740 less cats and dogs breeding in Mexico
Wow, what a month we’ve had. In the last four weeks, Isla Animals, together with Candi , Achates Legacy and many more incredible organizations has spayed and neutered seven hundred and forty cats and dogs. There were four separate clinics starting on October 18, and ending on Nov. 12. We were able to do more animals than we had originally planned because of the huge amount of donated supplies. Thank you to everyone who them – we used everything.
Corales, which is an area just inland from Grand Puerto where people get the ferry to Isla Mujeres, was our first clinic. It ran from October 18 to October 22. We worked in a school so the students were able to watch and help out. It was incredible; forty volunteers came from the United States and Canada using their vacation time to make this happen.
The Cancun pound was the second clinic and it ran from October 27 to October 30. We split volunteers between the two locations.
The third location and one of my favorites was San Cosme. This is a small town on the “free road” to Merida. Most travelers take a toll road, it’s much more direct. This is the second year that we’ve worked in the area and we could see the difference that our first visit had made. There are many small pueblos in the vicinity and the main industry is growing starter plants for green houses in Cancun. I’ve been working on my Spanish but it didn’t help in many cases because a large percentage of the population speaks Mayan. They are so polite that they nod as if they understand you but they don’t.
The last clinic was on Isla Mujeres and was done in Delfino’s clinic, (our local vet). PEACE, an island organization, did most of the planning and Isla Animals and Candi donated most of the supplies. With the help of many wonderful island volunteers, we sterilized approximately one hundred cats and dogs.
So after all those clinics we picked up many new dogs and puppies, coming to a grand total of sixty when added to what we already had. Since then we’ve sent two dogs to Denver, five dogs to Pet Project Rescue in Minneapolis and three big dogs and four puppies to Pawsitive Rescue in Calgary. That leaves us with forty two puppies and four big dogs and one cat who actually thinks he’s a dog.
I’m going to post the stories of the new dogs and where they came from. Such Cuties.
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