Animals are periodically collected from the streets by dog catchers known as Zoonosis. The animals are not fed for 5 days. If no one comes from them, they are given food laced with poison. It is a hard life and a painful death for so many dogs and cats.
Sterilization reduces the overpopulation of homeless animals. The Aniplant Project and ANIPLANT are committed to expanding spay-neuter programs in Cuba. Annually, ~5,000 animals are sterilized--preventing about 25,000 new unwanted animals each year.
The Aniplant Project (TAP) and ANIPLANT seek to eliminate the suffering of Cuban animals through mass sterilization campaigns, public education, the promotion of animal health care, assistance to animal refuges, and hands-on intervention in cases of animal suffering. The Aniplant Project provides support to ANIPLANT, and ANIPLANT provides on-the-scene assistance to Cuban animals.
The Aniplant Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit charity registered in the State of Florida. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under IRS Code 501(c)(3) - ID# 27-2345012. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling Florida's Division of Consumer Services at 1-800-435-7352 (in Florida), or 1-850-488-2221. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. TAP's registration number is CH32635. All fund-raising is done in-house.
If you've been to Cuba, you know the helpless heartache of seeing painfully thin and sick animals on the streets. And while Cuba is a highly educated, healthy and empathetic population, their lack of resources is a tremendous problem. People simply may not have the means to properly care for their pets. Veterinarians often do not have the medicines or supplies they need to treat animals. As a result, many dogs and cats are not spayed/ neutered and unwanted animals roam the streets in search of food, shelter and kindness.