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Pet of the Week – Avelino – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Avelino – Adopted!

Meet Avelino Avelino was found wandering alone – without a collar or leash – near the commercial shops next to the animal shelter.  Our shelter manager, Mariell, brought him into the shelter, put him in a kennel and gave him food and water.  Avelino is a three-month old puppy.  He has been dewormed and has

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Pet of the Week – Diva – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Diva – Adopted!

Meet Diva For more than three weeks, Diva was seen in the streets of Colonia Los Portales, about five kilometers from Amigos de los Animales.  She was fed a little by some neighbors, but others were annoyed by the presence of this dirty dog with mangy skin.  One man said he was going to poison

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Pet of the Week – Luna – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Luna – Adopted!

Meet Luna In early May, Luna was hit by a car in Colonia Ricardo Flores Magón.  She was spotted on the side of the road by a couple of women who were passing by.  They saw that Luna was hurt and took her to a neighborhood veterinarian they knew.  The vet tended to the wounds

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Pet of the Week – Patsy

Pet of the Week – Patsy

Meet Patsy Patsy is the doggy that has been at the shelter for the longest amount of time – since September 2015.  Patsy was rescued from a busy street by a man, who saw a motorcycle hit her, leaving her with a broken front leg.  This good citizen picked Patsy up and took her to

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Pet of the Week – Chompi – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Chompi – Adopted!

Meet Chompi Chompi was dropped at the shelter one morning along with another male littermate.  Both pups were extremely dirty and smelly.  As is typical, both were given deworming medication and vaccinations.  Unfortunately, the second pup died of Canine parvovirus.  Chompi is currently in isolation from the other dogs and is receiving preventative treatment from

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Pet of the Week – Chato – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Chato – Adopted!

Meet Chato Chato was rescued from a busy street in Colonia Francisco Alarcón by ADLA’s president, Julieta Alcocer Sanchez.  She watched Chato trying to cross a busy street – very much in danger of being hit by a car.  Chato was wearing a strap around his neck with a broken piece of rope dangling down. 

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Pet of the Week – Abuelo

Pet of the Week – Abuelo

Meet Abuelo Abuelo, which translates to “Grandfather”, came to us from Copala, a small, old silver mining town located about an hour’s drive northeast of Mazatlán.  A Canadian couple staying at the Riu Hotel took a day trip to Copala and spotted Abuelo.  When the couple returned to town they called the shelter to see

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Pet of the Week – Peludo – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Peludo – Adopted!

Meet Peludo Peludo, which translates to “Furry”, has been through a marked transformation since his arrival at the animal shelter.   Peludo was first spotted by two of our volunteer dog walkers while walking shelter dogs.  He was hiding in the bushes.  The volunteers finished their walk and returned to the area, but could not find

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Pet of the Week – Kurko – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Kurko – Adopted!

Meet Kurko Kurko is a handsome Schnauzer mix – about 1 – 2 years old.  He was left tied outside the shelter door one morning with a small bag of food and a note – “The name is Kurko”.  Kurko barked quite mournfully for a day, but has since settled nicely into the shelter.  He

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Pet of the Week-Taco  –  Lily – Both Adopted!

Pet of the Week-Taco – Lily – Both Adopted!

Meet Our Older Friends – Taco and Lily None of us are getting any younger, which is true of our canine and feline friends as well.  Many people come to the shelter looking for a puppy or a kitten, but our older animals need Forever Homes, too.  There are many reasons why adopting an older

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Pet of the Week – Bridget – Foster to Permanent Adoption!

Pet of the Week – Bridget – Foster to Permanent Adoption!

Meet Bridget Bridget was brought to the shelter by University of Sinaloa students, who found her running loose on Avenida Ejercito Mexicano – one of the busiest roads in Mazatlán.  Bridget was limping noticeably and may have been hit by a vehicle.  The University students took Bridget to a local vet, who examined her and

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Pet of the Week – Vilma – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Vilma – Adopted!

Meet Vilma Vilma was brought to the shelter about a month ago by a family who lives in Colonia Villa Satélite.  She is a one-year old, medium-sized, white doggy now ready for her Forever Home.  Vilma was found running in the streets.  The rescuing family fed her and allowed her to sleep in their garage

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Pet of the Week – Cats in All Sizes and Colors

Meet Our Cats – Cats in All Sizes and Colors At the animal shelter our population of cats continues to be larger than we would like.  It often happens that one cat will be adopted into its Forever Home one day and the next day someone will leave a box of kittens at the front

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Pet of the Week – Niña – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Niña – Adopted!

Meet Niña Niña was a street dog in a nearby colonia.  A neighborhood woman fed her scraps, but left her outside.  One day the woman noticed Niña walking in a wobbly fashion and that her side was swollen from being hit or kicked.  The woman brought Niña into her house and nursed her back to

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Pet of the Week – Erika – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Erika – Adopted!

Meet Erika Erika came to the shelter a few weeks ago.  She was found tied up outside the building with a plastic cone around her head – obviously someone’s pet at one time.  Erika’s coat was completely matted and she had a severe ear infection and fleas.    Staff and volunteers spent more than an hour

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