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    Amigos de los Animales de Guanajuato, A.C.

    Not-for-profit organization sponsoring spay/neuter clinics, rescued animals for adoption.
    Apdo.Postal 6
    Guanajuato 3 , Gto.36082
    Phone: (52-473) 731-1955 (English) | (473) 73-2-83-81 (Spanish)
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    This page was last modified on 08/10/2004.

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    Detailed Information:
    The Mexican Government recognized Amigos de los Animales de Guanajuato as a voluntary, not-for-profit association in February 2002. Amigos evolved from the Fondo Juana Summers Ward (JSW Fund), established in memory of Joan Summers, a California artist, part-time resident of Guanajuato, and friend to animals, who died in 1998. The Fund's goal was to improve the welfare of Guanajuato's domestic animals.

    Early in 2001 the board of the JSW Fund approached members of the veterinary community of Guanajuato with a proposal to subsidize spay and neuter procedures for owners of dogs and cats unable to afford the customary charges. This led to a voluntary, clinic-based program involving most of the city's dozen veterinarians and to the program's first intensive sterilization camp, which took place in a village near Guanajuato in December 2001.

    The JSW Fund formed a partnership with a Canadian nonprofit organization called Mex-Can Pet Partners, established by Marlene Davis, dedicated advocate of animal welfare in Victoria, British Columbia. With support from Mex-Can, the Fund was able to treat numerous abandoned dogs and cats until they were well enough to be adopted, and with the help of local veterinarians placed them in homes. It also arranged transportation to Canada for several dogs that Mex-Can found homes for there.

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