Stray dog population in the city of Soledad de Graciano Sanchez in Mexico has climbed to a tantalizing record of 300,000 by the end of 2018.
Now at an alarming record compared to its previous years, the city has decided to create two new programs that can help the lives of these street dogs.
One of those is called ‘ComeDog.’ This program has been organized by Soledad de Graciano Sanchez’s City Hall and Respuesta Ciudadana, a citizen’s response group, according to a report by Animal Channel.
Through this program, stray dogs can now easily find foods in food dispensers, which were made from PVC pipes. Good Samaritans could donate dog foods now and then and volunteers regularly check the dispensers to refill.
On the other hand, Soledad de Graciano Sanchez has also started with ‘Ambudog’. This serves as Mexico’s first ambulance for animals. Several veterinarians work voluntarily and healthcare services for stray animals or domesticated pets are all for free. Services include spay, neuter and vaccinations.
“Today, I realize how many people appreciate this program, we have been congratulated by different means and, well, I am going to ask you to participate and help us to have a very successful refuge,” told Mayor Gilberto Hernandez Villafuente to CN13.
The city has deemed the two programs successful after seeing tons of stray animals benefit from their Comedog program and several pets has been treated and cared for with Ambudog.