Life is a living hell for dogs and cats in Panama. The uncontrolled exploding animal population sentences them to short lives. Females give birth to litter-after-litter. They and their babies are always hungry... always scavenging... barely surviving. They are never safe. Never. Oftentimes they starve. Or a car runs them over.
Male dogs often run wild in the streets trying to mate and too often get hit by cars. It breaks my heart to say this, but they are lucky if they're killed. Otherwise they must navigate the tough streets of Panama with a broken leg or internal injuries. And, ultimately, they will suffer a slow, painful death. Veterinary care is virtually unheard of for strays, except for a few local animal non-profits trying to make a difference - but overwhelmed by need.
Without an effective spay and neuter programs, this gut-wrenching suffering will not only continue, it will increase relentlessly as the stray population increases many times over.
To stop this senseless, perpetual cycle of animal suffering! SPCA International has teamed up with local organization, Spay Panama, to make a real and lasting impact by running a multi-day spay and neuter event in Santiago de Veraguas this October. A team of veterinarians and assistants will aim to sterilize, deworm and vaccinate more than a thousand animals.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help by donating to SPCA International's Shelter Programs right now. The more donations we collect, the more animals we can save in Panama and all around the world! Please, donate today!