A combination of abandonment, lack of spay & neutering and backyard breeding have lead to a huge overpopulation crisis in Puerto Rico. 500 dogs a day are euthanised on the island and that does not include the number of animals that die on the streets from disease, exposure and abuse.
Having visited the island on multiple occasions, Nikki has seen first hand just how widespread the problem is on the island. From boxes of puppies dumped outside shelters and clinics as though they were little more than rubbish, to the thousands of dogs roaming the streets, ravaged by injury, sickness and starvation. And that’s why Wild at Heart Foundation are committed to helping the canine population of Puerto Rico, however we can.
Wild at Heart Foundation are thrilled to be partnering with The Humane Society of the United States, VIDAS and a coalition of 23 organisations from around the world for the Spayathon for Puerto Rico, providing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services.
This ground-breaking initiative aims to spay and neuter at least 20,000 cats and dogs across the Commonwealth by May of 2019, providing much needed assistance to the people and animals of Puerto Rico. We recently completed our 3rd round, neutering over 3,000 animals in just six days. And we’re going back…
The spay/neuter clinics will take place throughout the following dates in Ponce:
Round 1: June 3-9, 2018
Round 2: November 3-9, 2018
Round 3: February 3-9, 2019
Round 4: May 3-9, 2019
You can help! Just £30 will help us to neuter one of these dogs. Donate now and help us to change these dog’s futures.
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