If you’re laboring under the preconception of Mexico as a place where people could pull a hair for animals, you may want to rethink that at least partially erroneous position.
Citizens of Jalisco, for example, were recently able to demonstrate their dedication to animal welfare thanks to the occurrence of the twin seismic disasters that befell the country last month.
From September 25 to 29, a team of veterinarians and veterinary students from the Centro Universitario del Sur of the University of Guadalajara and Civil Association of Veterinarians (S.O.S.) departed Jalisco for Mexico City to treat a variety of pets at risk of being abandoned or neglected in the quake’s aftermath.
After convening at RAMPU, a veterinary hospital located in the Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, the team hit the streets in areas most affected by the 7.1 tremor, attending to hundreds of animals, including 172 dogs grouped in a single animal shelter. Treatments included general check-ups, feeding and de-lousing. At least one instance of verified animal abuse was reported.
“It was a moving experience,” said Iñigo Alejandro Mora Huerta, president of the S.O.S. “It was also gratifying seeing the work done by our students. They gave it their all and comported themselves well. I’m happy we were able to do our own small part to help.”