Pet of the Week – Dandy – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett September 22, 2019 20:21

Pet of the Week – Dandy – Adopted!

      Meet Dandy

Dandy is a sweet, tan and white, male, terrier-mix doggy – about two years old.  He was rescued from Colonia Sánchez Celis after his previous owner died.  A few days later a man and his children went to remove the possessions from the house of the deceased.  They said they didn’t want Dandy, so they abandoned him in the street.  Thankfully, a kind neighbor realized the situation.  She rescued Dandy and brought him to the shelter.

Dandy is in good health.  He does not require special food or medication.  He is medium-sized.  Dandy has a playful personality.  He is a cheerful pup and likes children, cats and other dogs.  As soon as Dandy has his neutering operation, he will be ready to find a secure Forever Home with a family that will take good care of him.

Adoptions – Doggy Heidi – and Cats – Oti and Toby


Heidi was previously adopted in March by a man who was looking for a companion for himself and the puppy he already had at home.  Unfortunately, this man became ill and was no longer able to care for Heidi.  She was returned to the shelter.  Heidi’s story was posted on-line including a note that said she had been at the shelter for many months.  A woman and her daughter saw the story and decided to give Heidi a second chance with their caring family.


Two cats found their Forever Homes this week.

Oti is a tri-color cat – a beautiful calico – white, black and orange.  Oti is one of the adult cats from the Cat Condo area. He was adopted by a young couple who are both very fond of cats.


Toby is a BLACK CAT – also an adult from the Cat Condo.   Surprisingly there is still a real stigma attached to back cats and we are delighted when one is adopted.  This young woman chose Toby immediately and wants to provide him with a good home.



A REMINDER, PLEASE – Urgent Request for Donations

I am repeating our URGENT REQUEST FOR DONATIONS needed at the animals shelter for all of the reasons outlined below.

Our goal is to receive donations of $4,000 and we are almost halfway to that amount.

PLEASE use the instructions below to make your donation.

Thanks to all who have previously donated.  Please talk to and email your friends and family to ask others to help support Amigos de los Animales.

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

Please help.

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 22, 2019 20:21