Mission: Our mission is to care for at-risk animals in our community. Our efforts include the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and very young animals, the promotion of sterilization and vaccination campaigns, placement of rescued animals in new homes, promotion of responsible pet ownership, and denunciation of mistreatment and abandonment of pets
History: Pro Animal Melaque grew out of the informal rescue of animals that many of us have been doing for years. By formalizing our relationship and our mission, we hope to be able to focus on identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating the animals that are most in need in our community. We became a legally recognized non-profit Civil Association in the state of Jalisco on March 7th 2012.
Limitations: We know we cannot begin to offer aid to all the animals which are in need. We have a limited number of foster families, limited space in our emergency shelter, a limited number of volunteers, and limited funding to fulfill our mission. We do the best we can within these limitations, and are proud of the work we can accomplish.
What we do:
- We rescue street animals with medical needs, such as injured limbs, skin disorders, parasites, TVT and malnutrition, and we attend to their medical needs.
- We provide temporary housing for animals that are in our care, either with a foster home or in our limited intake shelter.
- We provide temporary housing for very young orphaned animals, attend to their medical needs, have them vaccinated & neutered when they are of age, and place them in new homes.
- We offer free sterilization campaigns, open to the public.
What we don’t do:
- We do not accept healthy abandoned animals into our system, it is only for sick and/or injured homeless animals, or very young animals that cannot fend for themselves.
- We do not place a time limit on adoptable pets; they can stay with us until they are placed in good homes.
- We do not accept new animals when our system is at maximum capacity.
- We do not provide care or board for animals that have owners. We do not euthanize healthy animals.
- We do not offer a 24-hour on-call rescue service.
- We are not animal control officers.
escue dogs as part of her family. Maribel provides a lot of energy to our group, and is in charge of our program to teach responsible pet ownership in the local primary schools. She does outreach to similar groups in Mexico, and is our liaison with the State Health Department. Through Pro Animal Melaque she is realizing her dream of providing at-risk animals with the care and respect that they deserve.
Andrés Flores is our awesome veterinarian in Barra, who also does most of the spaying and neutering of our rescued animals. He has been supportive of our group since day one, and we can’t imagine how we could do so much if he were not part of our team.
Roziel Martínez is our veterinarian in Cihuatlán, and cheerfully attends the animals which are rescued and fostered in that town. We know we can count on Rozi to spay and neuter, diagnose, and treat animals in need.
Here you can find our annual reports, which include a summary of each year’s achievements (adoptions, sterilizations etc.), as well as a financial report and a note from our President.