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The spay/neuter clinic held on April 13th and 14th was a huge success with over 150 animals being fixed. Our sincere thanks go out to the veterinarians and their assistants and Veterinarian Technicians from Nogales, Hermosillo, Tucson and of course Puerto Peñasco; Dr. Ariel, Dr. Manriquez, Dr. Arenas, Dr. Jo Valentine – from Tucson, Dr. Blumenfeld – from Tucson, Dr. Javier (Chochoy) Puerto Peñasco 383 2338, Dr. Enriquez, Vet. Tec. Janett Sorich, Nancy Phelan – Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point, Ginger, Maggie, Arturo and Friends and, Neighbors of Las Conchas, Mike Dugan and the Vecinos of La Cholla, The Puppy Place from Tucson Az, FMI Rentals- The Cliftons, Marilyn Chester for donating her home in Las Conchas, Leah and Bistro Cafe, Brothers Pizza, and to All who care! And of course, the city of Puerto Peñasco and all of our friends including Mario Lopez, Dr. Socorro Ruiz, Jesus, Edith – our new veterinarian and the dog catchers who were busy at work prepping and providing after-care for the animals.
The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. Spaying and neutering are routine, affordable surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in animal shelters for lack of a loving home. Spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!
Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives. Spaying eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure during heat periods, eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Altered animals are less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases, such as feline AIDS and feline leukemia, that are spread through bodily fluids. Puerto Peñasco has low-cost or free spay-and-neuter clinics that make it easy for everyone to do the right thing and have their animals sterilized. Call (011-52-638) 388-5152 at the city or call Nancy at (011-52-638) 383-1012 to find the next low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic.
Will my animal’s personality change after spaying or neutering?
Spaying and neutering will only reduce or eliminate the behaviors that you don’t want, such as aggression and urine marking. Neutered males are less likely to roam, fight, or mark their territory with urine, and spayed females experience less hormone-related moodiness. In exchange, your companions will likely become more interested in you (rather than finding a mate) and will still protect your family.
Why should I have my male cat or dog neutered?
Male animals contribute to the companion animal overpopulation crisis even more than females do. Just one unsterilized male animal can impregnate dozens of females, creating dozens upon dozens of unwanted offspring. Neutering also eliminates male animals’ risk of testicular cancer and reduces unwanted behaviors such as biting.
Is sterilization safe?
Spay and neuter surgeries are the most commonly performed animal surgeries. Most animals experience relatively little discomfort (anesthesia is used during surgery, and pain medication is generally given afterward) and are back to their normal activities within a day or two.
“BROADY “OUR PUP OF THE MONTH
Broady was found by Anita from Giuseppis one morning on her way to work at Sandy Beach. I received her call about 7AM that morning. Broady had been hit by a car and Anita was crying hysterically. Broady had been at Chochoys for over a week when I picked him up yesterday. His leg and hip were badly injured. With pins in his leg and hip we are hopeful that Broady will make a complete recover here at the center.
Donations are needed for Broady’s care here at the center. He will need several months of care for his injuries to completely heal. Broady is only about 4 months old so his chances are good.
We are seeing more puppies being dropped off and need your help. If you are a rescue or are interested in fostering puppies or kittens until our Adoption day please call Mario at the city 388 5152 or Nancy at AACORP (011-52-638) 383 1012. We need ALL rescues to step up and help.
We have been at this same location now for 11 years. This is the only site that we have in Mexico. We are a 501©3 non-profit US corporation and your donations are tax deductible. Please help with a tax deductible monthly or one time donation. You can also donate through Paypal on our web site www.rpaac.org/donate or mail checks made out to AACORP. PO Box 1031, Lukeville AZ 85341. Our biggest needs this month – $$ for medicine, medical treatment and to purchase food. With summer just around the corner we could use dog beds. Costco has great dog beds for only $25 and the dogs love them . You can also order the above ground Kuranda dog beds direct from our web site. –THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HELP.
Other needs are bleach, laundry soap and Downy ,Disinfectant, antibacterial waterless hand soap, paper towels, all sizes of trash bags, small and medium collars, canned cat and kitten food, cat litter, cat litter pans with tops for the cat pan liners and of course dry cat , puppy and dog food dry and canned.
Our feeders and water containers are getting old and starting to crack. We like the 2 ½ gallon size for both food and water. These can be found at Petco and Petsmart. We have about 8 – 10 feeding stations at any given time (outside) and two inside for the kittens and puppies. We also need the smaller feeders for the babies in the kennels – one quart size for food and water.
If you have a vehicle to donate and need a tax deduction please call Nancy at (602) 412 3932 or in Mexico (011-52-638) 383-1012. We are in dire need of an SUV to transport animals and supplies.
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