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Nov 1, 2012 by Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point

The city is planning on continuing the spay/neuter clinics for the animals of Puerto Peñasco. We are waiting for the new government to settle into their new positions. We are looking forward to working with the new group and are excited to hear that they have some wonderful plans for the animals including a shelter and adoption center on the main highway. Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point will be working closely with the city and will update you monthly. It has always been my goal “making Rocky Place a better place to be an animal” (quote by Lannette Phipps). Yes I have rescued and cared for many animals and found thousands a good home, but my dream would be to see the city continue the clinics and to build a state of the art facility for the many animals. Many tourists would return and be happy to visit knowing that the city is involved with this situation ¡¡VIVA Mexico!!

The next spay clinic will be held at the Shrimp Park in November or December. Call Nancy for dates at (011-52-638) 383-1012. We will be working with Mario Lopez, and hope he continues to stay in his position at the city. We have several kittens that are ready, including pure white with crooked tail, Siamese, black and white love, many tigers and a few orange tabbys. All will be spayed and/or neutered before going to their forever homes! Consider adopting two for companionship! Please call for appointment. Leave a message as my phone rings 50 times a day. Just know that I will return your call. I am usually busy feeding babies in the morning, but Luis is here helping every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 until 5. Luis is my angel and a wonderful helper.
We are the only cat and kitten rescue in the city and we have an abundance that are ready for adoption.
We are spaying and neutering at least 20 in the next few weeks. Your donations help control the pet overpopulation and a big thank you to all that help. We also are in dire need of kitten and cat dry food and kitten and cat canned pate. Your cash donations help us to purchase dog and puppy food here in Rocky Point as we can buy Kirkland (made in the USA) puppy and dog dry at Weltons which is just south of the Santa Fe market on Blvd. Juarez.
Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet and your family. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.
What is spaying? What is neutering?
Spaying is the surgical removal of a female cat or dog’s ovaries and uterus, while neutering is the removal of a male dog or cat’s testicles. While both operations are conducted routinely with few complications, only licensed veterinarians are allowed to perform them. Prior to surgery, your veterinarian may carry out a complete physical examination of your pet or draw a sample of his blood for analysis. To minimize pain and discomfort, both spaying and neutering are conducted while your pet is under general anesthesia.
Following surgery, your veterinarian will instruct you on how to care for your pet while he is recovering. Most pets are back to normal within a few days.
Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
Spaying or neutering your cat or dog prevents unwanted births and reduces the influence of sex hormones on your pet’s behavior. Millions of unwanted animals end up in shelters or on the streets each year. Only a lucky few are adopted; the rest are either euthanized or die from trauma, exposure, starvation or disease. By spaying or neutering your pet, you do your part to prevent this tragedy.

Behavior problems can also be prevented or minimized by spaying or neutering. Sexual behavior in both male and female is reduced following surgery. In most males, regardless of their age when neutered, neutering reduces roaming, urine spraying, and fights with neighborhood pets. The plaintive howling of female cats in heat is eliminated. Overall, pets who are sexually intact are at greater risk of being relinquished to a shelter.
Will my pet’s personality change?
Other than the previously mentioned behavior changes, spaying or neutering is unlikely to change his or her basic personality, though male’s may become more docile following neutering. Their hunting skills, playfulness, and general levels of activity, excitement, and vocalization do not typically change following spay/neuter surgery.
Other needs are cleaning supplies, trash bags, paper towels, 2 gallon feeding containers, canopies for shade, slats for chain link fencing We also use Kuranda above ground beds and these can be purchased through our web site directly through Kuranda, Just go to www.rpaac.org/donate to donate a Kuranda bed for the animals.
We want to give a BIG Thank you to: Edmond Pest Elimination of Edmond, OK. Every October they appear at the front gate with a case of flea and tick spray that will last us a year. It is a wonderful help and greatly appreciated. October is their vacation month to Rocky Point.
Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point has been at the same location now for eleven years. Coming into town go one block past (south) Lucas Chicken Palapas restaurant, turn left (east) and come down three blocks and we are on the north/west corner of Leon de la Barra and Cuatemoch. Please bring donations to the center or to Giuseppis as we do not have additional drop off sites in Mexico, Call for drop off sites in Arizona.  Your donations are a tax deduction as we are a 501©3 US nonprofit Corporation. Call Nancy for more information in Rocky Point at 383-1012, or in USA (602) 412-3932.
Mail checks to: AACORP PO Box 1031, Lukeville, AZ 85341. You can donate with credit card through Paypal on our web site or facebook page!
A BIG thank you to all that help and make this a success story and” Making Rocky Point a better place to be an animal.”

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