Frequently Asked Questions
We hope we’ve covered most of the community’s concerns below in our FAQ section. If, however, you don’t see what you’re looking for, or if you’d like to have a more in-depth discussion about your question or concern, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
As per the Our Story page in this site, although we already operate monthly 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.
Spay + Neuter
Prep + Care
1) Call 329-291-3974 or drop by our office to set up your appointment.
2) Make sure the dog or cat has NO FOOD and VERY LITTLE WATER, at least 8 hours prior to surgery.
3) Bring the animal to the clinic between 9:30-10:30am. NOTE: If you bring the animal in after 10:30am, you will lose your appointment.
4) Try to bring a collar and leash for dogs, a secure container with air holes for cats, and a blanket or towel for after the surgery.
5) When you pick up the animal, don’t leave without one of our AFTER CARE information sheets!
6) Finally, help us continue to offer this service to the community by making a donation on behalf of the animal.
1) Put your pet in a safe, clean place in your house until it is fully-recovered from the anesthesia. Your pet will be tired after the operation and will need up to 48 hours to recover.
2) Don’t let your pet lick the wound.
3) Your pet mustn’t run, swim or bathe for a week after the operation.
4) Check the wound daily. Some swelling or redness is normal, but pus is a sign of infection, and must be treated by a Veterinarian.
5) Stitches don’t need to be removed, as they will dissolve as the wound heals.
WARNING SIGNS TO LOOK-OUT FOR:
– Not eating after 48 hours.
– Lethargic, low energy, sadness after 48 hours.
– Excessive swelling and redness in wound, or signs of pus.
NOTE: If you see any of these warning signs, please immediately contact your personal Vet or Dr. Grethel (who performs all of our Thursday surgeries), at 311-166-1609, so that they can assess the situation. If we are not available, please take your animal to the nearest Veterinarian immediately.
Unfortunately, there are many things we cannot do… We cannot take control when there is an uncooperative owner involved. We cannot kidnap or hide stolen animals. We cannot offer homes to all the homeless animals in Sayulita or the surrounding area, no matter how much it breaks our hearts not to be able to do so.
First priority for care, goes to worst-case scenarios, as well as those animals who are sick, old, or otherwise unable to care for themselves in the streets.
Animal Love – Drs. Marcia + Gabi
Sayulita Veterinaria – Dr. Jose Gomez
329-291-3325 or 322-134-9359
MexiCan – run by Sabuesos + Dr. Cecilia Romero
322-159 5493 or 329-295-5938
Valle de Dorado – Dr. Marianna and others
Sabuesos Clinic – Drs. Paco Aguilar and Viridiana Marana
01 322-222-5775 or 01-322-113-0332
Wolf’s Clinic – Dr. Arturo and others (Veterinaria Wolf’s on Facebook)
01-322-293-4474 or 322-224-8826