Our Dogs and Cats Need You!

By Lynn Weisberg

Casey, Sierra, and Summer were rescued by a youngster who saw these adorable eight-week-old puppies being thrown off a truck. She brought them to a friend who called the SPA to see if we had room. Luckily, we did. These are lovely, sweet, playful, beautiful puppies whose lives changed for the better when their young savior spied them in distress and had a place to take them—the SPA. A joyful addition to our Puppy World crowd, they are thriving now, and Summer and Casey have already been adopted!

When seven-week-old kittens Felipe and his brothers and sisters arrived at the SPA, they were in terrible shape. Found abandoned in a vacant lot, they were suffering from a skin ailment that left them mostly bald—not a terribly attractive look. After weeks of care, medication, and loving attention, they blossomed into the handsome group we knew was hidden under the bare spots. Felipe, with a lush coat and a particularly spectacular tail, was adopted and now has the home he so deserved.

These are just two examples of what we face every day. Thanks to our hardworking volunteers and staff, we have countless happy endings. For more than 30 years, the Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. has been committed to maintaining a refuge for animals who can’t ask for help themselves. Thanks to our supporters who contribute via donations, i.e., membership dues, casita sponsorships, supporting our fundraisers, and bequests, our non-profit no-kill shelter is able to house approximately 100 animals and has over 200 adoptions per year to loving homes. We also operate a low-cost veterinary clinic and provide education and community service opportunities to children in our area.

The annual cost of caring for all of our animals and our clients’ beloved pets exceeds $2,000,000 pesos. Despite taking many cost-saving measures, monthly operating expenses always surpass our income. Without donations, we would not be able to keep our doors open.

We need your help! Please consider donating as much as you can to the SPA. Donate online via PayPal here: http://www.spasanmiguel.org/how-you-can-help/support-fundraising/. Peso checks (to “Sociedad Protectora de Animales”) or USD checks to “Actinver Casa de Bolsa S.A. de C.V.” or “San Miguel Community Foundation” (for a US tax receipt) may be left at the SPA or any La Conexion location (marked “SPA, PMB 18”). Thank you and Happy Holidays!


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