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Itchy-Scratchy Street Events
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.
In 2008, 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. After being treated and no longer suffering from diarrhea, mange, ticks and infections, these animals were often ¨adopted¨ either by individuals or by a group of people in the neighborhood where they were roaming the streets.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. Today we can even offer rescuers immediate veterinary care for the more difficult cases via the FHSTJ Certificate Program. 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.
The following is an excerpt from Form 990 that we submit annually to the IRS:
Friends of Humane Services in Tijuana was founded in August of 2007. Our mission is to support organizations and individuals who work to improve the conditions in the US and Mexican communities that border the Tijuana, Mexico area, by promoting programs of humane treatment of animals; in particular, spay and neutering programs, parasite control programs, street rescues, prevention of international smuggling of animals through awareness and public education, and general public education to inculcate a culture of humane treatment of animals.
Friends of Humane Services in Tijuana [FHSTJ] supports 4 grassroots organizations in addition to several individual rescuers. These groups/people have no significant funding sources locally and rely on FHSTJ to provide needed services to pets of people with extremely limited income as well as to street animals in desperate need of food, medical attention and protection. The grater Tijuana, Mexico area borders the greater San Diego, California area and these services contribute to a healthier environment for the both American and Mexican communities along the border. Animals have no nationality.
The vast majority of FHSTJ support is via event-based grants [otorgamientos] to cover expenses of grassroots groups of rescuers who provide free spay and neutering events in the poorest areas of Tijuana as well as medication to provide free mange and parasite treatment street events for pets as well as street animals located in the most distressed areas of the greater Tijuana area. Additional individual case grants were provided to rescuers via a certificate program that provides for immediate veterinary care for recued animals. The aforementioned programs also provide public education through both formal public session and informal one on one counseling.
Major accomplishments for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, ending on June 30th 2022 were:
- Provided funding for 1225 free spay/neuter surgeries.
- Provided funding for medicines to treat 2537 animals for mange and parasites.
- Provided funding to rescuers for 431 individual, urgent veterinary medical treatments.
- Distributed $4000.00 of purchased pet food to rescuers.
- Distributed $5000.00 worth of donated pet food to individuals needing help to feed pets.
- Distributed $4000.00 worth of donated miscellaneous non medicine medical items to rescuers.
- Provided homes for 64 animals in forever homes in the San Diego area.
- Facilitated an additional 52 cat and dog adoptions.
In addition to the aforementioned major accomplishments we distributed non-medical and animal housing supplies to rescuers. We also provided information to the public and to rescuers regarding the procedure to file complains about animal cruelty and where to find various animal related services.
In addition to the aforementioned major accomplishments we distributed non medical and animal housing supplies to rescuers. We also provided information to the public and to rescuers regarding the procedure to file complains about animal cruelty and where to find various animal related services.
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