Spay n neuter in mayan community: Colonia Yucatán

Spay and neuter saves lives!

Help us spay and neuter 200 dogs and cats from Colonia Yucatán, a rural town on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Spay and neuter is said to save lives. How?

Spay and neuter reduces the number of accidental or unwanted litters being born. And that means fewer pets going to the streets, where they face a hard life with scarce food and water, at the risk of getting diseases, get hit by cars, or subject to violence like it has happened in Colonia Yucatán.

Why in Colonia Yucatán?

For some years now, the town has been experiencing a growth in the stray pet population, as well as discontent from some neighbors. Dogs and cats have been poisoned (even owned and inside their homes), some have been shot and attacked with machetes.

Worried neighbors have asked us for help.

Colonia Yucatán does not have a veterinarian, nor other way of controlling the dog population in a humane way. Their nearest veterinarian is 45 minutes away by car, a difficult journey for many of the people who move around in bicycles and motorcycles.

Who is doing this?

Im fundraising for the three organizations and 40+ volunteers that have responded to Colonia’s plea, and are teaming up to help the dogs, cats and the good people of Colonia Yucatán.

Kan Cozumel, Mi Amigo de la Calle and Planned Pethood International, along with many year long friends-volunteers-profesionals are setting a Free Spay and Neuter campaign in Colonia Yucatán at the end of June of 2021.

Not only is the goal to spay/neuter 200 pets, all animals will also be vaccinated and dewormed.

Veterinary consultations will be offered, as well as Education and sensitizing activities for kids and adults.

We ask you to join this effort and make a donation.

About the organizations:

Kan Cozumel is a newly formed non profit based in Cozumel Island. While working for another organization, Laura the director has organized several campaigns on the island, having spay/neutered more than 1500 pets in campaign settings.

Mi Amigo de la Calle is a non profit based in Playa del Carmen. They rescue, give on adoption, educate the public and organize spay and neuter campaigns in rural towns, this will be their 9th  spay and neuter campaign in Mayan Communities.

Planned Pethood International is a non profit based in Puerto Morelos. They train veterinarians on spay and neuter surgeries and organice massive spay and neuter campaigns in the Yucatan peninsula as well as in the United States.

What are the funds for?

Mostly materials like syringes, scalpels, surgical fields, sutures, anesthesia, medications, gloves, gauzes, vaccines and dewormers.

Also they will be used for gasoline and possibly travel expenses. (All volunteers come from Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Cancún and Mérida)

Why donate?

We know first hand that love has no boundaries. No matter where they need us, if we can do it, we will do it.

No matter where you are in the world, if you are reading this, we need your help.

Your contribution can save hundreds of pet’s lives and positively impact the community of Colonia Yucatán.


No donation is small, because it comes from the heart.

$200 USD and up donations

Will receive a Thank you post on the social media of the organizations and a personalized video of the campaign with your name or business name.

We thank you for joining this great effort to help the dogs, cats and people of Colonia Yucatán.

Video of the 7th Spay and Neuter Campaign: 

  • Jen Andrade-Ward 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Yreli Gonzalez K 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Jessica Dalton 
    • $10 
    • 11 mos
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Andrea Heredia Whitaker 
Temple, TX