Government officials in Mexico are now giving street dogs access to healthcare that’s better than what millions of US residents can receive.
Mexico is fast becoming a more inclusive and socially conscious nation.
Over the last decade, Mexico has given universal healthcare to all of its residents.
And now that social structure is extending beyond its human occupants.
In Soledad de Graciano Sanchez, a Mexican city in the center of the nation, a range of new measures have been implemented to ensure that its stray dog population gets healthy.
The city currently has over 300,000 street dogs.
The new measures will ensure that these dogs’ basic needs are met immediately and that they will all find homes soon.
The city’s government is now implementing an initiative named “ComeDog”. This initiative combines government resources with citizen groups to ensure that dogs get everything they need.
Already, this initiative has placed 15 food dispensers around Soledad de Graciano Sanchez. These are located in areas where dogs often go hungry. But now the animals will get free meals and water through PVC tubing.
If this weren’t good enough, then the initiative also provides a range of top-notch health services for stray dogs.
For instance, now roaming the streets of Soledad de Graciano Sanchez is an ambulance that only responds to stray animals in desperate need. This ambulance is called the Ambudog.
The Ambudog takes the stray dogs to a range of veterinarians that vaccinate, neuter and provide a range of life-saving services.
And even better, the Ambudog even provides similar help to stray cats.
The food dispensers and the Ambudog are already providing the homeless dog and cat population of Soledad de Graciano Sanchez some much-needed services.
But government officials are insistent that this is only the beginning.
Some may question whether spending tax money on stray dogs is really a good idea. After all, governments have a duty to spend its citizens’ money on the most important services.
But there’s plenty of evidence that the food dispensers and the Ambudog are providing services that can benefit all of the Mexican population.
Stray dogs can be infected with diseases and pass these diseases to other animals and humans. The Ambudog’s work will, therefore, make the Mexican population healthier.
Future services will work to ensure that these needy dogs are housed by the city’s residents.
Soon, stray dogs and cats could become a thing of the past in this Mexican city and the entire country of Mexico itself.
Many other municipalities nearby Soledad de Graciano Sanchez have been taking note of the effectiveness of the initiative and are keen to implement it in their areas.
If only the US government could implement such strong services to needy people in America, let alone to dogs!
An American reading this article may think that their country does not have a stray dog problem.
But this perception is wrong.
In actual fact, the USA has over 70 million stray animals on the streets. And only around 10% of these end up in shelters. Even then, it is a grim story for many of the US’s sheltered animals. Of those that are entered into shelters, almost half are killed despite being healthy.
A similar US program to this new Mexican initiative could save millions of dogs and cats every single year.
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Source: CN13 Noticias