Municipal Health Office leads efforts to control cat and dog population in Puerto Peñasco
From July 26th – 28th an intense spay and neuter clinic took place at the Luis Donaldo Colosio elementary school located near the intersection of Lázaro Cárdenas St. and Ave. 50 in the neighborhood of San Rafael.
The clinic, meant to gradually diminish the large population of cats and dogs in the city, included the active participation of the organization Compassion without Borders, the “Living Stones” Pet Ministry, and the Municipal Health office under Dr. Eliel López Urías.
The municipal official explained the community responded positively to the clinic on this occasion. Over the three-day period, the clinic spayed or neutered a total of 260 pets, and provided 256 consultations with veterinarians.
Veterinarians also applied vaccines for rabies and parasites, while veterinarians from Compassion without Borders gave out free pet medication.
The Municipal Health Coordinator remarked to ensure adequate control of dog and cat populations, sterilization of at least 70% of the current canine and feline population in Puerto Peñasco is required.
“We are satisfied with the results from the present sterilization campaign and consultations because we believe our work to raise awareness among pet owners requires attention and care, and we have had an acceptable response from the community,” he emphasized.