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The SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank—Please Deposit Pesos and Dollars Today!

Hungry Cats

Hungry Dogs

By Megan Gabel

The Sociedad Protectora de Animales, known as the SPA, is San Miguel de Allende’s only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, housing a combined average of 100 animals, often with even more in foster homes. We provide shelter, care (vaccinations, sterilization, medical treatment), and food for all of them until they become family companions—no matter how long it takes. Last year, we helped almost 100 cats and dogs find their forever homes.

As our cats and dogs become part of families, we take in more animals. Some animals are so malnourished when they arrive that we must give them special supplemental food until they become stronger. Many of our animals have been at the SPA for a long time, even years, and so as they age, they require food designed to address the needs of older animals. Even some of our younger animals require a unique diet due to health conditions they have developed. As a result, we have had to switch some of our residents from our regular, economy-priced food to other options that cost more.

Our foster program helps to provide a safe place for animals who are too young to take in, who have special needs, or for whom we have no space at the moment. We are able to save more animals by fostering, but as we pay for their food, this program means more mouths to feed.

The goal of this year’s Pet Food Money Bank is to raise 250,000 pesos, about US$13,500. We use 100 percent of the funds raised toward our annual cost of feeding our family-pets-to-be.

Please help us with this basic expense—the cost of food—by making a monetary deposit to our Pet Food Money Bank. 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, no matter how high that ends up being. We rely solely on financial donations to survive and receive no government support. We economize, but we need help from our supporters.

You may donate to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank by Mexican or US check to Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, AC or by US check to the San Miguel Community Foundation; for a US tax receipt, mark the check for the SPA.

You can drop off your check at the SPA, located at Los Pinos 7, or at any La Conexion location; mark the envelope with SPA, PMB 18. Or mail your check to Sociedad Protectora de Animales, Los Pinos 7, Col Lindavista, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37736, Mexico, or to SPA, PMB No. 18, 220 N. Zapata Hwy, No. 11, Laredo, Texas, 78043-4464, USA. PayPal donations may be made online at spasanmiguel.org/how-you-can-help/pet-food-money-bank/ or by clicking the “Shop Now” button on our Facebook page: facebook.com/spasanmiguel. Cash donations should be made at our office only.

Please don’t delay. Deposit funds today! We need and appreciate your help. Thank you! For more information, call 152-6124.

 

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