For the first time, the private company, the university, with the support of different animal promoters, donated 3,000 vaccines to the same number of animals in vulnerable situations in several municipalities in the departments of Antioquia and La Guajira.
The beneficiaries will be dogs in a street or vulnerable situation that are part of the network of animal protection centers in both regions. The donation arose as an initiative of the Carval company and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the CES University of Medellín in order to ensure the protection and welfare of animals.
“It is a campaign that we carry out between the CES University, Carval SA, the Antioqueño deputy Álvaro Múnera Builes and the Medellín councilor, Juan Jiménez Lara. It consisted of the donation of these 3,000 vaccines that the company delivered and through the animal protection networks, both in Medellín and in other municipalities of Antioquia and even in the department of La Guajira, the distribution and application is carried out.”, Explained Jhon Didier Ruiz Buitrago, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the CES University.
During the pandemic, the coordination and application of the vaccine to canines has been carried out in municipalities such as Medellín and Barbosa, in the Aburrá Valley; Guatapé, El Carmen de Viboral, La Ceja, San Vicente Ferrer, in eastern Antioquia; Andes, Jericó, Salgar, Fredonia, Santa Bárbara and Salgar, in the Southwest; as well as other locations in the West. El Norte and Urabá Antioqueño, as well as some localities in the department of La Guajira.
This entire program seeks to improve the animal health conditions of canines in vulnerable conditions.