People often ask me, why with all the poverty that we see in Mexico, do we spend our time and money on the animals of the streets? The answer is quite simple, while we do support many people, there are formal organizations and support structures to provide for these people. As for the animals, no one is watching out for them.
Well, almost no one.
As you may recall, in 2006, we helped create a local humane society* here in San Cristobal de las Casas called Tzi’te Animal Proteccion. The goal of the grassroots group is to educate, sterilize, rescue and unfortunately (sometimes), humanely euthanize animals. The government and companies are not interested in ensuring that the furry, non-tax paying members of the city receive the basic necessities of life. In turn, 100% of the proceeds needed are donated by people like you and I.
That’s where Canada is different.
In Canada, there are tons of Animal Organizations, at all levels of government that are looking out for the best interests of those that can not look after themselves. In fact, just this week, an animal food bank called Lucky Princess Animal Food Bank was started in my community to provide food to the Owners for their pets. They saw a need and created a solution. They’re not the only ones.
There are also Companies that are putting their money (and profits) where their mouth is. As you know, I’m a huge fan of supporting Canadian and Charities and when the two come together, I want to be a part of it. I am honoured to have the fortune of working with several of these conscientious companies, one of which is Petcurean.
Petcurean is Giving Back to Those in Need.
As a Petcurean Ambassador, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to donate $500 to Hopeful Hearts Rescue Inc, a local animal shelter. Being such a small company, I knew that this contribution would make such a difference in their lives and those of the animals that they care for. I felt like a kid in a candy shop and I wasn’t even the one that donated the money. Well, not exactly.
By choosing to spend our money at companies like Petcurean, we are giving back to those that are so vulnerable. Those that in return for their loyalty, protection, companionship and love ask only to be fed properly, sheltered and loved.
It seems like a small price to pay for all that we get in return.
Phoenix and Reina are fortunate to be fed Petcureans fresh and nutrient rich ingredients. Not only are they huge fans but they exceeded Phoenix’s special dietary needs. More on that in our next post.
If you’re new to Petcurean or your cat or dog has developed a special need, check out their easy online Food Selector. While you’re at their website, get a FREE Trial Bag of NOW FRESH™ or GO!™ premium dog or cat pet food. Open to Canada and the USA.
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* I use the term “humane society” loosely as we are not affiliated with the International Organization. I wish.
Note that all furry members of The Zoo were rescue animals.
Disclosure: The Zoo is proud to be an Ambassador for Petcurean, an independent, Canadian-owned family business that’s been around since 1999. Find them on Facebook and Twitter. Watch for our upcoming Petcurean giveaways and other related posts.