CARING WITH COMPASSION
Sayulitanimals founded in 2009, is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations from the community to provide medical assistance, population control through Spay and Neuter Clinics, and protection of street animals in Sayulita, Mexico and the surrounding area.
Sayulita was once a sleepy fishing village, and the numbers of unwanted dogs and cats was a problem, as it continues to be in all of Mexico. This created needless animal suffering, damage to jungle, river and beach ecosystems and unhealthy unbalanced living conditions for both humans and animals alike. To moderate the situation, the government and local individuals would poison the animals, throw unwanted litters into the river and the jungle, and even leave animals tied up without food or water to slowly die alone. In retaliation, dogs became packs and controlled entire streets. People became fearful of dogs, and many no longer viewed them as companions, but as threats instead. Due to a lack of options and education, the situation had become a dreadful deadly crisis. This is the reason we offer low cost spay and neuter clinics. We also can assist you with your animal foster and adoption assistance is available as well.
The needs of street animals have shaped the organization into four key programs:
- Spay and Neuter Clinics– Population control (attack the problem at the root)
- Adoption + Foster Assistance
- Medical Aid for Street Animals
- Community Education
The programs are now well-established and are fueled by donations, volunteers and the passion of animal lovers. ‘Caring with compassion’ requires time,skills, medical supplies and funds from supporters from around the world.
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SayulitAnimals has, at its heart, a mission to eliminate animal suffering and to educate people about animal welfare, in order to create an environment of compassion and respect.
Through dedication, tenacity, tears and laughter, the mission has evolved. SayulitAnimals has grown to become a force for animal welfare that is recognized and respected beyond the bounds of our tiny pueblo..
To run SayulitAnimals in its present form, it takes a budget of almost $50,000 US per year. This just barely keeps the feral population of dogs and cats in Sayulita in check; allows us to pay for the occasional adopted animal to travel to their new home when no tourist or other volunteer is able to take them; allows us to give only basic Medical Aid to sick or injured animals; and, keeps one paid staff person at the ready, 5 days-a-week. As per the About Us page in this site, although we already operate weekly Spay + Neuter clinics in Sayulita, we would like to expand this service to more outlying areas than we currently do, and with greater frequency. And while we have had many, many Success Stories in caring for maltreated street animals to date, we would also like to purchase a vehicle, as well as X-Ray and Blood Testing machines in order to help our area deliver the best urgent medical care for possibly both street and owned animals that we can.
Your donation will be used to continue and expand our four core programs: Free Spay + Neuter, Adoption + Foster Assistance, Medical Aid For Street Animals and Community Education + Awareness. You can also designate funds directly to a particular animal, program, or item on our needs list if you so wish. Just Contact Us, and we’ll make it so!
There are a few things you can to do make the process as pain-free as possible, for both you and your pet. Click here for more info!