Program & Services
Look at the services and programs we provide!
Spay & Neuter Clinics
FHSTJ reduces the uncontrolled birth rate of animals by offering sterilization clinics for cats and dogs. The monthly spay and neuter clinic service is offered as a low cost clinic and asking only of those who can afford it, a modest contribution in order to cover the costs of the materials. This is based on the economic resources of the individual. The cost is much less than the cost of private veterinary services in Tijuana.
Currently we are sponsoring mass spay and neuter events every month as well as individual spay/neuter via our certificate program for rescuers. Please help support FHSTJ´s spay and neuter efforts by making a donation or becoming a monthly sponsor. Thank you for helping us help the animals of Tijuana that desperately need medical attention and loving care BECOME A SPONSOR today.
Itchy-Scratchy Street Clinics
The municipal and state governments have few and extremely limited services in place. Private organizations such as FHSTJ as well as the rescuers we support receive no government support. The problem is daunting and appears too large for an organization of modest means such as FHSTJ. In this greater area of Tijuana (Metropolitan area & its suburbs) of 3 million people, there are thousands of animals roaming the streets on any given day. However, we adopted the philosophy of approaching the problem one animal at a time. It occurred to us that a large number of the abandoned street animals could be saved if only they could be made fit and healthy enough to be accepted by neighborhoods and/or individuals who would care for them rather than shooing them back out into the streets. Once accepted by families or neighborhoods, the next step was spay and neuter. Thus, FHSTJ re-defined rescues to include street events.
In January 2007, FHSTJ initiated street events and encouraged the people in the poorest neighborhoods to bring their pets as well as the street animals roaming their areas for basic treatments e.g., deworming, mange, minor injuries, tick and flea treatment. It worked. After being treated and no longer suffering from diarrhea, mange, ticks and infections, they were often ¨adopted¨ either by individuals or by a group of people in the neighborhood where they were roaming the streets. Today we can even offer rescuers immediate veterinary care for the more difficult cases via the FHSTJ Certificate Program. Once free of disease, these animals are given a place to sleep, food and clean water and many are brought to the free monthly spay/ neuter clinics that we sponsor. As a result, these animals no longer need to live a miserable existence on the streets, sick, starving, frightened and in pain. WE CONSIDER THESE TO BE SUCCESSFUL RESCUES and it is done without having a shelter and a lot of resources. We currently sponsor an average of two street events per month.
We would like to help many more, but we need your help. Please help support street clinics by becoming a sponsor today: BECOME A SPONSOR . Your contribution will help feed and care for animals looking for loving homes, rescue animals in need, and provide humane education to enrich the lives of individuals and animals alike.
It is pretty amazing the animals we come across in Tijuana. Depending on their situation, they come to us starved, dehydrated, diseased with worms, mange and eye infections. Some of them are thrown away like trash and are close to death. We can see the desperation in their eyes and do whatever we can to help them. After treatment, we then make sure they are placed with loving families to take care of them for the rest of their life. It is this result that keeps us involved with the animals of Tijuana and continue to help them anyway we can.
Friends of HSTJ estimates that there are about 7000 ill, starving and frightened street animals loose on the streets of TJ on any given day. Help FHSTJ rescue and get these animals healthy by making a donation today! Thank you for recognizing that Animals Have No Nationality!