Thrive Animal Rescue in conjunction with a local group of selfless volunteers from North County San Diego, is raising money for a free Spay and Neuter Clinic in Tijuana on May 19th. There will be 4 veterinarians on staff, volunteering their time, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and hoping to spay and neuter up to 300 pets. While this seems like a lofty goal, this will not be their first time accomplishing such a task. Last month, 200 animals underwent this important procedure with 10 volunteers on staff helping to sedate animals, shave them, and take care of their post-operative needs.
Although there are many organizations doing their best to find homes for unwanted dogs and cats in Tijuana, the problem of pet overpopulation in the area is overwhelming. “Until we get to the root of the problem, we are just putting a Band Aid on the situation,” said Thrive founder Cece Bloum. “We are looking for a way to minimize the amount of dogs and cats who suffer needlessly as a result of being born homeless.”
This month they have a team of volunteers going door to door offering this free service to dog and cat owners in specified areas of Tijuana. There is an incurred cost of $11-$15 per animal, so we’re hoping to raise $3,300, plus additional funds to cover any medical needs, flea and tick medications, etc. that a pet may need. They are also collecting donations to purchase dog and cat food for the pet owners in the impoverished areas they’re serving. Donate HERE.
If you'd like to help, donations are welcome! At $15.00 per animal, every dollar makes a difference!
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