2003-2023 and beyond / SPANKY PROJECT CELEBRATES 20 AÑOS

About us

Who is Spanky?

On September the 5th 2003, Terry  bade “adios” to Spanky, the most magical of mutts. It was a day filled with her favourite things: restaurant patio time and finally eating that tuna sandwich, pizza at the ballpark and a walk on the beach.

September 5, 2003 was not to be the end of her story…

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of that candle will not be shortened”

On December 14, 2003 that first candle was lit.

The Spanky Project was born with the goal of Helping Cubans help their animals!

Since then Terry Shewchuk and his International Veterinary Team have extended a paw to the dogs and cats of Cuba in the form of Veterinary care which, due to shortages of basic supplies and medications, is not available

Our mission

Spanky Project’s mission is the treat the cause not the symptom. Our sterilization programs humanely control the population of dogs and cats. Thus reducing the need for rescues and sheltering.

Our team…

Terry Shewchuk

Founding Director

Dr.Michael Belovich

Medical Director

Audrey Mabie

President Spanky Project USA

Dr.Byron Mass

Medical Director

… and you!

Spanky Project could not exist without your generosity. Behind each donation is the hope of moving the entire Cuban community towards a better place for all the living beings.