Pet of the Week – Mole – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett August 11, 2019 17:55

Pet of the Week – Mole – Adopted!

Meet Mole

Mole is a female, medium-sized, brown doggy with black highlights in her fur.  She has beautifully-expressive brown eyes.  She is of mixed lineage.  Mole is one of four puppies born to Siri about 5 months ago.  Siri was found tied to the front door of the shelter one morning.  A few days after she arrived she delivered her four pups.  Two of the pups have been adopted and two remain at the shelter – including Mole.  Mama Siri is also still available for adoption.

Mole has spent her whole life at the shelter and is in very good condition.  She has always eaten nutritious food and had regular exercise. She has had all of her vaccinations and health check-ups.  Mole has a playful personality.  She has been spayed and is ready to find a loving Forever Home.

Special Photographer – Lorena Urquijo

Our thanks to Lorena Urquijo, who has volunteered to take professional grade photographs of our adoptable pets at her studio in the Golden Zone.  The photos of Mole were taken by Lorena.  The quality and composition of the photos are very well done and highlight Mole’s beautiful coat and eyes.  Thank you Lorena.  We look forward to seeing photos of our other animals, too.

Adoptions – Cristiano and Coco

Two of our doggies were adopted into their Forever Homes this week.


Cristiano, a medium-sized, male, black and white, Dachshund-mix has been at the shelter just a few weeks.  He was abandoned at the front door, so we know nothing about his background.  This week, one-year-old Cristiano was adopted by a young man who wants a companion for going to the beach and walking on the sand.  Cristiano will have a lot of fun playing in the sand and surf.


Coco, a brown, black and tan Chihuahua mix, was also adopted by a young man who wants a pet for an exercise partner and playmate.  Lucky Coco.


Using CBD Oil for Pets

It is nearly impossible to pick up a newspaper or magazine without finding a story or two about the healing properties of CBD oil.  CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is derived from industrial hemp that is low in THC – less than .03 percent, with no psychotropic component.  CBD products used for health purposes will not cause humans or their pets to “get high”.  In 2018, the World Health Organization reported that CBD has many benefits including alleviating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, seizures, migraine headaches, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia and other health issues.  The report also showed that CBD has no addictive properties.  U.S. patent 6630507, granted in 2003 to the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services, also lists the benefits of CBD.  Hemp is now federally legal in all 50 states in the United States.

Researchers have studied the benefits of using CBD products for pets as well as for humans.  Some examples:

CBD can be used to treat epileptic seizures in dogs.  It is estimated that 5% of all dog breeds suffer from epilepsy.  CBD oil has been effective in treating seizures that are resistant to other drugs.  The oil does not cause damage to the liver and other organs like treatments with potassium bromide and phenobarbital do.

CBD oil can be used to reduce the anxiety produced by loud noises – fireworks, thunderstorms, traffic, Carnaval.  Separation anxiety can also be successfully treated with CBD oil.

As is true in humans, CBD oil can be used for pain relief in dogs.  The pain can be caused by nerve damage, inflammation or disease.  The oil has been used to successfully reduce discomfort in all of these cases.

CBD oil has cardiovascular benefits for dogs, including reduction in blood pressure, a decrease in heart rate and protecting blood vessels from damage.  The oil has also been used to increase appetite and to relieve nausea and vomiting that might occur in some doggies.

Typically the CBD oil is given orally in the pet’s food.  There are also some products that can be applied topically.  There are SOMETIMES benefits to dosing with CBD oil combined with traditional medications prescribed by your veterinarian.  Harmful drug interactions with CBD oil are rare.  To determine the correct dosage to provide the maximum benefits for your pet, talk to a veterinarian with experience in this area.   He or she can advise you about the proper dosage for your pet and reputable manufacturers from whom to purchase product.

What We Need Most Urgently

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

As always we are in need of Purina Dog, Cat, Puppy and Kitten Chow to feed our dozens and dozens of pets at the animal shelter in Mazatlán and at the cat annex at the ranch north of town.  Please remember us on your next shopping trip to the grocery store, Walmart or Sam’s Club and pick up a big bag of kibble for the shelter.

Thank you for supporting ADLA.

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 August 11, 2019 17:55