Monday, March 4, 2024

‘Dogtores,’ a colonia for homeless dogs in Puebla

A university in Puebla has created a colonia for homeless dogs, providing them with food, a small house, water, shade and medical care.

Students, professors and administrative staff at the Technological University of Tehuacán (UTT) created the colonia “Dogtores,” a play on Mexico City’s Colonia Doctores, to improve animal welfare, create awareness around animal abuse and prevent formation of gangs of street dogs.

The idea came about in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic, and is being promoted by around 20 volunteers, who have been in charge of looking after the animals and providing them with food.

The dogs also receive attention from vets who monitor their health, and supply them with vaccines.

At the moment Dogtores houses seven canines that also help to protect the nearly empty campus, where in-person classes are yet to be reinitiated.

Source: Municipios Puebla (sp)

Hot, dry weather in the forecast across Mexico

Temperatures will range between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius (86 to 104 F) this week in parts of Mexico as the spring season approaches.

Authorities say Oaxaca wildfire is now 95% under control

Over 400 firefighters are working to contain a wildfire on the outskirts of Oaxaca City that has affected 704 hectares of forest.
A gray whale surfaces near a boat in the waters off Mulegé, Baja California Sur

The week in photos from Mexico: Huachinango to Tulum

Take a visual tour of the country with this selection of photos highlighting the events of the week in Mexico, from the everyday to the exceptional.