Being animal lovers, we like to support the tireless work of animal welfare organizations in the islands that we visit. It’s one small way for us to contribute something positive to the community, hopefully make a difference to better the lives of the animals, and support the spaying and neutering efforts to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats. This trip was no different for us. Although we were not able to bring supplies as we were traveling with carryons only, we visited the Cozumel Humane Society and dropped off a donation.
Lucky for us, our friends Wendi and Andy, who we had met up with in Cozumel, were also animal lovers. Our passion for island travels and animals made us instant buddies when we “met” in the travel forums. 🙂 As Wendi and I were planning our respective trips, we both knew we had to at least stop by the animal shelter during one of our outings around the island. We dropped by the shelter on a Monday, and although we forgot to call ahead to let them know we were coming, the staff were gracious enough to give us a tour of the kennels.
The shelter has a very nice setup, with several big enclosures for the cats, individual kennels and a big common area for the dogs. But Wow! They had a lot of dogs, all waiting for their furrever homes. 😦 The dogs were all in great shape and definitely eager to get some attention and love.
The shelter also had quite a number of cats, all looking for a head scritch and a chin rub. There was a momma cat with her adorable kittens, a couple of adult tabbies, several of which were orange tabbies, which I have a soft spot for! Sigh. I wish I could give them all a proper home. I really wanted to play with the kitties, but we were not allowed in their enclosures.
The Cozumel Humane Society seems to be a very well-run organization. The facilities were clean, the animals were in good shape, and you can tell the staff love the animals. If you are visiting the island and are an animal lover, contact them, visit the shelter, and drop off a donation. The Cozumel Humane Society does some good work! http://humanecozumel.org/aboutUs.html