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

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 [...]

May 2019 SPA Pets of the Month

Apollo

By Jayn Corral and Megan Gabel After taking a ride inside a truck engine from Centro to the campo, a kind soul rescued Tina in August 2016 at four months old. An affectionate tabby sweetheart, she enjoys lounging in the sun and having her fur brushed. She is independent and would prefer to have her [...]

Photography Class Visit to Animal Shelter Combines Academics and Good Deeds

Alyana with puppy Fresa

By Scott Umstattd Photography students from the local Victoria Robbins School recently visited the Sociedad Protectora de Animales (SPA) to photograph newly-welcomed puppies and contribute their photography to a good cause—publicizing adoptable puppies for the SPA. The visit was a field trip for the students and served to fulfill their photography assignment—“take pictures of moving [...]

The Saga of Nellie and her “Forever Home” Illustrates the Joyous Adventures of Pet Adoption

Nellie at home

By B. Lewis It takes a while for relationships to grow. Nellie, the dog I adopted from the Sociedad Protectora de Animales (SPA), and I continue to work on ours as I gradually learn her likes and dislikes. Nellie had remained for several years at the SPA before she recently came to live with me, [...]

Kairo’s Cancer Scare a Lesson about the Sun’s Potential Effects on Pets

Curious Kairo

By Jayn Corral Screams—not cries but screams—caused the Sociedad Protectora de Animales (SPA) staff to run to see what was happening. There, on the roof, was a street cat we didn’t know screaming for all it was worth. One of the male staff approached it and gently put it in a bag to take to [...]

Sponsoring an Animal Casita Is a Big Help to the SPA Shelter’s Residents

Felina

By Megan Gabel Casita is a fancy name we use for an animal’s residence at the SPA. As the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel de Allende, the SPA houses around 100 animals. Providing for our resident cats and dogs as they wait to be adopted is a costly undertaking. Sponsoring [...]

SPA Pets of the Month: April 2019

Cocoa

By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral A large, pretty girl, Dipper is a very strong, active, inquisitive, playful, and energetic blonde beauty of a canine. She enjoys going for a walk and loves to explore her surroundings. She is eager for attention and love and is happy to give the same in return. Medium-to-large Cocoa [...]

SPA Pets of the Month: April 2019

Cocoa

By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral A large, pretty girl, Dipper is a very strong, active, inquisitive, playful, and energetic blonde beauty of a canine. She enjoys going for a walk and loves to explore her surroundings. She is eager for attention and love and is happy to give the same in return. Medium-to-large Cocoa [...]

Who Can Resist a Puppy’s Kisses?

Fresa

By Megan Gabel Meet sisters Roxie and Stella and their friends Pixie and Fresa! All females, all about 3-1/2 months old, they are affectionate and, of course, adorable.  They play well and enthusiastically with each other and rush to climb on a visitor’s lap, vying for human attention when the opportunity arises. We welcome you [...]

An Unsolved Mystery

SPA Suerte

By Jayn Corral Had they known about this case, I am sure the sleuths of Dateline, 20/20, and 48 Hours would be investigating. Everyone at the SPA wants to know why this case hasn’t been solved. Why hasn’t Trinidad been adopted? This silky, all-black gentle giant arrived at the SPA in January 2016 at the [...]

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