Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 31, 2009 Sterilization Clinic in Colinia Castillo

What a successful clinic! We spayed and nuetered 35 animals today! Welcome new volunteers Mary and Kelly!

We were so happy to present a "Heroine to the Animals" Award to Dr. Gayle Roberts, DVM of Horthwood Animal Hospital for her exceptional volunteer commitment and generosity. Dr. Roberts has provided fantastic veterinary work as well as transportation to the volunteers at every spay and neuter clinic. Thank you also to her husband Jim for being such a loyal partner, joining Gayle at every clinic and being such a great driver and recovery room volunteer. We really appreciate you and all that you do!

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009 Rummage Sale at Best Friends Pet Care

Thank you Pit Bull Rescue for organizing the Mutli- Rescue Rummage Sale that took place at Best Friends Pet Care off Ronson Road. We were proud to participate.

Thank you to all volunteers and donors who contributed their hidden and lost treasures to support this great fundraiser.

May 18, 2009 Adoption Event at Whole Foods La Jolla

Thank you So Much to Whole Foods Market for their generosity and hopitality in hosting the May 18th Adoption Event. We successfully placed 3 dogs and one kitten.

A special Thank You goes to Roxy, for your energy and thoughtfullness, you have really made so many things possible for HSTJ!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 17, 2009 Itchy Scratchy Clinic at Colonia Mexico

On May 17th, HSTJ conducted an Itchy-scratchy clinic in a new location of Tijuana. Ninety dogs were treated for fleas, ticks and parasites.

There has been an environment of fear in Tijuana due to the hysteria about the disease Rikettsia and the misbelief that it can be transmitted directly from Dogs to Humans when in fact it is transmitted from tick bites, and tick bites only.

Rickettsia cannot be transmitted fom dog to human, yet people are throwing their dogs into the street if they see that they have ticks - the fate of these animals end with being picked up by authorities and put to death. At this clinic, HSTJ focused on educating the people about the true nature of Rickettsia and ways to prevent flea and tick infestation. Tick repellents and other parasite treatments were distributed. We hope that the mentality will change through education and the unecessary destruction of animals can cease.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 9th Adoption Event Muttropolis Solana Beach


Volunteers today definitely got their puppy love for the day! We had 6 puppies rescued from La Gloria, a poor colonia of Tijuana. Their ages ranged form 4-6 months. Each pup was spayed and nuetered April 26th in time to be adopted.

We had Elvis, the first puppy to be adopted - Congratulations to the new family from Encinitas~!

We are so happy to say that brother and sister puppies, Priscilla and litle Tacquito, who was so popular, were adopted together to the happy family from Clairemont! Congratulations!

And last but not least, one of our kittens found a home!

Thank you Muttropolis for another great Adoption Event!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May 2, 2009 SD Humane Society Walk for the Animals

Last Sunday, Friends of HSTJ participated in the San Diego Humane Society's 15th Annual Walk for the Animals. It was such a great day, thousands of people and their animals came out to beautiful Crown Point Shores to support this incredible event. It was really great to be around so many animal lovers, everyone was so supportive and interested in all of the rescue groups there. We hope to one day organize a great event such as this.