Monday, February 15, 2010

CANDi- Cats and Dogs International Coming to Cancun

CANDi (cats and dogs international) is an international organization devoted to saving the world's strays, one animal at a time. This fantastic organization is coming to Cancun April 19-23 for a free spay and neuter clinic at the municipal pound where they expect to sterilize 450 cats and dogs. They will also be working with the local authorities, training in humane methods of euthanasia to replace the current (horrible) practice of electrocution. In addition, CANDi will be improving the conditions of the pound, painting, adding new kennels, refrigerators for medicine etc.. They[ll be working with local organizations Rescate Malix, Isla Animals and Cancun Animal Rescue as well as international groups Humane Society International and the World Society for Protection of Animals.

They need your help! CANDi needs to raise $15 000 for the clinic and improvements to the municipal pound. Donations from Canadian and American citizens are tax deductible, please click here to find out how you can contribute. In addition to the funds needed for medical supplies, CANDi is asking for donations of the following items:

Bathtub - to offer free dog washing at the pound
paint and paint supplies - to add color and a better working enviroment to the walls
bottled water for the volunteers working during the clinic - about 14 cases
kennels - to hold the dogs before and after surgery
ice - to keep the water cold
ice coolers
used towels - to help with the surgery
a refrigerator - to hold medicine
tables, the folding kind would be great
chairs, even the plastic pepsi ones would be good
dog and puppy food
plastic cups and plates and forks, sppons, knives
garbage bags, all sizes
gauze and Q-tips for ear cleaning
permanent markers
duct tape
masking tape
tarps - to cover and protect us from the rain and sun
a local artist who could come and help paint murals of animals and people

I've said it before and I will say it a million times over, the problem of stray animals in Cancun is horrendous! Thousands of animals roam the streets in very bad conditions, covered in mange, starving, injured and abused. In addition to these unwanted and uncared for animals, there are thousands of very poor people who love their animals dearly but do not have the resources to take care of their medical needs. CANDi is one of the fine organizations trying to make a difference in Cancun, I admire and respect them and will do what I can to assist in their generous efforts. Spread the word, donate what you can and know that your contribution is doing a world of good. If you are planning on being in Cancun, why not adopt a doggie while you are here? It's easier than ever before and organizations like CANDi and Isla Animals are doing all they can to facilitate international adoptions and rescues, you can read some beautiful adoption stories here on the CANDi page. I thank you in advance for doing whatever you can do, together we can make a difference!

Become a fan of CANDi on Facebook, visit the CANDi page and join, spread the word!


Rosas Clan in Tulum said...

Hey there darling. This is great cause. There are so many sets of puppies and kitties running around here. YEAH!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links!

I'm planning on adopting a doggie once I move into a bigger house in July.

I already have a French Poodle, and all my friends keep asking if I'm going to "cruzarla", but I just keep worrying about potential puppies and if they would all go to good homes!

Anonymous said...

Also, where's the municipal pound??

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