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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
A new, loving home for one of our cats!
A new, loving home for one of our cats!

Dear Supporter,

Coco's Animal Welfare continues strengthening and rendering many services to the community in Playa del Carmen and surrounded areas. Coco’s is dedicated to reducing and controlling cat and dog populations through their permanent clinic facility as well as mobile spay and neuter clinics. Low cost or free sterilization is provided for pets, street dogs and cats, and animals rescued by local rescue groups.

We also work with families and communities providing on-site spay and neuter as well as transporting animals to and from their clinic, for those without the means to do so. Control of feral cats and community dogs is achieved through TNVR (trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate and return) programs in local neighborhoods. This program includes implementing the Cat Café program in hotels and resorts, providing TNVR for feral cats and community dogs, which includes an annual follow-up to ensure the health of the stable, non-reproducing populations of cats and dogs.

 In the last 5 years we have sterilized: 

  • 2313 feral cats
  • 3192 owner-assisted cats
  • 764 kittens rescued
  • 95 dogs rescued
  • 5120 owner-assisted dogs

We also run a kitten support program in which, regardless of the fact that space is limited, we can shelter around 15 kittens less than three months old, treat, tame and sterilize them. The objective is to find adoptive homes for all Coco’s kittens in our care. When kittens are rescued by other people and brought in we offer free vaccines, de-parasite, kitten milk, sterilization, and general medical care, helping the rescuers who take responsibility for adoption of kittens in their care.

Lately, we have successfully adopted out 5 cats- Freddy, Lalo, Lulu, Juliette and Mariel- to loving and responsible families.

Some other programs that we are involved in are the Dog Rescue Support Program, Cachito Fund, Cat Café, Wildlife Support and Community Outreach programs. We will tell you more about that in the following reports!  

As you can see, we are most certainly keeping busy here at Cocos and we greatly appreciate your kind and generous support.

All the best, 

Coco's Animal Resue 

 

Thank you for your help!
Thank you for your help!

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Dear Supporter,

This past month was very special for the team and our partner Coco's Animal Welfare. For the last four months, we have been helping the animals in Invasores. This is a very poor area in Playa del Carmen and it has been very hard for us to just help the animals when the people are also in desperate need. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters we were able to provide gifts to hundreds of kids, such as clothes and food.

The next time we went we were determined to help the local community further. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters we were able to achieve this goal! We handed out hundreds of gifts to the children such as clothes and food.

We also managed to find the amazing Doctor Hector who came with our team to offer free consultations and give out free parasite medications to families in need. Many of the people were severely malnourished and with the help of Dr. Hector we were able to make an even bigger difference.

Of course, we did not forget about the animals and while we were there Coco's vets, assisted by our volunteers, offered free consultations and de-parasite medication. The volunteers also put on a puppet show to educate the children on the importance of animal welfare. The team also had time to sterilized approximately twenty dogs and cats.

Special thanks to everyone who supported this important project! We hope to be able to continue supporting the animals and the people of Invasores with the care they need.

And, of course, thank you for your continued support on this project.

All the best

GVI

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Dear Supporter,

Whilst it is the holidays for most, the team at Coco's Cat Rescue in Playa del Carmen are busy preparing for the VIDAS free spay and neuter clinic from the 9th -14th January 2015. Recent donations from amazing people like you have helped to provide surgical equipment that wil be necessary to run this clinic. 

Our last report talked about the last clinic VIDAS and Coco's successfully ran. In 2014, VIDAS broke their record. 1613 animals were spayed and neutered in only 6 days at the yearly ViDAS clinic in Playa del Carmen.

Registration of the animals begins at 8am sharp and often people line up for hours to wait their turn. The animals are weighed and tagged, receive the deworming and pain medication and then the next steps begin. Not only are pets accepted, but many strays are brought in, as are the animals from the local pound.The owners wait in line until their number is called and their animal is taken into surgery. The surgery room team will then operate on the animals – there is a separate dog and cat operating room. 

The second step is the first recovery room. While the dogs are still semi-anesthetized, their nails are clipped, if they have any ticks they are removed and if they need flea/tick meds, they are applied here. The animals are monitored and once they are awake they are transported to the second recovery room.

The second recovery room is set up with sheets and towels on the floor and the owners can sit with the dogs as they are becoming more aware and in control of their bodies. The volunteers and vets in this room spend time assisting the owners and animals as well as educating them regarding the aftercare that will be required. The owners are provided with the necessary antibiotics for the animals, and pain medication when necessary. 

Once the dog is up and able to walk on their own, they are ready to go.

Thank you for all your support and happy holidays.

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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Der Supporter,

After identifying a large over population of stray cats and dogs here in Playa del Carmen, many non-for profit organisations have been created to tackle this situation. The GVI Playa community hub has been working with Coco’s Cat Rescue and International Fund for Animal Welfare for almost a year now. During this time, GVI has been able to meet volunteers from other organisations or just those who have giant hearts for helping animals in the community. One of which happens to be a giant organisation named ViDAS.

ViDAS is a non-profit organization founded by made up of veterinarians, veterinary students and other animal lovers dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through veterinary medicine and education. For six years, ViDAS brought together vets, veterinary students, volunteers and organisations including Coco’s Cat Rescue and IFAW annually for one enormous sterilization program. For 6 days, ViDAS takes over a large space to provide the locals free veterinary service, including rescuing stray animals for spay or neuter. 

There were approximately 100 people involved and local companies donated generously all the food (hot lunches and snacks), drinks (bottled water, soft drinks, juices, power drinks), towels, surgery supplies, and much more. GVI would like to thank our partners Coco’s Cat Rescue for the training, their patience and involving us in one of their biggest campaigns of the year.

It has been an achievement for the GVI Community hub to be able to work and meet passionate people in the community. It has been an achievement to be a part of a successful campaign for the benefit and welfare of cats and dogs and animal lovers in Playa del Carmen. For our volunteers and interns and staff specifically who were involved, their achievement lies in the knowledge and experience they have gained from their work.

The aim of ViDAS was to raise awareness to the public about the necessity of animal care, to promote being a responsible owner and to understand the importance of spaying or neutering your pets and also to work with local veterinarians and municipalities on sustainable and humane solutions to overpopulation[4] . With the help of all the people who they have had help volunteer, all owners who brought in their pets, and to all the rescued stray animals, the campaign achieved its goal and the GVI Playa Community hub cannot wait to be a part of the next one

Thank you for supporting this project!

GVI Mexico

 

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Dear Supporter,

Our local partners Coco’s Cat Rescue is currently raising funds for the everyday needs of the animals it looks after. We are raising funds to help supply Frontline (anti-flea) and other supplies such as cat food, surgical instruments, donations for medicine/surgeries etc. The centre runs solely on donations as sometimes they do not even charge for their services. 

Part of Coco's mission is also to develop a better cultural understanding and acceptance of animals in Mexico. A week ago, Coco’s was invited to present a class on caring for and respecting animals at the Ludoteca, a care center for children. The Ludoteca is run by Save the Children and supported by GVI, and provides a program for children with no where else to go during the day. Our group consisted of Laura and Violetta, with Dr. Laura from Cocos, joined by Joaquin from IFAW and Dr. Roxana from Medivet. Their first lesson was about pet care and then teams of five drew pictures about what they had learned. Afterwards,they were taught how to introduce themselves to Manny, the dog we brought with us.The grand finale was the song Violetta had written for them, about taking care of animals.

Coco's are committed to education to ensure responsible pet ownership and challenge negative attitudes and behaviors towards feral cats and street dogs. Their long term mission is to greatly reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats in our mission area, and to continue to expand.

Thank you for continuing to support this project!

All the best

GVI Mexico

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Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Tyrone Bennett
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