Pet of the Week – Dominga

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett February 11, 2020 18:40

Pet of the Week – Dominga

Meet Dominga

Dominga is our featured pet this week.  She is a medium-sized, 2-year-old female doggy with a tan and white coat.  She has tan freckles across her nose and on her paws.  Dominga is another pup that was abandoned outside the animal shelter on a Sunday morning in January.  Nothing is known about her past history.  Dominga is in good condition.  She does not require any medications or a special diet.  Dominga is calm and affectionate.  She loves to be outside and to go for walks.  Dominga is already spayed and is ready to find a loving Forever Home.

Please stop by the shelter to visit Dominga and all of our other adoptable dogs and cats.

Adoptions –  Coyote and Black Panther

This week two pets were adopted – one doggy and one kitty cat.

We were all very happy that Coyote found his Forever Home.  He has been at the shelter for more than 3 months.  Coyote was abandoned at the shelter with a leg injury.  He received proper medical treatment and recovered nicely.  This week Coyote was adopted by a young woman who wanted a companion animal at home.  Coyote is quiet and affectionate.  He will be a wonderful friend for his new owner.

Black Panther is a black kitty – from the tips of his ears to the tip of his tail.  This week he was adopted by a family with a young son who has many interests.  This young man was searching for a cat to play with and to keep him company.  He found his perfect pet in Black Panther – named after a Marvel Comics fictional superhero.  How can you go wrong with a black kitty named Black Panther??

Donations – Medical Supplies and Kibble

This week we received several generous donations from our Super Supporters.


Prior to traveling to Mazatlán, the Meiers from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, contacted their local veterinary clinic, All West Animal Hospital on Laurier Drive.  In response to their request, the business donated a wonderful supply of sterile gloves, syringes with needles and needles.  The Meiers supplemented this donation with additional gloves, pet collars and leashes.  THANK YOU for making the time and effort to bring these valuable medical supplies to Mazatlán.


In addition, this week a young father and his 4-ish-year-old daughter delivered a large bag of  Purina Campeon dog kibble to the shelter.   What a wonderful life lesson to instill in a young one – giving to those less fortunate.  The message on the little girl’s pink shirt was inspirational, too – Kind Is Cool.  Thank you and KUDOS to this proud dad.

TREMENDOUS RESULTS – Monday Happy Hour BINGO at Friends Diner in the Golden Zone – 3:30 p.m.

We had a wonderful turnout at our BINGO game at Friends Diner on Monday.  More than FORTY people tried their best to WIN BIG at this game of chance.

The details for those who don’t know:  Amigos de los Animales animal shelter hosts a weekly BINGO game every Monday at Friends Diner in the Golden Zone.  The games begin at 3:30 p.m.  This time coincides with Friends’ Happy Hour (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) with special pricing on most drinks.  The cost per BINGO card is $50 pesos.  There are four “regular” games.  Then there is a final, Blackout game for an additional cost of $50 pesos per BINGO card.  Friends Diner is located in the Golden Zone – #300 Laguna.  This is one block west (towards the ocean) from Panama Restaurant and then 50 feet south on Laguna.  The telephone number is 913-6066.  Happy Hour at Friends is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Come and join the fun.  Enjoy an adult beverage or two and dinner, while supporting a very worthy cause.


This is a warning that bears repeating, because Xylitol is EXTREMELY TOXIC to dogs and may also be harmful to cats.

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in corn, oats, trees, berries and other fruits.  The FDA approved xylitol as a food additive in 1963.  Although used as a sugar substitute for decades, the popularity of xylitol has increased exponentially in the past few years because it has a low glycemic index and reduces the formation of dental plaque on teeth.  Today xylitol manufactured commercially is mainly extracted from corn cobs.

Many foods and dental products contain xylitol including sugar-free gum, candies, breath mints, baked goods, pudding snacks, Jello, peanut butter, fruit drinks, jams, jellies, cereals, ketchup, protein bars, cough syrup, children’s chewable or gummy vitamins, mouthwash, and toothpaste.  Xylitol is also found in over-the-counter nasal sprays, laxatives, digestive aids, allergy medicines, prescription medications and liquids.  Even some products manufactured specifically for dogs, such as toothpaste, contain small amounts of xylitol.

Xylitol is EXTREMELY TOXIC to dogs.  Ingesting xylitol causes a rapid and massive release of insulin from the pancreas in dogs, causing hypoglycemia – a dangerous drop in blood sugar – that can destroy liver cells and is often fatal.  The outward symptoms that the pet may display include disorientation, acute weakness, staggering, panting, vomiting, collapsing and seizures.  If you suspect your dog has consumed xylitol or any other poisonous substance, seek help from your veterinarian immediately.  Depending on the amount of xylitol consumed, within 15 to 20 minutes, your dog might be comatose.  Although there is no antidote for xylitol toxicity, treatment with sugar supplementation, IV fluids, and drugs that protect the liver are beneficial.

To avoid any exposure to xylitol for your pet, READ PRODUCT LABELS CAREFULLY. The word “xylitol” may not be listed as a separate ingredient.  Beware of products with labels that include the terms “diet”, “light”, “less sugar”, “artificially sweetened”, “natural sweetener” and “sugar alcohol”.  Err on the side of caution and keep all of these products out of the reach of your dogs and cats.

Thank you for supporting the animal shelter.

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 February 11, 2020 18:40