This sweet gentle soul was discovered in the small town of Coyula during the Snipsisters Dec 2012 Clinic. We were returning a family of dogs to their homes after they had all been sterilized, it was then that we discovered “Charly” limping out of the bushes that were shading him from the hot sun. As he tried his best to give us a warm welcome, we immediately saw the reason for his limp. His back paw was swollen to twice the normal size with a large open gash, where we could clearly see broken bone protruding. Charly’s family slowly emerged from their yard and meekly told the story of him getting hit by a car 8 days prior.
SnipSisters were at it once again, and were able to coordinate the sterilization surgeries of close to 200 dogs and cats in the towns of Coyula and Cuatunalco, Mexico. All the animals were also treated for internal and external parasites, given food on their release from the clinic, and follow up visits by the vets or the SnipSisters were made when necessary.
The SnipSisters also had the satisfying experience of being able to sterilize an abandoned litter of puppies found living in a hotel parking lot in the town of Le Crucecita. They were then able to coordinate the adoptions of the entire litter to loving families near the town of Cuatunalco. This is why they do what they do, and the support of the people and municipalities in all these communities is overwhelming. SnipSisters have made friends for life.
Alongside their surgical mission, SnipSisters also arranges for local vets to visit the surrounding schools to make presentations about spay and neuter benefits, caring for domestic animals, and general health and care guidelines for animals. The younger generations of school-aged children are the perfect audience for this kind of information, and SnipSisters urges the youth in each community to visit the clinics, speak with the surgeons, and even witness the procedures if they are interested. All in the name of education, outreach and exposure – SnipSisters is committed to trying to make a difference.
December 2011 – Our First Official Clinic!
In December of 2011, SnipSisters organized their first ever free Spay and Neuter Clinics in the rural Mexican towns of Zimatan and Cuatunalco, near the resort town of Huatulco. Teaming up with 2 vets and 2 technicians from Puerto Vallarta and a handful of caring volunteers, 237 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered in a total of only 8 days! Imagine one surgeon standing on his feet, never moving, and intricately and precisely operating on more than 30 animals in a 8 hour day – it was astonishing to watch the focus and excellence of these surgeons….and SnipSisters are forever grateful for their commitment and passion.
Their first official foray into the world of sterilization surgeries and volunteer efforts proved one thing: Both Shelagh and Heidi were born to do this. Their commitment, drive and passion are infectious, and they are indebted to each and every person that offered their help, time or money. They are in this for the long haul, and they appreciate every single gesture of support they have received so far.