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Support Animal Welfare in Mexico

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico
Support Animal Welfare in Mexico

Dear Supporters, 

Your donations are making an incredible impact here in Mexico!

Thanks to you, our supporters all around the world and the commitment of Coco’s Animal Welfare staff, our Vet Project is going very well. You better believe the next numbers reached in the second quarter of operations at the new clinic!

We are absolutely thrilled to let you know that within the last three months Coco’s Clinic helped 1,254 Animals in Playa del Carmen and a small community called El Cuyo!

During the months July, August and September we were able to achieve the following results

  • 451 dogs and 445 cats have been spayed  or neutered
  • 11 dogs and 24 cats have been rescued from the streets
  • 8 dogs and 10 cats have found a new home through the adoption programs
  • 65 rescued dogs and 256 rescued cats received consultation and medicines to improve their recovery after a rough life.

On top of this, Coco’s supported a campaign in a small community called El Cuyo where 80 dogs and 36 cats were spayed or neutered.

Coco's has also been able to start a new program where student vets come and help out. At the moment there are 2 vet students working here while completing their professional internship to become vets in their cities. This new program started with Mexican vet universities will help to spread the word and educate new professionals on Animal Welfare, Coco’s Style. This was made possible because of the new facilities and all of the equipment that we now have!

We hope that you enjoy looking at the attached images of the happiness of the dogs after being treated by the clinic and the love of their care takers.

Thank you for your amazing support- we couldn't do it without you!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Mexico

Dogs recovering post surgery in the new clinic
Dogs recovering post surgery in the new clinic

Dear Supporters, 

The clinic that was recently opened in Playa del Carmen is open, running and breaking records already and we couldn't be more excited!

So far after the official opening on 7May, the numbers of people and animals that we have been able to assist seems very optimistic and indicates that it was definitely a great investment to build the new clinic. 

More Space

This new clinic gives more space with specific activities and procedures in each room. We are now able to keep the cats and dogs separate which is a big improvement from our old clinic. Previously we had to keep them together while they were recovering from anaesthesia after their surgeries. The benefits of separating the cats and dogs is huge, it prevents fights and the stress that they can cause each other.  

Even the people seems happier, now they have a place to register their pets without seeing the animal in recovery after surgery or without blocking someone’s way. There is enough space for people and animals.

The coco’s personnel have commented that thanks to this new clinic everything works much better!

Record Breaking Numbers

One of the biggest benefits is the impact on capacity. The Coco's staff can now attend to so many more animals each day. We have already had a record breaking 40 animals attended to in 1 day! This is double the numbers from the old location. This was not possible at the old clinic, which was an old house in an out of the way location, due to a lack of space for both the animals and the people. It also makes a dig difference that we are now located in a central, downtown location, which makes the clinic much easier to access. 

Some numbers

  • During their first month, they received 397 animals
  • In the first half of June, they have helped 391 animals
  • More kittens have been part of the healthy kitten program and during May we helped 60 kittens
  • In the first half of June, we have helped 62 kittens already

This really is an amazing investment and it is going to make a huge difference to the welfare of animals in Playa del Carmen!

Thanks for your support which has helped to make the dream of a new clinic a reality. 

With Gratitude, 

GVI Mexico

We couldn
We couldn't be happier with the amazing new clinic

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Soon we
Soon we'll be in our new clinic!

Dear Supporters, 

Last time we shared the exciting news about the new clinic that we have been helping Coco's build. We are so thankful to you that we were able to sponsor an entire room, the GVI- Charitable Trust Room.  

Now we would like to share with you what else we have been using your generous donations for and how the clinic is starting to take shape!

We have been able to provide enough funds to Coco's so that they could purchase the following:

  • Double hand washing sink
  • All in One printer
  • Power Strip
  • Air Conditioning
  • Drinking water dispenser (partial price donation)
  • CCTV system

All of these purchases have been deemed essential for the following reasons

  • The sink area will be used as a sterilising and disinfecting area for hands during the daily work at the clinic
  • The printer will be used so that Coco's can print flyers for the regular spay and neuter campaigns that they run.
  • The power strips will be able to connect multiple devices in different rooms
  • The air conditioning will keep the surgery rooms cool and, very importantly, dry for better performance and hygiene.
  • The water dispenser will supply safe drinking water for staff and visitors- essential in the Mexican heat!
  • The CCTV system is a deterrent against theft and used to keep the premises and all of our stock and equipment safe and secure.  

As the final touches take place at the clinic we are getting more and more excited. We hope that our next update will be to bring you news of the opening of this amazing new facility that you have helped make a reality!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Mexico

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The new clinic, still under construction
The new clinic, still under construction

Dear Supporter, 

We are so excited to bring you news of our latest development. Your donations have made it possible for us to contribute towards the new clinic that Coco's is in the process of building!

We have been able to sponsor one of the six rooms in the new clinic. These rooms are all dedicated to the recovery and housing of sick, recovering or rescued dogs and cats.

You might be asking yourself why this is important, well, here are 5 reasons

1. Building this new facility means that it is possible for Coco's to treat and care for more animals at a lower cost to the community as they no longer have to pay rental. 

2. It means that the staff will have better facilities to be able to do their job to a higher standard. There will be more space!

3. With more space it means that more dogs and cats can be helped- vaccinated, check-ups, housed and sterilized. There are so many strays in Playa del Carmen that need our help!

4. Coco's will become a stronger, and completely independent institution. 

5. One of GVI's aims is to help our partners become sustainable in the long term. It is our objective to create strong, sustainable partnerships so that we can reach more of those in need. We believe that this donation to Coco's does that!

Each room costs $5000 to build. So far, we have donated $4000 and next month we will be donating the last $1000 to finish our room off. 

The clinic is still under construction and we look forward to sending you news of its completion and all of the animals that are able to be helped because of you and your generous donation!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Mexico and Coco's

We can
We can't wait until it's finished
The builders hard at work!
The builders hard at work!

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Coco
Coco's & GVI Summer Camp 2015!

Dear Supporter, 

GVI joined effort with the vet project partners Coco’s Animal Welfare to run a summer course with the kids from this community. Coco’s has a permanent spay and neuter program in Playa del Carmen, and started working in the community of Invasores this year.

‘Invasores’ is a shanty town on the outskirts of Playa Del Carmen. It is surrounded by a garbage dump and it is located on federal property under the major power lines that power Playa Del Carmen. Their houses are built from what they can find in the landfill and the community lacks most basic necessities. 

Pet care is important to Coco’s but also their owners wellbeing, therefore, joining efforts with GVI they decided to run a summer course with the children to teach them more about pet care as well as other activities, like dental hygiene, English lessons, sports and art. During the pet care lessons, we taught the children the basics of how to care for animals and be responsible pet owners. We also teach them about reporting stray and sick looking dogs to the authorities. 

The provision of food was important, to ensure that the kids would be able to concentrate and have energy to participate in the classes and activities, as many go without breakfast or one lacking in nutritional benefits.

Over 40 children benefited from this summer camp. They received lessons and activities all week as well as 2 meals a day for the week. The kids were very happy to participate as they don’t have access to these kind of activities, and the food provided allowed them to focus and concentrate in the activities.

It is vital to start educating children about pet care so that they will be more aware and responsible adults one day!

Thank you for your generous support!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Mexico and Coco's Animal Welfare

Breakfast time at the summer camp
Breakfast time at the summer camp

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Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
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