NUMBER OF VETS THAT PARTICIPATED: 3
***Can you help?***
We welcome volunteers to assist in this, and all of our other activities. There is always plenty to do and all help is greatly appreciated. If you would like to volunteer at a future event, please do not hesitate to contact us. In most cases, transportation into Mexico and back to the U.S. is provided by us.
And if you are a licensed veterinarian and would consider dedicating one full Sunday to perform cat/dog sterilizations in Tijuana, that would be fantastic too!
The HSTJ Center is a low-cost veterinary clinic for rescuers and families with little means. All of the services offered are subsidized by us. Click on the link if you want to learn more about this facility.
HSTJ Center - Stats for July 2015
6 MALE CATS - NEUTERED
17 FEMALE CATS - SPAYED
26 MALE DOGS - NEUTERED
34 FEMALE DOGS - SPAYED
TOTAL: 83 cats and dogs sterilized
Other cats and dogs required special procedures or surgeries this month. Some of those were:
2 CASES OF TUMOR REMOVALS
1 CASE OF PIOMETRA
1 CASE OF GASTROENTERITIS
2 EMERGENCY CASES
1 CASE OF INTERNAL HEMORRHAGE
3 CASES OF PROPHYLAXIS (EAR)
1 CASE OF PROPHYLAXIS (NOSE)
1 CASE OF ERLICHIOSIS
1 MUSCULAR RECONSTRUCTION
1 REMOVAL OF ONE SEGMENT OF DAMAGED FEMUR
|This girl was just rescued off the streets|
with a severe case of mange.
With proper care and treatment, she will
soon make a full recovery.
|This kitten was found and|
brought to the HSTJ Center.
Through social media, we located
another rescuer with a mom cat and
her litter. She has become a fine
surrogate for this little one.
...And remember, all of this is offered to rescuers and low-income families at a very low cost, and in many cases, completely free of cost. Month after month, it is evident that the HSTJ Center has certainly proven to be a wonderful resource.
WHAT ARE THEY?
These events are scheduled weekly in different locations. We target the most impoverished areas of Tijuana, where people would otherwise not be able to afford something like this. Volunteers set up a small booth along the street and invite all the neighbors to bring their cats and dogs. The trained volunteers administer flea/tick repellent, a broad-spectrum deworming medication, vitamins, their eyes and ears are cleaned, nails are clipped, in some cases minor lesions are cleaned but in other cases owners are referred to the HSTJ Center for proper examination and treatment. All of this is a free service, but we do ask those with means to consider making a small donation. Many are so grateful for these events that they happily make whatever contribution they can.
NOTE: The services offered at these clinics will vary, depending on the materials we have on hand that week
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THESE EVENTS?
Ultimately, making direct contact with residents is not only educational, but also the first step towards sparking their interest in sterilization. Also, this may be the first time that their animals have ever been evaluated or treated.
These clinics are rapidly becoming an integral part of our new EduCan Project.
During July the total animals treated at street clinics were 317 cats and dogs.
THE CLINICS WERE HELD IN:
During July we held 3 adoption events in San Diego and are happy to report that six of our wonderful rescues found their forever homes and were embraced by the warmth of their new family.
Thanks to Petco's continuous support, we happily conduct several adoption events every month. You are more than welcome to come out and meet some of our wonderful rescues that are absolutely ready for adoption. Or you can also visit our Petfinder profile, browse the pictures and learn more about our Adoption Protocol. A calendar of future events is on our Petfinder page.
Neglected and Abused Cockapoos
In mid July many of us were taken aback by a very sad hoarding case discovered in Tijuana. HSTJ was called in to help and immediately assessed the situation firsthand, then held a meeting to organize the best way we could help. The next day we rallied up our volunteers, allocated resources, and devoted much time to getting all 29 dogs in better shape (sadly, out of the original 31, two had to be immediately euthanized due to severe pain, illness and emaciation).
It was a tremendous group effort. On this occasion we had to work in conjunction with a local non-profit group and with Tijuana Animal Control.
One month after the cockapoos were initially rescued, we can report that almost half have been adopted, and the other half remain at the Tijuana Center for Animal Control. We are working very hard to find all of them permanent homes. Follow the link to read the full story.
Thanks to you, Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana, for
your donations to Ms. Saralegui. She can continue with
her work as an independent rescuer. She expresses her
gratitude. Here she is receiving her dog food.
Thank you for reading our monthly report.
To continuously provide these and many other programs year-round in Tijuana, we rely on people that want to volunteer or help in any other way. We welcome monetary donations that keep operations running, and we also welcome unopened bags of fresh dog/cat food, as well as grooming supplies, flea/tick treatment, and deworming medications.
For adoption information, please contact our Adoptions Coordinator, Vicky: email@example.com
To donate, please visit our website friendsofhstj.org