Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HSTJ's May 18th Sterilization Clinic in the Colonia Castillo

On Sunday May 18th, HSTJ conducted a Sterilization Clinic in the Colonia Castillo, just East of the City Center of TJ. This colonia is centrally located and convenient for the animals owners, rescuers and the volunteers.

It was a clear and warm day, perfect conditions for a clinic and it drew quite a crowd.

Thirty one animals were processed at this clinc.
Four were rejected for surgery because of various conditions for which they were treated and re-scheduled.

Nine female dogs and 11 female cats were spayed.
Two male dogs and 5 male cats were neutered.
Here are some of our patients and pictures from recovery.

Simultaneously on this day and the following day, a total of 4 feral female cats were spayed.

(These four surgeries were done at a private vet clinic through HSTJ's Feral Cat Program which is currently being sponsored by a resident of Playas de Tijuana who came to us to learn more about how to handle the feral cat problem in Playas. The donor has helped in the humane capture of the cats and covers the costs of the surgeries.)

That brings the total spay and neuter surgeries for the month of May 2008 to a total of 31 animals sterilized.

The spay and neuter clinic was a big success. We had several new American volunteers attend for the first time and they joined the regular corps of Mexican and American volunteers that made this event so successful. Welcome Nicole, Madeline and Mike!

We were also happy to have two American Veterinarians and one Austrian Veterinarian working along with our three Mexican volunteer vets.

Thank you for all of your food donations. All the food we received from the drive was used to distribute to our patients at the clinic as well as to local residents that foster rescues in Tijuana.

Thanks again for your support and for taking the interest in helping us help the animals.

Without volunteers, sponsors and donors, we could not function. You make all of this possible. On behalf of the animals, we salute you.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Humane Society de Tijuana conducted two Itchy Scratchy Clinics this month.

HSTJ Visits Maclovia Rojas for the first time, making it our 5th Area!

Maclovia Rojas
Responding to many calls received after HSTJ was showcased on a local news show, HSTJ visited for the first time a very poor town called Maclovia Rojas. Located to the East of Tijuana, the town of Maclovia Rojas is very run down and has no services (water, electricity,etc), the roads are unpaved and the community sustains itself on meager means.

Fifty-four animals were treated this day, all were infested with ticks & fleas and most had Scabis.

Although the conditions of the animals were poor, it was observed that the people of this area were conscientious of their pets and many slept inside the homes at night.
HSTJ also spread all over the area canned food prepared with Iivermectine, the medicine used to treat mange for the "nobody dogs", the strays that were seen wandering the streets.

With your continued support, we would like to return to this neighborhood and conduct a Sterilization Clinic. Maclovia Rojas marks the 5th area HSTJ has made a presence in.

Neuva Aurora

HSTJ also returned to the town of Nueva Aurora, another very poor area located South of Tijuana. It was observed that there was a definite improvement in the condition of the animals seen and treated in this area.

There were fewer cases of mange and minor wounds and it seemed that the bit of education about keeping eyes clean and bringing the animals to the street clinics for the twice a year mange and parasite shots is doing a lot to improve the condition of the animals. One at a time. A few words to educate goes a long way.

In Neuva Aurora, Eighty-One animals were given deworming treatment and sent home with a 6lb bag of food. Again, thanks to your support, we are able to continue our sterilization campaigns and education programs in the poorer neighborhoods of Tijuana.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may do so directly here on our blog through pay pal or please make checks payable to:

Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
641 E. San Ysidro Blvd. #B3-431
San Ysidro, CA 92173

Your donation is tax deductible. Friends of HSTJ has a 501(c)(3) status pending with the IRS.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Friends of HSTJ is Conducting a Dog Food Drive

Your assistance is needed on an urgent matter.
We are currently conducting a dog food drive to replenish our low supplies. All pet food that is donated to us is used at our monthly Sterilization clinics and Itchy Scratchy clinics. Each patient that is brought to these clinics are sent home with a 6 pound bag of food. We also provide food to our volunteers who rescue and take in foster animals from the poorer neighborhoods of Tijuana.

Our next Sterilization clinic is May 18th in the Colonia Castillo. It is critical that we replenish our supplies in order to continue our efforts in Tijuana and we rely upon volunteers and donations to do this.

Again, Friends of HSTJ asks for your help. If you would like to make a donation for dog food, you may do so directly here on the blog through paypal. All money raised will be used to replenish our low supplies. Your donation is tax deductible.
You may also write a check, please make check payable to:
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
641 E. San Ysidro Blvd. # B3-431
San Ysidro, CA 92173

If you would like to donate physical bags of dog food, please contact me and I can arrange a pick up.

Thank you so much in advance.

Your assistance is very much needed and appreciated.

Thank you and remember, Animals Have No Nationality!