- The Tijuana dog pound is willing to put them up for 45 days beginning on Saturday, July 18th.
- The Tijuana dog pound is willing to waive the $278 peso (19 dollar) adoption fee for these dogs [Relevant information because the average salary for one week’s work in Tijuana ranges from $600 pesos (40 dollars) to $900 pesos (60 dollars), so the adoption fee is roughly 1/2 to 1/3 of a week’s salary]
- One or more of the females are pregnant, and at least one of them is within a few days of giving birth so we have to get her out of the pound and into a foster home ASAP.
- One of the dogs has an injured leg and requires specific evaluation.
- Since the dogs had been basically abandoned and had lived without human affection for such a long time, they were very nervous, scared, and would have to be re-socialized individually.
- All of the dogs are Cockapoo and their fur has grown so long that it has become extremely matted. To make matters worse, they are all flea-infested and require special attention and extensive grooming.
- How many could be accommodated daily at our HSTJ Center –without affecting the everyday flow of pets/rescues,
- How many surgeries could be performed at our next MASH Spay-Neuter Clinic to be held on July 26th?
- Whether or not we could get the vets at the dog pound to perform some of the surgeries as well,
- How many volunteer vets we can we get to do this for free on such short notice,
- How will the dogs be cared for after the surgeries?
- What is going to happen to the ones that haven’t gotten adopted, once the 45 days are up?
- What will happen to the ones that are not deemed “adoptable” due to illness, old age, inability to be socialized, etc.?
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