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While most of the people in Colombia today go through compulsory isolation as a measure of prevention and containment of COVID-19; other living beings such as dogs and cats on the streets were left out in the open, without food and care, which led the CES University of Medellín to create the campaignThey need us too.

The initiative seeks to collect resources or donations in kind to feed at least 3,000 street animals, especially dogs and cats that roam the streets of Medellín and municipalities of the Aburrá Valley, according to data from the Area Metropolitan.

Photo of cat eating concentrate donated by CVZ

Photography: Courtesy Diego Zuluaga

“This initiative is led by the Veterinary and Zootechnics Center (CVZ) and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the CES University, which seeks to join forces in order to protect the most helpless, which are those animals that do not have owners and that at this moment they are wandering the streets of many of our municipalities ”, explained Dr. Jhon Didier Ruiz Buitrago, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the institution.

Since the campaign startedThey need us tooOn April 15, 2020, donations in kind have reached the first ton of concentrate. Some of these foods have already been distributed to the animals of the most vulnerable sectors in the municipalities of Valle de Aburrá. The strategy will be extended for the duration of the coronavirus contingency.

People and institutions that want to contribute to the project may make a voluntary financial donation in the savings account Bancolombia No. 24500000643 in the name of the University. For aid in kind, these may be delivered at the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Center (CVZ) located at 36 D Sur Street - Kilometer 4, Loma El Escobero, in the municipality of Envigado. For more information you can consult the telephone: (4) 3360260.

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