A whopping 230 dogs and cats won’t be contributing to Mexico’s homeless-animal overpopulation crisis, thanks to a massively successful two-day spay/neuter event hosted by PETA Latino and Dirección de Protección y Bienestar Animal in the Paseos del Mar neighborhood in Cancún.
We not only exceeded our goal of 200 sterilization surgeries but also delivered 17 doghouses to local canines forced to live outside, provided medication and preventives to dogs in need, and gave out bags of puppy, dog, and cat food in the local area.
The Spay/Neuter Event in Cancún Had Some Pawsome Visitors and Guests
Mayor Ana Paty Peralta supported the event by touring the facility and cheering on PETA and the participating veterinarians.
While their animal companions underwent spay/neuter surgeries, guardians learned about the danger of leaving animals outside, thanks to conversations with PETA staffers.
Here are some of the animals who were sterilized at the event:
Why Should You Have Your Animal Companion Spayed or Neutered?
Unlike humans, dogs and cats can’t engage in family planning. It’s up to their guardians to make the responsible choice to have them spayed or neutered in order to help curb the companion animal overpopulation crisis. Unfortunately, resources for these procedures aren’t always accessible or even available—that’s why PETA entities are working to reduce the number of homeless animals and help care for dogs and cats in need.
How Spay/Neuter Clinics Help Mitigate the Homeless-Animal Crisis
In just one year, an unspayed cat can give birth to 12 kittens and an unspayed dog can give birth to 16 puppies. On any given day in the U.S., roughly 70 million homeless companion animals are struggling to survive. The number of homeless dogs and cats around the world is almost unfathomable.
Funding for temporary sterilization clinics like the one hosted by PETA Latino in Cancún helps reduce the suffering of animals for generations, as fewer unsterilized dogs and cats means fewer animals born into communities that don’t have the resources to care for them. You can help support PETA Latino and other groups that are improving the lives of homeless and vulnerable animals by giving to PETA’s Global Compassion Fund today: