The Mexican town of Soleda de Graciano Sanchez is an excellent example of how people can help homeless dogs by actively combining animal-loving volunteers with government services.
According to local authorities, 300,000 homeless dogs roam Graciano Sanchez’s streets. Recognizing that dogs require at the very least food, water, and basic medical care, the city and local animal lovers have banded together to assist homeless pets.
The “Come Dog” campaign was one of their first projects. ComeDog collaborates with City Hall to form Respuesta Ciudadana, a local civic group. They collaborate to place feeders in public places so that stray dogs can consume fresh food and water. Because the dispenser is made of PVC, it is both durable and simple to fill. Respuesta Ciudadana is in charge of the dispensers, which have 15 installed and are currently in use. Volunteers hand out food and make friends with the dogs that come to the feeding station to satisfy their hunger.
According to Mayor Gilbert Hernandez Villafente, the success of this program is due to the city’s and volunteers’ collaboration. We’ve received numerous compliments. And now I’d like to invite you to join us in making this shelter a huge success. Mexico’s first veterinary ambulance, Ambulance, was also introduced to the city. Ambudog is a non-profit that helps stray dogs and other pets in the community.
Veterans are on hand to provide free medical care to the city’s cats and dogs. There is free contraceptive castration, as well as services and vaccinations. They hope that by implementing this program, they will be able to reduce the spread of preventable diseases and pet overcrowding. Both of these factors contribute to their plight.
“If the parvovirus infects both humans and animals, this ambulance will be taken to all suburbs to care for all puppies,” said City Hall Director Dolores Elisa Garca Roman Soledado de Graciano Sanchez. These two programs, according to the city, are just the beginning. They want to inspire others to follow in their footsteps and help Mexican homeless dogs find food, shelter, love, and permanent homes.
We hope that this initiative will spread beyond Mexico and become a model for other countries around the world.
Tell your family and friends about this amazing story. We can put an end to animal suffering if we work together.