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Overpopulation of stray dogs and few adoptions in Mérida

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Even though there are hundreds of stray dogs and cats in Mérida, there are only five or seven adoptions each month in the Municipal Animal Care Center (Cemaa) of the city.

Despite improving the quality of the service provided on that place and implementing adoption strategies, even through its social networks, in addition to the fact that the process is free, few adoptions are registered per month.

In an interview, the director of the Mérida Sustainable Development Unit, Alejandra Bolio Rojas, explained that the total capacity of Cemaa is 60 spaces in the quarantine area and 12 cages with space of up to two animals per space, that is, 24 in the area of ​​adoptable.

He specified that their maximum capacity is 65 animals and that in a “good” month they give up five to seven pets for adoption.

Despite this, they are not overcrowded, due to care protocols and space within the center.

Bolio Rojas said that unfortunately there is a need to sacrifice some of the animals that enter, due to the health conditions in which they arrive.

“They bring distemper, parvovirus, and other types of diseases that are common among street animals,” he said.

He stressed that the regulation establishes humane slaughter, for which there are very defined protocols when animals arrive with a highly contagious disease o have an aggressive behavior.

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