Animal Balance, a volunteer organization from the USA is sending a team of 20 professionals to Aruba to perform sterilizations on stray dogs, trapping and then fixing the dogs in the dump, at Parkitemnbos. All dogs that are trapped will be returned to the same place where they were found, once they are sterilized.
While the main focus of “Operation Cunucu,” is humanely trapping the dogs at the Parkietenbos dump, you can also help your neighborhood, by bringing some of the strays living on your street, to be operated.
Location of Clinic: Centro Dakota
You may drop stay dogs: Between 8am and 9am
Pick up time after surgery: 5pm
Dates: April 26th, April 27th, April 28, April 29th and April 30th.
Attention San Nicholas Residents: If you wish to drop off a stray dog, from your street, to be operated and returned, the organization has a collection point outside the YMCA, for those without transportation. Volunteers will pick up the dog from you at this collection point and return the dog to you, same day, between 5pm and 6pm.
Attention Oranjestad Residents: If you wish to drop off a stray dog, from your street, to be operated and returned, come to Centro Dakota; please make sure that the dog is on a leash or in a kennel.
The Free Sterilization Clinic for street dogs and puppies will handle a maximum of 500 dogs and puppies for this year’s campaign. All dogs treated will receive Free Vaccinations against Parvo and Distemper, and flea and tick prevention treatment. All dogs will receive a small tattoo in their ear to indicate they were operated.
Plataforma Ley de Cacho is in full support of this campaign, and we ask that if you are an owner of a dog, please keep your dog on your property, because if your dog is trapped, it will be sterilized.
Additionally, 40 local and international volunteers are giving their time to support “Operation Cunucu,” in many other ways to make sure the campaign is successful, and we thank them.
“Operation Cunucu” has full support and co-operation of the Government of Aruba and members of Parliament, specifically the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister of Health. A special recognition should go to Member of Parliament Donny Rasmijn.
The project, has been two years in the making, and was only made possible through very generous donations, of mostly American tourists.
The project enjoys the support of the local NGOs, Animal Rights groups, the local veterinarians and many businesses, who sponsored accommodation, lunches, dog food and more.
It is our sincere hope that Aruba will come together and help us reach our target number of 500 dogs sterilized, we need all the support we can get in making this possible……So if you know of a street dog, please bring it to be sterilized.
Sterilization is beneficial for the dog’s good health, and it is the only humane method of population control. Be a responsible dog owner, not just a dog lover.