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You Can Help Us Save Cats and Dogs

From the SPA

By Megan Gabel

Over the years, you, our supporters, have made it possible for the Sociedad Protectora de Animales to exist, for which we thank you. Because of you, we are able to help Buddy, an owner-surrender after six years of being with the same family. An Airedoodle, Buddy is intelligent, loyal, curious, energetic, playful, and people-loving! Within months after arriving at the SPA, he developed “wobbler’s syndrome,” a neurologic disease that particularly affects large breed dogs in the neck region of their spines. From one day to the next, Buddy, who was thriving at the SPA under the love, care, and training of dedicated volunteers, went from happy and bouncy to walking very slowly with his head drooped. With treatment, he is finally stable and his weekly medication has been reduced, but continued medication is necessary for him to have a good life.

Because of you, we are also able to help four-year-old Lorenzo, a cat who was considered a neighborhood pest. Armed with a carrier and a can of especially aromatic tuna fish, our rescuer approached him cautiously, afraid he would bolt. Instead, after gulping down the tuna feast, Lorenzo walked right up to her, purring and rubbing against her ankles. Arriving skinny, undernourished and suffering from a bad skin condition, he has eagerly responded to medical attention, love, and a great deal of food. Probably deprived of a happy childhood, he is making up for lost time.

The SPA is the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel de Allende. For more than 35 years, we have been committed to maintaining a refuge for animals that can’t ask for help themselves. We shelter about 100 animals and have more than 200 adoptions annually. Our onsite clinic provides veterinary services to low-income families at a reduced charge, facilitating animal health even for those animals that are not in our shelter. We offer education and community service opportunities to area children, helping to foster a love for animals in the next generation. None of this could happen without the financial help we receive from you. Donations are our only source of income.

During the holiday season, please make a donation to the SPA. Donate online at (via PayPal). You may also donate by Mexican check to Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.; by US check to Actinver Casa de Bolsa S.A. de C.V. (mark for SPA); or by US check to San Miguel Community Foundation (for a US tax receipt) (mark for SPA). Checks may be dropped off at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, 152-6124, or at any La Conexion location (mark envelope “SPA, PMB 18”). Please email with questions.

The cost of caring for all of our animals and for the beloved pets of our clients is more than 2,000,000 pesos per year. All funds received will be used to support our animals and to keep the doors of the SPA open. Thank you for making as generous a gift as you can.


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