About Us

The Humane Society of Cozumel Island is dedicated to helping the stray abandoned animals in our community. The most important part of our mission is our continuing education with the local population on the importance of Spaying and neutering their pets. When our clinic opened in April 1996 we began with two rooms, no electricity, one vet and one kennel worker. Today, we have 14 paid employees, a large active group of core volunteers, active participants in local businesses and businesses in the USA and Canada. Our clinic/shelter cares for over 400 animals per month with over 43,000 free spay/neuters and surgeries performed over the last 20 years.

The majority of the animals that we receive are stray dogs that people encounter and bring to us, although there are many that are also surrendered by their owners who could not care for them properly for a variety of reasons. It’s also very common for us to arrive in the morning to animals left on our doorsteps. Every animal that comes through our doors is passed through our vetting process and sterilized to help stop the rise of the stray animal population on the Island. We then do our best to get them adopted by loving, responsible and educated individuals.

Our goal is to fully change the approach towards dog and cat overpopulation with our FREE spay/neuter program, the first of its kind in all of Latin America.  By providing education to the community, we can create responsible animal-human relationships and improve the welfare of the animals on the Island.

Our work is made possible by many wonderful humans who contribute their time, talents and/or money for which we are immensely grateful.

Here you can get to know a bit about the board members, staff and volunteers that keep this organization running. To see the full biography, click on their photo to the right.”

Volunteer Group photo about the Cozumel Humane Society

Volunteers are a crucial part of our operation. They foster animals in need, escort them to their new homes, assist in fundraising, coordinate adoptions..and much more! If you are the type of person that enjoys hands-on work with the animals at the shelter, we can always use help walking and bathing dogs, playing with the dogs or cats, socializing those with special needs, etc. Being a volunteer is a great way to get to know about some of our shelter pets as well as make new friends with other volunteers!

 

Board of Directors, Staff & Volunteers

Lisa Anne Ramirez

Lisa Anne Ramirez

Board Member

Dr Ivan Aguilar Garduno

Ivan Aguilar Garduno

Board Member

Angelica Contreras

Angelica Contreras

Board Member

Sheryl-Kozens-Long

Sheryl Kozens-Long

Board Member

Laura-Alcala-de-De-la-Fuente

Laura Alcalá de De la Fuente

Board Member

Laura-Wilkinson

Laura Wilkinson

Social Media – International Adoption

Ernesto Alvarez

Ernesto Alvarez

Board Member

Joaquin de la Torre Ponce

Joaquin de la Torre Ponce

IFAW Project Manager & Honorary Board Member

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Tatjana Biermas-Reichgruber

Photographer

Robert Ramirez

Robert P. Ramirez

USA Contact

Zuleyka Bosque

Zuleyka Bosque

Supervisor, Manager, Vet Tech

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Carlos Ricardo Peralta Muñoz

Staff Assistant

Maryel-Santos-May

Maryel Santos May 

Veterinarian

Linda Balderas

Linda Balderas

Veterinarian