A woman in a red top happily holding a plush toy in front of a content black and white dog outdoors with trees in the background

“Rescue & Rehome: Solidaridad’s Dog Adoption Drive Saves Lives!”

Solidaridad, a community in Playa del Carmen, is encouraging residents to participate in a dog adoption program. This initiative aims to improve public health and animal welfare by rehoming at least 100 dogs that have been rescued from situations of abuse and abandonment. These dogs are currently being cared for at the Municipal Animal Welfare Center.

Adopting these dogs not only gives them a second chance at a happy life but also plays a critical role in controlling zoonotic diseases. This promotes public health within the community and helps to manage the population of stray dogs, thereby reducing the risk of disease transmission.

Diseases such as rabies and leishmaniasis can be transmitted from animals to humans, posing a significant risk to public health. By reducing the number of stray dogs, the likelihood of these diseases spreading decreases.

The adoption process follows official procedures to ensure the health and safety of both the animals and their potential adopters. All dogs are provided with up-to-date vaccinations, sterilization, and tests for parasitic diseases. They are also treated preventively against fleas, ticks, and heartworms.

Those interested in participating in the adoption program can visit the Municipal Animal Welfare Center. The center is located at 150 Avenue with 17 South Street in the Bellavista neighborhood of Playa del Carmen and is open during office hours.