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Spayathon for Puerto Rico
The people of Puerto Rico have suffered an unimaginable loss after Hurricane Maria devastated their island in 2017. But thanks to generous supporters like you and the help of 23 other organizations, this is what a group of people with a mission were able to do…
Posted by The Humane Society of the United States on Wednesday, August 8, 2018
A coalition of 24 organizations. Organized and led by the Humane Society of the United States. We, as a collective group, are aiming to safely spay and neuter over 20,000 dogs and cats through four separate, high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics over the next 12 months.
Round 1 – June 3-9, 2018 (5,608 animals safely spayed/neutered and vaccinated)
Round 2 – November 3-9, 2018
Round 3 – February 3-9, 2019
Round 4 – May 3-9, 2019
In addition to sterilization of individual animals, the goal of the Spayathon initiative is to simultaneously provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter training for the veterinarians of Puerto Rico. Following the conclusion of the fourth and final clinic, the Humane Society of the United States will be donating all of the equipment used during the initiative to the local veterinary workforce. By providing comprehensive training, along with donation of high quality surgical and anesthetic equipment used during the clinics, we hope to promote a sustainable effort for continued animal welfare in Puerto Rico.
ViDAS could not be more proud to be a part of this phenomenal coalition in order to provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter for the dogs and cats of Puerto Rico. Our group will be located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico for the upcoming November round of the Spayathon. ViDAS has set a difficult, but achievable goal of safely performing over 10,000 spays/neuters on dogs and cats over the course of the four clinics. UPDATE: 2,105 cats and dogs safely spayed/neutered in June by ViDAS with a total of 5,608 total between all organizations involved.
Please visit our “Get Involved” page to see how you can get involved and become a part of this amazing coalition.
UPDATE: We are just over two months out from the second round of the #Spayathon4PR ViDAS will be located in Arecibo for the second round. Continue reading below for information on Round 2!
Veterinarios Internacionales Dedicados a Animales Saños
International Veterinarians Dedicated to Animal Health
VIDAS is a group comprised of veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians, and animal–loving volunteers. Our mission is to provide safe and free veterinary sterilization to dogs and cats in areas of need in an effort to fight pet overpopulation. We strive to work together with the local community to provide education to the people and aid to local veterinary groups to invoke positive and sustainable change.
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