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 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 this long for 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 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, Senora 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.

Senora 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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Your Donations at Work

FHSTJ Certificate Program for Low Cost Spay/Neuter & Medical Treatment

With your continued support, FHSTJ launched a new program to fill the gap left when HSTJ Mexico had to close the fixed base Centro clinic. Friends of HSTJ developed a certificate program that will serve the rescuers and those with limited resources who depended on the Centro clinic. The president of FHSTJ has been working closely with five local veterinarians located in strategic neighborhoods who will provide FHSTJ sponsored low cost spay, neuter and treatments via a certificate program. The goal is to serve the number of animals that were seen at the Centro clinic before its closure. The program is designed to maintain a cost effective, high quality care service for the animals. This new program is in addition to the FHSTJ sponsored spay / neuter and parasite /mange control mobile clinics. 
Alex Arias, FHSTJ board member and Dr. Marco Antonio Tapia MVZ [DVM] proudly prepare for the June 2017 distribution of certificates to rescuers and owners of animals in need of spay/neuter and medical treatment.
Certificates for spay and neuter are distributed after a presentation on the need to spay and neuter.

Certificates are issued to those most in need and who cannot travel to the centers for the mass sterilization clinics. It is also designed for animals that might need treatment before they are healthy enough for spay or neuter.
People attending the street events are receptive to advice about animal care and many take advantage of the mass spay and neuter clinics that FHSTJ sponsors or, for those special cases, the certificate program that provides veterinary care through DVMs who participate in the FHSTJ certificate program.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


On July 4th, we had the privilege of conducting a spay & neuter 
clinic in an extremely poor neighborhood of Tijuana: Cañon del Pato. 
(Take a look at this colonia on, 
and you'll see what we're talking about.)
We are happy to report that we were able to spay/neuter 14 Cats & 22 Dogs. 
Here are just a few of the photos that show some of the animals your donations have helped.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Friends of HSTJ sponsored the major part of a spay and neuter event that was held on 11 June 2017 in Downtown Tijuana and in support of Bastet Cat Rescue. The event was a mobile clinic to spay and neuter dogs and cats. It was open to the public with limited income and targeted the pet owners and rescuers in some of Tijuana’s poorest areas: Colonias Zona Norte, Linda Vista, Infonavit, Loma de Porvenir, Guerrero, Herrera and Anexa Herrera. It was a well attended event. See more information below.

The animals were brought to the clinic by local rescuers, individual pet owners and persons who just took in an animal to provide it with a forever home. Three long-time rescuers brought a total of 18 animals recently rescued from the streets of Tijuana

A total of 180 animals were brought to the event sponsored by 
FHSTJ and Bastet Cat Rescue.During this event, FHSTJ was responsible of the spay or neuter of 95 {53%} of the animals: 33 female cats, 24 male cats, 
24 female dogs and 14 male dogs.
 A large number of people from Zona Norte attended the clinic. Several kind hearted individuals from this very poor area of the city take in animals from the street but do not have resources to afford the cost of a spay and neuter. 

This is Malala, a precious 9-month old mix breed who was rescued a few months ago. She was "removed" from a person who had her chained to a wall on a few feet of chain. She had been beaten and was just skin and bones. Look at her now!! (Read on)

This loving couple is giving MALALA a forever home. It is obvious from MALALA’s behavior that she feels the security and love of her new family.

This is CLEO.  He is a young, 1.5 year old mix breed rescue and his story is somewhat unusual. CLEO had the good fortune to be ¨rescued¨ by a young girl who knew that her family could not take care of him. She solicited help, looking for someone who could give CLEO a forever home rather than abandon him in a vacant lot or public square as many do when they do not have resources to care for unwanted kittens or puppies. The young person’s responsible act gives us encouragement. It is an example of a cultural change that FHSTJ has been promoting since its inception. CLEO was accepted and then adopted by the responsible and caring person who is holding him so lovingly. The proud look on CLEO’s pet parent says it all. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

May 2017 Itchy Scratchy Clinic

Your Donations At Work

We are happy to report that we held a major parasite & mange treatment event on May 27th, 2017, in Colonia Nueva Aurora, one of the poorest colonias here in Tijuana. Most of the animals brought to the event had never even had any prior veterinary care.
It is important to use these events to educate the public and we try to capture the attention of young people, hoping to instill a sense of responsibility for pet ownership 
as well as compassion for the street animals.

We're sure you'll agree that to share our limited resources with these rescued street animals is a noble thing. We just wish we could help more people take in the more than 7000 animals still roaming the streets in Tijuana.

We treated 6 cats & 139 dogs at this clinic.  That makes a total of 1,321 animals so far this year, that we were able to rid of pain and suffering because of mange, fleas, ticks, etc.

So, THANK YOU goes to our beloved donors!

Thank you for making all of this possible!

This is Elote...
A few months ago, ELOTE was found with two other 2-month-old  puppies in a cemetery of the neighborhood of Nueva Aurora.  Unfortunately it is a practice in many areas of this city to abandon unwanted kittens and puppies in a common community local and leave them to fend for themselves among the local population.  Most live a life of misery. The fortunate ones are those like ELOTE and his two sisters CANICA and PALETA. ELOTE was adopted by Gisela and the other two by Gisela's mother in Tecate. ELOTE has his forever home with Gisela and is a guardian and companion for her and her children. ELOTE is now 7 months old. Gisela is waiting for the next spay & neuter clinic to have ELOTE neutered. FHSTJ supports both the street Itchy-Scratchy clinics and spay and neuter clinics. ELOTE was treated at the May 27, 2017 Itchy-Scratchy event in Nueva Aurora along with 139 dog and 6 cats that were treated for parasites and mange. This event also served as a public education opportunity where people were given information about pet care and the need for spay and neuter.