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PEACEAnimals Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

The PEACEAnimals program responds to the challenges of the unwanted and unhealthy pet population in Mexico through education and free mobile spay/neuter clinics.

The PEACE mobile clinic goes into the heart of local communities to spay and neuter an average of 80 animals each and every week for free.

The professional vets and support staff perform surgeries in donated space from local town leaders.

Town members deliver their pets and pick them up at the end of the day. Some animals are healthy, while others are sick and starving. When the week is done, the clinic packs up and heads to a new location. The Ayuda a Los Animales programs sterilizes over 4,000 animals a year.



PEACEAnimals Dog & Cat FAQs

Although PEACE's "Ayuda a los Animales" found homes for approximately 200 cats and dogs in 2009, it is not a rescue organization. Our mission and focus is sterilization of dogs and cats.

PEACE sterilized more than 3,000 dogs and cats in 2009. A mass sterilization program will drastically reduce the number of dogs and cats on the streets being hit by cars, poisoned, starving, taken to the Acopio (pound) and reproducing. There aren't enough homes for all the animals being born.

If you see an animal that is sick or injured and are willing to pay the vet bill, please contact Dr. Juan Tamyo at 224-0249 – 350 Viena in Colonia Versalles. Or - Sabueso’ s - 1198 Columbia; Phone - 222-5775; Emergencies 044-322-292-7510 There may be other vets who can make location visits.

If you have found a cat or kitten and cannot adopt it, please consider taking on some of the rescue costs, i.e., tests, vaccinations and/or sterilizations, if there is not a free clinic near you. Contact us for free clinic schedules.

There are vets who give discounts for people who rescue cats and dogs. The Acopio (pound) charges 104 pesos per surgery. Appointment is necessary. 293-3690.

No animal-related charity in Puerto Vallarta has the manpower, money or means to rescue, attend to and find homes for all the street cats and dogs animals in Puerto Vallarta.

Following is some information that will hopefully help you achieve a happy ending for the animal you've rescued and cannot keep:

• Ask friends and neighbors if they would like to adopt it.
• Place a free ad in Mano a Mano –
• Send your contact information, pet description and photo, if possible, to blogspots and newspaper editors.
• Place posters around town with photo, description and your contact information.
• Sit in front of places that have heavy foot traffic with rescued and sterilized animal.
• Contact SPCA de PV coordinator for cat foster homes, Marjorie Stevenson ( Sometimes a foster home will be available.
• Take cat or kitten to a free PEACE spay/neuter clinic and release it where found. Clinic schedule listed on our website: All animals must be 8 weeks old. If it is a nursing animal, 8 weeks after birth of litter. Mama and babies can all be sterilized at the same time.
• Take cat or kitten to a PEACE adoption day in front of MEGA in Bucerias. Felines must be sterilized and in good health. You will need to take it home with you if not adopted. Contact to confirm dates and times.
• If you want to assist in trapping feral cats, please contact Janice Chatterton – for instructions and traps. Cats and kittens will be sterilized courtesy SPCA de PV. You will need to release them where found and return traps. ANIMALS TO BE ADOPTED SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE STERILIZED FIRST - OTHERWISE, WE ARE RECYCLING HOMELESS ANIMALS.

If you have found a dog or puppy, most of the above information applies, plus:
• If there is space available and if the dog meets requirements for admission, refuge may be possible at the SPCA de PV's "Casita de Guadalupe." This is a half-way home between rescue and adoption. Adoptions take place at the library (Biblioteca los Mangos) on Saturdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please contact Janice Chatterton, manager of La Casita de Guadalupe. Janice is a co-founder of the SPCA de PV and is its treasurer.
• Gretchen has a list of a few people who will foster canines. Please contact her directly at

For other animal-related questions, including vet recommendations, information on transporting animals to the U.S. and Canada, many answers can be found at on our website on the "FAQ" tab.

Thank you for taking the time for wanting to help an animal. The responsibility of rescuing it begins with you.





How You Can Help PEACE Animals

US Donations:
Donations or checks mailed to the PEACE United States bank account will now be handled by U.S. Board Member, Amy Welch. Our account has changed from Wells Fargo to US Bank.

For any questions regarding wire transfers or bank information, contact Amy Welch. Please see mailing address and contact information below:

c/o Amy Welch
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Amy Welch

(503) 285-4007 Home
(503) 283-1074 Fax
(503) 516-4757 Cellular

Canada Donations:
We are able to provide tax deductible receipts for Canadian donors through our partnership with Tides Canada.

Mexico Donations:
In Mexico you can donate directly into our Mexican bank account, via check, wire transfer or in cash.

Mexico Bank Information:
Banamex Carretera a Tepic-Puerto Vallarta Km 144, No. 1297 Sur
Fraccionamiento Flamingos Club CP 63732, Bucerias, Nayarit
Account Name: Protección y Educación de Animales, Cultura y Ecología, A.C.
Account Number: 9191 07047

Please do let us know when and where you donate so that we can effectively track the donation. It is important to us that we know where our donations come from. For more information regarding PEACE's financial history, please refer to our annual report.

Again, thank you for your generous contribution and for helping us finance change!

Last updated: August 10, 2017 · Charity ID: 308

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PEACE Mexico

PEACE is looking for donations of two trucks for the mobile clinic and recycling programs. The preference is to find local donations but PEACE would also consider bringing a vehicle down from the United States or Canada.

PEACE Boutique End of Season Sale

PEACE Mexico

Please help promote PEACE! Our boutique has the BEST souvenirs and gifts in all of Vallarta, locally made by artisans, and proceeds go to help all of our PEACE projects.

PEACE Mexico Brings ArteVida to PV

PEACE Mexico

The evening will be a cocktail buffet with music by the popular singer and guitarist, Armando Silva, plus dancing under the stars. The live auction will include art with the artists in attendance. ArteVida creates PEACE through Art.

The International Helping Hand Tour

Hand Me Ups

Hand Me Ups and Quality Peoples have been raising funds for the upcoming International Helping Hands Tour. Hand Me Ups is coming to Puerto Vallarta from March 14-24, to rehabilitate the PEACE Mexico Community Center.

Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations

Lifes a Beach

Consider a volunteer vacation to enjoy the charm of Old Puerto Vallarta and experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others: children, women, families, animals and the environment.

PEACE Release - January


The entire PEACE team and thousands of beneficiaries would like to extend a huge thank you to all who financially supported us in 2011 and well as our volunteers who clocked over 10,500 hours.

ArteVida Third Annual Art Gala


PEACE is proud to announce their third annual art gala fundraiser, ArteVida, on January 20. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers served all evening, a silent auction, a live auction and special performances.

PEACE in PV News


Please help support PEACE and one of our programs that you feel passionate about including free animal spay and neuter clinics, animal adoptions, beach clean-ups and fundraisers.

Paddle For PEACE in SUP Race Series

Pacific Paddle Surf

This event is open to the public. There are Stand Up Paddle events for all ages and ability levels, Paddle Board demos, and certified instructors on hand to introduce you to SUP!

PEACE Release - December


Sometimes people assume that because we do so much, we do not need additional donations. The reality is that we have to fundraise continuously to be able to run all of our programs each month.

PEACE Community Update


We cannot express our gratitude this holiday season for the incredible support we experience from wonderful donors and volunteers. We would like to encourage everyone to take control of this beautiful time of year and focus on what is truly important.

This Week at PEACE


Every single week, PEACE is making an impact in towns throughout Nayarit and Jalisco. Read about PEACE progress this week and sign up for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

PEACE Prepares for the Holidays


It has been a festive week with preparations for our Race for PEACE fundraiser, our education programs celebrating Dia de los Muertos, our animal clinic spaying like mad, and our Work for Food teams getting their hands dirty beautifying our communities.

Unwanted Street Dogs in Mexico Welcome in Canada

Al Jazeera

Mexico has a serious overpopulation of street dogs, a problem that repeated sterilization campaigns have not been able to fix. But now comes a radical new idea - an international refugee program for pets.

Rescue Dog Hailed as Hero After Joining Search for Mexico Earthquake Survivors


A Labrador has become the poster child of rescue efforts in the central Mexico earthquake, after it joined the search for survivors of the natural disaster.

Gnarly Parasite in Cat Poop Is Killing Marine Mammals


Toxoplasma gondii, or toxo, is a nasty parasite that’s been killing sea otters, sea lions and dolphins for years. And we have cats to blame for spreading it.

Unleashed! Cyclist Saves Runaway Dog from Busy Road in High Drama Chase


A runaway dog took a cyclist on a wild adventure down a crowded road as the latter had to chase it for over half a kilometer. Ironically, it wasn’t even her dog.

Bill to Ban Dog Fights Countrywide Is Approved By Mexican Senate

El Pais

A raft of legislative proposals could put end to inhumane activity most Mexicans disapprove of.

Guide Dogs Help Serve as Their Owners' Eyes, But a Video Shows It's Much More Than That


“Dark to Light” tells the true story of Liz Oleksa, a single mother struggling to raise her son while her eyesight deteriorates. When she does go blind, she thinks her life is over. Until a dog changes everything.

Forsaken Dogs Adopted and Trained in Central Mexico for Canine Tournament

New China TV

These abandoned dogs are lucky to see a decisive turn for a better life. In Mexico's central state of Aguascalientes, they are being trained by professionals who eye a chance for them to become champion canines.

Humane Society International Mounting an Attack on Dogfighting in Mexico

It’s time to ban dogfighting in Mexico – everywhere in the country. It’s already banned in several states there, but the law is silent in others, and there’s no national law against what is perhaps the most widely reviled animal crime in the world.

Two Brothers' Baja Dog Rescue Finds Loving Homes for Street Dogs

Times of San Diego

Life for the numerous street dogs in in Baja California is not very good, except for the lucky ones who eventually get a responsible owner. And because these homeless animals are not neutered, the problem grows. Brothers Adam and Josh Prater were inspired to try to make a difference.

This New App Connects You with 'Dog Friendly' Establishments in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

There are many places in Mexico that allow access to pets, but until now, nobody had taken the time and effort to unite them under one website.

Mexico City Protest Demands Ban on Bullfighting

Agence France-Presse

AnimaNaturalis activists protested Sunday against bullfighting, demanding that it be banned, at the Revolution Monument in Mexico City.

Dog in Mexico Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Romina, a six-year-old Whippet is set to become the first dog in Mexico to receive a jointed 3D printed prosthetic leg thanks to specialists from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

Animals Head to Church in Mexico City to be Blessed


Beloved pets enjoyed the limelight in Mexico City at a blessing ceremony to mark the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

When Holiday Travel Is 'Ruff', United Paws Can Help


The joyous Christmas season can be stressful. United Airlines understands – and is enlisting help from some of its furry, four-legged friends on a mission to reduce stress and deliver smiles to anyone who needs one.

Pet Blood Donations Welcomed in Mexico

New China TV

At Mexico’s first veterinary blood bank in sight-seeing city Merida on southern peninsula Yucatan, Director Martinez collects blood from kind-hearted pets in preparation to save their ailing peers.

Mataperros de la Condesa: Is a Serial Dog Killer on the Loose in Mexico City?

Agence France-Presse

The sudden deaths of several dogs after walks in a popular Mexico City park has raised fears that a serial canine killer is on the loose, poisoning unsuspecting pets.

Animals Rescued from Cruelty in Mexico City

The Humane Society of the United States

Over 30 dogs and 18 cats were reported as abandoned in a house in Mexico City. Humane Society International, along with local groups and concerned people, achieved to enter the house to help the animals.

Canada Animal Rescue Group Aims to Aid Peers in Hurricane-Hit Cabo San Lucas


Organizers with a Calgary animal rescue group say they’re doing everything they can to help a group of Mexican peers who are caught up in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.

Ask Walmart Mexico What Constitutes a Cockfight; You'll Be Surprised


What constitutes a cockfight? Well if you ask officials at Walmart Mexico, it all depends on the fine nuances of the word.

Woman Rescues Injured Dog on Busy Mexico Highway


A brave Mexican woman rescues a dog that had been run over on a Highway in Mexico City. The dog is now on the mend - and our Faith in humanity restored.

Colima Joins Growing List of States Prohibiting Animals Performing in Circuses

The Mazatlan Messenger

Colima legislators approved an amendment to the State Law for the Protection of Animals, which states that wildlife may only be exhibited publicly in cages.

New Pet Food Tax in Mexico Could Lead to Increase in Animal Abandonments


As 2014 gets underway, Mexicans are discovering that they have a lot more more taxes to pay. But there is one particular tax that has angered thousands of people here and could do some serious damage to the country’s dogs and cats: A 16% sales tax on pet food.

Animals Given Annual Blessings of Protection in Mexico City

ITN News

Pet-owners in Mexico City have attended an annual blessing ceremony for their animals, to protect them from danger and misfortune.

15Dec2013 Raises $1M to Bring US-Style E-Commerce to Mexico's Pet Lovers


Launched in June 2013 with the aim of bringing “US-style” customer service to the Mexican e-commerce market, sells a wide variety of pet care products, including premium dog and cat food brands.

All Good Dogs May Go to Heaven, But Now, Some Go to Hospice

The New York Times

More and more, cats and dogs get the human treatment. There are pet spas, pet therapists, pet clothes. And as it goes in life, so it now goes in the twilight. The latest phenomenon: pet hospice.

Animal Advocates: Mexico's Dog-Food Price Hike May Yield More Euthanizations

San Diego Reader

The skyrocketing cost of dog food along with new rules on its importation into Mexico have led animal advocates to warn of a new wave of canines abandoned in the streets, adding to the numbers already put to death each week at municipal dog pounds.

IN LOVING MEMORY: On Day of the Dead, Mexicans Visit Man's Best Friend

Agence France-Presse

The Narvaez family congregated around the tiny dirt grave of their loved one on Mexico's Day of the Dead, laid a handful of marigolds and recalled the joy he brought to their home - their beloved Siamese cat Facundo.

Tell Mexico: Protect Endangered Sea Turtles

Defenders of Wildlife

For more than 65 years, Defenders of Wildlife has led the fight to save threatened and endangered species with innovative approaches that help wolves, polar bears, big cats, and other imperiled wildlife survive in an ever-changing world.

Lawmakers Enact Tougher Penalties for Animal Abuse in Mexico

Al Jazeera

In the past people who abused animals were only fined, but the new law says anyone convicted of intentionally abusing animals can face up to two years in prison.

Pet Dogs, Cats and Birds Get Church Blessing on Feast Day of Saint Anthony


Pet owners flocked to a Church in Mexico to have their animals blessed in a special ceremony. The event marks the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

A Heart-Warming Story of Mexico's Dog Lady and the Abused Animals She Lovingly Cares For

Daily Mail UK

Mexico City has a serious stray dog problem, with an estimated five million wild and unwanted animals roaming the streets. A lucky few get a second chance at happy life if they are fortunate enough to find their way to Milagros Caninos, a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs.

Animal Neutering Campaign Ramps Up in Mexico City After Killings

Agence France-Presse

Hundreds of Mexico City residents brought poodles, labradors and chihuahuas to mobile sterilization units as the city stepped up a campaign to reduce the number of street dogs after a string of deadly attacks.

Thank Mexico City Lawmakers for Establishing Anti-Animal Cruelty Laws


Now that Mexico’s largest city has anti-cruelty legislation, other communities will most likely follow suit. Thank lawmakers for instituting punishments for those who commit crimes against animals.

Mexico City Steps Up Fight Against Animal Cruelty with New Prison Term Rules


For years Mexico City considered animal cruelty a civil offense and citizens were punished with fines. All that has changed now that the Mexican capital has approved prison terms for people convicted of hurting animals.

Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Traveling With Pets Safe and Fun

My two pooches generally travel well and accompany us when we go on vacation, but not all of our past dogs have been as easy. Here are some tips I’ve gathered to help make traveling with pets safe and fun.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to the Rescue at Merida's Dogs and Donuts Fair

In the second annual Dogs and Donuts Fair, the beloved rescue group Sanctuary Evolucion had doughnuts flown in all the way from Mexico City.

Myths and Facts About Spaying and Neutering


Trouble deciding to spay or neuter your dog? We separate fact from fiction to help you make an informed decision about this important procedure.

Canine Miracles: Dog Receives Prosthetic Legs

Sky News

A dog in Mexico City has received new prosthetic legs after allegedly having his two front legs cut off by members of a criminal gang.

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