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Terrific Leftovers!


By Joan DiPiero So many of our kittens arrive with their litter mates, and it seems there is always one left behind long after the others have gone. All of these leftovers are great cats who deserve a loving home. Aussie arrived with five siblings squished into a rusty birdcage. Now one year old, this [...]

Honor Your Pet


By Harry Burrus Think about that special pet you had or have, sometimes referred to as one’s lifetime dog or lifetime cat, and consider how that pet enriched your life and expanded the compassion in your heart. Remember how that pet was always there for you, full of trust and love, how you learned from [...]

SPA Pets of the Month, July 2017

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By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Please donate to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank! Our goal is to raise 180,000 pesos (about US$9,000), and we have a ways to go. Remember: 100% will be applied to the cost of food for our 100 cats and dogs, plus SPA animals in foster care. For more [...]

A Plea for Ray


By Joan DiPiero Ray’s entry to the SPA was filled with drama. Two young women discovered him after he had suffered a traumatic injury to his head, most likely the result of an unfortunate encounter with a speeding car. His one eye was prolapsed (hanging out of the socket), so he was rushed into surgery [...]

Growing Up at the SPA


By Megan Gabel Mia, Tigi, Gigi, and Kiki had a wonderful time romping and playing in SPA’s Puppy World, with its nice-sized open area where they could run freely, play with toys and each other, and receive attention from volunteers who came to spend time with them. Now, at ages 6-1/2 to 8 months, they [...]

SPA Pets of the Month


By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Please contribute to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank! Our goal is to raise $180,000 MXN (or about $9,000 USD)—100 percent of which will go to the cost of food for our 100 cats and dogs, plus SPA animals in foster care. For more information, see Among those [...]

Traveling Woes


By Helen Dickson One of the stories I constantly hear comes from people who say they would love to adopt a cat but travel too much and will postpone getting a cat until their traveling days are over. Please reconsider; adopt a cat now and hire a house/cat sitter. This person will not only take [...]

The Kittens Are Here! The Kittens Are Here

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By Joan DiPiero At the SPA, we’ve suddenly experienced a lot of leaping, cavorting, and frivolity, and that’s just from our volunteers, celebrating the annual arrival of spring kitten season. Who could resist the joy of spending time with these delightful little furry beings of all colors and personalities? Right now, they are getting to [...]

Pet Food Money Bank Starts with May Donations Matching Offer!


By Megan Gabel The SPA, San Miguel’s only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, houses a combined average of 100 animals. We provide shelter, care (vaccinations, sterilization, medical care), and food for them until they become family companions—no matter how long it takes. Last year, 70 dogs and 118 cats were adopted from us. We [...]

We Have the Perfect Dog for You!


By Megan Gabel The SPA houses an average of 50 dogs with a range of personalities, appearances, and dispositions. Here are just a few we would love for you to meet: A large, pretty girl, Dipper is a very strong, active, inquisitive, playful, and energetic blond beauty. She is loveable, likes people, and obviously wants [...]

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