Supporting Animal Welfare in Mexico

Assisting Coco’s Animal Rescue in Playa del Carmen

 

OUR IMPACT

Playa del Carmen, like many cities, struggles with a population of neglected and stray dogs and cats. We believe that we can make a difference through education campaigns, awareness programs and access to low-cost care. On the ground, we have a long-standing partnership with Coco’s Animal Welfare, who have been operating in the area for 7 years.

Your donations are used to support their high- impact work in Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas.

Coco’s have sterilised 18 500 domestic animals, have 2 permanent veterinarians and a permanent community support program. They are committed to education which encourages responsible pet ownership and challenges negative perceptions of feral animals.

Animals Sterilised Since 2009

Animals Adopted To Loving Homes

People Educated

The Challenge

Playa del Carmen is one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America but this growth hasn’t been well organized and has resulted in a host of concerns. Among these concerns are the numbers of dogs and cats that roam the streets, homeless. Although some owners care for them, many lack money or transportation to access the resources necessary. Some neglect and abandon them in the street. Additionally, roaming animals suffer from preventable diseases and are left to scavenge and continue reproducing unchecked.

Although some owners care for them, many lack money or transportation to access the resources necessary to care for them properly. As a result, some neglect and abandon their animals in the street. Additionally, roaming animals suffer from preventable diseases and are left to scavenge and continue reproducing unchecked.

The Solution

This project supports a local partner, Coco’s Animal Rescue. Their mission is to address the problem of stray, abandoned and sick animals and care for as many animals as possible.

Coco’s Animal Welfare is working on bringing together community stakeholders in Playa del Carmen to address the root causes of animal suffering in order to improve domestic animal care, prevent abandonment, and support humane population control. They run regular sterilisation clinics and offer their services free of charge for those who cannot afford it.

 

 

 

Make Your Donation

Give to our community development fund today and help the animals of Playa del Carmen.

“At the clinic, we are limited in personnel and resources. Having volunteers and donors increases the help we are able to give to the animals. There are all kinds of achievements thanks to them from directly working with us, to donating equipment and resources.”

Janice Ramirez Castro

Coco’s Clinic, Director