Please do not forget our raffle of the 2 bedroom house on the beach – donated by Lori Ramirez. Drawing to be March 14th at Giuseppis at noon. Tickets can be purchased at the center here, from Lori, Anita at Giuseppis, Alicia at the Rocky Point Times or Barb at her rescue. Proceeds to benefit both rescues. Call for more information Nancy 383-1012 or at numbers below.
The free spay/neuter clinic the last week-end in January 2015 was a huge success. Fighting the rain the first day we got off to a late start but a total of 248 animals were fixed in 2 ½ days. The next clinic will be held in May. Dr. Eliel head of the health department has now conducted 12 free spay/neuter clinics. A big thank you to Dr. Eliel.
A big thank you to our own northern Mexico veterinarians:
Alfredo Manriquez Durán (Guaymas), Armando Arenas Lagarda (Hermosillo), Edgar Orlando Espinoza Cruz (cd. Obregón), Inés Ramos (Nogales) and Fernando Quijada (Nogales). Also two veterinarians from Puerto Peñasco, Edith Enrique with the city and Dr. Chochoy (Javier Morales) And all that volunteered.
We also want to thank the many volunteers that offered their services. Including the dog catchers who did the prepping of the animals.
The dogs are very visible but there are many cats in the city that are in need also. Many cats were brought to this clinic. We are making a huge difference in cutting down the population of both cats and dogs.
This month we would like to feature Harley a very smart Border Collie. He was found living on the streets and has been at the center for at least 6 months now. Harley is a bit of an escape artist so a good high fence (at least 6-8 feet is required). He is a love and will make a wonderful pet. He has his shots and has been neutered. Harley gets along with other dogs but he is an Alpha!!
We would also like to feature Sylvester – one of many wonderful cats here at the center. March and April mark the beginning of kitten season. We are in need of dry kitten food so we can be prepared for the arrival of the new kittens. Also baby blankets, small soft beds and kitten bottles will be needed.
We paid for many surgeries this last month on animals that were hit by cars or just in need!!! Sylvester – broken leg, Pinto – badly broken femur, 2 females spayed, 2 males neutered, Holly – treatment with Chemotherapy for her cancer – ongoing and many treated for Mange and Tick Fever. We appreciate your help with our medical fund. Please note on your donation that it is for the medical fund. You can donate on Paypal on Facebook or on our web-page www.rpaac.org. We are a 501©3 Corporation so your donation is tax deductible. Please make checks out to AACORP – address below. We try to wait for the free clinic to do our spay/neuters but that is not always possible and we do pay our local Veterinarians for this service.
Cleaning supplies of all kinds, brushes, dog beds – Costco has them for $25, Collars, 2 ½ gallon food feeders, Panacur – dewormer, clinic supplies including sutures, gauze, paper towels, large scale and whatever you may have for the animals. A BIG thank you to all that help.
HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY TO MY FELLOW IRISHMEN!!!