Pet of the Week – Dulce

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett May 13, 2019 15:44

Pet of the Week – Dulce

Meet Dulce

Dulce translates to “Sweet” in English.  Our sweet Dulce was rescued from the side of the road in Urias – a poorer colonia on the road to the airport.  She had just been hit by a car.  Dulce was injured on a Sunday and it was difficult to find a veterinarian who could care for her.  Finally a vet was located who could stabilize her.  On Monday Dulce had surgery on the injured leg.  A pin was placed in her fractured femur to hold the broken bones in place.  For almost two months Dulce lived with her leg clamped together in this fashion.  She had to be in a kennel and at complete rest to allow the bones to heal.  Dulce had a difficult time because her body was rejecting the pin and the bones were not aligned properly.  One morning Dulce was found with the pin completely outside the leg.  After another operation and another week of rest, her leg bone fractured again with no possibility of repair.  Dulce was in pain so it was decided that her rear leg would be amputated.  After the amputation surgery, when Dulce was released from the vet’s office minus the painful, injured leg, her recovery was rapid.  She still had to be kept quiet for many days to allow the incision to heal.  But now – with just three legs – Dulce is a happy, active and affectionate doggy.  She has beautiful, yellow eyes.  She is able to walk and run easily.  Dulce is ready to be adopted into a loving Forever Home in a safe environment away from traffic and other dangers.

Adoptions – Griego, Prieta and Kitten Cielo

This week two doggies and one kitten found their Forever Homes.


Griego is an energetic, tan and white “teenaged” pup.  He was adopted by a member of the International Community, who was looking for a loving companion animal.  Griego will be ready to walk and play and will bring a spark of joy into the household.


Puppy Prieta is shown with a cone around her neck.  She had a small ulcer in her eye that required surgery.  The cone will stop her from scratching her eye until it heals.  Prieta was adopted by a young man who wanted an active doggy that would be a friend and an exercise partner.


Kitty Cielo, which translates to Heaven or Sky, does not look happy about having his picture taken.  He was adopted by a family with children.  The son said that Cielo (Heaven) would be a blessing for his family – a very positive sentiment, indeed.




Update on Sombra

What a difference a month can make.  Sombra (Shadow) came to the shelter in early April with one of the worst infestations of scabies we have seen for a long time.  Scabies is a skin parasite caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.  The horrible mites burrow into the skin and cause severe itching for the dog.  The dog scratches the itch which tears up the skin.  The result is the formation of scabs and hair loss.  Sombra came to the shelter with large patches of missing fur.

Scabies is treatable with repeated applications of medicated shampoo to kill the active mites and their larvae.  Here are before and after pictures of Sombra – showing the dramatic improvement in the condition of her fur and skin.  Sombra is very affectionate and loves attention.  Now that she looks and feels like her old self, Sombra is ready for a Forever Home with people who will continue to keep her healthy and happy.

Protest Against Police on Horseback in Mazatlán – Animal Cruelty??

This past weekend volunteers from Amigos de los Animales attended a demonstration to protest the proposal to add a mounted police force in Mazatlán.  The two main objections are that some members of the police force would not be properly trained in how to ride and care for the horses.  Secondly, during the summer months the horses could not withstand the heat and humidity – especially along the beaches where sun reflected off the sand and water can be extremely intense.  Please research this proposal on your own.  Is this a step forward for Mazatlán or does it amount to animal cruelty??

Thank you for supporting the work of the animal shelter.

Please contact the animal 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 May 13, 2019 15:44
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