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Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow
Animal Welfare: Help Us Rebuild Their Tomorrow

Dear Supporters,

 

With all the things going on in Playa del Carmen and the floating population, Coco’s needs keeps on communicating to the community through different media, we have over 30 thousand followers on Facebook, we use Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp, but we also rely on mouth to mouth communication, as not everyone has internet and social media access.

 

Some of the work we do consists of visiting underserved communities and talking directly to guardians and caregivers, this helps us help those that really need it, and thanks to our vehicle we are able to do so.

 

Thanks to our mobile unit we can visit underserved communities and transport animals to the clinic, animals that otherwise wouldn’t be able to receive medical attention, due to lack of safe and affordable transport means, taxis are very expensive, and sometimes a bicycle ride is too much under our climate in the Caribbean sun.  

 

Sadly, after all the animals our mobile unit has helped, it looks like it's working life is coming to an end, and soon it will need to be replaced, as maintenance is getting expensive. We look forward to donations to keep a functional mobile unit to transport animals that need medical care and basic needs such as deworming, vaccines and sterilization fulfilled to keep a healthy life. 

 

In the last 3 months, Coco’s did 1,055sterilization surgeries at the Clinic in Playa del Carmen, preventing unwanted animals that are doomed to live on the street. 

 

We also were able to help 332 dogs and 361 cats and their humans (rescuers or adopters) through the Rescuer Support Program (You Can be a Hero).

 

All this added to our work throughout the 11 years we´ve been working adds-up to:

  • 39, 750 sterilized animals
  • >7,000 cat rescues with medical support from Coco´s
  • >3,500 dog rescues with medical support from Coco´s
  • 378 dog rescued and rehomed by Coco´s
  • 1223 cats rescued and rehomed by Coco´s

 

We also had 3 more veterinary students doing their social service at Coco´s from Mexico City, they all already finished their studies at UNAM veterinary school, but have to pay back to society while they get more skills by learning with our veterinary team. They get to learn by watching our team in the field, as we give medical attention, do surgeries and tend underserved areas. The students go back after 6 months with us, having seen real situations and real needs in the animal welfare area.

 

Coco´s keeps on giving an example to follow to other welfare organizations in Mexico, and we now are very proud to be spreading the animal welfare and society needs through the students that come to our clinic. 

 

We´ll keep on reaching out to underserved areas and humanely control the dog and cat population through sterilization and responsible animal guardianship. 

 

Thank you so much for your support, thanks to you, we can accomplish more. 

 

With Gratitude,

 

Mexico Vets

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Dear Supporters,

 

Coco’s has grown and we continue to set a good example to follow in Mexico, thanks to our quality standards we continue controlling the growth of the unwanted animals population while treating each patient with professionalism as they deserve and taking care of the community’s well being (including rescuers, volunteers and staff).

 

We prepared to do our 2nd Annual Free High Volume High Quality Spay and Neuter Clinic, so on November, we closed our facility and took all our resources and transformed an elementary school into a Spay and Neuter Clinic, and in 4 days we tended to more than a thousand animals.

 

Coco’s has learned and wants other organizations to know that besides sticking to your mission, you must include a global vision (no pun intended)in order to achieve your goals, thus our work includes not only the spay and neuter clinic, but going into the underserved communities and besides offering medical care, empower people to help themselves; we also go to schools and speak to children and youngsters about responsible guardianship of companion animals and we also are part of the local government State’s Animal Welfare Council, so we can influence public policies to reinforce animal welfare and stop violence.

 

Same vision applies to our Free Clinic, we set up the space for having the families of 1000 pets and while they wait for their companion animal to go through surgery, recovery and awakes to be ready to go home, and we keep them busy with information about responsible ownership, how to take care of their pets after the surgery, how to get prepared for natural disasters and we also asked help from the local Planetarium (Planetario Sayab) so they kept people entertained with a telescope, so they could see the moon and the sun, and with a microscope observing parasites and insects.

 

We want to make emphasis not in the 1171 pets that were sterilized on those 4 days, but in the fact that every pet was tended to with all the care any pet deserves: surgeries were performed by experienced pre-approved surgeons, with sterile instrumental, with multimodal analgesia, with a good anaesthesia protocol, and we follow up on our patients and are available for any questions, doubt or emergency 24/7. Because we know that free or low cost doesn’t mean low quality, because we don’t want to sterilize only, we want 1171 families to go back home safe and sure that we do care about animal welfare.

 

Also, in the last 3 months, Coco’s did another 917 sterilization surgeries at the Clinic in Playa del Carmen. Preventing unwanted animals that are doomed to life on the street. 

 

We also were able to help 214 dogs and 373 cats and their humans (rescuers or adopter) through the Rescuer Support Program (You Can be a Hero). Thanks to this program, people that finds an animal in need gets empowered to rescue this live instead of just dumping the animal at the already overpopulated local shelters. It is not an easy task, but our staff can guide people to rescue properly, so now a lot of people has changed and knows that with some effort they can save a life as individuals or as a part of the community. 

 

We have to remember that Playa del Carmen has a floating community, that keeps us busy giving on going education about responsible ownership, but that has also help empower people that know what to do even when they go to a different place, spreading the rescue efforts to other places. 

 

Thanks to your continuing support Coco’s is able to strengthen its values so we can properly achieve our mission. Please help us help them, and help us spread the word.  

 

By sterilizing animals, we prevent a lot and assure the animal’s welfare. When se sterilize we save an animal from being used by a breeder, when we sterilize we prevent unwanted animals from being born, we prevent neglected animals, stray animals, abused animals, there’s an image going around that says: How do you save 1000 animals? You spay one. 

 

But then again, we also need people to see beyond the numbers: we do not just do surgeries, we care for these animals, and it doesn’t matter if they are beloved pets, feral cats, stray dogs, they all are our patients and they all deserve respect. 

 

And thanks to your support we also teach by giving example, to the new generations that it’s every life is important.

 

Coco’s keeps having young students coming to help and they learn to care for patients, and the importance of sterilizing and sharing your knowledge to secure a proper coexistence with companion animals. 

 

With your support, Coco’s is able to maintain a quality standard, to achieve our goals, we need to have and maintain our working tools, from the washing machine and fridge to the autoclave, the anaesthesia machines and oxygen concentrators, the surgery instruments, stethoscopes, surgery room, preparation room, clippers, scales, etc. 

 

We also give attention to underserved communities, helping around 100 animals each month by deworming, and preventing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats and helping this way to keep a safer environment for children in these communities. 

 

We decided to have a bigger impact on the community by focusing on the sterilization instead of being a shelter, but in the course of their work, Coco’s staff members occasionally rescue an animal in need, so we have a rehoming program for cats and dogs and in this 3 months period we have found forever homes to 20 dogs and 22 cats, these animals get medical attention at Coco’s, they get “fully vetted” we get them healthy, deworm them , vaccinate them, sterilize them, and them through an adoption process we get them a “forever home”.

 

Thanks to your support we were able to help more than 2088 animals through free or low cost sterilization, and to help more than 929 animals with basic medical care.

 

With Gratitude

 

Mexico Vets

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Dear Supporters,

 

During the summer “kitten season” has a spike, so we keep on creating awareness on the importance of sterilizing, doing TNR (trap, neuter, and return) with rabies vaccine for stray cats, and also on how rescue those in need without hurting them: avoiding stealing kittens from queens.

 

Coco’s started 10 years ago, and we continue our work in the Riviera Maya sterilizing dogs and cats, educating the people in responsible companion animals’ guardianship and empowering the community so people can be responsible for their own rescues, to increase animal welfare and improving the community’s quality of life. 

 

Coco’s continues to improve so we can offer the best to these animals so we can save lives and improve animal welfare, your support is very important to keep up the work.

 

In the last 3 months, Coco’s did 1,147 sterilization surgeries at the Clinic in Playa del Carmen, preventing unwanted animals that are doomed to life on the street. 

 

We also were able to help 319 dogs and 512 cats and their humans (rescuers or adopter) through the Rescuer Support Program (You Can be a Hero).

 

Through our rehoming programs, we helped 38 animals to find their forever homes.

 

We visited underserved communities and gave preventive medicine to 420 animals, thus helping the community’s health by keeping pets dewormed and free of fleas and ticks.

 

Since March, we've hosted two soon to be vets from Mexico City, they are learning by working with us, and under the medical team wing applying all they learn at school in real life. The most important vet school in México is free, so in order to get your degree you have to “work for free” doing the Social Service for 6 months either with the government or with a non-profit like us.

 

We continue “spaying it forward” training vets on the quick spay technique, and expanding this sharing of knowledge to other areas, such as responsible rescue, and responsible guardianship of companion animals.

 

What's next?

 

Wait for the great news in the next report, right now we are fundraising to do a Free Spay and Neuter Clinic for November, we will do 1000 surgeries in four days. Volunteers have signed up and we will have wonderful veterinarians coming to help from all over: Mexicali, Mérida, Cozumel, Mexico City, USA and Canada. 

 

Thanks to your support we continue improving through the community 

 

With Gratitude,

 

Coco's

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During the period of April to June, Coco’s Animal Welfare in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) completed 2,428 Spay and Neuter Surgeries in Playa del Carmen. They completed these surgeries to support the control of stray dogs and cat’s populations in Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas. The Outreach campaign represent a big challenge for the control of these populations in the peripheral areas of the city as there are a large number of owners that do not have their animals spayed and neutered for different reasons, some of which are: the lack of transportation to take them for veterinary care; low income families that cannot afford the treatments or surgeries; taboo; and ignorance on the benefits of caring about their animals. 

During the month of June, IFAW and Coco’s Animal Welfare supported the community of Chumpon after the flooding that left over 150 houses affected, 1612 animals that included dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits and birds, were supported with veterinary care and food. 

From the 1st of January to the 11th of August we have been raising funds for Coco’s massive 6 day campaign. This campaign will have a potential impact of more than a 1,000 dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen in their first 4 days. This year VIDAS has moved their Spay and Neuter campaign to Puerto Rico, where in September 2017 a huge Hurricane named Maria affected many people and animals. 

The good news is that the experience with VIDAS in previous years and with the support from other local organizations, Coco´s has decided to take up the challenge and continue with the annual campaigns here in Playa Del Carmen. The aim is to keep controlling the population of dogs and cats in the area in partnership with IFAW, Planet Pethood International Puerto Morelos, and other vets, using the support of donations and volunteers will make this campaign a success. 

During the Summer course at Contando con un Amigo school the GVI Volunteers and Coco’s Animal welfare staff participated in a challenge to fundraise for the upcoming campaign, the activity was a plastic cleaning walk around the dirt road that connects the community with the paved road, in this 1 hour walk for about a kilometre, these 12 children, 1 Coco’s Animal Welfare staff, 9 GVI Volunteers and 2 GVI staff members collected 715 plastic bottles, divided in 6 full plastic bags, besides creating awareness on plastic pollution the funded money will support the Coco´s Animal Welfare Campaign of August. 

Summary

In total this quarter the number of animals helped were 4,040, a significant increase from the 1612 animals supported in the flood in chumpon. 

The Sustainable Development Goals impacted by this program are the SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 15: Life on Land and SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals.  

It will contribute to SDG 3: Health and Well-being by keeping rabies out of the region with vaccine prevention and by diminishing the number of stray dogs and cats that can carry diseases and plagues to human communities. 

It will contribute to SDG 15: Life on Land by diminishing the number of cats and dogs in the streets that can kill and hunt local species, like birds, lizards, possums and other small mammals. 

It will contribute to SDG 17: Partnership for the goals by promoting the collaboration between local rescuers, shelters, clinics, government and other NGO´s.

With gratitude,

Mexico Animal Welfare

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Dears Supporters, 

When we read the quarterly reports of the amazing job of Coco’s Animal Welfare we are impressed by the number of animals helped, but when we have a recap of the year it really makes you realize not only of the big impact done, but the real problem the overpopulation of street dogs and cats is.

During this year, Coco’s Animal Welfare in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), local NGO’s, vets, rescuers, local volunteers and GVI Mexico / The GVI Trust made a great impact helping 12,137 Animals.

From the 12,137 Animals helped 6,306 were sterilized, 4,672 were done at the Coco’s Animal Welfare Clinic and 1,074 done in the First Free Sterilization Clinic during August and 560 sterilizations during the remote campaigns held.

There were 1,888 rabies vaccines doses applied in a week by Cocos and IFAW personnel during the National Campaign joining efforts with other organizations, vets and government.

1,571 cats and 1089 dogs were helped during their recovery and follow up consultations on the rescuer’s support campaign. 80 cats and 72 dogs rescued and supported by their Cachitos and Coco’s Kitten funds.

1,131 Animals were helped on their outreach program with the communities that coco’s Animal Welfare works with.

This Year during December we received the last GVI volunteer that supported Cocos Animal Welfare in Playa del Carmen, but our help is far for being done. During our work with Coco’s Animal Welfare in the last 5 years, we have seen the organization grow by the support of stakeholders local and international, you can keep helping them in their animal welfare campaign.

In total this year the number of animals helped were 12,137, a significant number that reflects the hard work and support from international organizations, local NGO’s, volunteers, donors and stakeholders.

The Sustainable Development Goals impacted by this program are the SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 15: Life on Land and SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals.  

It will contribute to SDG 3: Health and Well-being by keeping rabies out of the region with vaccine prevention and by diminishing the number of stray dogs and cats that can carry diseases and plagues to human communities.

It will contribute to SDG 15: Life on Land by diminishing the number of cats and dogs in the streets that can kill and hunt local species, like birds, lizards, possums and other small mammals.

It will contribute to SDG 17: Partnership for the goals by promoting the collaboration between local rescuers, shelters, clinics, government and other NGO´s.

Thank you so much for all the support over 2018 - we had a great year and cant wait to share another one with you! 

With Gratitude, 

Mexico Animal Welfare 

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