Pet of the Week – Ovo

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett June 10, 2019 09:08

Pet of the Week – Ovo

Meet Ovo


Ovo is a medium-sized, female, mixed-breed doggy – about a year old.  She was found tied to the window of the shelter a few weeks ago.  Nothing is known about her history.  Ovo had an infestation of scabies and was malnourished when she arrived.  This mite infestation has been treated and she is fully recovered.  Ovo has a quiet personality.  She enjoys going for a walk.  Since she has finished her treatment against scabies, she does not need any special diet or medication.  Ovo is spayed.  She is searching for a Forever Home with a family that will take care of her basic medical needs and will keep her healthy.





Adoptions – Sofi and Negro

This week two dogs found their Forever Homes.

Sofi came to the shelter a few weeks ago from a private home when her owner could no longer take care of her.  This week she was adopted by a young man who lives alone and wanted a companion animal.  Sofi made eye contact with him immediately and licked the man’s hand when he approached her kennel.  He took Sofi for a walk and she sealed the deal with her good manners.  Sofi will be happy in her new home.

Negro, which translates to Black, was adopted by a family with two children.  This family wanted a larger dog because they have a big house and yard.  Negro will have plenty of room to romp in his new space.

There are still dozens and dozens of puppies, dogs, kittens and cats at the animal shelter and at the ranch north of Mazatlán available for adoption.  Please visit during business hours to find your perfect pet.

Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente – World Environment Day

Amigos de los Animales was one of the civil associations invited to have a display booth at Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente this past week – an event held at the Bosque de la Ciudad (City Forest).  The day-long event was organized to raise awareness of how pollution impacts the planet, people and animals.  Speakers provided information related to caring for the environment – including the proper care and treatment of pets, photographing nature and the ecology and biodiversity of marine mammals in Mazatlán.  Unfortunately no pets were adopted at the event, but it was good exposure for the animal shelter nonetheless.



Horrific Case of Scabies for Mascolor – Before and After

Thankfully this story has a happy ending for Mascolor.  In the beginning, Mascolor was dropped off in a cardboard box at the shelter one morning before the facility was open.  This poor pup was so dirty and covered with scabies and other parasites, it was difficult to tell what lay underneath all that filth.  Not to be deterred, our wonderful staff and team of volunteers bathed Mascolor and started external and internal treatments to combat the infestations.  After a few days there was improvement and the itching and discomfort lessened.  After a few weeks the true colors of this pretty puppy emerged.

Unfortunately Mascolor is not the only pup suffering from skin issues.  During the hot and humid summer months internal parasites and skin diseases increase dramatically for the poor street animals of Mazatlán.  As difficult as these sad cases are to see, it is exponentially harder on the suffering animals.  Please be aware of these problems and help where you can.  Even putting out a clean pail of fresh water every day can be a life saving measure.

June is Cat Adoption Month

Each June, American Humane promotes Adopt-A-Cat Month – a month that is also the height of “kitten season”, when MILLIONS of kittens are born and many, MANY are dropped off at animal shelters – including Amigos de los Animales.  This is a perfect time to visit ADLA to find a cat or kitten who will change your life.  Remember our two-for-one feline adoption fee special.  Adopt TWO kitties and only pay the adoption fee for one.

American Humane offers tips on adopting a cat.  See the link below.  Their first suggestion is to adopt TWO cats instead of just one.  The two animals will provide exercise, stimulation and social interaction for each other.  Now is the PURR-fect time to adopt TWO cats.  Drop by the shelter during business hours to see the multitude of cats and kittens available.  American Humane suggestions for cat adoption:

Donation – Doggy House

This week we received a donation of a large doggy house.  This will be used at the shelter for housing timid dogs or for use when there is no kennel available for a dog dropped off at the shelter.  THANKS for the very useful donation.

Thank you for supporting Amigos de los Animales.

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 June 10, 2019 09:08