Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — More than 40 veterinarians donated their time free of charge to sterilize over 1,500 cats and dogs in the municipality of Solidaridad.
Municipal President Cristina Torres Gómez was on hand for the start of the Sterilization of Dogs and Cats Campaign which began last week. More than 1,500 animals have been sterilized completely free of charge through the support of the civil associations Lives, IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Coco’s Animal Welfare in coordination with the government of Solidarity.
Torres Gómez recognized the work of the animal welfare organizations of the municipality who, for the first time, are integrating the Council of Animal Welfare of the Municipality of Solidarity.
“This is the first time that the Municipal Government and civil organizations are organized in a council that proposes, analyzes and carries out actions that really benefit the animals,” she said.
“The changes have been many and important but we are sure that the union will always be the best way to achieve the goals that we propose,” she added.
Laura Kelly Raikes, President of Coco’s Animal Welfare, said that this year’s program included more than 40 veterinarians from the non-profit civil association of the United States, Lives, who each year join efforts to bring health to the animals of Solidarity.
As for the municipality, she thanked the support that has been given through the Center for Animal Welfare (CEBIAM) led by Alberto Murillo. The sterilization campaign also included SOS El Arca, My Street Friend, Every Life Matters, Animal Action and Planned Pethood International.