The large number of feral dogs and cats living on city streets is a global problem. While many of these animals are abandoned pets, most are truly feral – having been born and eventually dying in the streets.
These feral animals live on the edges of society and face many health risks. Starvation and disease result in an average life span of only one to two years. Feral street dogs in particular pose a public health danger through bites and transmission of rabies to people. AEI's partner in Auguascalientes, Mexico is facing this problem head on. Their mission is to reduce the pet overpopulation problem through an ethical and humane program. This organization focuses their efforts on three main objectives.
Their educational campaign promotes responsible pet ownership and targets school-aged children and the general public. Their spay and neuter clinics offer low cost pet sterilization to members of the community.
Volunteers work directly with our vet and educational teams!