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Ambergris Caye Tackles Problem of Stray Dogs

Posted by Grand Baymen on Oct 7, 2013 7:54:38 AM
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It’s been revealed that the residents of Ambergris Caye will have the opportunity to have their pets neutered and take action against the rising number of stray dogs.  As Ambergris Caye real estate opportunities increase, with many investors looking to the island to develop welcome new accommodation, the problem of stray animals needs to be addressed so that settling on the island remains attractive.

This month, the Saga Humane Society is to host two special events where they’ll spay and neuter the pets of low income residents for free.  In addition, residents of Ambergris Caye will be able to attend free dog training sessions and get their dog vaccinated against canine distemper virus (CDV).  The goal of the campaign is to sterilize some 300 pets during the course of the month, thereby decreasing the future population of stray animals.

From October 7th until the 10th, Helping Paws Across Borders will be in San Pedro.  The team of 15 veterinarians, dog trainers and vet techs will be on hand to answer questions about pets whilst also sterilizing canines.  Specific neighborhoods, including Downtown, San Juan and DFC will be concentrated on.  The latter district will also benefit from a Mobile Animals Surgical Hospital (MASH) located at Mrs. Adaly Ayuso’s home because of the Saga clinic’s limited space.  The ability to have the MASH will allow both great time and cost savings as pets won’t have to be transported back and forth between the neighborhoods and the Saga clinic.

The Helping Paws Across Borders revealed that their goal for the event was to: “Reach out to other countries and make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected companion animals.  Supply medicine and medical equipment to local Animal Shelters.  To educate local clinic volunteer’s in shelter medicine.  Stop overpopulation of companion animals in undeveloped countries.  Be available to assist in spay and neuter clinics when and where we might be needed.”

Meanwhile, the Hopkins Humane Society will arrive in San Pedro on October 18th and hold a three-day event. Â Again, a team of vet techs and veterinarians will make up the team, with the group focusing on the San Mateo area.

With residents wanting to protect their pets, whilst also ensuring that Ambergris Caye real estate opportunities continue, participating in the two events is strongly advised.

Topics: Social Responsibility

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The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.