Monday, September 4, 2017
SEPTEMBER'S ANIMAL OF THE MONTH
COQUETA & CHICHARO
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.