The RAP (Respecte, Ayuda, Protege [Respect, Help, Protect], CANDI (Cats and Dogs International) & VIDAS organizations held a 5 day neuter/spay (sterilization) Free Clinic in the Bonfil district of Cancun. This project was to provide to those animal owners that cannot afford to pay for it, free sterilization of their dogs and cats. They accepted dogs and cats from owners in both Cancun & Isla Mujeres. They sterilized over 250 dogs and cats during this 5 day event. They also gave each animal a rabies shot, and new collar & leash, a Front Line flea and tick application, and trimming of their nails. One dog in need, do to a run in with a car, had one of it's front legs amputated, successfully. Suz, my wife, is a retired surgical RN, was a volunteer for 3 days and worked in the surgical recovery area. All of the helpers were volunteers. The veterinarian doctors and nurses paid their own way to Cancun from the USA, as well as their accommodations while here. These three co-operating organizations are doing a lot of good work here in Cancun. They are in need of donations in order to keep on doing this good work. Please contribute if you are an animal lover or not, the web link to RAP's web site, which is in spanish is: http://www.respetaayudayprotege.org/ VIDAS stands for "International Veterinarians Dedicated to Animal Health" and the link to their web site is: http://www.vidas.org/ The link to the CANDI project is: http://www.candiinternational.org/prog_projcancun.html Please try to help them out. Here are some pictures of this past weeks work here in Cancun: THE CLINIC OPERATING ROOM SURGERY IN PROGRESS SOME PATIENTS IN RECOVERY SUSIE TRIMMING SOME NAILS SUZIES FAVORITE PATIENT THIS DOG'S COAT WAS SO MATTED WITH MUD IT TOOK TWO HOURS TO TRIM IT OFF. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN! THESE 250+ ANIMALS ARE NOW STERILIZED AND WILL GREATLY REDUCE THE FUTURE POPULATION OF STREET DOGS, AND FERAL CATS, IN THE CANCUN AREA. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.