Pet of the Week – Amazona – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett September 9, 2019 20:59

Pet of the Week – Amazona – Adopted!

Meet Amazona

Amazona was abandoned in the courtyard of a home in Fraccionamiento Pradera Dorada.  A young neighbor called to say that the dog was homeless.  He then rescued Amazona from the yard of the house and brought her to the shelter.

Amazona is a tan, medium-sized, mixed-breed, female pup about 8 months old.  She arrived at the shelter very malnourished and with parasites.  Amazona is very shy and does not like to be touched.  Hopefully as she becomes more comfortable with her surroundings, she will relax and start to trust the people who are trying to help her.  Amazona is being treated for the skin issues caused by the parasites.  She does not require a special diet – just nutritious food so she can gain weight and regain her health.  When her health improves, she will be spayed and ready to find a secure Forever Home with kind people.

Adoptions – Dogs – Pulguita, Mole, Candy, Siri and Spike; Cats – Nube, Luna and Pinta

We finally had a good week for adoptions.  This week FIVE doggies and THREE kitties found their Forever Homes.

Our Pet of the Week from last week, Pulguita, was in high demand.  Several people were interested in adopting this tiny, black, female Chihuahua pup.  Pulguita, which translates to “Little Flea” was adopted by a man who lives in El Cid.  He promised to give her a loving home that would change her life.


Mole was adopted by a family who saw her story online.  They wanted to include Mole in their family.  They reported that when Mole first arrived in her new home she did not want to eat or be petted.  But by the second day she had a more relaxed attitude and was eating and quite happy with her new surroundings.


Candy is a white and brown doggy that was rescued from an area close to the railroad tracks.  A kind woman knew her back story and wanted to give Candy a second chance for a good life.  Candy arrived at the shelter very malnourished.  She responded well to good food and basic medical care and was quickly ready to go to her new Forever Home.



Siri and Spike were both adopted by the same family – a young woman and her mother.  This young woman had previously adopted a German shepherd dog.  While walking this dog along the Malecon, she met the former owner of the shepherd, who lost the dog due to family problems.  Happily, the dog was returned to its former owner.

Next, the young woman came to the shelter in search of another pet.  At first she was going to adopt just Spike.  But she knew that Siri had already been in the shelter for many months, so she decided to give both dogs a new home.  Siri is a female dog who delivered a litter of four pups right after she was dropped off at the shelter.  These two dogs will enjoy their large new home together.


Nube, which translates to “Cloud”, and Luna, which translates to “Moon”, are two kittens that were adopted by two girls who fell in love with them.  They took advantage of the 2 for 1 adoption special for cats and took their new kitties home.

Pinta is one of our older cats living in the Cat Condo area.  She was adopted by a family who were very happy to adopt this loving and playful kitty.

Congratulations and thank you to all of our adopting families.


Goodbye to Ovo

Sadly, Ovo, a year-old, mixed-breed pup was euthanized this week.  She was sheltered in a foster home but continued to have medical problems.  She had a thyroid-related disease and lost a significant amount of weight.  She also lost her fur in patches.  Her health continued to decline.  The veterinarian said that she was suffering and it was most humane to put her to sleep.




Urgent Request for Donations

The summer months are VERY DIFFICULT and EXPENSIVE at the animal shelter.

This is the time of year when our expenses are extremely high and our donations and adoptions are very low.  The cost of electricity is exceedingly high as we run fans and air conditioners to keep the animals somewhat comfortable during the extremely hot and humid days.  This pushes the shelter into a higher tiered / more expensive bracket for electricity – meaning a very expensive CFE bill.

Donations of pet food, supplies and money are very low as a majority of our supporters are north of the border at their summer homes.  Meanwhile, there are many bills to pay for pet food, veterinary services, medicines, cleaning staff and utilities.  There is the added expense of food and veterinary care for the dozens of cats relocated to the ranch north of Mazatlán last spring.  This left a little breathing room at the shelter that was quickly filled up with the litters of kittens that were dropped at the shelter door almost daily.

This summer more than 175 cats and dogs have had sterilization operations, which is the best way to deplete the number of homeless animals in Mazatlán.  Some street dogs have come to the shelter for sterilization operations, vaccinations and deworming medication and then returned to their territories because there is no kennel space available at the shelter.  These animals become “neighborhood dogs” – fed and watered by neighbors on the street – without having actual homes.

We Need Your Financial Help Immediately

With our overabundance of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, we need your financial help immediately.  Please help with your donation.  Here’s how to donate:

  1. Visit our webpage –;
  2. Click on English at the bottom of the first page;
  3. On the second page under the English drop down box, please click Donate.
  4. Click on the yellow Donate button at the top of the page and follow the prompts; You MAY have to tell PayPal that you are NOT a ROBOT by clicking on the I am Not a Robot box.
  5. The Donation Page will open with $0.00 with the cursor blinking after the final zero. Enter the amount of your donation WITHOUT any decimal point.  PayPal will take care of the decimal point for you.  For example, for a donation of $100.00, type in all five numbers – 1 0 0 0 0.  PayPal will record this as $100.00.
  6. Check the box Make this a monthly donation if you want to donate this same amount of money each month to Amigos de los Animales.
  7. Click on EITHER the BLUE Donate with PayPal circle – OR – the WHITE Donate with a Debit or Credit Card circle and then fill in the remainder of the information on the Donation Page – depending on which method you choose.
  8. You will need to check the box agreeing to the terms of the money transfer and then click on Donate Now.

Your PayPal donation will be listed on your credit card or bank statement as PAYPAL INST XFER AMIGOSDELOSANIMALES.

Amigos de los Animales is a tax-exempt organization and can provide a receipt for your donation if requested.

Please dig deep so that we can continue to provide proper food, shelter and medical care for these neglected animals.

Please pass this message along to your friends, neighbors and social media contacts so we can help ADLA over this financial bump in the road.

THANK YOU.  THANK YOU for your donations and for sharing this urgent request with others.

If you are in Mazatlán, PLEASE remember to put out a big bowl of fresh clean water EVERY DAY to help the helpless street animals.

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 September 9, 2019 20:59