Friday, October 22, 2010

Yappy Hour at La Jolla Brewhoue Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We hope to see you on Tuesday October 26, 2010 at the La Jolla Brewhouse to help raise some much needed funds for HSTJ's Spay and neuter clinics!
5pm-8pm at La Jolla Brewhouse, located at 7536 Fay Avenue, La Jolla
See photos from last year's Halloween Yappy Hour.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Two Great Dogs Up for Adoption!

Adopt Beau

Beau is a 6 yr. old Collie. He is a very sweet guy who gets along with just about everyone he meets. He is great with people, kids, and other dogs. He has not lived with cats, but he seems to have little interest in them when he comes in contact with them. Contact  if interested

Adopt Johnny

Johnny is 5 yr. old bulldog, Shar-Pei, terrier mx....based on his looks and adorable bulldog under bite. He is wonderful with adults and children. He would make an incredible therapy dog because kids just seem to come out of their shell when he is around. He is good with other dogs and has not been tested with cats. He would love nothing more than to chase a ball or to just cuddle with you on a sofa and relax....he is a very mellow guy. He does great in the car and is very good on the leash. Wherever you are, that is where he wants to be! Contact  if interested

HSTJ's September 2010 Itchy Scratchy Clinics

A total of 202 animals were treated at the September Itchy Scratchy Clinics, here are the stats:

34 32 DOGS 2 CATS



64 59 DOGS 5 CATS

HSTJ's September 26, 2010 Sterilization Clinic in Playas de Tijuana

HSTJ's September 26th clinic was conducted at the Universidad Iboamericana in Playas de Tijuana.

A total of 57 animals were fixed this day.

Here are the stats:

-total of 60 animals registered, but 3 were not spayed/neutered (1 cat and 1 dog had eaten shortly before the clinic and 1 cat was taken for euthanasia)

-19 cats (8 males and 11 females)

-38 dogs (14 males and 24 females)

For pictures from this clinic, visit

Message from the President about FHSTJ/HSTJ Services and Related Costs.

In response to questions that have arisen as a result of publicity about another organization's costs of operation, we want to take this opportunity to share information about our operational costs by providing a summary of our annual IRS 990 report. We want our supporters to see how their donations are used. We take great pride in making sure that we are as efficient as possible with every penny received because every penny counts in rescue. Humane Society de Tijuana and Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana are not affiliated with any other humane society and operate independently and transparently.

In an effort to offer complete transperancy, Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana has published a statement regarding our 2009/2010 Fiscal year budget

Dear Donors and Volunteers:

As we finalized the our fiscal year 990 report for the IRS [July 1, 09- June 30, 10] it became obvious that it would be less confusing to donors and volunteers if we used this data for annual reporting instead of an end of calendar year report.

I am pleased to share a summary of that report. However, before noting the data below, it is important to remember that neither Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana nor the organization which it supports, Humane Society de Tijuana, has anyone on salary or getting stipends . No board member, volunteer, or advisor receives a stipend or salary. Neither organization pays salaries or stipends to fundraisers. Fundraising expenses are limited to publicity, rental space and communications. FHSTJ/HSTJ limits its payment for services to direct animal care e.g., veterinary services; animal, food, equipment transportation; cleaning and hauling.

It is also important to understand that the bank balance at the end of the fiscal year is NOT a reserve, but rather, money already encumbered for the future clinics, truck repairs, and equipment replacement. Only five thousand of the balance is a true reserve in the event that Tijuana faces a natural disaster like that which occurred in Mexicali . It is important that we have a few dollars to see us through a disaster.

Summary of data in the FHSTJ- IRS 990 report for the fiscal year July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010

Income: $56, 597

Expenses: $35, 947

Bank Balance: $28,944

This money was used to augment the meager income and in-kind support which the Humane Society de Tijuana [HSTJ] received from donors in Mexico and which was less than $5000.00. Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana does not send any money to Mexico. Rather, it pays the bills and/or purchases items for HSTJ so as to not create a tax liability for HSTJ. FHSTJ accounts for each dollar spent on HSTJ programs.

With this meager budget, a team of 78 FHSTJ volunteers augmented the 35 member Mexican volunteer corps and:

2,539 animals were treated at free street clinics [Itchy-Scratchy Clinics];

54,000 lbs of donated pet food was distributed at various clinics;

459 animals were spayed/neutered at free and low cost clinics;

24 Tijuana colonias [poor neighborhoods] were served; and

95 special hardcore cases were rescued and treated of which 40 were adopted in the San Diego, CA area.

We feel that our results are outstanding considering our budget restrictions. We feel our cost per animal is not only reasonable but exemplary because we spend all our donations on direct animal care.

Please visit our web site: and check the latest reports on clinics and events so that you can see how your donations are being used.

Your continuing support is critical. To date we have received less in donations for this same period last year and we urgently need to boost the level of donations if we are to continue serving the thousands of animals as we did last year.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Richard Massa

President, Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Amazing Transformation of Oso the Little Bear

Oso is a furry Chow-Chow mix. He ws found by Dr. Veronika outside of a sushi place in tijuana, limping across the street. He was in very bad shape and according to Dr Veronika, wouldn't have made it longer than 12 more hours. He had a severe case of mange and several oozing wounds. He was so weak he could not even stand, and so thin, it looked unreal.

After a long bath, no more ticks and fleas were sucking his bood. Dr Veronika prescribed treatment, which volunteer Lisette administered everyday. After she had him for three days, it became apparent he was responding to treatment well, in fact he was back to his playful self, although still limping.

As the weeks went by, though, and his wounds healed, huge water filled lumps formed. Dr Veronika had to preform surgery and extract a foreign object, most likely a foxtail that had traveled deep inside the previous wounds.

He was also fixed and is now waiting to make a trip to his new home in Dr Veronika's native Austria.

See the amazing transformation first hand, what a little TLC and medicine can do for an animal. These conditions are very ommon among the street animals in Tijuana. It is because of our caring volunteers and veterinarians that dogs like Oso are given a second chance.

Please help HSTJ continue to save animals from the streets just like Oso, Join the Rescue 400 club by pledging just $5 a month.
Or make aone-time donation today!
Thank you for your support.

PartyLite “Give and Take” Fundraising Opportunity for the Animals of Tijuana

Talk about taking fundraising to a whole new level! Unlike traditional fundraisers that benefit a sole charity or organization, the PartyLite program is all about give and take. When you purchase candles through the PartyLite program, not only do you receive high-quality products, you also have the satisfaction of knowing that 50 percent of your purchase goes directly to a deserving organization. And, who qualifies more than Friends of the Humane Society of Tijuana?

PartyLite makes it easy by offering just three products for $20 or less (see below) with a variety of scents from which to select. Individual sellers can encourage friends, family, and co-workers to get a jump-start on holiday shopping and as a pitch let them know that boxes of tealights or votives can be divided into mini-gift packs. Most importantly, every purchase helps Friends help the animals. It’s a win-win!

If you are interested in participating in this wonderful and exciting opportunity, please contact MaryJane at by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12th. She will coordinate with the sales rep to get brochures and order forms to those who will be “selling for the animals”.

The three-week selling period begins on Monday, October 25 and ends on Friday, November 12.

Our goal is no less than 20 individual sellers. Thank you!