Home for the Holidays

From the SPA

By Joan DiPiero

The holiday frenzy north of the border has started—long lines, traffic, and crowds. Everyone’s gearing up for sales, super sales, and get-to-the-mall-by-6am-super-duper sales. In San Miguel de Allende, the holiday pace is slower and less stressful. Gift giving is on a smaller scale, if at all. Since most of us already have what we need, please consider a gift of a different kind: a living, breathing animal. At the SPA, we have dozens of kittens and cats, all colors, ages, and personalities for your consideration. All would love to be in a real home.

Louie is a handsome tabby and white big boy, about two and a half years old. Adopted as a baby, he was returned when his adopter suddenly left the country. This loving guy who spent his whole life playing with his owner and sharing her pillow at night is puzzled by this sudden change in his life. Surrounded by a dozen cats he doesn’t know, he is sad and just waiting for a home where he can be someone’s favorite boy again.

Alba is a longhaired calico, mainly white with spots of orange and gray. About eight months old, she was adopted for a short time, but returned through no fault of her own when a baby entered the picture. Her fur is soft as a bunny, and she is a wonderful cuddler and lap-sitter who would love a second chance.

Lotus is a beautiful girl, white with pale apricot markings. About three years old, she was adopted as a kitten and then returned when her owners moved and chose not to take her with them. Despite this major event in her life, she has made the best of the situation, becoming one of our most affectionate cats. She deserves a committed adopter who would never consider abandoning her.

Give these lovely cats a holiday gift of a forever home, and you will be rewarded with a lifetime of affection. Meet them and all our available cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, 152 6124, Monday–Saturday from 11am–2pm. Remember, during December an anonymous donor will match all new donations to the SPA up to US$3,000! That means your donation through December 31 will be doubled! Please donate now so we don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity. See our website at www.spasanmiguel.org/how-you-can-help/support-fundraising/ for methods of donating. If you have any questions, email info@spasanmiguel.org.


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