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January 21, 2020

Rescue Center Costa Rica – The Circle of Life

The Rescue Center story starts with one person, Vanessa Lizano. She arrived in Limon, Costa Rica in 2009 with a goal and passion. Her goal was […]
September 18, 2019

Quit Your Shit Job and Become… an Animal Rescuer!

Vanessa Lizano turned her back on her job in a call centre to run a rescue shelter for adorable sloths and monkeys. By Rose Stokes RESCUE CENTRE […]
August 14, 2019

Rescuing Baby Puffins in Newfoundland

A dedicated group of volunteers called the Puffin and Petrel Patrol are saving a new generation of puffins in and around Witless Bay. JULY 23, 2019 […]
July 18, 2019

Volunteering at Rescue Center Costa Rica: Opossums, Coatis and Sloths, Oh My!

Most who have been following our journey will remember our previous volunteering trip in Peru which, unfortunately, did not provide as wholesome an experience as we were hoping […]

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