|Serving the community by protecting our companion animals
We strive to reduce the suffering of homeless, neglected, and
abused dogs and cats in the municipality of Guanajuato,Mexico.
We focus on education, rescue, and spay/neuter.
By improving the animals’ welfare, we also help protect the health
and safety of the community.
Why we exist
In the city of Guanajuato and its surrounding villages are
hundreds of dogs and cats living on the streets. Many of them
have owners but are compelled to live outdoors. Some dogs
spend their lives chained or isolated on rooftops. The street
animals are exposed to cold and rain, hot sun, hunger, thirst,
the occasional kick or thrown rock, and the risk of being
injured or killed by motorists or captured by animal control
personnel. Many are ill with contagious diseases that can be
transmitted to the human population. Amigos de los Animales
was formed to combat the ignorance, indifference, and
cruelty that cause these animals’ suffering.
Who we are
Amigos de los Animales de Guanajuato was established in
2002 as a voluntary, nonprofit association in Guanajuato, the
capital of the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Our volunteer
board of directors works closely with city and state health
authorities and with other volunteers to increase public
awareness of the needs of companion animals and to
promote responsible pet stewardship.
Our US counterpart organization, Amigos de los Animales de
Guanajuato, Inc., in the State of New York, is a nonprofit
corporation that the Internal Revenue Service has designed
as a 501(3)c humanitarian organization. Donations to the
corporation are deductible from US federal taxes.