Lead Adventures’ animal welfare programs work towards the elimination of wildlife mistreatment and abuse in Ecuador through education, volunteering, rescue and rehabilitation. The Animal Rescue Centers work with animals that have been taken from the wild and sold as pets, or used in circuses and other illegal situations. The rescue center’s goal is to rehabilitate the animals so that they can be released back into the wild or to provide a permanent sanctuary for animals that have been badly maltreated and cannot be released. Animal lovers will want to be part of this important and rewarding project, offering understanding and practical care for these innocent animals. We currently work with animal shelters and rescue centers in the three regions of Ecuador mainland. We offer 2-4 week programs, starting at $1000 USD.