Fundação Renova

7 – Animal assistance

Objective of the program

Assistance to stray and homeless animals displaced by the collapse in the Mariana and Barra Longa region.

Progress of Program

• Resumption of the animal welfare indicator's verification, with completion scheduled for August 2020, and inclusion in the September/2020 report.
• Kickoff of the virtual pet adoption campaign.

There were no relevant facts for the month of June 2020.

• Completing plans for resuming measurements of the animal welfare indicator. Activities planned to for July and August 2020 (winter). These activities were temporarily suspended due to the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic.

• Preparation and dissemination of a digital booklet for guardians/owners of domestic animals. The booklet provides essential information on the responsibility and well-being we must be aware of when breeding domestic animals. It is an important additional informative tool related to the spread of COVID-19.
• Finalization of graphic material (banner) for the domestic animal adoption campaigns in 2020.
• Due to the temporary suspension of guardian visits to the farms, information about the animals was shared digitally. The actions were handled by the Renova Foundation's customer service channels. Between 04/16/2020 and 04/30/2020, 19 responses were provided to requests for information about animals under the temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation.

• In response to the alerts and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health and other competent authorities for immediate measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases, and also considering the issuance of Municipal Decree 10,030 of March 16, 2020, by Mariana’s Municipal Office, the Animal Assistance Program implemented the following actions in line with the institutional guidelines of the Renova Foundation:
- Shifts of field workers were changed to four sub-teams (two per Temporary Animal Shelter), working on different days;
- Basic activities relevant to animal care at the Shelters;
- Suspension of visits and external activities.

• Implementation of structural animal welfare actions (dogs and cats) at the Temporary Animal Shelter 1 (CATA 1):
a) replacement of waterproof awnings and tarps for sun and rain protection;
b) replacement of dog houses. For the last item, 1,000-liter water tanks were purchased to create adapted and more resistant shelters.
• Organization of the 8th campaign for application of the Animal Welfare Inspection Protocol (PPBEA) and the effectiveness of adoptive processes.

• There are currently 372 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation in Temporary Animal Shelters 1 and 2.
• So far, 1.577 medical records have been registered for animals treated at their original properties or in temporary housing of Renova.
• In January/2020, the judicial decision for process 0400.17.004149-7 defined 02/27/2021 as the new delivery date for the resettlements. Since this redefinition impacts the final restitution of the animals, as a result, the termination date of the Animal Assistance Program has changed. Its current deadline now indicates End February/2022.

Completion of post-adoption monitoring of the ten animals adopted in 2018, all with a positive evaluation.
Currently, there are 355 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation at Temporary Animal Shelters 1 and 2.

• There are currently 355 animals under temporary custody of the Renova Foundation in the Temporary Animal Shelters 1 and 2.
• So far, 1564 medical records have been registered for animals treated at their original properties or in temporary housing of Renova.
• On November 5, 6, 7 and 11, samples were collected at the CATA farm (Temporary Animal Shelter 2) for environmental assessment of contaminants.
• The mobilization of the contract with the engineering company ERG Ltda. was performed with some pending items, but without compromising the technical delivery of the contract. Cause: Delay in submitting documentation of subcontracts by the company for analysis by Renova Foundation. Countermeasure: notify the company on an out-of-court basis, requesting justification for the delay and sending the pending documentation, with an official return deadline of December 6, 2019.

• There are currently 345 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation in Temporary Animal Shelters 1 and 2.
• 1,538 medical check-ups and procedures have been recorded to animals treated on their original properties or in temporary shelter.
• Termination of the animal care service contract with a hospital for small animals through an addendum in the current contract. There is no impact on the provision of this service since this scope is incorporated into the new animal care agreement.
• Termination of the animal transport service contract by means of the current contract addendum. There is no impact on the provision of this service since this scope is incorporated into the new animal care agreement.
• The contracting process with the company ERG Engenharia Ltda. was initiated but there are pending items. Cause: Delay in submitting documentation by the company for subcontracting analysis by the Renova Foundation. Countermeasure: on November 8, alignment between the team of this program and contract administration teams of the Renova Foundation to ensure that the subcontracting will be completed by ERG Engenharia Ltda.
• First follow-ups of animals that were adopted at the adoption event that took place in September/19.
• The 6th campaign for the application of the Animal Welfare Inspection Protocol (PPBEA) and the effectiveness of adoptive processes.
• Field visit of Tailings Management technicians and definition of the technical-operational execution line for the survey of contaminants of interest in productive animals (Referral E37-11 of the 37th Meeting of the Technical Board of Social Organization (CTOS), and Resolution 328 of the Interfederative Committee (CIF)), using the methodology developed by the area.

• There are currently 339 animals under temporary custody of the Renova Foundation in the Temporary Animal Shelters 1 and 2.
• 1,527 medical records have been registered for animals treated on their original properties or in temporary shelter.
• The contract with the Veterinary Company “Inconfidentes”, which provides the hospital care service for small animals, was not completed on schedule. Cause: This scope will be incorporated into the new animal care contract as a subcontract, and must pass Renova Foundation’s Compliance, Health and Safety and Contract Administration assessments. The contractor did not send the necessary documentation (subcontract letter) on the scheduled date, making the subcontractor's planned mobilization deadline impossible. Countermeasure: make an addendum to the current contract, with a new completion date of 10/30/2019 to avoid service interruption.
• Termination of the animal care service agreement with the company ERG Engineering. There is no impact on the provision of this service as this scope will be incorporated into the new animal care agreement.
• The contract with Mr. Fabio Jose Ferreira for the transportation of animals was not completed within the planned deadline. Cause: This scope will be incorporated into the new animal care contract as a subcontract, and must pass Renova Foundation’s Compliance, Health and Safety and Contract Administration assessments. The contractor did not send the necessary documentation (subcontract letter) on the scheduled date, making the subcontractor's planned mobilization deadline impossible. Countermeasure: make an addendum to the current contract, with a new completion date of 10/21/2019 to avoid service interruption.
• Termination of the pest control service agreement with the company Oliveira Pest and Vector Control Services (OCS). There is no impact on the provision of this service as this scope will be incorporated into the new animal care agreement.
• Termination of the hospital waste collection service contract with the company Serquip. There is no impact on the provision of this service as this scope will be incorporated into the new animal care agreement.
• 10th pet adoption event at the Patio Savassi Mall, from 09/05 to 09/08.
• Kick-off meeting and beginning of the mobilization period of the new animal assistance contract.

• Completion of the addendum of prices and deadline of the contract with the company ERG Engenharia for animal care service.
• Signing of the contract with the new company hired for animal care.
• Conclusion of the addendum to the lease contract of the rural property of Temporary Animal Shelter 2 (CATA 2).
• 5th campaign for the application of the Animal Welfare Inspection Protocol (PPBEA) and the effectiveness of the adoption processes.

• Completion of service provided for the transportation of animals through the current contract addendum.
• Completion of the new addendum to the contract with the company to provide care in a hospital for small animals.
• Signing of the contract with the new company responsible for the animal care service did not take place. Cause: Delays in the evaluation/validation of technical proposals and definition of the final strategy by the requesting area. In addition, there was a delay in price negotiation and purchase order approval due to a higher than expected number of price negotiation rectifications. Countermeasure: Complete contracting of the new company responsible for the animal care service by 08/16/2019.
• Completion of the new contract addendum for the provision of animal transport services.
• Completion of new contract addendum to provide pest control service.
• Planning and creation of schedule of horse-riding activities at the circular course.
• 340 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation.
• 1,504 medical records registered for animals cared for on the original property or in temporary housing.

• On 06/10/2019 a new contract was signed to provide health care in a hospital for large animals.
• Negotiated the first animal adoption campaign of 2019 with partners. The main partner will be Shopping Mall Patio Savassi, which confirmed the agenda for the event to be held on September 5-8.
• Prospecting suppliers and receiving technical proposals for the hiring of a new provider for animal care.
• Planned: termination of service provided for the transportation of animals through the current contract addendum. Cause: Delayed signing of the new contract addendum that will extend the contract until September/19. Countermeasure: Complete service through the current addendum in the first half of July.
• Negotiated with external consultant the methodological assessment and training of technical staff in animal welfare assessment protocols. Training scheduled for early August 2019.
• First technical monitoring visit of the Technical Board of Social Organization and Emergency Financial Aid (CTOS), on June 4 and 5, 2019, as provided for in CIF Resolution No. 226.
• Conclusion of the physical structure of the circular horse-riding course intended for physical activities with horses.
• 4th campaign for the application of the Animal Welfare Assessment Protocol (PPBEA) and the effectiveness of adoption processes.

• Signing of the new agreement to provide health care at the Vetcheck hospital for large animals was not finalized due to the need to include two dental treatment procedures as per suggestion of the provider. The supply area requested assessment of the requisitioning area on 05/21, which came back for final change in SAP on the 23th of the same month. The signing of the contract was rescheduled for 06/03, as proposed by the Supply team (this change does not impact the animal care since the current contract additive only ends in July/19).
• Signing of the contract additive with Recanto do Fazendeiro company for the supply of wood shavings.
• Signing of the contract with a new company to supply animal feed, replacing Recanto Verde.
• Negotiation with partners for the first adoption campaign of 2019 was not initiated due to the delay in confirming the participation of the main partner, who defines the location of the event. Consequently, negotiation with the other partners that are associated with logistics for the defined location was delayed. Initiation of the activity was rescheduled to 06/18, because the partner providing the location confirmed its participation and thus it is possible to continue the process.
• 330 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation.
• Vaccination of bovine animals against foot-and-mouth disease (campaign May/2019) was carried out with the support of the Agriculture Institute of Minas Gerais (IMA).
• Initiation of negotiation with external consultants for the technical evaluation of the methodology used in the measurement of the compliance indicator on animal welfare and training of the staff involved in the routine activities of the Program.
• Logistical planning for the first technical visit for monitoring of the Technical Board of Social Organization and Emergency Financial Aid (CTOS), as foreseen in CIF Resolution No. 226.
• Technical visits of bidders, an integral part of the competitive process that will replace the current contract of veterinary assistance, responsible for the management and operation of CATAs and also for external services. Six companies with experience in similar activities were present.
• Technical mobilization of veterinarian and assistant to support the demands of external care in the period from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

• Completion of the renovation of the Temporary Animal Shelter 1 (CATA 1), located at the Asa Branca Farm. The renovation aims to provide appropriate structure for the well-being of the animals and operational quality.
• Finalization of the implementation of the paddocks system for Equidae at the Temporary Animal Shelter 2 (CATA 2). Implementation is also aimed at improving the well-being of the animals and operational quality.
• 312 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation.
• 1 post-adoption follow-up visit.
• 63 records of external visits to animals in properties of origin or in temporary housing.
• Planned: addendum to the contract with the Recanto Verde company to supply animal feed for production animals for the period from April 19 to June 20; Cause: addendum was not performed due to supplier decline; Countermeasure: demand was supplied through emergency purchase while awaiting new contract.

- 299 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation.
- 2 post-adoption follow-up visits, all with positive evaluation.
- 29 records of external visits to animals in properties of origin or in temporary housing.
- Training of technical team to operationalize the Electronic Medical Records platform.
- Meeting to define the methodology for technical monitoring of the Program (MAPA, SEAD, Municipal Secretariats of Agriculture of the municipalities of Barra Longa and Mariana, Renova Foundation).

Initiation of the application of I2 indicators (compliance in animal welfare for production animals - Bovine, Equidae and Suidae) provided for in the definition of the Program for animal assistance.
297 animals under temporary guardianship of the Renova Foundation.
Nine post-adoption follow-up visits, all with positive evaluation.
44 records of external visits to animals in properties of origin or in temporary housing.
Confirmation of the first gestation of female swine. This process is part of the incorporation of social and economic elements foreseen in the definition of the Program.

The results of this Program are reported together with the results of Program 017.

The results of this Program are reported together with the results of Program 017.

The results of this program are reported under the results of program 017.

The results of this Program are reported under the results of Program 017.

The results of this Program are reported together with the results of Program 017.

The actions of these Programs are being reported in an integrated way among the environmental programs: 17 (Resumption of Agricultural Activities), 25 (Recovery of Environmental Area 1) and 40 (Promotion of CAR and PRA), due to the simultaneous repair and improvement actions in the same rural properties impacted by the Fundao dam collapse.

On August 27, the contracting process started for the Productive Restructuring of properties impacted in the Municipalities of Mariana, Barra Longa, Rio Doce, Ponte Nova and Santa Cruz do Escalvado. This contractor will act directly in managing the pasture of these producers, increasing soil fertility and productivity, being one of the main vectors of the Resumption of Agricultural Activities. These activities are scheduled to end in March 2020.

On 08/24, the contracting process started for the Forest Restoration services on properties impacted in the municipalities of Barra Longa, Rio Doce, Ponte Nova and Santa Cruz do Escalvado (fronts 3 and 4). The contractor will act directly in the Environmental Recovery of these properties, with a total of 495 hectares to recover. It is worth noting the efficient negotiation, in which a reduction of approximately 20% in the cost per hectare was achieved in relation to the contract in February for fronts 1 and 2 (Mariana and Barra Longa). It is expected that the contractor will start its activities by: 09/24.

On 8/23, a theoretical course on Agroforestry Systems was held in Barra Longa for those affected and interested in becoming one of the five Demonstration Units on this topic. Ten affected individuals were trained, in addition to those from the Renova team. On 08/29, there was an exchange program on a model farm located in Araponga/MG to continue the training of these stakeholders. The Demonstration Units are a key point of the Resumption of Agricultural and Forest Restoration programs, as they promote training and exposure to technologies for diversification of the local economy.

There are no relevant facts to report this month.

The actions of the program continue in progress.

This program’s actions are reported in the section dedicated to Program 17, which deals with the integrated action between socio-environmental and socio-economic initiatives to repair and adapt impacted rural properties.

Program activities are ongoing.

Program activities are ongoing.

Technical proposals for veterinary assistance to animals were analyzed.

The new location of the Temporary Animal Shelter Center is under negotiation with the owner. The place will be used for farm animals (cattle, pigs and equines).
An internal campaign was carried out within the Renova Foundation for the adoption of pets.

The Renova Foundation carried out 36 external visits, aimed at animals that were directly impacted and that are under the guardianship of their original owners, whether or not on their original or recovered properties or that remain on partially damaged properties.

Ongoing is the adoption process for the animals that were under the guardianship of the Renova Foundation. There were 9 post-adoption follow-up visits.

In January, the planning for organizing an internal campaign for animal adoption was completed.

The Renova Foundation carried out 65 external visits, aimed at animals that were directly impacted and that are under the guardianship of their original owners, whether or not on their original or recovered properties or that remain on partially damaged properties.
Continuing with the adoption process of animals that were under the custody of the Renova Foundation. 14 post-adoption follow-up visits were carried out by a team consisting of veterinarian and assistant.
A response with proposal was sent on the lawsuits and questions related to the animal reproduction process (cattle, equines and pigs), which are under guardianship of the Renova Foundation, to the Commission of Parties Affected by the Dam Collapse, Technical Advisory Body and Public Prosecution Service of the State of Minas Gerais.

55 external visits were made to directly impacted animals under the guardianship of their original owners. They might be, or not, on their original properties, on repossessed properties or on what remains of partially hit properties.

There were 16 post-adoption follow-up visits by a team consisting of a veterinarian and an assistant. There was a meeting with owners of reproduction livestock (cattle, horses and pigs) to listen to and understand the demands related to the reproduction of the animals at the Animal Rescue Center, located at Fazenda Bom Retiro.

The Renova Foundation also carried out 55 external visits, aimed at directly affected animals that are under the guardianship of their original owners, whether or not on their original or recovered properties or that remain on partially affected properties. As part of the adoptive process of animals, 25 post-adoption follow-up visits were carried out.

The Renova Foundation also visited 110 directly affected animals that are under the guardianship of their original owners, whether or not on their original or recovered properties or that remain on partially affected properties.
One animal got adopted at a new event in Mariana (MG). One animal under Renova's guard was castrated, seven were born and two were returned to their guardians.

Ongoing is the adoption process for the animals that were under the guardianship of the Renova Foundation. There were 23 post-adoption follow-up visits by a team composed of a veterinarian and an assistant.
Renova also developed the documentation of guidelines for preventive medicine procedures in animal shelters.

The Renova Foundation assisted 39 directly affected animals, which are under the care of their original owners. Ongoing is the process of adoption of the animals that were under the guardianship of the Renova Foundation. A team composed of a veterinarian and an assistant carried out 30 post-adoption follow-up visits.

The project of castration of small animals throughout the 40 municipalities affected by the collapse of the Fundão dam was presented to the Technical Board of Social Organization. As a form of compensatory action, the project intends to contribute with improvements to the public health care of these locations.

The adoption event of small animals, in Mariana (MG), resulted in the adoption of seven of the 16 available animals. The others returned to the shelters, were a total of 256 animals are under protection of Renova.

The Foundation also carried out 50 external visits, aimed at directly impacted animals that are under the guardianship of their original owners, whether or not on their original or recovered properties or that remain on partially affected properties.

Finalization of the first stage of informal hearings and dialogue activities with tutors and families who own animals under guardianship of the Renova Foundation. This work, which is being developed in partnership with the Social Dialogue and Resettlement programs, has the premise of maintaining affective bonds between tutors and animals.

The first stage was as follows:

1. Meeting regarding action plans between the programs involved;
2. Personal visits for listening and hand-delivering invitations to participate in the visitation schedule to the Renova Shelters at Asa Branca Farm;
3. Planning, programming and realization of the visits to the Shelters;
4. Internal meeting for discussing results and planning of the next actions

48 external visits took place to directly impacted animals under the guardianship of their original owners - whether or not on their original properties.

Currently, 258 animals are under the guardianship of the Renova Foundation.

Of the 17 collected animals, including dogs and cats, 11 were adopted at an event held in Cachoeira do Campo, in the district of Ouro Preto (MG). In addition, three animals were returned to their owners.

28 external visits took place to directly impacted animals under the guardianship of their original owners - whether or not on their original properties. There also was an evaluation of the individual caloric expenditure of the dogs under guardianship of the Renova Foundation and the adequacy of the daily food supply, for maintaining an adequate physiological status, as well as the longevity and well-being of the animals.

An event for the adoption of cats and dogs was held in Mariana (MG), resulting in 8 pets adopted, out of the total 14 that were available for this action.

Twelve animals were returned to their guardian and 22 external visits were performed. These services are intended only for directly impacted animals under the guardianship of their original owners - whether or not on their original properties. They may be reintegrated animals or animals that have remained on partially affected properties. Currently, 269 animals are under the custody of the Renova Foundation.

Inclusion of the proposed castration of small animals of the municipalities along the Doce River within scope of the Animal Care program. The objective is to contribute with improvements to the public health of these cities, as a compensatory action to the collapse.

Delivery of the new quarantine area of the Temporary Animal Shelter in the district of Camargo in Mariana (MG). In total, six animals were returned to their owners and six external consultations took place. 286 animals are under the guardianship of the Renova Foundation.

The small-size animal sterilization project was presented to the Technical Board of Social Organization.

In this period, preventive care actions were performed on 175 large animals (deworming and control protocols of ectoparasites) and 3 small animals (deworming and vaccination).

In total, 11 small animals were adopted, 1 cat and 10 dogs, during an event held by the Renova Foundation in Mariana (MG). There were also after-adoption follow-ups with 18 animals, as well as the rescue of a small animal.

During this period, 7 large animals were promptly returned to their owners, 5 others were sheltered and 1 small animal was adopted. In addition, preventive care actions were performed on 72 large animals (deworming and control protocols of ectoparasites) and 10 small animals (deworming and vaccination).

The hiring process of a clinical veterinary for surgical care of high complexity was completed, in addition to the contracting of an animal neutering service for the second phase of the campaign. Two small animals were adopted this month, three others were returned to their tutors and a large animal was rescued and swiftly delivered back to its owner.

Vaccination campaigns were organized against brucellosis and foot-and-mouth disease in large animals and also against rabies in small animals. In addition, three animals were rescued, three others were returned to their owners and the post-adoption follow-ups of 62 animals were completed. This month, the State Commission for Animal Rights and Defense visited the program in Mariana (MG).

In October 2016, the post-adoption follow-up of 62 animals was completed. Another six animals were rescued in Barra Longa and Germano, in addition to the return of small and medium-sized animals to their owners.

In September, previously adopted animals were visited, and new events to adopt were organized in Mariana, Minas Gerais. Animals have been rescued in Bicas, Paracatu, Barra Longa and Bento Rodrigues in addition to the return of small and medium-sized animals.


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