2020-2021 Clinics


From June- December 2020, The Puerto Escondido Chapter snipped 497 dogs & cats. In 2021 they snipped 1538 in and around communities near Puerto Escondido, including the community of Cuatanalco-which is near Huatulco.

GRAND TOTAL FOR 2020-2021: 2035!!!

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have been working with Dr. Ruben Rocha MVZ, a very well respected, highly qualified Veterinarian from Mexico City.

Susan Allison-Snipsister’s PE Team Lead, works endlessly scheduling, organizing and running all these clinics with her core team of volunteers, Yasmine Othman, Mariela Lopez, Bere de La Paz, Gabriela Zarate Sanchez, Emily Draws, & Usha Boise. What an incredible team!

2019 Clinics

The Snipsister Puerto Escondido Team held very successful free spay/neuter clinics, one in July where a total of 271 dogs/cats were snipped in two days and the other in November, where a total of 204 dogs/cats were snipped in two days. Additional surgeries in December ended 2019 with a grand total of 539 snips for the year by the PE Team, an incredible success right out of the gate!

Jan 2017-Jun 2019 Clinics

Throughout the years 2017, 2018 and the first 6months of 2019 The Snipsisters have proudly provided funds to various local spay/neuter groups in Huatulco, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca City & Puebla. During this time a total of 1464 sterilizations surgeries were funded by Snipsisters’ Main Chapter.

2016 Clinics-LaCienega & Cuatunalco

Another two successful clinics took place in November 2016. The first clinic in the small town of La Cienega, where 74 sterilization surgeries were preformed in one day. The second clinic in the town of Cuatunalco 124 sterilization surgeries were done in 1.5 days. Grand total 198!!!

The Snipsister Team was so impressed by the town’s enthusiastic involvement! I am so grateful for the help received; from the children who carried in equipment & supplies for pre-clinic set up, to the hardworking men & women of La Cienega & Cuatunalco who helped clean up the Municipal Building in each town and who set up the shade tarps. My fabulous pre & post clinic set up & tear down team: Larry, Bryn, Gary, Nancy, Maria & Viktor, Lilianna, Fidelina, Mario, Chico.

While I always have enjoyed working with Poly, Antonio & Leslie, the Pets 4 Life Vet Team from Puerto Vallarta, I felt I needed to find another exceptional team that was within closer proximity to Huatulco. In an effort to be as frugal as possible, without compromising the safety of the pets that are entrusted into our care, and the quality of each surgery, I tried a team from Oaxaca City that came highly recommended. I was nervous, but this change was not to be feared! Being able to find a team that is geographically closer, with the same incredible competency as Pets 4 Life, has freed up more funding to put towards additional clinics-rather than those funds going to airfares to/from Puerto Vallarta.

I am incredibly grateful to Paul & Ulises the vets from Oaxaca City, along with my fantastic group of volunteers: Sheila Tomlinson, Nancy Norris, Jane Carstairs, Sonia Maldonado, Fran McLaren, Bryn Wendelborg, Gary Campbell, Shelley McCaffery, Trish Loeb, Joanne MacDonald and Chyanne Forester.

My gratitude and appreciation goes out to Jesus Flores, who was instrumental in initiating communication with the mayors of each town, spreading the word about the clinic and taking time on his days off to bag over 200- 1kg bags of dog food.

And a very special thank you to the exceptional Tech Team: Tintin and Valentina from Terre Xtra based in Zipolite, who donate their time each year to my clinics, but who also host their own clinics throughout the year in Zipolite, they help 1000’s upon 1000’s of dogs.

Amazing wonderful people, all of you!

November 2015 Clinic- EL COYUL

IMG_2305Success! Best Clinic to date. So pleased with the local involvement and support. Thank you to the Town of El Coyul! Mayor Ramon & his fabulous Wife, Professor Luis Felipe and the amazing students of the El Coyul Agriculture School, who each day gave their energy time and enthusiasm for this project. Also my personal thanks goes out to Pablo Narvaez (from Barra la Cruz) who initiated communications between myself and the Mayor of El Coyul many months ago. It takes months and months to prepare for each clinic and I could not have done it without my good friend Pablo.

181 dogs/cats came to be snipped! Despite road blocks that ran for kms (due to corrupt Police Officers lining their pockets with bribe money)

We had Mexicans, we had Canadians, we had Americans and yes we even had a Scottish Lass volunteering. My heart is bursting with love for my volunteers. NONE of this is possible without you all.