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.