In Valladolid, the Peek’ Friendly Fair took place, promoting the welfare and protection of animals in the state through campaigns for sterilization, canine rabies vaccination, and the registration of pets. This public policy initiative is championed by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
From early in the morning, people gathered at the Community Center of the Fernando Novelo Sports Unit in Valladolid. Through the Civil Registry of the State (RECEY), they obtained the Animal Identification Form for their pets. Additionally, they could have their cats and dogs sterilized for free. The animals were assessed, and instructions were provided for the sterilization event scheduled for October 19, 20, and 21 in this municipality.
As part of this project, the State Health Secretariat (SSY) offered a canine rabies vaccination campaign to the residents of Valladolid. In collaboration with the Secretariat of Sustainable Development (SDS), artisans from Umán crafted scarves for pets using recycled materials.
Nelly Guadalupe Pech Euán, who brought her dog Doris for vaccination, acknowledged that Peek’ Friendly offers people the opportunity to vaccinate and sterilize their pets, which may not be possible due to financial constraints, thus benefiting family finances.
“The children register their dogs; they feel more attached to them. It’s beautiful for them, and we are excited that they are officially part of the family,” she emphasized.
It’s worth noting that this project also implements programs that promote responsible adoption, reduce the number of stray animals, and encourage proper pet ownership through strategic alliances and citizen participation.
“I think it’s a great program because many people have pets but can’t afford sterilization. It’s a pity to see animals mistreated on the streets or giving birth there. What they are doing is very good,” said María Jesús Díaz Quijano, who attended the fare to schedule the sterilization of her dog, Blancanieves.
Regarding Peek’ Friendly, Carla Marielle Ávila Storey, Coordinator of International Affairs, pointed out that it is an initiative executed in collaboration with state agencies and the public. The program also focuses on raising awareness and promoting a culture of respect and responsibility towards animals.
Alfredo Fernández Arceo, the Mayor of Valladolid, emphasized the importance of this program that promotes animal care and thanked Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal for supporting initiatives like these in municipalities.
To participate in this strategy, Fernandez Arceo mentioned that Thor and Dark, two members of the Municipal Police’s Canine Unit in Valladolid, took the opportunity to obtain their Animal Identification Forms, making the Municipality part of this responsible pet care initiative.