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 Sociedad Protectora y Compasiva por los Animales de Puerto Vallarta (Protective and Compassionate Society for the Animals of Puerto Vallarta)

Founded in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico, in 2007 by a long term resident originally from California, Janice Chatterton.

We opened our  sanctuary in January of 2012 on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta.  We are a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once.  We rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

Our main focus is to rescue the abused, homeless animals from Puerto Vallarta’s streets and place them in foster homes in both the United States and Canada until permanent homes are available.  We are not supported by the government, corporations, foundations or businesses. We fully function on private donations.  Animals are often found living on the streets after being discarded and/or extremely abused.  We devote ourselves to their physical and emotional rehabilitation and invite everyone to come and interact with the animals at our private shelter on our weekly escorted tours.

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7 puppies in a box: the lovely little girls!! Send us an email to spcapv@gmail.com if you want to give one of them a home!

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7 Puppies in a box: here are the boys!!! All available for adoption!

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And then it´s summer in PV. The shelter is bursting full, our vet cannot keep up with the work because we have too many dogs already and then we find this.

A box of 7 furry things someone abandoned on the side of the road. The poor babies almost dying of thirst and over heated. God knows how long they had been in that box already.
We have no space for them at the sanctuary, but what are we to do?

We take them out of the cardboard and put them around a water bowl. They suddenly wake up a bit and drink thirstily.
Shortly after, they fall asleep again right there, in a circle around the water bowl.

Next we put a dish of scrambled eggs in front of them, and they are SO hungry!! We bring another plate full and throw in some canned food too. It all gets gobbled up!

Thus revived, they start wobbling around and show us that they are in fact little dogs.

There are 4 boys and 3 girls, 4 brown and 3 black, maybe Labs, maybe some Shepherd in it, too early to tell.

They are at the sanctuary now. We squeezed them in. What else can we do?! We don´t have the space nor the money to care for 7 more dogs right now.

We drew straws who has to break it to our vet that we took 7! more in, right after promising her that we wouldn´t take a single dog more. Oops.

We really need your help!
Please donate if you can! Every Peso helps us care for these little guys!

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And then it´s summer in PV. The shelter is bursting full, our vet cannot keep up with the work because we have too many dogs already and then we find this. A box of 7 furry things someone abandoned...

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Suzanne E MartinAwe poor puppy's1   ·  2 weeks ago

Laura Paisley-Richteromg, how terrible1   ·  2 weeks ago

Donna MatonovichI love you SPCAPV. It makes me so sad seeing a picture of them in that box. My heart hurts. God bless all of you at the sanctuary.5   ·  2 weeks ago

Jen MilleyClerissa. We are going to visit2   ·  2 weeks ago

Clerissa Jewell*live there1   ·  2 weeks ago

Nadine Rennie-SherOMG - how cruel people are. Thank you SPCAPV! You're the best! Will you be sending any to Canada? I will try to find homes4   ·  2 weeks ago

Lesley HensonLook at those happy babies!! Thank you SPCA for rescuing them!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Trina HollowayPoor babies I'm glad you rescued them!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Kaitlyn BailerAllen Bailer looks like we're going to PV to get max a friend5   ·  2 weeks ago

Amanda Shoemakeri am sure the vet couldn't stay mad at you guys. Thanks for helping!!!!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Traci TappUnbelievable, how do people do this to the poor creatues? ???? Thank you so much for all you do. My last rescue puppy was also put in a box and left on the road.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Carole Conway ThomWhat a cruel person who left them like that😡. Thank you for taking them in. God bless you for caring.4   ·  2 weeks ago

Susan PaskoI cannot even look at this. Can I send you a donation via PAYPAL?? 💔3   ·  2 weeks ago

Tamara ForsythSean Keast2 weeks ago

Barb SkeelsPlease donate and share if you are able. I just donated $20. It's all I can do - my husband lost his job almost a year ago and we are living on my income basically but I wanted to help even if a little. Please do the same if someone is able.8   ·  2 weeks ago

Mariana CerveraThank God you found them! God bless you for helping them 🙏🏼❤️1   ·  2 weeks ago

Susan Smith-JosephyYes, do help if you are able. Here is the link. I donated by Paypal. Very easy. spcapv.com/donate/4   ·  2 weeks ago

Vanessa DLDino Gagliano2 weeks ago

Gladys TamesI love Human Angles1   ·  2 weeks ago

Kiera Singer DanychukJust donated :) hope to come for a visit this winter3   ·  2 weeks ago

Laurie PaxsonDone! Thank you all for everything you do!!!3   ·  2 weeks ago

Karen Kelleharwould love one so cute1   ·  2 weeks ago

Natalie WhitesideBryce Mayer ?????2 weeks ago

Marlene AltrowsEveryone that can donate please help this loving shelter. I will donate asap! Without our help these puppies may have died.😇 even a small donation will add up fast.2   ·  2 weeks ago

Jordyn PetersKendall Balon you visiting soon? Bring one back for me? 🐶💔2   ·  2 weeks ago

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