Day 16
Two minutes of spay/neuter surgery for a street dog in Mexico


Dog Overpopulation in Puebla, Mexico

Our Good Deed directly impacts the issue of dog overpopulation in the streets of Puebla. When you're on vacation whether it be on a resort or travelling a city centre, we often come across street dogs roaming around looking for attention and scraps of food. With spay and neuter clinics the number of dogs suffering on the streets can be drastically reduced. In Puebla an earthquake hit in 2017, resulting in negative effects to their economy and with that the loss of resources available to humans and dogs. With the help of spay and neuter clinics, less resources will be needed in order to help keep dogs from suffering, prevent the spread of disease, as well as prevent a negative effect on the community they exist


Spay and neuter surgeries for overpopulated, homeless dogs in Puebla, Mexico.


A local NGO rescues dogs from poor living conditions and a spay and neuter clinic is organized to reduce dog overpopulation and further suffering.

Countable effort

Number of dogs being spayed and neutered to reduce overpopulation, abuse and suffering.


Compared with the previous year, it is projected that an additional 1,000 dogs will be spayed and/or neutered.

Systemic effect

Reduction of dog overpopulation which in turn reduces animal suffering, disease, as well as resource scarcity.


According to Peta, "The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. Spaying and neutering are routine, affordable surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in animal shelters for lack of a loving home. Spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years." Our Good Deed directly reduces the issue of dog overpopulation, as well as the reduction of disease and animal abuse within the community. Following natural disasters, struggling economies and pandemics, humans within these communities suffer and generally, if people aren't able to feed their pets, then they won't be able to spay or neuter their pets either. Homeless dogs end up congregating around street vendors which can result in abuse of the animals, and it can also be bad for the vendors business as some people avoid street dogs and the areas they exist. Overall, the reduction of dog overpopulation not only helps to prevent issues that greatly affect the animals themselves, but it can alleviate some stresses that individuals in the community are going through as well.

The good deed

In order to reach our 2022 goal of spaying/neutering 1,200 dogs, we would need to raise $36000. This work is a part of our mission, and we have set a long-term goal of altering two dogs to every one dog adopted. Our goal of altering 1,200 dogs this year could help reduce the overpopulation of dogs by up to 80,400,000 in 6 years. With the donation we will have spay and neuter between 500 and 1,000 dogs. By helping to reduce the dog overpopulation problem through spay and neuter clinics our Good Deed will directly prevent suffering, disease, hunger, and homelessness among our target group. In addition, through dog rescue we are able to assist with one of the layers of struggles that local communities may be experiencing in the locations we support.


Mexico City

(Puebla 2020)

Per Capita GDP
10,314 CA$
(Mexico 2020)

Rank 74 (2020)

Puebla is the fourth-largest city in Mexico, and it is the city attached to Cinco de Mayo; when the Mexican army defeated the French in 1862. Puebla's city centre is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.