Created for the attention of matters related to the environment and animal protection, the Green Patrol celebrates three years of operation in Puerto Vallarta, where just in the last year they attended to over 1,800 services of animals and environmental issues.
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The Green Patrol began operations in 2016 at the initiative of the municipal president Arturo Dávalos Peña, in his first term of office, and to date is the only municipality in Jalisco that has a unit of this nature, attached to the Directorate of Public Safety.
The elements in charge of this unit, monitor and observe compliance with laws and regulations focused on the care of the environment, as well as the care and attention of animals, thus strengthening the ecological awareness that distinguishes this tourist destination.
As part of the activities carried out during the last year, the Green Patrol provided 1,879 services, of which 547 were cases of aggressive dogs, 235 of dogs mistreated, 24 of dogs run over, 89 of abandoned pets on public roads, 45 of dog bite; 42 adoptions of dogs and cats, 89 iguanas outside their habitat and 124 of turtles spawning.
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Likewise, 187 services were provided of delivered nests, 49 of alligator outside their area, 24 opossums outside their habitat, 38 snakes outside their habitat, 32 wild ducks outside their habitat, 14 raccoons outside their habitat; 249 garbage burnings, 37 fellings of trees and 54 of loose cattle.
The Green Patrol works in coordination with the subdivision of Animal Welfare, as well as the Control Center, Animal Assistance and Municipal Shelter (CCAAAM).