The rector of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), Jorge Olvera García, donated an ambulance to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center with Canine Assistance (CIRAC) to help with their rescue and care activities.
Accompanied by the directer of the UAEM Veterinary Medicine Department, Roberto Montes de Oca Jiménez, and the coordinator of CIRAC, Rafael Cano Torres, the rector confirmed that the 2013-2017 administration will continue to commit itself to actions benefiting society.
This unit is unique to the State of Mexico, due to the first-class quality of its equipment, such as its 3600-watt electronic converter, stethoscopes and oxygen equipment. It also has transportation units so it is able to attend emergencies in the Valley of Toluca.
Accompanied by members of the university cabinet, as well as the director of Business Department at UAEM, the rector noted that CIRAC’s objective is to house and rescue dogs, in order to train them to help in the rehabilitation of children with disabilities.
After conducting a tour of the facilities, Olvera García said that the ambulance represents an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership and that street dogs could be adopted to help in the process of rehabilitation.