Help the Animals - Ayuda a los Animales
How it works
The PEACE truck goes back-roading into the heart of local communities to spay and neuter an average of 80 animals each and every week, free of cost. The licensed vets perform surgeries in donated space from town leaders. Volunteers and a clinic staff member assist in pre-op and recovery procedures, as well as providing transportation for the animals. When the week is done, the clinic packs up and heads to a new location.
Mission – The Help the Animals program responds to the challenges of the unwanted and unhealthy pet population in Mexico through education and free mobile spay/neuter clinics.
What – Free, mobile spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats
Who – One director, two veterinarians, and one assistant
When – Every week, Wednesday – Saturday, year-round
Where – 35 towns throughout the states of Nayarit and Jalisco.
Why – The mobile spay and neuter clinics prevents unwanted births, as well as reducing the number of dogs and cats on the streets hit by cars, poisoned, diseased, and starving. Spaying and neutering also reduces, or can eliminate, many health problems and injuries that are difficult and/or expensive to treat. Additionally, the amount of male dog and cat fights are radically reduced, humans less likely to be injured by cats and dogs, and communties are cleaner and safer. Many animal shelters in Mexico are not operating due to a lack of government funds, even though shelters are required by law.
For more information, contact: Gretchen DeWitt email@example.com
PLEA FROM GRETCHEN DEWITT - APRIL 2013
Peace Punta de Mita, A.C. will not continue the Spay & Neuter program; consequently, Gretchen DeWitt, a long-time volunteer and former board member of PEACE, AC (Mexican board), is working to keep the program alive. There are enough funds presently to keep the program going through April.
Gretchen has received a $5,000 USD matching grant from Matt Messner and Neil Sechan towards the creation of a new A.C. - Ayuda a los Animales. Please consider donating now in any amount. If 1,000 people donate $100 USD, the clinics can continue for another year. If 50 vet clinics donate $2,000 USD annually, clinics could operate 48 weeks each year - every year. Free spay/neuter clinics are critical.
PEACE (USA) is now accepting donations for the spay/neuter clinics. Checks made payable to PEACE are eligible for a USA tax credit. We accept credit cards, wire transfers, and checks. Click on DONATE on our website at www.peacemexico.org
For Revenue Canada tax credit, contact Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation www.ccshf.ca
Credit cards can be processed on their website through CandaHelps. Or send a check to their foundation and make a notation that it is for "Spay/Neuter."
Once funds are collected, a new AC with a new name and new board will be created and registered and a clinic director and staff will be hired.
More information at www.insidelacruz.com or www.banderasnews.com
"I found Zorrita in La Cruz after being attacked by a pack of dogs. She was infested with ticks, lice, and parasites. Her skinny, filthy, three-legged frame was covered in scrapes and bruises. She was a heart-breaking, pitiful sight. I took her to a PEACE clinic, where she was spayed and treated. Defenseless against male dogs because of her slow limp, Zorrita had already had four or five litters of pupplies by the age of four. The veterinarian said that if she had any more litters, she would probably have died because her body was so weak. The PEACE clinic saved her life!"
Nova Pennison, adopted mother of Zorrita