When you think of Mexico, dogs probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But outside of the resorts and villas that most tourists associate with Mexico, things are different. The country has the largest number of street dogs in Latin America. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography estimates that about 70 percent of the 18 million dogs in Mexico live on the street, born as strays or simply abandoned. It’s a statistic that becomes overwhelmingly evident as you walk around the communities we serve.
The large stray animal population puts all humans at risk of dog bites, parasitic diseases and other health risks. Children tend to be the most affected by the risks of animal overpopulation and neglect. Dog bites can not only transmit rabies, but they can also cause serious injury. In impoverished communities where many people lack access to healthcare, animal education, rescue organizations and sterilization programs offer the only solution.
In partnership with Baja Spay and Neuter www.bajaspayneuter.org, our goal is to sterilize 1000 animals in the small community we serve by 2024. But that's only the beginning. Our goal is to reduce the animal population while also focusing on animal education, care and welfare.
You can help by donating to sponsor a dog to be spay/neutered or donate toward our animal education program, either way, we are grateful for your thoughtfulness.