The 2015 canine and feline sterilization campaign achieved its goal of reaching more than 2,000 cats and dogs in Merida, Valladolid and Progreso.
State Health Secretary Jorge Mendoza Mézquita said that thanks to the combined efforts of Planned Pethood Mexico, the Franciscan Shelter for Unprotected Animals, Evolución A. C and UADY, the fight against stray animals has moved forward.
More than 700 sterilizations were performed in Progreso, while in Merida there were over a thousand and 600 in Valladolid.
About 25 veterinarians from Denver, Colo.; California; and across Latin America were summoned for the cause.
Stray animals continue to be a problem in Yucatán, where an estimated 500,000 dogs and cats are living in the streets. Families also brought their pets to the clinic, preventing unwanted offspring in their households.