Stray cats and dogs are found on the streets of communities in every key tourist destination in Mexico and the Caribbean. Homeless and fending for themselves, these animals are often malnourished and suffer from injury and disease. Unsterilized, they continually procreate, bringing more and more unwanted puppies and kittens into lives of suffering.
With few resources and limited knowledge of humane alternatives, local municipalities often deal with the stray animal problem in unimaginably savage ways – through mass electrocution, poisoning and drowning – out of sight of tourists. These methods are not only inhumane, they are also ineffective. Mass killings do nothing to address the underlying causes of animal overpopulation.
By contrast, one of the most effective long-term solutions is to establish low or no-cost spay/neuter programs that are easily accessible. Through our partnerships with local animal organizations in Mexico and the Caribbean, CANDi is bringing such programs to communities in need.