Monday, December 10, 2012

Mayan Families "Hope for the Animals" is heartened by the recent actions of the U.S. Senate

Mayan Families "Hope for the Animals" is heartened by the recent actions of the U.S. Senate to pass two important pieces of animal legislation. Both of these measures now go to the House of Representatives.
 The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (US S 1947/ H.R. 2492) would make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and increases the penalties for bringing a minor to a fight. People who watch these cruel exhibitions and encourage children to attend should be severely penalized.
The Senate also passed an amendment to the Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 Military Activities (S. 3254), allowing the Secretary of Defense to establish and maintain a system to provide for the veterinary care of retired military working dogs. Dogs who have served America in the military should be rewarded for protecting our service men and women, not discarded like unneeded equipment. After their tour of duty is over, these heroic dogs should be eligible for veterinary care.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hope for the Animals, Machete wound!

This poor dog suffered a terrible machete wound at the hands of a drunk neigbbor.   His companion, suffered an even worse wound to his spine and had to be put down.    The family could not afford to get medical care for  the dog and were doing theri best to put antiseptic on the wound.
Thanks to your donations to help the animals, Mayan Families was able to send this dog for medical attention.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Four little puppies who were left in a box today

Four skinny, hungry , scared puppies were left in a box today.
We have taken them in and will get them vaccinated and spayed/neutered.......but we need homes of these poor little babies.
They are so thin and just need some love.
If you would like one of these puppies....please contact us.
We are happy to arrange shipping to the U.S , Canada or anywhere else they can find a home. 
Sharon Smart-Poage
registered 501.(c).(3) Non Profit Charity


Almost rescued

Here are more examples of dogs that we tried to rescue. The German Shepherd was tied up it's whole life on this short chain and was going crazy. The owner was willing to get rid of the dog, but when we returned with a Woman who wanted them, the owner said, "No", that family living nearby were taking them. These are just more examples of why humane education in schools is so important!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Two lucky rescue puppies in Guatemala

These two puppies were lucky enough to find homes today!
We have many more waiting .....all our dogs are vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Starving Mama Dog and her puppies!

This starving mama dog was rescued today from where she had given
birth to her puppies on the outside of someone's home in San Antonio
Palopo, Guatemala.  She was not wanted there and they had been kind enough to let
her stay till her puppies were a little bigger but they didn't want
her there any longer.
We have the puppies and the mama dog.  We will get the mama fixed as
soon as she stops feeding ....and hope we can find homes for all these
cute little puppies.  It is so hard to find good homes....this is the
reason we encourage people to spay and neuter........too many unwanted
dogs and too much suffering.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Princessa Mother Dog and her Puppies recued!

These are photos of a rescue dog and her puppies! She was in bad shape when we found her.
If anyone knows a good home for her and her puppies please let us know at