Un total de 3,419 las mascotas han sido esterilizadas hasta la fecha!

Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc., continued its sterilization campaigns throughout April, with a total of 223 pets sterilized during the month free of charge to local underserved La Paz area residents. That brings our total number of sterilizations to date to 3,419!

The first sterilization campaign was held on April 26th in El Centenario, at the library next to the new Parque El Centenario, with many thanks to Otton Arce of the Subdelegacion Municipal El Centenario, who arranged to donate the facilities for the campaign. 60 Los perros fueron esterilizados en un solo día.. Many residents from the El Centenario expat community, as well as local residents, came out to volunteer, helping to raise awareness in the community of this important effort. The impact was clear: volunteers saw firsthand how appreciated the sterilization campaigns are by the community, and expressed a strong desire to continue volunteering for future campaigns.

A second campaign was held on April 30th in the Colonia of Agua Escondida, where another 60 los perros fueron esterilizados. A number of local high school students from Agua Escondida Community Telebachillerato #32 came out to volunteer at the campaign, helping with setup, organizing campaign attendees, and providing pre and post surgery care for the dogs. Adicionalmente, we held 3 “mini” campaigns throughout the month, where multiple dogs were sterilized at local community homes, y otro 66 vouchers were given out for in-office surgeries to those who could not attend the campaigns.

We thank our veterinary partners, Dr. Mario y su equipo de Clínica Veterinaria El Centenario,Otra campaña de esterilización de Baja Dogs se completó con éxito el 21 de febrero. Fernando and his team from Baja Pet’s, for continuing to dedicate their time to perform the sterilization surgeries each month. Y muchas gracias a todos los voluntarios que vinieron e hicieron de las campañas un gran éxito.!

Entender cuán críticas son estas campañas para el bien de la comunidad., les traemos esta historia de uno de los asistentes a nuestra campaña:

“Muy cerca de mi casa hay un huerto. Suelo pasear con mis perros entre sus árboles.. Recientemente, bajo la sombra de uno de ellos, encontré “Viejo”, una joven dóberman amamantando a su cachorro. Me acerque a ella con cuidado, temiendo que para proteger a su cachorro, ella podría intentar atacar. No pasó nada. “Viejo” solo comenzó a mover la cola y se dejó acariciar. Me extrañó que la hubieran abandonado en ese lugar y que se hiciera cargo de un solo cachorro.

Más tarde descubrí que, para sobrevivir, Viejo buscaría comida en la basura, volver al árbol, and regurgitate so the baby would not starve. Immediately afterwards, I managed to have them follow me to my house. After verifying that she was healthy, I began to connect the dots and came to the conclusion thatViejahad been criminally used as a breeding tool for the illegal sale of breed offspring. It is probable that, at some point, she escaped from the place where her exploiters kept her and that she crossed with a male and became pregnant. Perhaps, upon recovering her and realizing her condition, the illegal breeders decided that the female no longer had commercial value and went to dispose of her in the orchard.

Thanks to the Baja Dogs campaigns, I have been able to sterilize and vaccinate her against rabies, and thanks to this, she will never be exploited and used to generate more dogs, now she will be able to have a calm and dignified life. Her pup, “Little”, is perfectly healthy and has been given up for adoption to a very trusted friend. “Viejo” is still in my house, where she sleeps peacefully, eats well and looks happy. She is an affectionate dog and a good watchman. She is calm and does not give anything can. I don’t even need to put the leash on her when we go for a walk in the orchard. She always comes to my side and obeys me in everything. — Jose Miguel Suarez

What a beautiful story, and just one of the reasons we are focused on bringing sterilization campaigns to La Paz communities. Solo $25 USD funds a single sterilization surgery. Done aquí to help us continue this important work!