Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Camila has been rescued!

The city of Cancun came through, Camila, the abused dog which inspired the march for animal rights, has been removed from her torturous home.  The dog catcher picked her up yesterday (an event not without its own scandal, but that's for another day) and Camila is waiting in the pound to be adopted.  Anyone interested in taking the last step in ensuring her future happiness can apply with the municipal pound for her adoption.  Cancunenses, step up, help this poor pup who has had such a miserable life thus far!  She is apparently a black Labrador (or mix with Lab) and is about nine months old.  Applications for her adoption are being taken at the following location:

Perrera Municipal 
Av Nichupte Region 99 Mz. 70 lote 1B 
tel 892-3326

This poor animal would have continued to suffer if it were not for the efforts of Maria Alicia and her volunteers at the RAP Cancun Animal Rescue.  I want to personally thank her for her great efforts in helping all the animals of Cancun.  As great as it is to know that Camila has been helped, she is but one of thousands of animals in similar or worse situations in Cancun.  If you can help RAP in anyway, step up and be heard, volunteer your time or adopt a dog, let's all make Cancun a better place for all.

Here's a short video of Sunday's march, spread the good word!

Thanks for your kind attention to this important matter, I appreciate all the nice comments and emails.  The RAP website is having trouble with their Paypal, if you would like to donate to the cause, please send me an email and I will put you in touch with someone who can help you out.


Gaelyn said...

Glad to hear Camila is out of that terrible environment. Don't suppose she'll be in the pound long with the attention brought about. Hopefull this is just a step towards more improvements.

Denise said...

That is awesome news!!! She won't be there long, I am sure of that.

Kelly said...

I'm so happy for Camila! I worried about her since your first post - my plan was to take the ferry from Cozumel, head over to Cancun, and steal her if this wasn't resolved by the time I'm there in May (22 days, but who's counting?). Not the most legal solution - now I don't have to risk imprisonment or a fine in Mexico!

Thanks for keeping us updated.

ElleCancun said...

Everytime I thought about Camila - i would look at my little pup Kiara and it broke my heart!!

A huge thank you to RAP and also to the neighbour who took video footage to make it all so "real".

Thanks for the update!!

CancunCanuck said...

Gaelyn- I'm hoping she lives a long and happy life now. I'm doubly hoping that things are changing for the better here.

Denise- It is good news, I really do think a lot of people will step up for her. It would be great if there were so much attention to the other thousands that are in trouble, but I guess one step at a time!

Kelly- Yes, no need taking risks with the law here! Technically, as a foreigner, I should not have even participated in the march, but I took my chances (and luckily wasn't caught!)

On Mexican Time- I know, the whole thing shook me up. Hugs to Kiara!

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