AMBUDOG: The First K9 Medical Care Unit in Mexico

The "ambudog"

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ MX.- San Luis Potosí has ​​become the first entity in the country to have an ambulance specialized in the care of animals in street conditions. It is a public and free service that will be given in the so-called “Ambudog” that will operate in the municipality of Soledad de Graciano Sánchez.

It is an advanced medical alternative for abandoned animals. An itinerant service that is in charge of specialized personnel assigned to Municipal Public Safety, through the Animal Control and Protection Unit.

An over population of stray dogs can be a source of infection for other animals and for people, since they do not have any vaccine and usually live and eat from the garbage.

The “Ambudog” will be itinerant, will move through the municipality and its metropolitan area to provide medical care to stray animals that need support.

Inside the “ambudog”

The metropolitan area of ​​San Luis Potosí has ​​become a “pet friendly/animal-lover” space since it boasts places that provide free food and water to pets and homeless animals.

According to figures from animal protection organizations and the Ministry of Health, in the Potosí metropolis   there is a population of around 300,000 stray dogs.

The “Ambudog” is a unique project of its kind throughout the country, as it will not only attend to dogs and cats in street condition, but to any person that requires service for their pet, including sterilization.

Sources close to the current administrations, comment that the municipality of Mérida already contemplates the possibility of replicating this model as well as in different parts of the state of Yucatan.

 

The Yucatan Times
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