Dr. Eaton volunteered in spay/neuter campaign in Mexico to help with a spay/neuter clinic in a country desperate to not only care for their human population but also for their domestic animal population.
In mid-November Dr. Eaton volunteered with the non-profit group Amigos de los Animales de Guanajuato in Guatenajuato, Mexico. The group organized a 2 day, M.A.S.H. style spay/neuter campaign that was held in two classrooms at a local primary school. During the mission trip, 112 animals were sterilized (53 female dogs, 7 male dogs, 38 female cats and 14 male cats).
Amigos de los Animals de Guanajuato was established in 2002. Its volunteer Board of Directors works closely with city and state health authorities and other volunteers to increase public awareness of the needs of companion animals and to promote responsible pet ownership. They focus on education, rescue and spay/neuter. As a group, they host several spay/neuter clinics each year in addition to providing ongoing financial support to local veterinarians for spays/neuters.
Although Dr. Eaton volunteers several times throughout the year at local clinics, volunteering internationally is a very rewarding and eye-opening experience. When asked about her experience, she stated, “It doesn’t matter what borders you cross, people everywhere love their animals and that was evident in Mexico too”.
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