By working together, we hope to popularize and facilitate spay/neuter services throughout Mexico and contribute to ending pet overpopulation.
Why sterilizing our dog and cat companions is so important to us.
It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries, including Mexico, have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to kill or disregard their great suffering. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans. They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.
Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Fixing your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years. Fixed animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
Sterilizing your cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years.
Your community will also benefit.
Unwanted animals are a very real concern. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.
The capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. As a potential source of rabies and other less serious diseases, they can be a public health hazard.
To foster an exchange of ideas and assistance between individuals and groups working toward the solution.
Provide education and assistance to veterinarians, communities, and animal welfare groups who want to initiate free or low cost spay–neuter clinics.
Provide education and training for local vets and volunteers.
Provide community wide education and increased awareness about the humane treatment of animals and proper care guidelines.