Pets of the Week – Canela and Wero – Both Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett February 11, 2019 12:22

Pets of the Week – Canela and Wero – Both Adopted!

Meet Canela and Wero 

Canela (Cinnamon in English) is a medium-sized, wire-haired, light-cinnamon-colored, female doggy about a year old.  Wero is a smaller, short-haired, white male doggy about 18 months old.  Both Canela and Wero were brought to the shelter by their previous owner, who lived in Colonia Prados del Sol.  This man said that he was moving to a new home and could not take the two dogs with him.  He was sad to have to give them up.  The two doggies are in good health and do not require any special diet or medication.  Canela and Wero are both loving and playful.  Both dogs need to have a sterilization operation after which they will be ready for adoption.  It would be extra special if Canela and Wero could live together at the same Forever Home – but they can be adopted separately also.  Please visit these two special pups and all of our other adoptable animals at the shelter during regular business hours.

Adoptions – Dante, Blynky and one Adult Cat

Two doggies and one adult cat found their Forever Homes this week.

Dante was adopted by a generous man who has a large living space.  Dante will get plenty of exercise in his new home.

Blynky was adopted by a young couple who will be taking this puppy back to Canada with them.  Blynky will be enjoying cooler (colder) climates very soon.


One adult cat from the Cat Condo was adopted by a young man who is very enthusiastic about the new member of  his family.





Work Day at New Cat Barn Enclosure

On Saturday a hearty group of volunteers from Amigos de los Animales worked tirelessly to transform a portion of a barn from a crowded storage area to something that will soon be usable as a living space for adult cats.  Look at these amazing before and after pictures.  This extra-large area has a cement floor and a corrugated tin roof with just a few holes in it.  The space is large enough to partition off into smaller living quarters at some time in the future if necessary.  The next step will be to purchase materials to enclose the long, open end and also to fence in other open areas to make a more secure living space.


There will be other work days in the near future.  If you have experience and/or a willing pair of hands, please call the shelter office to offer your services.  The location of the ranch is a short 20 minute drive north of Mazatlan on Highway 15 Libre – the FREE road, not the Cuota/toll road.




February’s Mazatlán Rocks the Beach Supports Two Local Charities

Please remember that in just one week, on Monday, February 18th, the second of three Mazatlan Rocks the Beach concerts will be held at SUMBAWA in the Golden Zone located on the beach just north of Valentino’s.  Tickets for this event are just $250 pesos.  Six different bands will entertain you all afternoon.  Food will be available for purchase from European Sausage Kitchen and there will be beer and other drinks for sale.  TWO 50 / 50 raffle ticket drawings will be held during the afternoon.  Local charities, Amigos de los Animales animal shelter and Refugio de Mazatlán – a residential home for troubled teenage boys – will split half of the raffle ticket sales proceeds. Doors open at 11 a.m. for those who purchase tickets prior to the day of the event.  The concert begins at 12:30 p.m.  For more information, including ticket sales locations, please visit  Rock on, Mazatlan.

What We Need Most Urgently

Our wonderful group of volunteers has made a huge start on the cat enclosure project as shown in the photos above.  As this work continues, we will include furnishings to make the cats safer and more comfortable.  If you have Do It Yourself talents, please do a little on-line research for ideas on PVC pipe cat furniture, cat trees, cat beds, cat toys, etc.  The main criteria are that the items need to be durable and easy to clean.

Cats love warm, cozy spaces and spend 12 – 16 hours a day snoozing.   Cat beds and fleece or terry cloth sleeping pads would be very useful.  They are fascinated by running water.  Water feature, anyone??  Cats need to scratch and paw.  Tall, vertical scratching posts and boards covered with sisal fabric are just the thing.  The website has a tab for “Cats” and sells fabric remnants for Do It Yourself cat projects. Cats love to play and chase.  There are countless online sites that show ideas for cat toys that are sturdy and entertaining.

Help us help the cats be safe, comfortable and happy in their new expansive living quarters.

Thank you for supporting the work of the animal shelter.

Please contact the shelter during business hours:

Amigos de los Animales
Phone: 669-986-4235Shelter 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 February 11, 2019 12:22