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Welcome to Our Mexican Animal Welfare Site

Friends of Mexican Animal Welfare (FOMAW) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) US corporation focused on animal welfare in Mexico. We’re a hands-on organization that accomplishes our goals through community collaboration.

Healthy animals
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healthy humans

This website is designed to provide an in-depth look into FOMAW’s animal welfare projects and describe how you can help.

Website Contents

The FOMAW News  page provides links to our FOMAW newsletters. Subscribers receive the latest news about our animal welfare activities in their email inbox.

Alianza Sterilization Clinic
Alianza Sterilization Clinic

Visit Our Clinic, the page for information about the Alianza Animal Manzanillo (Alianza) sterilization clinic that FOMAW operates in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.  Alianza is a subsidiary of FOMAW and a registered Mexican Civil Association.

veterinary training in spay neuter surgery
IVC‘s Dr. Monger and Alianza‘s Dr. Morales lead FOMAW’s interactive veterinary training.

The Vet Training page describes FOMAW’s educational collaboration with International Veterinary Consultants (IVC) to provide surgical training and continuing education for Mexican veterinarians. The courses help vets in the field solidify their medical skills and bring like-minded veterinarians together to share their experiences working in spay/neuter clinics with the goal to establish a professional veterinary network throughout Mexico.

reaching street animals living at risk
FOMAW’s Animal Angels’ founder, Fred Taylor

Visit the Outreach page to learn how FOMAW promotes animal welfare via our street animal outreach organization, Animal Angels of Manzanillo, which provides free sterilizations and treatment for common medical conditions such as mange and Transmissible Venereal Tumors (TVT) for animals without caretakers.

rebuilding animal shelter
FOMAW’s  donated funds aided in reconstruction at an animal shelter after Hurricane Patricia.

The Other Projects page explains how FOMAW donors help support the work of other Mexican groups. Many grassroots animal welfare projects survive solely through private donations. If requested, FOMAW can distribute donated funds to projects that support nature preserves, sterilization clinics, rescue programs and shelters.

Visit our Donate page to learn how you can help by donating to FOMAW. Your U.S. tax-deductible donations help support Alianza Animal Manzanillo‘s spay/neuter clinic, FOMAW‘s follow-on vet training, animal outreach and much more. FOMAW also provides other Mexican organizations access to funding otherwise unavailable to them. It’s you, our donors, who are our lifeblood and who keep the animal welfare programs that we all believe in alive and well.

Stan Burnett, director
Stan Burnett, director or Friends of MX Animal Welfare

The About Us page provides information about our history, our mission and goals, and our board of directors.

The Contact Us page provides our address, phone number and an email contact form. You can use the form to ask questions, leave comments or to sign up for our newsletter.

Visit our Survey page to give us your opinion on a variety of topics.

FOMAW survey
If you’d like to share your opinion, visit our Survey page.