In an effort to aid these individuals, Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana (FHSTJ) has worked closely with its Mexican counterpart, Humane Society de Tijuana (HSTJ) to set up a network of support that encompasses various HSTJ programs.
When HSTJ and FHSTJ were first established back in 2007, it became obvious that there was a great need for assistance in this area, and since the very beginning we did what we could to help. But over the years we have gained much more insight on what individual rescuers need in order to rehabilitate an animal, and although each case is different, we encourage rescuers who team up with us to take advantage of all our programs.
For example, an animal rescued off the streets may have suffered enormously and will be in very bad shape, requiring immediate veterinary care and treatments. At the HSTJ CENTER we strive to provide access to topical parasite treatment, a complete check-up, de-worming medication, vaccinations, sterilization, and specific blood/stool tests. Once this protocol has been completed, and if the animal is deemed adoptable, we can sometimes assist the rescuer in getting this wonderful creature adopted by a loving family.
For obvious reasons, there is a high demand for the services and support we provide to rescuers, and we continue to do this because the results speak much louder than words.
|This is Frankie. You can read her full rescue|
story right here on our Blog. We are happy to
report that she is recuperating well and will
soon be ready for adoption.
This is just one of many examples that prove
just how valuable your support is for the lives
of these animals. Thank you for helping.
In the past year alone, our organization was able to facilitate over 150 pet adoptions of rescued animals. We are confident that this year will report a lot more than that. In addition, the individual rescuers we support have a collective daily census of well over 200 animals.
You can see just a few of those “Happy Tails” on our Petfinder page.
In recognition for all their hard work, which would otherwise go unnoticed, we will begin featuring these individual rescuers, what they have accomplished, and how we have been able to help them through your donations.
We do not have employees and we have decided not to run a shelter in Mexico. Thus, we have no place to put rescued animals and they must remain with the same people who rescue them. In these cases, we offer individual rescuers our support by giving them assistance with free food, common medications and low cost veterinary care. If rescued animals are deemed adoptable, we can sometimes facilitate adoptions once the animals are spayed or neutered. Our primary mission is to prevent the overpopulation of unwanted animals and lessen the miserable conditions that exist for them throughout the city of Tijuana. For more information as to why we have decided to function this way, and why it is the best use of our resources, please see previous articles on this Blog or visit our website friendsofhstj.org and click on "About Us".