Pet of the Week – Biela – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett January 13, 2019 13:50

Pet of the Week – Biela – Adopted!

Meet Biela

Biela is a shy, white, medium-sized, female pup about a year old.  She was found in the Fracc. El Cid neighborhood a few days before Christmas.  The employees at the parking lot kept Biela with them for two weeks to see if anyone claimed the dog.  When no one stepped forward, one of the El Cid office workers brought Biela to the shelter.  In the beginning, Biela was so shy she had to be carried into the shelter and placed in a kennel.  After a couple of weeks, she has adapted to her new environment and is doing much better.  Biela is in good health.  She is spayed and has had her vaccinations.  She does not require any sort of special diet. Biela is ready to find a quiet Forever Home where she can feel secure and loved.

Adoptions – Archibaldo, Dante, Puppy Apolo and SIX Cats

Archibaldo had a rough start in Colonia Pancho Villa – where the animal shelter is located.  He was a street dog covered with ticks and fleas and the neighbors wanted to POISON him to get rid of this pest begging for food.  Thankfully, one kind neighbor rescued Archibaldo and brought him to the shelter.  This week Archibaldo was adopted by a family with three young children.  He will have lots of fun growing up with his new human friends.

Dante continues to have skin issues that are healing but still require medication.  This week he was adopted by a mother and her daughters who will continue Dante’s treatments in a loving home environment until he is one hundred percent healthy.

Puppy Apolo was adopted by a young woman and her daughter.  The grandparents came along to help choose the right dog for their extended family.

This week SIX cats and kittens were adopted by families in Mazatlán.  It would be wonderful if this happened every week, but – no such luck.  Two small kittens and four cats a bit older were adopted.  We have well over 100 cats still waiting for loving homes.  Please stop by the shelter during business hours to cuddle with a cat or two.



Champagne Brunch Ticket – Only TWO WEEKS Left

Our annual Champagne Brunch fundraiser will be held in just TWO WEEKS – on Sunday, January 27th beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Aguamarina Hotel on the malecon.  Tickets are $550 pesos, which includes a delicious buffet breakfast, copious amounts of champagne, scores of silent auction items with something for everyone, and 50 / 50 and booze basket raffles.  This fun event is the largest fundraiser for the animal shelter each year.  Don’t wait.  Tickets available now from

Peggy – Wednesday Food and Craft Market at La Catrina restaurant in Sabalo Country from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  – OR – at our weekly BINGO games at Friends Diner in the Golden Zone, Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. or email;

Valerie (El Cid area) – 669-913-3630; or

ADLA Animal Shelter during business hours – telephone 669-986-4235.




What We Need Most Urgently – Veterinary Assistance

We are looking for a dedicated veterinarian willing to work at the shelter 3 days per week for a few hours each day.  In an ideal situation we would have an in-house vet at all times, but our limited resources do not allow for that luxury.  If you know of a local, caring vet who might be interested in this opportunity, please contact the shelter.

We are also soliciting help from veterinarians from North of the Border, interested in exchanging a week or so of help with spay/neuter operations and the other medical needs of the shelter animals, in exchange for a free home-stay in this lovely resort city.  If you know any trained veterinarians who would like to escape from the cold and snow up north for a little while, please ask them to send an email to

THANK YOU.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Please contact the shelter during business hours:

Amigos de los Animales
Phone: 669-986-4235

Shelter Hours:
Monday – Friday – 11am-2pm and 4-7pm
Saturday – 11am-2pm
Bicentenario Juarez #3
Colonia Francisco Villa (Colonia Pancho Villa)
Mazatlán, MX 82190

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett January 13, 2019 13:50