The first and most important thing to understand is that stray dogs are not to blame for anything. When we buy a pet just for its breed and we do not commit to taking care of it, we are part of this problem that is getting bigger and bigger.
There are more than 10 million street dogs in Mexico and approximately 120,000 are slaughtered each month by the anti-rabies.
Adopting a dog or a cat is the noblest form of love I know. Many times you think that you change the life of a pet when you adopt it, but it is really the other way around, they change your life to you.
Why is it better to adopt?
- Big dogs will give you less work and more love than a puppy
- An adopted dog or cat is priceless
- Pet stores are puppy mills. Dogs that breed in these places often have genetic defects and health problems since they are sometimes mated between family members
If you do not have space to adopt, but you want to help in some way, you can post cases of dogs and cats lost in social networks and follow up on the comments; give awareness talks in schools, universities, companies or your colony.
Sponsor a pet
This means covering your expenses partially or totally. When the animal is healthy, its only expenses will be vaccination, deworming and sterilization.
When the dog or cat needs medical attention, the expenses will depend on how serious the animal is and what it needs.
This activity does not take away too much time. For you, it may simply be a walk, but for them, it is a very pleasant experience since they feel loved. I’ve had to meet several dogs and they really inject you with vitality.
A temporary home is a space that you can offer a pet while you find a family that can have it forever. The most important thing to be a temporary home is that you have a safe space so that it does not escape and is comfortable and happy.