Spay/Neuter Street Dogs in San Ramon, Costa Rica

by The Community Action Alliance Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified


More than one million stray dogs 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.

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If they aren't neutered, street dogs 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.


Spaying and neutering decreases future population growth. In addition, a spayed or neutered dog that has received preventative veterinary care is a more desirable pet. It has a much greater chance of being adopted, and living happily ever after.

Long-Term Impact

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."


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"Dogland" in San Ramon, Costa Rica
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Organization Information

The Community Action Alliance

Location: San Ramon, Alajuela - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Michele Gawenka
San Ramon, Alajuela Costa Rica

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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