Monday, November 6, 2017

Caring Causes: Isla Animals

The wild dogs of Mexico are flea and tick infested. They are diseased and hungry. They are unloved and disposable. And their average lifespan is a scant one to three years. But there is a ray of hope.
Since 2001, Alison Sawyer has dedicated her life to curbing the unchecked breeding that fills Mexico's streets with unwanted animals. She founded Isla Animals, a nonprofit animal rescue organization on Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo, Mexico, that provides spay/neuter clinics, little-to-no-cost veterinary services and vaccinations, pet owner education, and animal foster care and adoption. Since its inception, Isla Animals has spayed/neutered more than 12,000 dogs and cats and has rescued more than 6,000 animals from Mexico's streets. 
Isla Animals recently announced its latest spay/neuter, vaccination and wellness clinic taking place in Rancho Viejo from December 1-5. Isla Animals hosts these clinics periodically in different Mexican cities to treat as many animals as possible in a few days' time. The organization launched a GoFundMe campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals to help raise financial support for the vital veterinary services needed for this event.
Simply put, without Isla Animals' valiant efforts, thousands of unwanted dogs and cats would fall victim to a slow death by starvation or disease. And these animals deserve better.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for putting the word out about what we are doing. The areas that we work in are tragic and I know that any one who loves animals would want to help if they saw what a difference we can make. We are very excited about our December clinic but need more funds to make it happen. It costs $30 to spay a dog and that makes a change for the better, lowers the number of pups in the streets and leaves more for the dogs that are already there. https://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals

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