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Pet of the Week – Manchitas – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Manchitas – Adopted!

Meet Manchitas What an adorable face!!  Manchitas is a small, three-month old, female Chihuahua-mix puppy.  She was brought to the shelter by folks who also own Manchitas’ parents.  These people have committed to having both their adult male and female dogs sterilized – so no more puppies – a case of better late than never.

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Pet of the Week – Baby – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Baby – Adopted!

Meet Baby Baby was found on the beach north of town by a long-term supporter of the animal shelter.  Baby had been wandering for days in a trailer park with no food or water.  She looked starved – all skin and bones.  There was evidence that Baby may have had puppies, but none were found

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Pet of the Week – Nacho – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Nacho – Adopted!

Meet Nacho Nacho was brought to the shelter by two students who attend classes at the school just north of Amigos de los Animales.  Nacho wandered around the school grounds for a couple of days.  Some evil students were attacking and kicking him, so the two caring students brought him to the safety of the

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Pet of the Week – Manchas (Spots) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Manchas (Spots) – Adopted!

Meet Manchas (Spots) Manchas was found by a very kind woman outside the gate of her house in a nearby colonia.  He was very small and unprotected.  This kind woman immediately took Manchas to her veterinarian for a check-up.  The vet gave Manchas deworming medicine and sent him home.  Because this woman has other pets

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Pet of the Week – Elíseo (now Toby) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Elíseo (now Toby) – Adopted!

Meet Eliseo Elíseo is a small male Schnauzer mix, left outside the shelter door, so nothing is known about his history.  Elíseo is about eighteen months old.  Since arriving at the shelter he was been dewormed and given his first round of vaccinations.  Once Elíseo is old enough, he will be neutered. Elíseo is playful

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Pet of the Week – Luz (now Radar) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Luz (now Radar) – Adopted!

Meet Luz Luz is the other small dog that was left tied up outside the shelter a few weeks ago along with Clarita – the pup highlighted last week.  Luz, which translates to “Light”, is a small, four-month old female, Chihuahua mix.  She arrived at the shelter quite weak and malnourished with internal parasites.  But

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Pet of the Week – Clarita – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Clarita – Adopted!

Meet Clarita Clarita was left tied up outside the shelter door along with a second small dog.  She had been spayed recently and still had surgical sutures in her abdomen.  Clarita is a small Chihuahua-mix – approximately two years old.  Although she is improving, Clarita is still fearful when taken out of the safety of

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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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