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Tourist’s Guide to Animal Welfare

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CANDi works throughout Mexico and the Caribbean

CANDi International - is an international animal welfare organization that works with other international animal welfare groups, animal rescue groups in Mexico, the Caribbean, US and Canada. CANDi partners with these groups with a common goal of saving lives of stray/abandoned dogs and cats through sterilization, education and adoption programs.

Through the support of the tourism industry and CANDi we can raise awareness and funding to accomplish these goals.

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Volunteer Abroad

CANDi works with international and local organizations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Opportunities exist for all types of volunteers.

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Volunteer at Home

No matter how you wish to support us, there are many ways to get involved, including fundraising both online and in your community.

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  • I was nervous going into this experience as I was very unsure of what to expect, but to see the gratitude and smiles from each of the owners made it all worthwhile and brought tears to my eyes on a number of occasions.

    Nicole Barton, AHT
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  • I definitely plan on taking part in the program again and would recommend it to anyone who has a passion for helping animals in need.

    Veronica Oggy, RVT
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  • Everyone was willing to show and teach others, and after just a few hours on day one we were in a groove like we’d been doing it for years.

    Melanie Boccaccio
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  • An extra bonus was interacting with the local vets, volunteers and owners. I really feel like I made a difference for the animals and their families.

    Janet Jones, DVM
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  • These animals lives and quality of life will be changed for the better, and the amount of continuing care I see going on down there gives me peace of mind that there are people who tirelessly give their time to help.

    Michelle Culpeper
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Forrest—A very special kitten finds love at CANDi's clinic

Forrest—A very special kitten finds love at CANDi's clinic
Forrest is a very special kitty that came into CANDi’s Cancun clinic this December. His diagnosis is complicated — he has no femoral heads, and no knee caps due to congenital defects. It’s like his legs are completely backwards. With help from the Humane Society of Cozumel Island, Forrest was…
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Gabrielle and Xena: The great puppy rescue

Gabrielle and Xena: The great puppy rescue
Volunteer and CANDi Board Member Hector Navarro works tirelessly to rescue stray dogs in Cancun. Last week, as he was driving to help a friend transport two rescued strays to receive chemotherapy, he saw a dog in the middle of the street. "At first I thought it was hurt, but…
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Saving Esperanza

Saving Esperanza
As part of her ongoing work to document street dogs in Mexico, award-winning photographer and CANDi International Board Member Tracey Buyce stumbled across a seriously injured horse this past July with the help of CANDi Board Member, Hector Navarro. Tracey was photographing stray dogs when she came across a run-down…
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Lovely Luna comes home to New York

Lovely Luna comes home to New York
Luna was just one of many dogs facing an uncertain fate in the tourist outskirt town of Bonfil, Mexico. The difference was, she was lucky enough to be spotted by Tracey Buyce, who was on a volunteer assignment for CANDi (Cats & Dogs International), as their official photographer in 2012.…
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