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Pet Food Money Bank—Please Deposit Pesos and Dollars Now!

From the SPA
Hope, health, and homes for cats and dogs in need

By Megan Gabel

The SPA, San Miguel de Allende’s only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, houses a combined average of 100 animals. Once they become part of families, we are able to provide food, care, and shelter for more animals until they, too, become family companions. Last year, 83 dogs and 125 cats were adopted from us. Dogs and cats are on waiting lists, filling vacancies created by adoptions. This year, we started a foster program so that when we have no space, we have a safe place for those in need until we can take them in. This allows us to save more animals, but has increased our costs—we now have more mouths to feed.

In existence for more than 35 years, the SPA relies solely on donations to survive and, unfortunately, runs at a loss. We economize, but we need help covering our basic expenses of feeding those in our care like Lobo, Radar, Cassie, and Jacaranda. That’s where you come in.

Please make a monetary deposit to our Pet Food Money Bank, 100 percent of which will be applied to our annual cost of feeding our family-pets-to-be. Because animals do not adjust well to changes in diet, and we lack sufficient storage space, we need to cover the cost of feeding them the food they are accustomed to eating. Our goal is to raise 150,000 pesos or US$9,000. Perhaps you can afford 10 to 150 pesos? No amount is too small (or too big)! Spread the word. Ask a friend to donate, and friends of friends. Every contribution helps!

Here’s how to deposit to our Pet Food Money Bank: Visit our website at, and use the PayPal “donate” link on any page. (In “add special instructions to seller” state “Food Bank”). You can also donate by: (1) Mexican or US check to Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. or (2) US check to San Miguel Community Foundation (for a US tax receipt) (mark “for SPA”). Your check may be dropped off at the SPA, Los Pinos 7 or at any La Conexion location (mark envelope “SPA, PMB 18”). Or mail your check to: Sociedad Protectora de Animales (SPA), Los Pinos 7, Col. Lindavista, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37736, Mexico; or SPA, PMB No. 18, 220 N. Zapata Hwy #11, Laredo, Texas 78043-4464 USA. Cash donations should be made at our office only (Los Pinos 7).

For more information, please write or call 415 152 6124. Don’t delay, deposit today! Thank you!


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