Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

When we first moved to San Miguel de Allende I became aware very quickly that there are many wonderful organizations in this town that work to make life better for everyone. I knew I would decide that there would be that one special thing that would arouse my passion, I just wasn’t sure what it would be. Today, I found out. Amigos de Animales is an organization that works with people and their pets. They sponsor free neuter and spay clinics both in town and in the campo. Today I visited one of those clinics.

I heard about this last night at a dinner party. The woman who told me about it had spent the day volunteering at a clinic they are having this weekend. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and she said what she thinks they need is someone to document the great work that they are doing. So, today I took my camera and Fred and I walked over to San Antonio to take a look and take a few pictures. I was quite moved. Not only by the work this organization does but also by the amazing love I saw between the people and their animals. Vets and assistants volunteer their time, and they get it done. The people sit with their pets while they come around and then take them home.

I look forward to doing whatever I can to help with this work. Nothing breaks my heart like seeing a dog on the street who has obviously just had puppies scrounging around in trash cans for food. The people who were at the clinic…both volunteers and pet owners…all seemed very happy to be doing their parts to solve this problem.

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