Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HSTJ's September Clinics - 2011

HSTJ Conducted three Itchy Scratchy clinics during the month of September treating a total of 141 dogs and 6 cats! In addition to the Street clinics, our regular spay clinic was on the 25th of September, held at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Playas de Tijuana and totals as follows:

Male dogs 12
Female dogs 9
Male cats 7
Female cats 6
Total 34

Also in September, HSTJ's sponsored spays/neuters were done at the clinic of Dr. Aracely Herrera and for rescued animals being cared for by a TJ rescue group, Provid Animal. The total is as follows:
Female dogs 12
Male dogs 8
Total 20

That brings our total spay and neuters for the month of September to 54! Our grand total of sterilizations for 2011 is 415 animals!!

On September 2, 2011 we visited Colonia Nuevo Milenio, treating 56 dogs and 4 cats.

On a side note, there was a 2 month old female pup who was drawn to the smell of dog food. Appearing very emaciated, she was fed softened dog food and is now being fostered by one of HSTJ's volunteers.  She will be fixed on October 30th and will be up for adoption! 

On September 10, volunteers headed for Colonia Nuevo Milenio to hold an Itchy-Scratchy Clinic. Neighbors in this area were invited to bring their dogs and cats to receive treatment for worms, ticks, fleas and mange. Information on our next Spay/Neuter Clinic was given to all. Every pet owner received a 6lb bag of dog food.

TOTAL: 39 dogs 0 cats
The September 13 Itchy-Scratchy Clinic was held in the Colonia Rio Parte Baja. A total of 48 animals were treated. All animals that were brought to this clinic received deworming pills and were treated against ticks, fleas and mange. The owners were given a bag of dog/cat food as an incentive for bringing their pets and were invited to bring their pets to our next Spay/Neuter Clinic in October.

Dogs: 46 Cats: 2

To view all of the pictures from HSTJ's clinics visit:

Animal Welfare Legislation Passed in Mexico!

In addition to HSTJ's sterilization and street clinics, a large part of HSTJ's mission is to promote humane legislation within the government of Mexico. After working very hard to convince government officials of the need to make changes, new regulations were recently passed to protect animals in/from TJ.

Among others, these regulations prohibit the selling of animals on the streets of the city and may be punished with fines and jail who mistreats an animal.

People will be punished for:

*.- Not putting pets on a leash when walking them
*.- Not picking up feces
*.- Not providing fair treatment (food, water and other considerations)
*.- Killing animals and maul
*.-.- Selling animals illegally

The picture above is the Mayor of the City announcing the new regulations

This is a huge step in the right direction for animal wefare! Now when you vist Tijuana and you see the vendors selling puppies that are much too young and likely sick and suffering you can tell them with confidance that they will be reported and punished as what they are doing is not only cruel but illegal!

I am sure I don't need to remind you but I live by the saying

This is such a huge step and such a reward to HSTJ and other Mexican rescue organizations!

The article as published in Spanish on the Frontera website and can be viewed here: