Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 14th Sterilization Clinic in Playas de Tijuana

The year 2008 was a real turning point for HSTJ, receiving non-profit status in May really opened a lot of doors and paved the road to a very bright future. It is because of you that HSTJ has been able to continue the work in Tijuana. The sterilization clinics have been consistently held monthly and have run so smoothly. We are really making a difference down there and helping so many animals in need!

December proved to be a successful end of year. On December 14th we had a fun Yappy Hour at the La Jolla Brewhouse. Congratulations Jessica V. from San Diego whose name was drawn for the Disneyland Tickets! On the same day, we also conducted a sterilization clinic in Playas de Tijuana, performing 29 surgeries, 16 dogs and 13 cats!

With your continued support, we look forward to an active presence in Tijuana for 2009!

Thank you Ted Coakley for the wonderful photography at this clinic. Ted's web site is

December 14th Holiday Yappy Hour at La Jolla Brewhouse


The December 14th Yappy Hour was a great success! Thank you Santa Mike, the photos were great!

Congratualtions to Jessica V. for winning the Disneyland Drawing!

Thank you to everyone who came and showed their support. A special thanks goes to Belinda and her crew from the Doxie meet up!

I am excited to announce that HSTJ has officially raised enough money to purchase a mobile street unit van! A huge accomplishment for 2008! Now HSTJ can have a designated vehicle for hauling supplies and conducting street clinics without the use of volunteer vehicles! Thank you for your support, without which none of this would be possible.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Win Two Tickets to Disneyland!

CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA V. FROM SAN DIEGO! Jessica won the raffle on December 14th! Thank you to all who participated! It is official, HSTJ has raised enough money for a mobile street unit van! Thank you again to our supporters!
The winner of a Pair of Disneyland One-Day Park Hopper tickets valued at $188 will be announced at the Yappy Hour at the La Jolla Brewhouse on December 14th.

You do not need to be present to win.

A $10 donation gets you ONE entry into the drawing. No limit on number of individual entries.
Entry into the drawing will begin today, November 6th and will continue until Friday December 12th. The lucky winner will be drawn at the December 14th Yappy Hour. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN - you will be notified by e-mail if you are not present and your prize will be certified mailed to you.
The tickets have no restrictions and they have an expiration date of October 2010.

If you would like to enter the drawing, please make your donation here through paypal before December 12th. Your donation is 100% tax deductible, JUST CLICK HERE:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 18th Yappy Hour at La Jolla Brewhouse

Thank you Claudette and the La Jolla Brewhouse for another successful Yappy Hour!!

And Thank you to the Dacshund Meet-Up Group for your loyal and wonderful support. It was so much fun getting together and seeing all the doggies interact. Congratualtions to the lucky winners of the raffle prizes! Our next Yappy Hour will be Sunday December 14th! Santa will be there for photo ops!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 16th Sterilization Clinic in Colonia Castillo

The November Spay andNueter clinic was held in the Colonoa Castillo. It was truly an amazing clinic, 52 animals were spayed and neutered! We also held two Itchy Scratchy Clinics treating 57 animals!
Thank you to the wonderful group of volunteers, the spay/neuter clinic would not have been as successful without you.
And of course thank you, our supporters, without you, none of this would be possible.
See some photos from the clinic -
we had our largest patient yet, a 95 pound Great Dane
And lots of Kitties

Thank you so much for contributing to the Dog Food Drive - we were in desperate need of dry food!

Monday, October 27, 2008

October 25th & 26th Adoption Events at Muttropolis

Thank you Muttropolis for having us this weekend! The Adoption events were a lot of fun.

We found a home for Daisy! Yeah! Congrats to the new family.
Thank you Bryan Miller for volunteering your time and taking some wonderful photos of pets in cosumtes. Until next time!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October 20, 2008 Itchy Scratchy Clinic in Playas de Tijuana

On Monday, October 20th, HSTJ attended a Health Fair in Playas de Tijuana at the Universidad Iboamericana.

HSTJ took this opportunity to hold an Itchy Scratchy Clinic and speak to the hundreds of families about the importance of health and nutrition for their pets; The negative ramifications of uncontrolled breeding; The benefits of spay and neutering; and of course the need for humane treatment.
HSTJ's message was well responded to and attendees brought their pets to be examined. What an amazing day and incredible turn out! 180 animals were treated this day for parasites, mange, fleas and ticks!
Thanks to the generosity of you, our supporters, we are able to continue our efforts in Tijuana. However, it is a constant struggle to replenish our supplies and medicines. Please consider becoming a clinic sponsor today so that HSTJ may increase the amount of clinics held per month and in turn make a greater impact in the lives of the animals of Tijuana.
Visit the website www.friendsofhstj,org and go to the Become a Sponsor Page.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October 12, 2008 Itchy Scratchy Clinic in Nueva Aurora

On Sunday October 12th, HSTJ returned to the Theresa Children's Center in Nueva Aurora to remove sutures from the animals that were sterilized a week prior at the October 5th Sterilization Clinic and to also hold an Itchy Scratchy Clinic.

Another great turnout, 51 animals were treated this day for parasites, mange, fleas and ticks. Most being brought by the children of the neighborhood.

At this clinic we had some sad but hopeful stories of rescues.

This abandoned puppy was found, near death and infested with fleas and worms. We are happy to report that after a long three week struggle, this little sweetie will survive, he was recently taken off an IV as he was extrmely dehydrated. He is eating and playing and his hair is growing in nicely. His hair is growing in white and Lety his foster mom has called him Gizmo.

Another story of rescue, this chow mix, lovingly renamed Sneaky, was rescued from the Sterilization clinic on October 5th by one of the HSTJ volunteers. He was a street dog and he had a horrible wound to his back leg. Dr. Sarah patched him up and he is living the pampered life in Escondido California.

Another street dog from Nueva Aurora has found a loving home, we saw this beautiful shephard mix hanging around the clinic on October 5th. She was so mellow and lovely but she appeared to have a dislocated hip. Upon returning for this Itchy Scratchy Clinic, Dr. Sarah was hoping to see this dog again, and luckily there she was hanging around the clinic again. Upon further examination, she had a broken pelvis and other orthopedic problems, re-named Summer, she is now living in a loving home in San Diego.

These are some of the stories of success HSTJ is so proud of. Through our loving and dedicated volunteers and our loyal supporters, are we able to bring hope, life and health to animals of these poor neighborhoods of Tijuana.

Please help HSTJ continue their efforts. Please consider becoming a clinic sponsor today. You may do so for as little as $5 a month. Please visit the web site and go to the Become a Sponsor Page.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October 5, 2008 Sterilization Clinic in Nueva Aurora

On Sunday October 5th, HSTJ returned to the town of Nueva Aurora. We were hoping to see a lot of the same faces and animals from the week's prior Itchy Scratchy Clinic and we were pleasantly surprised. HSTJ's volunteer efforts of speaking with the people and educating the children really paid off as we had a great repeat turnout. 24 animals were spayed and neutered! 16 Dogs and 8 Cats!

As a thank you to the Theresa Children's center for allowing HSTJ to use their facilities to conduct our sterilization clinic, HSTJ held a people food drive and donated hundreds of pounds of food to the women who run the center so that they may continue to care for the children of the commuinity in providing breakfasts to those who would otherwise go without.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Yappy Hour at the La Jolla Brewhouse to Benefit HSTJ Tuesday, September 30th!

Another Great Turn out!

September 28, 2008 Itchy Scratchy Street Clinic in Nueva Aurora

What an incredible turnout! HSTJ visited the town of Nueva Aurora on Sunday, September 28th for an Itchy Scratchy Clinic at the Theresa Children's Center and 71 animals were attended to!

Most of the animals were brought by children of the community, all very eager to have their pet looked at and treated for any ailments.

Each child was talked to about the importance of proper nutrition and humane treatment of their animals as well as the importance of sterilization.

Our next Spay and Nueter clinic will be at this very location and we hope to see a lot of the same faces returning to have their animals sterilized.

Thank you Bryan Miller for attending the clinic to photo-document the day. Bryan Miller is a professional at-home pet photographer. his web site is

Thank you volutneers Nicole and Dr. Sarah for coming to help at the clinic as well.

The Theresa Children's center provides over 100 breakfasts a day to the children of the community who would otherwise go without. Next week when we return for the Spay/Nueter clinic we will be bringing along people food donations as a thank you for allowing us to use their facilities.

Monday, September 15, 2008

September 7, 2008 Itchy Scratchy Street Clinic in Colonia Castillo

HSTJ held a Street Clinic on Sunday, September 7th in the Colonia Castillo

It was a great turnout, 69 animals were treated for mange, infections, parasites and fleas and ticks.

Each animal is sent home with some food and any needed medicines.

The people of the community that brought their animals are individually spoken to about nutrition and proper care, as well as the importance of sterilization. We hope to see each and every one of them back at our next Spay and Neuter clinic!

great job to all of the volunteers! Thank you Dr. Sarah for coming from San Diego to assist with the examinations.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

HSTJ's August 31, 2008 Spay & Neuter Clinic in Playas de Tijuana

On behalf of the animals, HSTJ would like to thank all of the loyal supporters who made this clinic possible. The August 31st clinic in Playas de Tijuana was the largest turn out this year. 40 animals were processed at this clinic and if it were not for the amazing response by our volunteers we would have been overwhelmed! Luckily we had a great group of 10 volunteers to work recovery and pre-op care! A warm welcome goes out to new volunteers Bentley, Anna, Tom and Angie! You proved to be a wonderful addition to the group!

Please join us at the La Jolla Brewhouse on Tuesday, September 30th from 5-8 pm to help raise money to fund a mobile street unit by the end of the year.

Having a mobile unit would allow HSTJ to continue the critically important street clinics in the poorer neighborhoods of Tijuana to educate the communities about the humane treatment and health of the animals there and of course the importance of sterilzation to help control the overpopulation of animals.

We hope to see you there!

For more information on volunteering or contributing to the mobile unit, please contact Michelle at

Thank you for recognizing that Animals Have No Nationality!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Friends of HSTJ Had a Booth at City Fest in Hillcrest August 10th!

Thank you to all that came by the HSTJ booth at City Fest in Hillcrest last Sunday! So many of you had been in contact just through e-mail and it was wonderful to put a face to a name.

The public response was wonderful! Many new people visited the booth who were interested in volunteering and getting more involved.

It is so common to get the response of surprise as many people are not aware that there is an animal group such as HSTJ in Tijuana, the reaction is relief and gratitude to know that something is being done to make a difference in the lives of the aimals living in Tijuana.

Bryan Miller Photography was also present taking photos of people passing by with their dogs. Bryan is San Diego's Premier At-Home Pet Photographer. If you were interested in learning more, please visit the web site at 35% of any packages booked will be donated to Humane Society de Tijuana! Please be sure to mention us.

What a great day! Thank you Nicole for driving all the way from Orange County to volunteer your time and Richard, lety and Alex who came from Tijuana. Vicky, I could not have done it without you.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We had a Great Time at the La Jolla Brewhouse Yappy Hour

On Tuesday, July 22nd, Friends of HSTJ was invited to the La Jolla Brewhouse for a Yappy Hour.

The patrons seemed to be enjoying the great food and drink specials and it seemed their furry friends were prety pleased as well!

Thank you to everyone who dropped off donations and thank you to our volunteers, Nancy, Monique, Julie and Vicky for making the night great!

We can't wait to be invited back again. Thanks Claudette!

The La Jolla Brewhouse is located at 7536 Fay Avenue, just off Pearl Avenue in La Jolla.

Stop by anytime, their outdoor patio is dog friendly.