Pet of the Week – Diva

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett July 15, 2019 21:01

Pet of the Week – Diva

Meet Diva

Diva is a medium-sized, champagne-colored, female doggy with black markings on her face and ears.  She is approximately five years old.  Diva was abandoned at the door of the shelter on Sunday morning when no one was working.  She was suffering badly from an infestation of ticks and fleas which are very evident in her picture.  She was very lethargic and looked abused.  Diva was immediately given a medicated bath and Frontline.  She was a bit better after a bath, food and water.  Diva is very docile and likes to be petted.  After Diva recovers good health she will be spayed and ready to find a nurturing Forever Home with a family that will take care of her physical and medical needs.

Adoptions – Wera, Rocco and Five Felines

This week we had 2 doggy and five kitty adoptions.  Unfortunately, we also had a litter of five kittens abandoned at the shelter door so no progress was made in reducing the numbers in the kitty department.

Wera was adopted by a family with a very large house with a patio and garden.  The mother and eldest son came to take Wera home.  There is another pup in the household, too.  Wera will have both a human family and a new canine friend.


Puppy Rocco was Madonna’s last puppy available for adoption from her litter of three born at the shelter in May.  Rocco was chosen by a family from Culiacán.  The mom chose Rocco to be a companion for her son who has autism.  The boy was very happy to have his new pet.  We will stay in contact with this family to ensure that Rocco is neutered as soon as he is a bit older.


Kitty Consen was adopted by a woman and her young son at the fundraising event held at LM Restobar on Sunday. Consen was one of the cats from the ranch north of Mazatlán.  This family saw his profile on-line and asked to have Consen brought to them.  He is very affectionate and quickly bonded with his new family.

Two of the younger kittens were adopted by two little girls.  They held their precious cargo very carefully on the ride home from the shelter.


Tiwi was adopted by a very kind woman.  Tiwi came to the door the moment this woman approached the Cat Condo cage.  His strategy worked.  Tiwi was immediately chosen to be this woman’s pet.


Beautiful kitty Tornado was adopted by a young woman who was looking for her first pet in her new home.


BINGO Matching Funds Donation

This week we received a matching donation of more than $10,000 pesos from the family of our president, Julieta Alcocer Sanchez.  This matching gift was based on the amount of pesos earned during our weekly BINGO games at Friends Diner this past season.  Julieta’s family traveled to Mazatlán from Mexico City.  They used the donated funds to buy Purina dog and cat food for the shelter and for the cat annex north of town.  MUCHAS GRACIAS for your generosity!!

What We Need Most Urgently

We are in need of industrial-sized floor fans.  It is VERY HOT and humid in Mazatlán.  We have had two cases where dogs have needed IV fluids – not because of lack of water but because of the heat.  They recovered well but it will be an ongoing problem throughout the summer months.  The cats are also lethargic and suffering from the heat.  If anyone has large fans available for donation, please contact the shelter.

A weekly reminder – PLEASE put out a big bowl of fresh clean water EVERY DAY to help the street animals of Mazatlán.

Thank you for your support.

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 July 15, 2019 21:01