Since 2005, we have been members of an animal humane society called "Tzi'te Animal Proteccion" in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
The last missing piece of the puzzle...
While vet consulting fees, sterilization and general care does cost less in Mexico (relative to North America), it is still exceptionally high in comparison to the cost of living.
Until we joined the group, all the funding had come out of individual members pockets. If you found a dog and rehabilitated it, it was yours. At one time, we had five dogs in various stages of care.
Saving one dog or five wasn't a financial burden for us. The problem was saving one dog every.single.day.
The current system was not sustainable.
We came up with a plan that was a win-win-win.
Win #2. Sell the items to North Americans allowing them the opportunity to enjoy styles, colours and items that they wouldn't otherwise and at affordable prices and,
Win #3. Put 100% of the profits into the care, education and sterilization of those that need it most, the animals of San Cristobal de Las Casas.
Want to Help? Please Spread the Word.
I'll ship within Canada and the USA. You pay actual shipping costs. If you don't see exactly what you want, let me know and I'll look for it. We even make house visits!*
There's something for everyone; wooden toy tops, recorders, guitars, hackie sacks, stuffed animals, finger puppets, embroidered blouses, ponchos, scarves, shawls, place settings, table runners, bed covers, tapestries, pants, skirts, beanie/winter hats, leg warmers, shirts/sweatshirts, baskets, jewelry boxes, earrings, hair clips, beaded bracelets/necklaces, rings, leather purses and cowboy hats.
Many of the items cost only $3-$10 and there's no charge for TONS of COLOUR!
Together, we can make a difference.
One animal at a time.
This is part three in a 3-part series on our achievements and ongoing work to assist the stray animals of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Part One: The Problem with Animal Overpopulation and Part Two: The Plan to Conquer It.
Note. I use the term "humane society" to imply a sense of action and not because we are associated with them.
*Assuming you live somewhere between Toronto and Ottawa.