Wednesday, February 23, 2011

National Spay Day 2011

Hi, everyone,
Today is the U.S.'s national Spay Day 2011. Organizations all over the world
are joining in and they can have their own Spay Day at any time. Sharon
recently posted about an upcoming spay/neuter clinic. I'm sending out a
challenge to all animal lovers on the list, to donate to spay or neuter one pet
or street animal, or to have one vaccinated. Last year over 50,000 animals were
spayed or neutered on Spay Day and this is the 17th year of the program.

I've told Sharon many times, that nowhere in Guatemala are the dogs and cats as
prosperous as they are in Panajachel and surrounding villages, and it's all
thanks to Mayan Families' spay/neuter programs. Even if you're not an animal
, the benefits of participating are far-reaching for public health and
safety ie rabies prevention and keeping poison meant for dogs off the street and
also out of the hands and mouths of unsuspecting children.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, please but I believe that $25.00 will spay or
netuer a dog or cat and $5.00 will sponsor their vaccinations. Go here to
donate: If you want to sponsor a dog or cat
in memory of a beloved pet, you can do that too.

For more information on Spay Day, go here:

And if I can put in a plug for this - if you're thinking of adding a pet to your
family, please consider adopting from a local shelter or animal rescue group, or
even from Mayan Families! Yes, they ship! To paraphrase a Humane Society
slogan: "Until there are no more unwanted pets dying in shelters or on the

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stop the Poisoning!

These are photos of dogs that were poisoned. Plus photos of the free medical clinic!