Just 15 minutes south of San Diego, an estimated 12,000 unwanted cats and dogs are killed each year. Many families are unable to cover the medical expenses of their pets, and are not able to keep offspring when their animals reproduce. Every day thousands more mange-ridden and parasite-infested animals roam the streets of Tijuana looking for food and water. Hungry and neglected, they die a painful and lonely death. Unbelievably, just one unaltered female dog, her mate, and their litters can produce over 67,000 puppies in only six years.
America for Animals believes that the most effective way for preventing overpopulation and needless suffering is to spay and neuter cats and dogs. These photos, from our first clinic in July 2013, show just some of the more than 70 animals who were treated. With your support, we can continue to work with our partners in Mexico to provide medical aid to the animals of Tijuana.