Friends of Mexican Animal Welfare
a not-for-profit U.S. corporation that helps animal welfare organizations in Mexico
We are a US non-profit corporation that facilitates and assists with Mexican animal welfare programs in order to reduce animal suffering and improve public health. We focus on helping shelter and spay/neuter operations to raise funds, exchange information and expand their programs.
Numerous volunteer organizations are forming at the grassroots level throughout Mexico in response to animal over-population issues. The uncontrolled reproduction of animals results not only in animal suffering but also presents a danger to humans. Curbing the number of animals on the streets will help reduce those problems.
Manzanillo Teaching Clinic
Friends will be opening a teaching clinic in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico in 2014.
Friends, in collaboration with International Veterinary Consultants (IVC), is establishing a sustainable teaching center and spay/neuter clinic to address dog and cat overpopulation, to provide spay/neuter services to the Manzanillo area at low or no cost, and to provide continuing education opportunities for local veterinary professionals.
Friends of Mexican Animal Welfare (Friends) was originally formed to help finance the spay/neuter clinics of Personas Ayudando Todos los Animales (PATA), an animal welfare organization in Manzanillo, Mexico. The original name in 2009 was designated "Friends of PATA Manzanillo" and we have since grown and evolved.