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The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, adoption and healthcare efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. Monies raised will support these various goals in ways that are most feasible within the community.

General Information

SPCA de PV or Sociedad Protectora y Compasiva por los Animales de Puerto Vallarta (Protective and Compassionate Society for the Animals of Puerto Vallarta) was founded in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico, in 2007 by a long term resident originally from California, Janice Chatterton.

We opened our unique 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.

There are three separate organizations reflecting our three countries of operation.

SPCA de PV – is our organization in Puerto Vallarta and is responsible for rescue and rehabilitation within our Mexican sanctuary.  We also facilitate placement in either foster or permanent homes within Mexico, Canada or the United States.  Donations are not tax deductible within Mexico.

PVCA Animal Rescue Society – is the Canadian arm of our organization responsible for placement of the rescues into foster or permanent homes when they arrive from Mexico.  Donations are not tax deductible within Canada.

PreVent Cruelty to Animals – is the United States arm of our organization responsible for placement of the rescues into foster or permanent homes when they arrive from Mexico.

Donations are tax deductible within the United States of America. We are a registered 501(c)(3) charity.  EIN number 26-3656362.