Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HSTJ's November/December Clinics - 2011

During the months of November and December, HSTJ Conducted 3 Itchy Scratchy clinics treating a total of 367 dogs and 6 cats! In addition to the Street clinics, our regular spay clinic was on the 20th of November in Playas at the Universidad Iboamericana the total of which follow:


Male dogs 2
Female dogs 13
Male cats 2
Female cats 1
Total 18


Also in November/December, HSTJ conducted two mini-clinics at local Tijuana vet offices for rescued animals being cared for by a TJ rescue group. The total is as follows:

Female dogs 9
Male dogs 1
Female Cats 12
Male Cats 0
Total 27

That brings our total spay and neuters for the months of November and December to 45! Our grand total of sterilizations for the calendar year of 2011 is 507 animals!! What a great success for 2011!

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HSTJ Participates in a Baja Health Caravan Treating over 200 Animals!

 During the month of November, a local TV station formally asked for HSTJ's support in a health care caravan. This group effort sought to provide food, medical and dental care for the elderly living in the smallest and most rural towns. They would also receive much needed food, medicine, clothing, blankets, wheelchairs, walkers or canes.

In preparation, HSTJ gathered enough supplies to treat as many as 200 cats/dogs, as well as various medical supplies. In addition, around 800 pounds of dog food were gathered for distribution.


On December 5 at 2am the different groups met in TJ and set out on their journey. The large caravan traveled about 200 miles south, reaching as far as the mountains east of San Quintin. HSTJ strived to meet the immediate needs of both cats and dogs at every stop we made. Volunteer Vet: Dr. Micaela was on hand to assess the animals' health and over-all well being. Every dog was treated for internal parasites, fleas, ticks, and received vitamins, dog food and other goodies. In some cases our furry friends required prescription medication, which was also provided by HSTJ. A total of 216 dogs were treated.

The group returned to Tijuana at 10:00pm. Tired and exhausted, but happy to bring relief to these (almost-forgotten) pets. Another good day in helping the animals in need.


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