for homeless pets by giving them access to shelters, dining rooms ...

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