CANDi Spay and Neuter ClinicCANDi (Cats and Dogs International) and Isla Animals, with the support of Planned Pet Hood International, will be holding another dog and cat sterilization clinic in the community of Bonfil in Cancun, Mexico on November 4-10, 2012. CANDi (Cats and Dogs International) is a non-profit organization that saves the lives of stray cats and dogs in Mexico, the Caribbean and other international destinations through spay, neuter, adoption and educational programs, supported and funded by the tourism industry, travelers and pet lovers.  

Like many areas of Mexico, the community of Bonfil in Cancun struggles to provide adequate resources for its human population, which makes allocating funding to the needs of stray animals out of the question. These free sterilization clinics provide locals with a way to care for and protect their beloved pets and also control the stray animal population in their community.

CANDi Spay and Neuter ClinicAndea Sekula, CANDi Transport Coordinator, has published a wish list of material needs for the upcoming sterilization campaign.  If you can donate any of these items or are attending the campaign and can bring some of these things with you, please contact her at icuchickie[at] If you are in the United States and would like to donate good for the clinic, you may ship them to the address posted below.

This year's goal is to sterilize 1500 dogs and cats in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Cancun. The situation in Cancun for homeless street dogs and cats is horrendous. Please do what you can to help. Donate materials. Make a monetary contribution. Volunteer. Spread the word!

WISHLIST FOR CANDi Campaign Cancun November 2012

Pyrantel suspension (strongid) - We want to be able to dose every animal with de-wormer and we are looking for effective ways to do so.

Injectable Ivermectin

Eye Antibiotics - The little 3 ml tubes we use to lubricate the eyes of the animals

Doxycycline - 50mg and 100 mg capsules or tabs - Every dog we take in will most likely need it, we want to send families home with this antibiotic to give their dogs

Cephalaxin Antibiotic

Convenia (if anybody has a connection with drug company Pfizer would help!) Expensive but one shot of it, provides 10 days of antibiotic coverage.

Tick Prevention - Any and all kinds

Basket muzzles to deal with aggressive dogs, as many as we can get, from size of Chihahua to large dog. Would like to have as many as we can get. Dogs can wake up cranky from anaesthesia and we want to avoid volunteers being bit. And for really aggressive dogs at reception we can have the owners put them on. We want basket types so they don't over heat. As many as we can get will help a lot!

Sutures - 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 - we may buy reel types and need people to mule them to us.

  • Monocryl
  • PDS
  • Maxon
  • Polysorb

Slip leads - Many needed! The cheaper disposable kind is fine.

Dog catch poles - 3 to 5 foot size

Dog kennels - all sizes needed, hard and soft sided carriers

Pain control medication, injectable and oral.

  • Rimadyl (carprofen)
  • Meloxicam (Metacam)
  • ketoprofen
  • Medetomidine (Dormitor- anaesthesic).

Endotracheal tubes - 3.0 through 9.0.


US Mailing/Shipping Address until October 8

Alison Sawyer Current
1750 30th Street#197
Boulder Colorado   

For more information:

Andrea Sekula
Transport Coordinator
CANDi (Cats and Dogs Interantional)
Cozumel Humane Society Adoption Coordinator
Cozumel, Mexico

MX cell 987 564 4406
US vonage 203 404 7790