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Pet of the Week – Chilly Willy

Pet of the Week – Chilly Willy

Meet Chilly Willy Chilly Willy is a smallish, Chihuahua mix – approximately three to five years of age.  He was rescued from the streets of Colonia Bugambilias by a long-term supporter of the animal shelter.  The woman who rescued Chilly Willy could not get close to him at first, although she put out food and

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Pet of the Week – Pekin

Pet of the Week – Pekin

Meet Pekin Pekin is a one and a half year old, white male of medium size.  He was tethered outside the shelter before opening hours by two men on a motorcycle.  Pekin is in apparent good health.  He has been given anti-parasitic medicine.  Pekin will be neutered within the next couple of weeks.  He has

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Human Rights Board forces Sinaloa to attend to 2,000 people displaced by violence

Human Rights Board forces Sinaloa to attend to 2,000 people displaced by violence

“Cristina” decided to leave her village with her husband and three children in  the summer of 2011 . One night before her departure, an armed group came into her town in the mountainous area of Sinaloa ransacking the houses and burning it. “They arrived in many trucks and the men had AK-47s…they went into the houses looking for members

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Pet of the Week – Lola

Pet of the Week – Lola

Meet Lola This has been a rough week for the street animals of Mazatlán.  Lola was brought to the shelter by a concerned woman living in Colonia Flores Magón.  Lola had visited this woman’s house for several days.  Then Lola disappeared for 5 days.  When she returned again, Lola had substantial damage to one hip

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Chevron opens its first gas station in Sinaloa

Chevron opens its first gas station in Sinaloa

Chevron opened its first gas station in Sinaloa on October 2nd. It is located in Culiacan. Directors of the international company, along with Sinaloa Government authorities, led the opening of the station located at Boulevard Pedro Infante (in front of Cinépolis). Chevron recently opened the first two service stations in the neighboring state of Sonora. 

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Pet of the Week – Poly

Pet of the Week – Poly

Meet Poly Poly is a black, one and a half year old female, mixed breed – perhaps with some water dog in her lineage.  She is medium sized.  Poly was found by a shop owner in Fracc. Hacienda del Seminario – about five kilometers from the shelter.  The shop owner had Poly spayed, posted her

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Pet of the Week – Lucky

Pet of the Week – Lucky

Meet Lucky Lucky is an older, mixed- breed doggy, who lived on the streets in Fracc. Valle Dorado – very close to busy Highway 15.  The neighbors were annoyed when he came to their houses for food and water.  He was dirty and had many ticks and other parasites.  Luckily for Lucky, a kind woman

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Pet of the Week – Marley

Pet of the Week – Marley

Meet Marley Marley is a two-year old male, Chihuahua – boxer mix, who was rescued from Colonia Bugambilias la Esperanza.  Marley lived on the street for a while.  Eventually he was brought into the home of a young woman, who recently had a baby.  Because someone in the house had allergies, Marley was surrendered to

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The Master Fraud : More than $7 billion pesos diverted by Mexican Government

The Master Fraud : More than $7 billion pesos diverted by Mexican Government

The Mexican online newspaper Animal Politico published the first part of a special report: The Master Fraud. This first installment is shocking because the research alleges that the Mexican Federal Government has diverted Billions of pesos through 11 official public institutions.   Ironically the report describes the Duarte case as relatively minor compared with the modus operandi of the institutions involved. Animal Politico and

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Pet of the Week – Tango and Cash

Pet of the Week – Tango and Cash

Meet Tango and Cash Tango and Cash are two mixed-breed male pups – about five months old.  These two were rescued on Avenida Ejército Mexicano – one of the busiest, multi-lane roads in Mazatlán.  The man who rescued them used his truck to shield the dogs from traffic on the highway until he was able

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Pet of the Week – Trisha – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Trisha – Adopted!

Meet Trisha Trisha is a small, female, Chihuahua-mix pup.  She is about a year old.  Trisha was rescued from a drainage ditch in Fracc. Pradera Dorada.  She has received deworming medicine and a round of vaccinations.  Trisha is very loving and enjoys being with the shelter staff and volunteers.  She prefers to be in the

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Pet of the Week – Tuttsy – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Tuttsy – Adopted!

Meet Tuttsy Tuttsy is a small, two-month old, mixed-breed, female pup.  A man in a nearby Colonia found Tuttsy on the street and brought her to the safety of the shelter.  Tuttsy has been dewormed and vaccinated.  She is very clean, sweet and calm.  Tuttsy enjoys being cuddled by people more than being with the

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Pet of the Week – Grandote (now Reynaldo) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Grandote (now Reynaldo) – Adopted!

Meet Grandote Grandote, which translates to “Big”, is a three-year old male Basset Hound.  He was found with his collar tied with a rope to a tree in the median of the street near the animal shelter.  Grandote has a quiet temperament and is very friendly and sociable with people and other pets.  He has been

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Murder mystery in Mazatlan…and then some..

Murder mystery in Mazatlan…and then some..

The General Prosecutor of Sinaloa, Juan Rios, announced at a press conference that the murder of the renowned lawyer Miguel Angel Sánchez Morán who was shot dead outside his offices May 12, was on track with a suspect identified…and proceedings started…when…. ….Investigators found a grey Ford Explorer linked to the case.  Allegedly, hidden inside the car

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Pet of the Week – Bambú – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Bambú – Adopted!

Bambú is a male puppy – about five months old.  He was returned to the shelter by a man who adopted Bambú for his young daughter.  His daughter no longer lives in the household, so Bambú was returned to the shelter.  When Bambú was returned he had many ticks and was very thin.  He was

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