SPCA

Janice Gonzalez
Saturday’s Farmer’s Market was packed, not much of a surprise since February is by far the highest of high season months. Lisa Love provided us with some more of her hand made bags with cat pictures on the outside and it took us about 30 minutes to sell all but one. They really are nice bags and seem to last forever.
Surprisingly we still have the three summer months available in our 2016 SPCA calendar. If you would like to have you pet’s picture on a page of the calendar, contact mmccoy777@aol.com. You pay a $100 USD donation, which ends up paying for the printing of the calendar and then we sell the calendars for $250 pesos, all of which goes directly to support our animal rescue programs.
We have an ongoing need for help transporting dogs to the States and Canada. The SPCA will take care of all the details and cost of transporting the animals. All you have to do is show up at the airport in Vallarta and one of our volunteers will meet you with the animal and get it checked in for the flight.
Another SPCA volunteer will meet the plane at your destination and pick up the dog. Stop by our table at the Old Town Farmers Market and we will answer any questions you might have.
Get involved…rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate. Contact us at spcapv@gmail.com. You can learn more about the SPCA Puerto Vallarta by checking us out at www.spcapv.com/home or on Facebook. Our special volunteer of the week is Eddie Ippolito of Nuevo Vallarta. Eddie assists us in transporting volunteers to the sanctuary. As a regular visitor, you will find Eddie walking dogs, cuddling the special needs animals in reception and cheering on our staff with his jokes. Eddie is also known to bring homemade salads and sandwiches for our hungry employees.
How to become a volunteer? Volunteers are needed all over! We have pawesome volunteers in Canada, the United States and of course here in Puerto Vallarta.
Volunteers do many tasks from visiting our shelter and walking, cuddling or taking care for our animals, driving people to and from the sanctuary, social media and web site work, posting online “For Adoption” ads, airport transportation, crate management in BC and Alberta, home checks, animal delivery to new homes, foster home management, newsletters, adoption stands, Farmers Market booth, networking and fundraising.
You can come and spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling the animals at Puerto Vallarta’s SPCA Sanctuary. Our dogs and cats are awaiting “forever homes” and your help is needed to jump start their socialization. The goal is to get these animals adjusted and ready to interact in the real world. The majority of the SPCA animals either come from extremely abusive situations or they have been abandoned. Your love and attention can make up for that sad history. During your visit, you can interact with the animals and even take a dog (or two or three) for a walk. You can also play with the animals, assist the vet or help with dinner time.
We have scheduled tours each week and vehicle space is limited. We ask everyone to meet in the Costco parking lot beside the three large trees in open grassy area. You can either caravan in your own vehicle or ride with us out to the Sanctuary (reservations necessary).
The length of the tour is at the discretion of our visitors and can be anywhere from one to four hours in length. Please feel free to bring donations and treats for sanctuary staff as they truly appreciate it.
We have also begun scheduling tours from Nuevo Vallarta so don’t hesitate to contact Nicole Martin at nicole@cupocity.com to make a reservation.
To see all the 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.