Avoiding euthanasia is the opinion of organizations like Car-can, an alternative medicine center in the Mexican capital that on this Love Your Pet Day sends out a voice to give animals a second chance and improve their quality of life.
Car-can, which will be 20 years old in 2023, is an advanced rehabilitation center in the design and creation of alternative therapy, wheelchairs, and prostheses for individual offenders.
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The founder and director of Car-can, Javier Herrera, said in an interview that he created this particular clinic because of the need to avoid euthanasia in dogs and cats that arrive at the veterinarian’s office with a diagnosis due to an unfair disability.
“We are going to celebrate 20 years. In Mexico we are pioneers in making wheelchairs, and we do what every little animal in the condition of disability requires,” he said.
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Almost 7 out of 10 Mexicans own a pet, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).
In a country of 126 million inhabitants, 80 million need to be documented, of which 43.8 million are dogs, 16.2 million are cats and 20 million are other species. Read here: Watch: the puppy tried to bring food to its master trapped under the rubble
In this context, Herrera also disagreed with options such as buying and selling care for those who are dying.
So Herrera, who is a veterinarian, has turned her home in the office of Xochimilco Mayor, in the south of Mexico City, into a center for clinical and rehabilitation care, where cats and dogs receive different approaches to therapy, such as hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, and acupuncture. among others opposites.
The founder of Car-power in the research and design of prototypes that have his personal seal.
He also created an artifact for a parrot that did not have mobility in either leg, except for many dogs and cats, which are the largest population of people that come to this center.
“We think that they are also those who give a second chance, because in all cases we have taken care of improving life, which are completely different, there are dogs, cats, we also took care of ducks, opossums.” parrot” he said.
The pet sector in Mexico has a value of 2,400 million dollars, the twelfth place in the world and the second in Latin America, according to a Euromonitor consultation.
The e-commerce business of pet care has grown nearly 800% from 2015 to 2020, according to the same agency.
This is in the growth of Car-can, which started with the impact of Herrera.
Later, he was joined by his wife and daughter, who now manages the site, and now has a formal staff of 17 employees.
All of them provide a great call for all the care they need to deal with their disabilities.
“It is a beautiful job, this is like the house where we used to live, we have turned into offices and everything is dedicated to them and I am happy because it also offers a job, a salary and also training,” said Herrera.
Car-can also modernize, so they provide service through WhatsApp and networks such as Facebook and Instagram, which also provide other more general services and pose such as veterinary consultations, vaccinations, sterilization, boarding dogs and other rarer ones. such as x-rays, dog spas and sale accessories.