Something we’ve been following for sometime now is the relationship between female dogs going into estrus as the Spring or Fall equinox approach. While Ayuda hasn’t conducted a true study regarding this observation, it certainly appears to be consistent.
Over the last two weeks in Panajachel there have been at least 6 females running the streets while in heat which means there are packs of crazy male dogs running with them. No one wants to claim any of them as their pet even though they are recognized as dogs with homes!
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS SAFE AT HOME!
The current Ayuda veterinary intern, Stephanie Garcia Cruz is putting lots of extra time in providing humane education program. She appeared on a local television program, has been on a Radio Solola twice this month, and gave presentations to two school groups.
Listen in to her next radio programs scheduled for: 8 & 22 October, 19 & 26 November, 10 & 17 December, and 7 & 14 January.
Stephanie has also been creating posters in Spanish and Kakchiquel to be displayed in the Ayuda offices in Santa Cruz and San Andres.
We had another terrific turnout in Panajachel on 5 September. Our stellar team of volunteers included Betty and Vicky at the intake desk, Rodri, Esmeralda, Emily, Grant, Ingrid, Bea, Susan, Geoff, Gregorio, Harold and Iva helping with prep, recovery, and puppy calming. It was a good day for the animals!
Our next stop was up the mountain to Godinez. Although it was a slower than normal day due to the town’s annual fair, we still had wonderful help from the municipality.
Last up for September was Santa Cruz La Laguna and it was another big one! Big thanks to Sheri for pitching in at the intake desk and recovery.
Here are the lucky pups and kittens who have made it into their new homes.
Foster Care Update