Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership: A joint initiative on Dog Neutering

As pet lovers, it is essential to ensure that our furry friends receive the best
possible care. One important aspect of responsible pet ownership is to have them
spayed or neutered. Unfortunately, many pet owners in the Dominican Republic
do not practice this or simply do not have the extra funds to do so, leading to a
significant number of unwanted animals and abandoned pets.
However, with the joint effort of Moringa’s Mission, the Mandevilla Foundation,
some volunteers and various members of our team here at Taino Farm, we were
able to take some steps to address this issue. We launched an initiative to
promote responsible pet ownership through a 2 day dog clinic in the community
of Los Brazos. The event took place on the 22nd and 23rd of April, aiming to
provide free or low-cost spay and neuter services to pet owners in the area.
The pets also received a tick treatment, medicines, access to 2 vets (1 dominican
and 1 german) and collars + leashes. We were also able to receive a big donation
box with materials from another German vet, with various products that were of
valuable use for the dog clinic.
During those 2 days we assisted in the spaying of 51 dogs and cats, thus reducing
the number of homeless animals, some other conditions were treated as well,
saving the lives of these pups. It’s relevant to mention that the practice of
sterilization can improve the behavior of pets and reduce the risk of certain
health problems. Sterilization can also help prevent the spread of diseases and
parasites, which can be prevalent in the Dominican Republic.
This initiative had a positive impact on the community. Pet owners who cannot
afford expensive sterilization procedures now have access to these services,
thanks to the joint foundation’s and the farm’s efforts and we plan to organize
another one before this year’s end.
By the end of the activity, Taino Farm offered a vegetarian BBQ and refreshing
beverages for the volunteers, vets and members of Moringa’s Mission on the
platform by the Yásica river. In conclusion, we want to thank Moringa’s Mission
and the Mandevilla Foundation’s initiative on dog neutering on the North Coast of
the Dominican Republic, by making a positive impact on the local pet population
and the community at large. We at Taino are super glad to be a part of it as well.
Adriana Badía Paulino

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