SPCA News: Remembering Janice Chatterton

It is with enormous heartbreak that we share with you all that our leader and founder, Janice Chatterton passed abruptly and unexpectedly away the evening of Friday, March 8, after a very brief illness.

Janice’s life mission and purpose with her foundation was to make a difference and a change in the animals lives that could not help themselves.  With the help and generosity of friends and volunteers, she built a sanctuary and rescue organization from the ground up for the animals of Puerto Vallarta.

The SPCAPV will continue to run, operate and rescue as it always has.  According to Janice’s wishes, Luz Maria Wong will act as interim replacement until a full-time and suitable replacement is found.

We will never ever forget the lifelong work dedicated her entire life to.  We look forward to keeping her memory alive and will continue to work tirelessly and with her passion.


SPCA de Puerto Vallarta Board Members

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SPCA de PV or Sociedad Protectora y Compasiva por los Animales de Puerto Vallarta (Protective and Compassionate Society for the Animals of Puerto Vallarta) was founded in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico, in 2007 by a long term resident originally from California, Janice Chatterton.

We opened our unique sanctuary in January of 2012 on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta. We are a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once. We rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

Our main focus is to rescue the abused, homeless animals from Puerto Vallarta’s streets and place them in foster homes in both the United States and Canada until permanent homes are available. We are not supported by the government, corporations, foundations or businesses. We fully function on private donations. Animals are often found living on the streets after being discarded and/or extremely abused. We devote ourselves to their physical and emotional rehabilitation and invite everyone to come and interact with the animals at our private shelter on our weekly escorted tours.

Contact us via email at spcapv@gmail.com

You can learn more about the SPCA by checking us out at www.spcapv.com/home.

To see our animals available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spcapv. Go to Photos where you will also find individual Albums for all the animals available as well as a bit of their history.

To make donations via PayPal, select the "Donate" option on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/spcapv or on our website at http://spcapv.com/donate/.