UNAM donates 33 tonnes of pet food in Mexico City

Nearly 700 pet owners will be able to feed their four-legged friends with the donation

UNAM donates 33 tonnes of pet food in Mexico City
The food was delivered in four Mexico City boroughs - Photo: Taken from DGCS UNAM's website
English 03/10/2020 12:36 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 12:36
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In order to support the economy of pet owners during the health emergency caused by COVID-19, the School of Veterinary Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) distributed 33 tonnes of food for cats and dogs.

Through a statement, the school’s principal, Francisco Suárez Güemes, informed that it was a donation from the National Council of Balanced Food Producers and Animal Nutrition (CONAFAB) and its Amascota sector, an organization that gathers companies that produce food for those animals.


He added that the distribution started last September at the Tláhuac, Xochimilco, and Tlalpan boroughs with future deliveries in Coyoacán.

“Each borough received, on average, 7.5 tonnes; from 600 to 700 owners per borough. Therefore, it is estimated that they will be able to feed their pets for 40 days,” he said.

He added that the delivery of food had the support of the UNAM’s central administration, as well as Mexico City’s government and its boroughs.


He added that local authorities were in charge of identifying the people who would benefit from this joint action and issued a call through appointments in several delivery points. Hence, they were able to fllow health protocols to prevent crowds.


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