Rescuers in Tizimin come out in defense of stray dogs by a provision of the City Council.
The trouble began on February 28 when inspectors of Municipal Health Department visited the home of Deisy Alcocer Navarrete, who rescues dogs and keeps them in her backyard.
The woman says she has been altruistic for 11 years and she had never had any problems before.
She even said that the municipal authorities should be grateful since she is doing a job that should’ve been done by them instead.
“Every dog I see on the street, I bring it to my house cure, feed, spay and neuter it, besides providing it with a decent place to live”. Now they ask me to get rid of my dogs because they annoy the neighbors but I can not leave them on the street again to be poisoned or starved to death,” explained Deisy Alcocer.
Other rescuers of the municipality expressed their anger because there are several altruistic people in Tizimín who every day pick up sick dogs to cure them and give them up for adoption.
Lucy Lopez Corona, of the “Bienestar Animal” (Animal Welfare) civil association , said that three weeks ago she visited the mayor of Tizimín, Mario González González, to deliver the blueprint of the piece of land she is willing to donate for the dog shelter, however she says that up to this date, the municipal president has not give any answer in this regard.
“We do the work that the authorities should be doing, and now they ask us to get rid of the animals and leave them defenseless back on the street, we will not allow this situation to continue,” said Lopez Corona.
“Many people complain but they are not able to do anything to support our cause, but those who love animals will come together to save them,” she concluded.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx