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Animal rescues in Ceará State increase by 4.95% in first half of 2024

July 5, 2024

Increase in animal rescues

The Ceará State Military Fire Department (CBMCE) recorded a 4.95% increase in animal rescues between January and June 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, as reported by CBMCE.

In the first half of this year, 6,322 animals were rescued across the state, up from 6,024 rescues in the previous year.

This uptick reflects the growing interaction between humans and local fauna, necessitating greater attention to preventive measures.

Among the animals most frequently rescued were snakes, felines, iguanas, and dogs.

Notably, in June alone, firefighters rescued 686 boa constrictors, the highest number for any species that month.

Additionally, 127 cats, 74 iguanas, 58 dogs, and 51 boa constrictors were rescued, highlighting the diverse range of species requiring intervention.

Importance of prevention

Prevention is crucial to avoid incidents involving wild animals.

The CBMCE emphasizes the importance of maintaining a safe distance from snakes and other potentially dangerous animals.

Essential measures include covering wells, fencing and marking risk areas, and closing narrow passages to prevent animals and people from falling and getting trapped.

These actions protect wildlife and ensure the safety of the population.

Raising awareness about safe coexistence with local wildlife is vital.

By adopting preventive practices, the number of rescues can be significantly reduced, promoting harmonious coexistence between humans and animals.

The CBMCE remains dedicated to protecting both the population and wildlife, underscoring the importance of preventive measures and environmental education.

CBMCE’s commitment to safety

The CBMCE continues to advocate for safety and environmental awareness.

Their ongoing efforts include educating the public about preventive practices and the benefits of safe coexistence with wildlife.

The department’s proactive approach aims to mitigate the need for rescues and foster a safer environment for both residents and animals.

The CBMCE’s initiatives highlight the necessity of community involvement in preventive measures.

Through collaboration and education, the department seeks to reduce the risks associated with human-wildlife interactions.

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