Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009 Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour at La Jolla Brewhouse

Thank you to those who attended the Pre-Halloween Yappy Hour at the La Jolla Brewhouse on Tuesday, October 27th! The night was a huge success, raising much needed funds through the raffle to help continue HSTJ's programs of sterilization and humane treatment of animals.

There were some great costumes this night, congratulations to the winner of the costume contest, Winston, the Wild West and of course runner-up, Michael Jackson! For more photos click: October 27, 2009 Yappy Hour Pictures

Our next Yappy Hour is planned for December 8th - Dress up your pet in holiday attire and photos with Santa! We hope to see you there.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October 25, 2009 Canine Carnival in Ocean Beach

On Sunday, October 25, 2009 Friends of HSTJ had a booth at the annual Canine Carnival put on by the Kiwanis Club at Dusty Rhodes Park in Ocean Beach. We provided information on HSTJ's mission and work in the poorest neighborhoods of Tijuana as well as raised money to continue the programs of humane treatment and sterilization.

What a beautiful, sunny and fun day, perfect for watching all of the human and canine costume combinations. I cannot say enough about the creativity. here are some of my favorite costumes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

HSTJ October 18, 2009 Sterilization Clinic in Playas de Tijuana

On Sunday October 18, 2009, HSTJ conducted a sterilization clinic at the Universidad Iboamericana in Playas, Tijuana. A total of 59 animals were seen and had surgery.

One female dog [rescue] being fostered by a HSTJ volunteer had a hernia corrected but was not sterilized at this time.

Of the 58 spayed/neutered there were:]

20 perras [female dogs]

17 perros [male dogs] One of which also had an abdominal hernia corrected.

14 gatas [female cats]

7 gatos [male cats]

To view all of the photos from the clinic please click here HSTJ's October 18, 2009 Sterilization Clinic

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Project Beatrice - A reality - October 10, 2009 Visit

On October 10, 2009, several volunteers made a visit to the site of Project Beatrice and were happy to see the completion of the main structure and the loft!

Little Iris has already started moving some of her things in to the loft, she is really excited to finally have her own space and play room.

The entire family was so grateful for your generosity through all of the donations of linens, kitchen appliances and items, food, clothing, toys and more. They cannot thank you enough.

Much work still needs to be done with the final touches, painting and tile, but the structure is complete and secure and the family will be moving in any day!

HSTJ continues to provide food and medical care to all of the dogs rescued by the family and will work diligently to help place some of them into permanent homes here in San Diego.

please contact michelle@friendsofhstj.org if you have any questions, would like more information on Project Beatrice or are interested in adopting a dog.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

HSTJ's September Itchy Scratchy Clinics

HSTJ Conducted two Itchy Scratchy Clinics during the month of September.  One on Friday, September 25th, at a Health Fair at the Universidad Iboamerica in Colonia Nuevo Milenio, treating 79 animals.

The seconed clinic was held Saturday, September 26th in Los Laureles treating 50 animals for parasites, mange and fleas and ticks.

That is a total of 129 animals for the month of September treated at the Street Clinics!

September 27, 2009 Sterilization Clinic at Colonia Castillo

On Sunday, September 27, 2009 HSTJ held a sterilization clinic at the Colinia Castillo.  We had four new volunteers join us! Welcome Christine, Debra, Holly and Becky!

What a successful clinic, because of the hard work of our volunteers conducting dog food drives, we were able to launch the campaign of offering a full 40 lb bag of food to all male patients brought to the clinic to be nuetered.

We sterilized a total of 42 animals on Sunday, a really great turnout!

Update on Project Beatrice - September 26, 2009 - HOUSE BUILDING PHASE THREE

On behalf of the family, Beatrice, Enrique and Iris, thank you for all of the wonderful donations of food, linens, toys, clothes and household items, you have truly changed the lives of this deserving family.

Last Saturday, a group of HSTJ volunteers returned to the house site to finish the electrical and assist Enrique with the drywall. Thank you to all of the hard working volunteers that participated in the labor to make this home a reality.  What an amazing and worthwhile experience this project has been. To have a vision and see it come to a reality.

The first outside light works great!

The house is nearly finished and the family will be moving in within the week! Here are some pictures of the family accepting some of your great donations.