Volunteering at Hopkins Belize Humane Society was the best part of our trip to Hamanasi! My 15-year-old, Pete, and I helped Dr. Baptist and Joseph during one of the monthly spay/neuter clinics. We helped prep the dogs for surgery, wash surgical instruments, and organize supplies. Our favorite part was returning the dogs to their families in Hopkins and San Ramon the next day. The village children swarmed our truck when we drove up. It was fun to hand out the dog food, leashes and collars along with their pet. The children (and adults) were eager for information on how to take care of their pet and it was rewarding to teach them how to be good owners. Because of HBHS, getting your dog spayed/neutered is becoming the cultural norm. As we drove by, families would stop us to ask us to take their dog for surgery (“Next time!! We’ll be back!!”) It was a remarkable experience!