“Pepito”, an elderly Labrador dog, was abandoned at the door of the Evolución Animal A.C. shelter. However, his story was different to the majority of victims of human irresponsibility. A family quickly adopted him from a shelter.
Over time, “Pepito” healed the emotional wounds that abandonment caused him and is now the “king” of his new home, where he receives a lot of love, commented Silvia Cortés Castillo, president of Evolución Animal, A.C.
“Unfortunately, the case of abandonment of ‘Pepito’ is not isolated since many abandon old dogs. They leave them when they need them most,” said Silvia.
As a way to help the Pepito’s “little siblings” who still live in the shelter waiting to be adopted, the dog’s family and Evolución Animal, A.C. came together to celebrate “Pepito’s party”, a fundraising gala and thus feed the more than 700 animals that live in the shelter.
“During January, the slope also hits the shelter, it is the month in which it is most difficult for us to raise the funds to feed the more than 700 animals we have, which is why this December 7th the ‘Pepito’s party’ will be held, so raise funds to buy the food that will be used in January,” said Silvia.
The gala will take place next Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in the García Ginerés neighborhood. The ticket price is 1,000 pesos. A drink, snacks, DJ music, and raffles with prizes will be held.
“At the gala, there will be raffles for various items and services donated by volunteers, such as unique pieces of art, accessories for humans and animals, as well as spa days and many more prizes,” indicated the president of the animal sanctuary.
To reserve your place, those interested can contact the number 9991-93-03-28 or send an email to the address Patintheyucatan@gmail.com. All proceeds will be donated to the shelter, which needs help to feed and provide veterinary care to more than 700 animals. Silvia reported that another way to help these animals is by donating or sponsoring one.
“We have dogs that have been waiting to be adopted for more than 14 years, they have already grown old waiting for a home. We seek to give them a dignified old age, with health and love,” said the activist. “Adoption is the best way to help these animals, but it is not always possible, that is why we invite people who love animals but cannot take them to their shelters, to be godparents, from 50 pesos “You can sponsor one of these dogs, cats or piglets,” he indicated.
The activist commented that godparents receive monthly photos of their godchildren and are notified if they are adopted. The sanctuary, on the road to the Tanil community in Umán, also receives volunteers every day from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.