When Coco’s first began, our focus was spay and neuter of cats, and rescue and re-homing of kittens. With the establishment of our clinic and full-time vets, we have expanded that focus to include spay and neuter of DOGS. In fact, sterilizations of dogs often outnumber cats in any given month.
The resources that have made this possible include individual donations, as well as grants from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Veterinarios Internacionales Dedicados a Animales Sanos (ViDAS).
Several years ago, our Dallas friends Sherri and Ken established Cachito’s Emergency Dog Fund and they continue to finance this special fund. In the course of their work, Coco’s volunteers rescue DOGS in need of care AND homeless dogs. The Cachito fund helps with health issues and other costs when needed.
Cryss Spani manages the Cachito fund and she and other Coco’s volunteers take 100% responsibility for the care of any rescued dogs until they are healthy enough for adoption. (No dogs are allowed to spend the night at the Current Coco’s Location due to an agreement with the neighborhood association.) One of our recent goals includes expansion plans that will enable us to house dogs in need for overnight care when necessary.
Cachito’s Emergency Dog Fund takes its name from a puppy rescued by Carlos in 2010. Carlos and Laura fostered and fell in love with him, so Cachito was adopted. He is best friends with their daughter Mila and Laura says he is “very spoiled and loved”!
Anyone wishing to donate funds to the Cachito Emergency Dog Fund, please send via our Donations page with a note saying ¨CACHITO FUND¨.