August News and Meows from PuRR Project Vallarta Shelter and Adoptions

Shannon Campbell - PuRR Project
August 4, 2016

Featured feline: Kiki

This handsome green-eyed male was found in February, wandering around the docks at the marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

Some locals thought he had been accidentally left or maybe abandoned by someone on living on a sailboat.

He had a serious tail injury and Dra. Eva eventually had to remove all but a cute little stub!

He is a very mellow fellow, less than 2 years old and would make a great house cat (or yacht cat??).

Contact Linda at for details on adopting Kiki.

Simona says Thank You!!

Shelter Update: Simona’s Senior Center

Many of you may have already received the news about our plans to build the new casita for aging cats that need more care that we can easily give when they live in the yard.

Volunteers Glenda and Steve Bland have started a GoFundMe account to help raise the approximately $8,000 dollars needed to complete the new casita.

A portion of the funds from the recent Richard Reed Foundation grant have been used to get the groundwork started.

If YOU would like to contribute, please visit GoFundMe to donate by credit card.

If you would prefer to send a check, make it out to Purr Project USA Inc., note that it is for the Senior Center and mail to:

Purr Project USA, Inc
113 Mountain Laurel Drive
Milton, DE 19968

We decided to name the new building after our sweet Simona, possibly our oldest resident. She has been fortunate to reside in a casita for several years now, but we simply don’t have space for all of the older felines.

Thank you for your support and remember that every donation, large or small, will help us reach our goal of a safe and dignified life for our feline residents!!

Can you count the kittens?

The PuRR Nursery

The PuRR Project Nursery and Maternity Casita has been super busy all Spring and Summer.

During this time we took in 47 kittens, ages from 1 week to 4 months, plus 4 nursing mothers.

We still have almost 30 of the kittens in the nursery and adoptions are very slow….seems like one goes out and two come in!

That’s a lot of testing, spaying, neutering, deworming, vaccinating and expensive kitten food!

We will continue to have adoptable kittens each Friday at Plaza Marina from 11-2:00 and this is a great time to give a Furr-ever home to a PuRR kitty!!

Baylee gets a birthday treat!

Adoption Update: Baylee

A little calico kitty and her brother were found in the Marina last summer by a PuRR volunteer……they were stealing food from a neighbor’s cat and obviously VERY hungry!

A Facebook photo caught the attention of Kristen Wilmsen in Everett, WA and “Baylee” was soon on a flight north.

We recently received this message from Kristen:

“Happy Cinco de Mayo! We are estimating today to be Baylee’s birthday. Figured it would be appropriate since she came to us from Mexico. She had a little tuna to celebrate. Thanks for our kitty! Kristen and family”

Richard presents the grant to PuRR volunteers at a ceremony on the Isla Cuale.

Gracias! Thanks! Merci!

We are very thankful to the Richard R. Reed Foundation for their grant of $5,000 dollars in July. It came at a perfect time!

Half was designated to start building the foundation of the new Senior Feline Center and the rest for food and medicines.

The PuRR shelter originally took in over 50 rescue cats from the Isla Cuale and many of these are part of our aging population (as a no-kill shelter) and will benefit from the new building.

Puro Gato also received a donation to continue caring for and feeding the cats that now live on the Island.

The Richard R. Reed Foundation is private and was established to provide grants for small non-profits to help children and animals in need in the United States and Mexico.

A Couple Extras

Sigfried (a/k/a Siggy), is my newest foster child. This little bundle of boundless energy is about 10 months old, has been neutered and has all his vaccinations. Except for those two little gray ‘fingerprints’ on his forehead, he’s pure white with big green eyes and a big fluffy tail. He’s Mr. February in the 2017 Purr Project calendar!  Siggy is very playful and gets along well with other cats (the jury is still out on the neighbor’s dog!).

If you’d like a great addition to your family, Siggy’s your guy.  You’re on the other side of the border?  No problema—we’ll take care of the travel documents and help with the other arrangements.

Hola, Vallarta Peeps – we’re looking for dressers/chests of drawers we can use at the ranch. The removed drawers make great (and inexpensive) cat beds and the other drawers can be used to store meds, toys, towels, etc. If you have an old, but good condition, chest of drawers or dresser you'd like to donate, we'll pick it up!

For more information about Siggy or to donate dressers/chests, please email Marilyn Kahn at

For info on adopting dogs go to SPCA-PV or contact or
For info on spay and neuter clinics go to PEACEAnimals or check out Gretchen's blog.

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