More than one million stray dogs (zaguates) roam the streets of Costa Rica (a country the size of West Virginia), according to estimates by the National Animal Health Service (SENASA). Help us spay and neuter the street dogs of San Ramon. Donations also provide preventative veterinary care, treat existing medical conditions, and foster litters born to homeless females.
If homeless dogs (and cats) aren't neutered, they continue to multiply: one female produces an average of 23 puppies in her lifetime. Street dogs are sometimes fed, but they receive no preventative veterinary care (vaccinations or rabies shots), and no treatment for existing medical conditions (internal parasites, mange, broken bones). The majority of puppies die before they reach a year of age.
We provide funds for spaying and neutering street dogs with the goal of decreasing future population growth. In addition, a spayed or neutered dog that has received preventative veterinary care is a more desirable pet and has a much greater chance of being adopted to live a happy and loved life.
Spaying and neutering the street dogs of San Ramon will make strays the exception, and much-loved and appreciated family pets the norm. "Saving one dog won't change the world, but the whole world will change for that dog."