Soup kitchens for dogs, a concept that originated in Colombia, are slowly spreading through Mexico.
ComeDog, or Food for Dogs, is a program that provides food and water for street dogs and cats through public dispensers.
It also delivers a spaying and neutering service and tries to find homes for the animals.
Two weeks ago, the Veracruz city of Huatusco became the newest location on the list of feeding stations for street dogs after Francisco José Bringas came across ComeDog and got in touch with the organization’s counterpart in Mexico.
Thus began the process of setting up a food dispenser in Huatusco.
It was four years ago that Bringas and other local citizens formed a group to conduct sterilization and adoption programs. Later he began providing food to street dogs outside his home. So the ComeDog system was a natural fit.
The 1.2-meter-high galvanized metal containers hold up to 22 kilograms of food and four liters of water. Animals that use the dispensers become possible candidates for sterilization and adoption.
Bringas says the project’s vision is to “dignify animals” that live in the street and improve their quality of life.
ComeDog arrived in Mexico last year and now has a presence in several states. The organization can be reached through its Facebook page.
Source: Regeneración (sp)