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Medical Supplies

We are always in need of basic supplies such as flea and tick medication & shampoo, collars, leashes, food, bowls, toys, etc. Medical supplies are in great demand as well as they lower our operating costs greatly thereby increasing the number of animals we can reach. 

Sutures and surgical gloves are three times more expensive in Mexico than anywhere else. To help, ask your local veterinarian offices for expired items (such as tick and flea medication) or anything else they would like to donate.

See the list below for medical and non-medical supplies we can use, and also our Amazon Wishlist where supplies may be donated directly.

Medical Supplies Needed:

  • Syringes 1 cc, 3 cc, 5 cc and 10 cc
  • Surgical blades - #15, #11
  • Surgical gloves- STERILE- sizes 6.5 to 8.5
  • Suture material, 2-O PDS/MSA/vicryl/maxon/polysorb/monosorb
  • 3-O PDS/MSA/Vicryl/maxon/polysorb/monosorb
  • the above sutures need a 1/2 curved cutting surgical suture needle
  • Surgical instruments
  • Spay hooks, all sizes
  • Sterile drape
  • Disposable face masks and disposable head caps
  • Betadyne hand scrub
  • Prevails Betadyne scrubs #20
  • Sterile gauze
  • Stethoscope
  • IV sets - microdrip and macrodrip
  • IV catheters - 20 guage, 22 guage, 24 guage
  • Needles 18 - 23 gauge
  • IV fluids:  dextrose 5% in water, lactated ringers solution and sodium chloride
  • Triple antibiotic eye ointment
  • Antibiotics - injectable long acting amoxycillin,
  • - doxycycline 100 ml. tabs

Non-Medical Supplies Needed:

  • Muzzles
  • Leashes
  • Food dishes
  • Animal Vitamins - especially puppy vitamins or supplemental gels
  • Eye drops
  • Ear cleaner
  • Ear drops
  • Q-tips
  • Clippers
  • Tweezers and scissors
  • Cages – kennels of all sizes
  • Old Towels/Sheets
  • Non-sterile gauze
  • Thermometers



Local animal groups in Mexico and the Caribbean are in constant need of kennels.  The average kennel costs approximately $150. The kennels are used in two ways:

Rescue – sending dogs to the US and Canada Every time a rescue group gets an opportunity to send one of their rescue dogs to the U.S. or Canada to a safe and loving home, the kennel is sent with the dog and never returned. If you are an animal organization in Mexico or the Caribbean and have contacts in Canada who would like to send you kennels, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please note: it is the responsibility of the animal rescue groups in Mexico and the Caribbean to locate an organization in Canada who will be sending the kennels.

Clinics CANDi works with local animal groups in Mexico and the Caribbean with ongoing sterilization clinics.  Donated kennels are used to keep the dogs and cats safe before and after surgery.  At some clinics we do an average of 100 animals a day and kennels are a key part to making this happen.

How you can help?

Our partnership with Air Transat allows us to send kennels for free from any major city in Canada to any of Air Transat’s sunny destinations in Mexico or the Caribbean. View these destinations at

The next time you are traveling to Cancun or any other Air Transat destination and you want to bring a kennel(s), we will arrange it so the kennel will be sent at no charge to you.

    1. If you are a kennel company or an organization who has a large number of kennels you would like to donate, please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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