The beautiful flora and Fauna of Curacao is part of the reason Drs. Odette Doest wanted to become a veterinarian. As a small child she would try to save injured small birds, iguanas and other critters that would cross her path. So it is no wonder that once she became an avian vet she dedicated part of her time at rescuing native wildlife http://www.vetdoest.com
At first she would finance it out of her own pocket and through the practice until it reached the point where she was losing money so things had to change. She was not going to stop to helping injured animals, nor stop with her education sessions so therefore she founded with the help of two the foundation “Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben”, so the foundation could officially collect funds for the treatment, housing and release of the animals as well as provide for the education of youngsters, adults and tourists around the island.