Pet of the Week – Nube – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett October 6, 2019 18:44

Pet of the Week – Nube – Adopted!

Meet Nube

Nube, which translates to “Cloud”, is a nursing mama-doggy that was left at the shelter door along with her NINE puppies. One of the puppies did not survive.  Nube is now caring for eight little ones.  Because Nube was abandoned, there is no information about her background.  She is medium-sized and approximately a year old.  She is tan in color with black highlights along her muzzle and back.

Nube was malnourished when she arrived at the shelter.  She was trying to take care of herself and her puppies on very little food.  With proper nutrition and some dietary supplements, Nube is doing better and is stronger and healthier.  She is gentle and a very good mother to her pups.  After all of her puppies are weaned, Nube will be spayed.  No more puppies for this doggy.  After all of her hard work, Nube will be ready for a quiet, loving Forever Home.

Adoptions – Dandy, Samus and Cloe

This week three of our doggies found their Forever Homes.

Dandy, our feisty terrier mix, was adopted by a young woman who is a friend of a volunteer from the shelter.  She and her family decided to give this little guy a second chance.  Dandy will be well cared for in his new home.

Samus was adopted by a family with a young daughter.  She was in charge of choosing which dog she wanted for the new family pet.  She initially chose THREE different doggies, but her parents said she could only have one.  Puppy Samus was her lucky choice.  If she is responsible and takes proper care of Samus, she may be able to return to the shelter to choose a second pet.

Cloe, a small-sized, white, female, terrier-mix doggy, was surrendered to the shelter by her elderly owner who was unable to care for her.  This week Cloe was adopted by an older couple who live close to the shelter.  Cloe will be nearby but in a home of her own.

This week Negro was returned to the shelter.  He was adopted about four months ago by a family with two children, a large house and a big yard.  But Negro was found several times wandering the streets.  A neighbor confirmed that Negro was not being cared for properly and returned him to the safety of the shelter.

Two other puppies – named Rebel and Dory – were abandoned at the shelter door.  Nothing is known about their previous circumstances or living conditions.

The Fostering Program at Amigos de los Animales

If you love animals but can’t adopt, FOSTER!  Foster families provide short- or long-term, in-home care for pets until they find their Forever Homes.  Fostering a pet is easy, fun and one of the most rewarding things you can do for a homeless animal AND for yourself.  Fostering directly improves the lives of shelter animals.  This program gives an animal the love and attention it desperately needs – and greatly increases its chances of being adopted.

The Fostering Program allows animals to receive special care away from the shelter prior to adoption.  There are many reasons why a cat, dog, kitten or puppy might need foster care.   Some puppies and kittens arrive at the shelter much too young to be adopted and may need to be bottle fed before being able to eat on their own.  A nursing mom with a litter of puppies or kittens copes much better in the quiet of a private home.  This is also true for a cat or dog recovering from surgery.  Some animals arrive at the shelter extremely thin and nervous – traumatized from living on the street.  They need an attentive foster caregiver to help socialize them so they will become more confident and trusting.  These pets rebound well in the safety of a calm, home environment.  Any kind of consistent training, play, socialization and positive reinforcement greatly increases a pet’s chances of being adopted.

Fostering an animal in need is an immensely gratifying experience and directly improves the lives of shelter animals.  Whether you are helping a dog learn to love and be loved, or watching a kitten recover from illness or injury, fostering gives you the chance to single-handedly change an animal’s life for the better.

Basic food and supplies are provided by the shelter, as well as instruction on how to care for the animal.  If you are interested in more information, please call or stop by the shelter during business hours.  THANK YOU.

What We Need Most Urgently

This week a young man donated a carpeted cat tree that will be enjoyed immensely by our myriad of cats and kittens.

Please consider donating pet food to the animal shelter – Purina Dog, Cat, Puppy and Kitten Chow will help feed our dozens and dozens of pets at the animal shelter in Mazatlán and at the cat annex at the ranch north of town.  We are also in need of more kitty litter boxes to accommodate our feline friends.

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.

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 October 6, 2019 18:44