131 dogs sterilized in October, bringing our total to 2,392 pets sterilized to date.
Baja Dogs La Paz continues to partner with local La Paz area communities, veterinarians and volunteers to bring sterilization services to underserved communities in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. 131 dogs were sterilized in our October campaigns, which included a "mini" campaign where 15 dogs were sterilized, and a larger campaign day where 68 dogs were sterilized in a single day. In addition, 48 individual sterilization vouchers were redeemed for in-office sterilizations at our local veterinary partners' offices, bringing October's total to 131 sterilizations for the month, and a grand total of 2,392 sterilizations to date!
See pictures from the campaign here:
This month's main campaign was held in the La Pasion neighborhood, a community that desperately needs assistance in getting the dog overpopulation under control. 68 dogs were sterilized in a single day, thanks to our veterinary partners, Dr. Fernando and his team, and Dr. Mario and his team, plus a host of amazing volunteers who all contributed to a successful campaign.
Local non-profit, Franky Hanon Association, once again attended the campaign to volunteer and hold educational talks to the attendees about the benefits of sterilization and responsible pet ownership. The organization's volunteers also helped Baja Dogs La Paz by going door to door in advance of the campaign to encourage local residents to bring their dogs on campaign day to be sterilized.
Each neighborhood we visit has a local resident "champion" who helps get the word out about our sterilization campaigns and encourages residents to attend. La Pasion's neighborhood leader, Mireya, is a passionate advocate for animals, and is committed to helping us formulate a plan to address the dog overpopulation issue her community. It's an incredibly important mission, as a lack of sterilization and health care options leads to unnecessary suffering for dogs and litters of unwanted puppies who overwhelm the resources of the local community. Baja Dogs La Paz looks forward to returning to the La Pasion neighborhood for future campaigns to help local residents continue to address the problem.
To help us continue to provide free sterilization services to La Paz area residents, please consider making a monthly donation here.