Showing puppy love at CEBIAM
CEBIAM (Centro De Bienstar Animal Municipal) is the “dog pound” or animal control agency of Playa Del Carmen. CEBIAM collects stray dogs off the street and removes pets that are not being cared for in homes. They do a lot for the health of the animals and residents of the city. Recently a group of volunteers has been working with CEBIAM to show some love for the dogs.
Several times a week volunteers go to walk the dogs and spend time with them. Here is everything you need to know about how CEBIAM works, how you can volunteer and information if you would like to adopt a dog from here.
How CEBIAM works
CEBIAM works in several ways for the health of animals and residents of the city. If someone calls CEBIAM and says that a neighbor is not treating an animal well, an inspector will go to the house and see. If the animal is in danger then they remove the pet and take them to CEBIAM.
CEBIAM also collects dogs on the street and take them to the dog pound. Once the animals are at CEBIAM they are given a chance for adoption.
There are many stray dogs and cats in Playa Del Carmen. This is just one agency that is trying to control the population.
How you can adopt a dog at CEBIAM
- Bring I.D.
- Copy of light or water.
- 2 references with name and phone number.
- Fill out adoption form.
- 350 pesos.
CEBIAM will make sure that your home is suitable for a pet. The dog will get shots and spayed or neutered and then you can take your new dog home.
Our video of volunteering at CEBIAM
We visited on a Saturday when volunteers came to walk the dogs and give them some love. Here you can see what it is like and learn more.
What volunteers do with CEBIAM
- Love to the dogs.
- Walk the dogs.
- Give baths with medication for fleas and ticks.
- Help with adoption fairs.
- Help with transportation of the dogs to low cost spay and neuter clinic.
Currently volunteers got to CEBIAM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
How you can contact them to volunteer
If you would like to go to CEBIAM to walk the dogs, show some love and maybe give them a bath, you can contact Voluntarios Perrunos. You can write to them in English or Spanish. Someone will get back to you with information on times and how to get there. The link above will take you to their Facebook page.
Here is a link to the CEBIAM Facebook page. You can send messages to them there. For faster reply it is better to write in Spanish.
You can learn more about CEBIAM on the official website of the City of Playa Del Carmen here. It is in Spanish but you can put it in google translate to get a better understanding if you need to.
Other places to volunteer with animals in Playa Del Carmen
Have you been to CEBIAM before? Have you volunteered with animals in Playa Del Carmen? Let us know your comments below. We would love to hear from you.