This Friday December 1st, AFAD, which stands for Albergue Franciscano del Animal Desprotegido (Franciscan Shelter for Vulnerable Animals), is having a benefit dinner party to raise money. The party will start at 8:00 PM and will be located at a private home on Calle 22 #197 x 13 in Garcia Gineres. The cost to attend is $150 pesos per person. The money will all go to benefit the cats and dogs that are cared for at the AFAD shelter.
If you don’t know about AFAD, read our article about the dog shelter run by this group. If you want to help the dogs and cats that are rescued by this worthy and hard working team, please contact Lidia at either her home (920-5019) or at her cell phone (044-9999-47-63-19).
The group is raising money to build roofs over the shelter pens so that the rescued dogs can stay dry when it rains. They also need money to outfit their operating room so they can increase their spaying and neutering operations, which they conduct with local vets at no or reduced fees. Any additional money will go to the ongoing costs of feeding and caring for the 30 to 40 dogs and 20 or so cats that the shelter cares for at any one time.
If you don’t want to call, just show up at the event. If you don’t want to go to the event, but want to donate money, just call Lidia. If you want to adopt a dog, please go to AFAD and rescue your companion from the shelter. If you don’t speak Spanish but want to do something, contact us at blog [at] yucatanliving [dot] com.
The work of AFAD is not just about rescuing the dogs and cats from lives of starvation or abuse, but also about educating the local people about improving the care of our animal friends. Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help.
For more information, visit AFAD’s website.