1,217 Pet Sterilizations Made During 2012 (El Mexicano, 12/10/12)

Tijuana, BC – The 20th Town Council through the Department of Animal Control and the Municipal Department of Health (DMS) made 1,217 pet sterilizations during 2012, representing an increase of more than 50% compared to the previous year.

For the Mayor, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo, the public health problem generated by the proliferation of stray dogs is a concern. Hence the importance of undertaking preventive actions to stop the reproduction of ownerless dogs that roam public roads, said the head of the Department of Municipal Animal Control, Marco Antonio Tapia Miranda.

In order to educate the population about the importance of avoiding the birth of unwanted pets, the municipal Government carried out a day of sterilization each month this year, said the official. On the second Sunday of each month, Department of Municipal Animal Control staff received dogs and cats that underwent surgical intervention to halt their reproduction.

He said up until December 9 this year they sterilized a total of 1,217 pets, which means an increase of more than 50% than the same period in 2011, in which 747 surgeries were practiced. January and July were the months where the most interventions were made - 123 and 139 respectively. The service for the pet owners was only a nominal fee. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/3/estatal/2012/12/10/635266/esterilizan-mas-animales-este-ano-que-en-2011.aspx

It Will Rain Wednesday and Thursday (El Mexicano, 12/10/12, by Lucia Gomez Sanchez)

TIJUANA, BC - The first rains of the season in the city will be moderate, predicted for the afternoon of Wednesday, December 12 and the morning of Thursday the 13th, said Antonio Rosquillas Navarro, director of Municipal Civil Protection.

In higher areas of Baja California as El Hongo and La Rumorosa, the storm would be accompanied by the probability of snow above 4,000 feet, he warned.

Rosquillas Navarro said, in Tijuana, he expected on average a half-inch of rain or about 15 mm. It is anticipated the precipitation will cause small flooding in traditional urban areas such as on both directions of Vía Rápida, bulevar Díaz Ordaz, 20 de noviembre and calle Segunda. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/3/estatal/2012/12/10/635279/llovera-miercoles-y-jueves.aspx

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