Millions of street cats and dogs roam the cities and towns all over Mexico.
Ignorance and poverty causes of thousands of unwanted litters every year, which causes neglection and abuse in the city of Merida in Yucatan, Mexico.
For this reason, IAFAF has an ongoing and active "Street Cats of Mexico Program" in Merida, Yucatan, which we manage and coordinate from Canada with one IAFAF volunteer.
What are we doing there?
Over 20 street cats are getting fed and provided fresh water every day, taken to the vet for sterilizations and vaccines anti flea treatment, deworming, getting regular vet care and treatment. Our volunteer does her best to find permanent homes for the rescued street cats, but that is not an easy task. She has found permanent and loving homes for more than 20 former street cats.
People need to understand that these street cats deserve as much love, care and respect as any fancy breed of cats, but they provide something more: eternal gratitude and devoted friendship to their people. For this reason, our volunteer and her group "Patitas Unidas", are teaching people not to buy animals from puppy/kitten mills, vendors on the street or stores, but Instead, to rescue from the street or adopt from reliable registered shelters.
The welfare of the street animals is not a priority, which is unfortunately very common in Mexico. Hence, providing awareness and education about these problems are part of our IAFAF educative program in Merida.
Our IAFAF volunteer and her group also feeds stray dogs, provides them with regular vet care, sterilizations and looks for good homes.
As well we help injured or sick opossums, birds and reptiles that our volunteer and her group rescue there.
We rely on your kind donations to continue with this project there.
Please, consider to donate to our Street Cat Project in Yucatan!