Monday, February 18, 2013

How you Can Help Raise Money for our Humane Society in Mexico

animal humane society logo


Since 2005, we have been members of an animal humane society called “Tzi’te Animal Proteccion” in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

This past year, I’ve blogged about our issues with animal overpopulation and our plan to conquer it.

The last missing piece of the puzzle…

Funding for the Humane Society.

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

The current system was not sustainable.

We came up with a plan that was a win-win-win.

Win #1. Purchase Mexican goods, putting the money back into the local economy,

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.

Market Stall Santo Domingo Mexico

Let people know that we have one-of-a-kind, handmade items for sale and I’m taking orders (provide size and colour preference).

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!*

Want to Help? Please Spread the Word.

Mexican Wares for Sale1

Mexican Wares for Sale3

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.

Note. I use the term “humane society” to imply a sense of action and not because we are associated with them.

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.

*Assuming you live somewhere between Toronto and Ottawa.

16 thoughts on “How you Can Help Raise Money for our Humane Society in Mexico

  1. Rene Beaubien

    What a great initiative – do you bring back a random stash as well to have ‘bazaars’ at your Canadian home? Maybe then you can list more photos of what you have on hand?
    I will have to think on this…the shirt you are pictured wearing (striped) is cute and the stuffies are adorable!

  2. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

    How NEAT is that!? I can tell you if I lived where you do I’d be a complete and total gonner. My boyfriend tells me I’m obsessed with furry animals; I swear I have dogar-I can see a puppy within a mile of where I’m at! LOL

    I will definitely do what I can to support this great cause! I see a few things that catch my eye, too 😉

  3. Steven Gloss

    My wife and I recently moved from the US to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. We are interested in adopting/finding a rescue dog, preferably a Chihuahua, for our 3 yr old service dog named Senor Paco.

    Can you suggest anyone to contact in this regard in San Cris?



    1. Sarah Post author

      Dear Steve,

      Congratulations on moving to San Cristobal and thanks for getting in touch with me! I would love to connect and chat. I always want to know why people picked SCLC and what they do there.

      SCLC does not have a formal adoption agency, unless “Tzi’te Animal Proteccion” counts 🙂 Over the past 9 years, I have not seen a Chihuahua available for adoption. Likely because they are sold for up to $2,000USD.

      Having said that, you can contact “Corinne”. She is a French woman (that speaks Spanish and English) and has two shops on what I call the “new andador” (extension of Calle Guadalupe). I don’t know the name but they sell textiles and statues and postcards in the front and are in the last block (closest to the zocalo). Almost beside Subway Subs. You can leave your name and contact information (Corinne would text you) with the person that mans the store. Be sure to say it has to do with dog adoption or even mention my name “Sarah the Canadian” and “Tzi’te Animal Proteccion”.

      Otherwise, we will be in the city by December 20, 2014 (for our annual stay) and would love to connect. You can reach me via email

      Besos, Sarah
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