Thursday, December 14, 2017


FHSTJ Holiday Newsletter                                     December, 2017

Dear Friends:
The past year has been one of amazing growth and expanded services to the needy animals in the greater Tijuana area. As a result of your continued support we have been able expand support to include not only HSTJ but four other rescue groups most in need of our support to rescue as well as organize spay and neuter clinics in the poorest areas of the city. These local rescuers depend on FHSTJ and would not be able to handle the
current number of animals without it. 
In order to provide rescuers with timely support, FHSTJ instituted a certificate program whereby  animals receive immediate veterinary care, including spay and neuter if  ready. This encourages more grassroots/neighborhood rescue groups to help the street animals. The goal is rescue, spay/neuter, and then adoption.

Our fiscal year began on the first of July and during these last five months we have already sponsored 343 spay/neuter surgeries in mass clinics. In addition, 55 rescues were attended to via the certificate program of which the majority were sterilized. These numbers will most likely  double by the end of the fiscal year. There are six local veterinarians participating in the certificate program and more have expressed interest. We also treated a total of 920 animals for mange and parasites. We expect this number to also double by the end of this fiscal year.

FHSTJ undertakes other programs as well. We offer adoptions at various San Diego Petco and Petsmart locations. We present public education programs in Tijuana and make teaching materials available to the city and individual rescuers. We distribute tons of pet food to rescuers as well as individuals attending clinics.

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These results could not be possible without your continued support We invite you to see the photos and read the brief reports on the on the animals YOU have helped. Go to and click on the BLOG. You have saved these animals from a life of starvation, disease, pain and fear.

Remember, these kinds of successes only increase our challenge to do more. These animals need your continued support.
You can donate by sending a check to:
Friends of HSTJ
641 E. San Ysidro Blvd. #B3-431
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Go to and click on the donate page.


Thanks to the merchants who provided gifts, we were able to give
 participating donors an opportunity to win a prize.
Michelle C. in Spring Valley, 2 San Diego Zoo passes;
Karri F. in San Diego, 3 complimentary meal passes to Souplantation;
Noehlia A. in Los Angeles, a $15 Starbucks card;
Michael F. in San Ysidro, a $10 gift card to the Karl Strauss Brewing Company and
Luis G. in San Diego, a $50 guest card to The Patio restaurant.

As you can see from this report, your continued support has allowed us to serve many more animals than we initially anticipated.

FHSTJ's priority is to keep grassroots rescue groups viable via direct support. It is more efficient than running a shelter which can only keep a few animals at a time. By supporting rescuers and neighborhood groups, more animals are cared for and more mass spay/  neuter clinics take place in areas most in need. The greater Tijuana area of 3 million people and thousands of abandoned street animals needs more individuals doing rescues and organizing neighborhood spay clinics. We at FHSTJ try to do our best to bring this about. Our programs are currently giving aid to five rescue groups and we have grown to become ¨ friends of humane services of Tijuana. ¨ Please take another look at the above photo of a recent rescue. We need to do hundreds more. Please help us help these animals.
Richard  Massa
President FHSTJ

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


FHSTJ is sponsoring two parasite control events in December, 2017

FHSTJ es el patrocinador de dos eventos de desparacitacion durante el mes de diciembre, 2017.

First event:
17 December 2017 at 10:00 AM
Place: Colonia El Dorado ( ESCUELA NISSAN)

Primer evento:
Fecha: 17 de Diciembre del  2017 a las 10:00 a.m.
Lugar: Colonia: El Dorado (ESCUELA NISSAN)

Second event:
19 December 2017 at 10:00 AM
Place: Colonia Buenos Aires Sur ( ESCUELA ALBERT EINSTEIN)

Segundo evento:

Fecha: 19 de Diciembre del 2017 a las 10:00 a.m.
Lugar: Colonia Buenos Aires Sur   (ESCUELA ALBERT EINSTEIN)

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017


The first event  was held on the 28th of October. FHSTJ supported a spay and neuter event organized by volunteers of Por Amor a Tobby which  was held in the very poor neighborhood of Divina ProvidenciaFHSTJ  provided 1000 lbs. of pet food for the 80 rescuers and individuals who brought animals and also paid the additional vet costs for those animals which the organization did not have funds. Two dogs near the event were found in the street, starving and ill. FHSTJ immediately provided certificates to rescuers to take them for veterinary care.  Rescuers will continue receiving support throughout their rehabilitation. The photo history of one of the rescues follows.

The second event  was held on 29 Oct 17 in the neighborhood Viente de Noviembre in Tijuana. It was organized by volunteers 
of Fundación Pet Friends of Bastet Cat 
Sponsored in major part by Friends of HSTJ 
Total Animals Attended to: 132
Friends of HSTJ surgery = 88
[28 female dogs; 18 male dogs; 33 female cats; 9 male cats] 
Several rescuers in addition to the general public attended. The input from those bringing animals was very positive. The residents expressed their gratitude. It had been some time since there was a mass sterilization clinic conducted in that area of Tijuana. There were also requests from neighborhood leaders in other needy areas of the city. More clinics are being planned for 2018 which will support these volunteers as well as three other volunteer rescue groups who need FHSTJ support to function at this level.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017


FHSTJ will sponsor a street event to treat for parasites & mange
26 November 2017
Colonia Real de San Francisco
to treat animals of individuals and rescuers with limited resources.
For information about the time and location with directions,
call Tijuana 664-169-9667

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8501 Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-337-0701

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Here are pictures of just one of the 12 animals FHSTJ was able to find forever homes for, 
on October 27, 2017.

Friday, November 10, 2017


November 11, 2017

SAN DIEGO 92120 
(TELEFONO DE PETCO (619) 563-0071

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Thursday, October 12, 2017


On September 23rd we conducted another itchy scratchy street clinic in Colonia Nueva Aurora. We treated 12 cats and 99 dogs (for a total of 111 animals).
These events target the poorest neighborhoods and not only treat animals for parasites but also look for those needing further treatment. Here is a family pet that volunteers determined to be in need of veterinary care . A veterinarian was contacted and the owners were given a certificate to cover the care and a follow up sterilization. 

Friday, October 6, 2017


Adoption Event, 10/7/17, 11:30-4
8501 Fletcher Parkway 
La Mesa, Ca ;91942

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Friends of HSTJ along with Foundation Pet Friends of Tijuana conducted a spay & neuter clinic on August 20, 2017.  It was an enormous success!

A total of 228 animals were registered and admitted. Friends of HSTJ was responsible for 134 surgeries, 59 female cats, 24 male cats, 34 female dogs and 17 male dogs.

The clinic started early A.M. and ended early evening. It was well attended.  The message about the needed spay & neuter is reaching the public in Tijuana thanks to public education which is one of the seven programs of Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana

Recovery Tent
People are called as the animals are coming out of anesthesia

Elizabeth Bajaras, titular/charge person (far right), proudly announces that 224 animals have been registered and the majority came from one of the poorest areas, Zona Norte, where the population was targeted for this clinic.


This is Roñas.  She is 7 years old and rescued from the streets by Isabel in Colonia Morelos. She is pictured here with her rescuer, Isabel.  Her life is much better now.


This is Kobu. He was abandoned at a school, along with 4 other kittens a while back in Villa del Real.  He is pictured with his rescuer, Graciela.  She has been doing rescues for 30 years.  
She also brought 2 other animals to the clinic.


Cuky (the light beige cutie) was rescued by Adriana and became a family pet. Raton, a romeo, was a street dog coming around to be with Cuky. Adriana rescued him too. They were brought to the clinic together.


Meet Angelica. She is a rescuer with 20 animals at her home shelter.  She brought in 8 dogs and 2 cats, her latest rescues, to this spay & neuter clinic. Angelica is dedicated and will continue to get support.


This is Molly. She is 4 years old.
She was adopted by Karla when her former owner had to leave the area & couldn't care for her.
She was fortunate to have Carla come to her rescue because many dogs like Molly are left in public areas or on the streets to fend for themselves.


This is Bully. She had 3 previous litters of 10-12 pups!  The owner regrets that she had to wait for this long  to have her spayed. She expressed her gratitude so that Bully could have a better life.

We also sponsored a

Spay & Neuter Clinic in

Villas de el Campo 
on the same day
August 20, 2017

17 dogs & 12 cats: A total of 29 Surgeries

Sunday, September 10, 2017



As you can see from the photos below, these animals were being kept in horrendous conditions! 

The neighbor took action, took one of the dogs who was pregnant and called the authorities who removed all of the animals accept 2 that were fixed, so no more puppies.
Two of our rescuers, Patty & Juan, took in 4 dogs and the 3 puppies (that were then 3 days old).  The neighbors also ended up giving them several dogs that belonged to their family members.
We are pleased to announce that all of these animals have now been adopted, including the two little doxy's  (puppies of the pregnant mother mentioned above). They were adopted at Petco by a wonderful family, and as you can see, they are now happy beach-goers!
We also want to introduce you to some of our rescuers.  
These wonderful people work hard to help animals such as these pictured Doxy's, nurturing and caring for them until they're ready for their forever home. 
So hats off to Vicky, Rebecca, Juan, Consuelo, Patty & Nilsa!




Sept. 9, 2017
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
8501 Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa, CA  91942
Please consider visiting, even if you're not interested in adopting an animal.  We are asking 
people to donate new or clean used collars, leashes and bowls to support our rescuers who are 
preparing these animals for adoption.  If you have these items to donate, but can not attend the 
event, call Vicky Godoy at 619-733-1512 to make arrangements for a possible pick-up of these 
Thank you!!

Sept. 16, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10410 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92120

Please consider visiting, even if you're not interested in adopting an animal.  We are asking 
people to donate new or clean used collars, leashes and bowls to support our rescuers who are 
preparing these animals for adoption.  If you have these items to donate, but can not attend the 
event, call Vicky Godoy at 619-733-1512 to make arrangements for a possible pick-up of these 
Thank you!!

Sept. 23, 2017
39610 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92110

Please consider visiting, even if you're not interested in adopting an animal.  We are asking 
people to donate new or clean used collars, leashes and bowls to support our rescuers who are 
preparing these animals for adoption.  If you have these items to donate, but can not attend the 
event, call Vicky Godoy at 619-733-1512 to make arrangements for a possible pick-up of these 
Thank you!!

Monday, September 4, 2017



Karen Sanchez is a rescuer that has depended on FHSTJ support for many years and she always attends the FHSTJ supported Tijuana Animal Project events so she can prepare her rescues for adoption. Karen's animals were treated for parasites and skin conditions and arrangements were made to give her a FHSTJ spay and neuter certificate to attend to the animals in a timely manner instead of having to wait for the next spay and neuter mobile clinic

 COQUETA is a chihuahua mix. She and her puppy CHICHARO (sweet pea) were found abandoned in an alley. When first approached, COQUETA was defensive and crawled into a hiding place with CHICHARO.  Fortunately, Karen is a rescuer with a lot of experience and she gained the trust of COQUETA which is not easy because we are talking about a street Chihuahua.   Karen took the risk because she knew they would not survive without care and protection. After a bath and several days of delicious meals COQUETA and CHICHARO adjusted well and remain very content.  Now Karen and her family have become attached to them and instead of putting them up for adoption, Karen has decided to keep them.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Your Donations at Work

In January 2017, Señora Aida was returning from work when she saw a dog hunched in fear on a busy street and seemingly resigned to being hit by a car. The dog was weak, sick, filthy and bald with mange. She apparently didn’t even have a desire to move. Senora Aida gathered her up and brought her home. She fed her, bathed her, let her rest and named her Pepper.

Señora Aida is a hard worker and experienced rescuer but with limited resources. She contacted FHSTJ upon making the rescue and asked for immediate help with medications. We were able to furnish mange medicine, medicated baths, vitamins, essential oils, and a special diet. Pepper was also identified as needing future FSHTJ certificate program veterinary treatment as well as the FHSTJ spay/neuter program.
In August 2017, Pepper appears to be fully recovered,happy and ready for adoption. She is once again a beautiful and proud dog thanks to a dedicated rescuer and the support we were able to give with the help of FHSTJ donors.