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Harry and Nuni

By Harry Burrus Nuni in Swahili (mountain dialect) means Golden Star—well, almost. Not the patois of our Picachos hills. A light golden color, as if aged in ex-bourbon casks, covers her back and sides. Her chest and the inside of her legs are a Dairy Queen creamy white. She’s a young, vibrant three and a [...]

Introducing the New 5G


By Jayn Corral Have you heard about the new 5G? This is an incredible must-see, only available for a short time, and supply is extremely limited. Don’t miss your chance to make one or more your own. They are much more functional in pairs. The 5G was created in April 2019 and has been tested [...]

The Importance of Sterilizing Dogs and Cats


By Megan Gabel Facebook and Yahoo List posters often bemoan the fate of homeless street dogs and cats and ceaselessly try to find a way to save these abandoned animals and find them loving homes. What is often overlooked is the role of sterilization in this equation. The simple truth is that sterilization reduces the [...]

SPA Pets of the Month – August 2019

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By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral Just five days remain to take advantage of the offer from anonymous donors to match all July donations to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank, up to a total of US$2,500. All money raised will be applied to the annual cost of feeding our resident animals, about 100 cats [...]

A Plea for Serinidad and Aluxe


By Jayn Corral All they want is a nice family, a quiet comfortable spot, some food and love. They aren’t asking for much, and don’t require any special care. They are unlikely to cause you any problems. Instead, they will give you much more in return. They just are not happy living with so many [...]

SPA News: Pet Food Money Bank Matching Offer Plus July Dental Discount


By Megan Gabel Terrific News: Anonymous donors have agreed to match every donation in July to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank up to a total US$2,500!! Please help us take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to double July contributions. All money raised will be applied to the annual cost of feeding our resident animals [...]

Cat Talk

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By Jayn Corral Have you ever found yourself having conversations with cats, wondering what they are really saying? I have had cats all my adult life, and now with over 30 cat pals at the SPA I often catch myself having sustained exchanges with cats. “What? What do you want?” “No, we already had treats.” [...]

SPA Pets of the Month, July 2019


By Jayn Corral and Megan Gabel Our 2019 Pet Food Money Bank goal is 250,000 pesos (about US$13,500). How about making a donation today to apply to the annual cost of food for our cats and dogs (about 100 in all)? For more information, see A petite, black and white, two-year-old beauty, Chrissie was [...]

Three Irresistible SPA Cuties Are Waiting for Their Forever Home

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By Megan Gabel Meet five-month-old brothers Café, Latté, and Mocha, adorable terrier-mix puppies ready for their forever homes. The boys are fun, playful, energetic, friendly, and eager for attention. By early afternoon, they’ve worn themselves out and transform into calm, gentle little boys. They are working on overcoming their insecurities while going for a walk [...]

Canine Distemper: Highly Infectious, Easily Prevented by Vaccination

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By Adriana Rivera In recent weeks, we have noticed a significant increase at the SPA clinic in the number of cases of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), a highly contagious infectious disease of dogs. The disease spreads through direct contact (including sharing an infected dog’s food or water bowl) and air exposure (i.e., a cough, sneeze, [...]

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