Why Help Underserviced US Communities
Compassion without Borders is founded on the premise that all animals deserve to be free of suffering, wherever they are. Geography doesn’t dictate who merits our compassion and action.
Since we began, in 2002, the organization has been dedicated to the animals of Mexico, where assistance is scarce and the need so immense. We are passionate about serving animals in these traditionally under serviced communities.
Over the past few years, however, it became clear there is a real need for CWOB to reach out to under-serviced areas in the United States, as well.
The local Latino population in the US has a very high rate of relinquishment at local shelters, a large percentage of unsterilized and unvaccinated animals, and is severely underserved amongst animal welfare agencies and shelters , where bilingual services are next to non-existent and cultural barriers prevent meaningful outreach and education.
These communities have a higher than average rate of low-income wages and the need for affordable veterinary services and access to free and low-cost spay/neuter is critical.
With that in mind, CWOB developed a Local Latino project wherein we will set up monthly outreach and wellness clinics and coordinate free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in Latino neighborhoods. We will also be creating Spanish humane education materials for schools and kids in the area and utilize the program as a vehicle to educate these communities and raise the status of companion animals. The effort will be a partnership with local animal control agencies and shelters.
This effort will in no way detract from our commitment to animals south of the border, which will remain our primary focus, however is a very logical extension of our work, which aims to help the animals that are at highest risk and in need of most assistance.
Interested in helping?
*Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities in California.
*Make a donation: Donate today to this program and help us to provide veterinary services and spay and neuter to vulnerable dog and cat populations in Latino communities.