Save Cats and Dogs—Double Your Donation!

By Megan Gabel

Without our supporters, the Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende would not exist. You have enabled us to provide shelter and care for the animals living at the SPA while they wait to be adopted and for those who take their place when a vacancy occurs. We house an average of 50 cats and 50 dogs who count on us and you to keep them safe. This year to save more, we added a foster program, but that increases our financial responsibility. We are depending upon you to invest again in the SPA, our resident dogs and cats, and the homeless and stray animals in San Miguel. We know our generous, kind-hearted, animal-loving supporters won’t let us down. As an inspiration, an anonymous donor has offered to match donations made through the end of the year up to US$2,000. Donate now and your donation could be doubled!

Two sweethearts who will benefit from your generosity are Marisol and Soledad. Marisol was discovered abandoned on a highway, in poor health, with mange and parasites. She was still brave enough to give a tiny tail wag when cuddled. She was isolated during recovery, had further health issues, but never once lost her happy, joyful spirit. Now about seven months old, she has thrived. When Soledad arrived at the SPA, she was in rough shape, having barely survived a brutal dog attack. She endured weeks of treatment on a rollercoaster of recovery with wounds so deep that she could barely be touched. Now months later, this sweet girl is a happy, healthy, charmer. Both with a strong will to survive, Marisol and Soledad are ready for a family to love, but they need a safe haven with us until that happens.

The SPA is the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel. For over 35 years, we have been committed to maintaining a refuge for animals who can’t ask for help themselves. We have over 200 adoptions annually. Our on-site clinic provides veterinary services to low-income families at a reduced charge. We offer education and community service opportunities to area children. Donations are our only source of income. We do not receive any government support. 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.

During the holiday season, please make a donation to the SPA. Donate online at or on our Facebook page at (via PayPal). You may also donate: by Mexican or US check to Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.; 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 Conexión location (mark envelope “SPA, PMB 18”). Please email with questions. All donations will be used to support our animals and to keep the SPA doors open. Thank you!


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