Aruba’s long battle with the overpopulation of dogs and cats has a new ally

1656359_1546796018975901_3618556809598874756_nBucuti & Tara Beach Resort has teamed up with island veterinarians to help reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats in Aruba, and to make responsible pet ownership a reality. Introducing “Love me. Sterilize me.,” this new community outreach provides island dogs (“crioyo”) and cats with much-needed spay and neutering surgeries thanks to generous subsidies from Bucuti.
The only solution to the dog and cat overpopulation problem is to reduce the population and to have responsible pet ownership. “Love me. Sterilize me.” makes sterilization more affordable by significantly reducing the price of surgery for pet owners and organizations caring for homeless animals. In decreasing the animal population, there will be many less dogs and cats that cannot be cared for that die of starvation and disease or are euthanized at the island’s Kill Cage.
“Love me. Sterilize me.” is intentionally simple and accessible to every pet owner and homeless animal organization on Aruba so that a major impact can be made to curtail the cat and crioyo dog population. Interested pet owners and organizations can go to to register each pet and receive the special rate on the dedicated website. They’ll then receive a call with a registration number, which can be used to make an appointment at the veterinary clinic of their choice as all island veterinarians are participating. The veterinarian charges them a nominal fee for the surgery and invoices Bucuti for the balance. In addition, Bucuti is also donating microchips that can be implanted into dogs during the operation.

The significantly reduced special fees for pet owners/animal organizations are:

  • Crioyo dog (male) Afl. 75
  • Crioyo dog (female) Afl. 100
  • Cat (male) Afl. 25
  • Cat (female) Afl. 70

As the sponsor of “Love me. Sterilize me.,” Bucuti has committed to the program for at least two years. The resort is a longstanding supporter of better living initiatives and has long had a pet adoption program to help visiting guests and employees with the cost of adopting homeless dogs. That alone cannot completely correct the dog and cat overpopulation issue. This new sterilization campaign will aid in a long-term solution to the island issue and ultimately ensure that every pet has a family to love them.


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