P L A N
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Did you know that…
In Mexico there are more than
8 million homeless dogs
In Mexico City there are
around 128,000 dogs on the
streets and that every year
14,000 dead dogs are thrown
into the trash
Homeless dogs are taken by the “perreras”, who
lock them up for a few days before brutally
killing them through electrocution. Some dogs
requiring more than one electroshock to die.
How can we be so indiferent?
A dog on the street is exposed to…
Hunger and malnutrition
Cold and heat
Neglect and abuse
Loneliness and sadness
Constant danger of being hit by a vehicle
Why is a dog that once had an owner abandoned in the streets?
The most frequent reasons
• I don´t have time to care for
• It costs too much.
• I´m having a baby and I´m
concerned it will become a
• I´m tired of having it.
We forget that a dog is a LIVING BEING,
not an object, not a wild animal.
The sad experience of PA includes rescuing dogs that once had an
owner from places such as the highway or trash areas, where they
have been left deliberately to die.
This doesn't include the number of dogs that have
had the misfortune of being born in the streets
and that have been found:
• With permanent injuries as a consequence of
abuse (like missing an eye or other type of
• With severe malnutrition and/or severe illnesses
that cause slow and painful deaths
. . . among other distressing conditions.
Let us not underestimate the power of ONE…
Not so long ago, a little girl in
Alabama wanted to go to the
same school as everyone
And a gentle man from India, Those of us who are part of
wanted to raise Presencial Animal believe that it is
consciousness without raising possible to provide better lives to
our homeless dogs…
In East Germany a man
wanted to break free… … helping one dog at a time and
promoting change in our
And a woman travelled the communities.
world giving hope to those
who had none…
This is the power of one.
The power to do something.
Who is Presencia Animal (PA)?
Presencia Animal (PA)
Presencia Animal (PA) is a group devoted to the rescue and care of street
dogs. It was established and works purely out of love for animals and with
the purpose of promoting a culture of respect for them in Mexico.
PA owes its existence and current work to the vision and efforts of 5
women (founders, active participants, and volunteers). The team has four
employees, all of whom receive a salary and other benefits: 1
veterinarian, 1 veterinary assistant, and 2 people for maintenance.
The PA team initiated its pro-animal volunteer work as part of other
organizations such as the Animal Defense League, which no longer
actively works in Mexico. Later on, they became part of “Presencia
Animal,” which was led by Mrs. Bertha Pitashny (R.I.P.), and then adopted
the name to continue with the work in 1998.
What does PA do?
PA´s team focuses on:
1 2 3
Shelter management Promoting adoption of
Rescuing street dogs where rescued dogs the dogs in our shelter
that are abandoned and receive the best care by people who will give
in danger while they wait to be them the life they
Promoting a culture of Helping rural comunities
love and respect for care for their dogs
animals through food and basic
Spaying/Neutering Fund-raising to support
Campaigns in rural areas our activities
Thanks to the hard work of our team and support of our donors, we
have achieved many happy endings
Some of our results…
The PA team has rescued more than 2,000
dogs and cats (approximately 80% dogs
and 20% cats).
Full capacity of rescued dogs at our shelter
and several other under our protection
awaiting for place in it.
Additionally PA provides support to people
of limited resources to help them feed and
care for their dogs through its Program
“Help the Community”.
In September 2008 PA had the privilege of
being evaluated and selected by Pedigree
as a shelter to be supported with Pedigree
PA fights to help them heal physically and emotionally, and help
them find their way to a loving home.
Willy is a yellow lab that “lived” with a man
only a few blocks away from the PA shelter. This
man lent him to dog-fighting rings so that
pitbulls and other fighting dogs “could practice
on him.” Being a noble and defenseless dog, he
constantly experienced brutal and mortal
attacks without any type of veterinary
attention, care, or—evidently—love from his
One day, PA members found Willy dying on the
street in front of his house and took him. Willy
went through a very long recovery process, but
thanks to the adequate veterinary care, food,
protection, and love he received, he recovered
only a few feet away from the place where he
lived his terrible puppyhood and youth.
For every dog that we rescue and gets adopted, we make room for
another one in need.
His life changed from hell to
heaven. Today Willy is the owner
and master of a huge garden, and
lives with a beautiful family that
adopted him and adores him, and
which he makes immensely happy
by his presence.
He finally has the life he deserves.
One of our main efforts is spaying and neutering to avoid
A female dog that is not spayed can cause the
birth of 5,432 puppies in 7 years.
And 1,000 dogs can cause 5 million.
GEOMETRIC PROGRESS OF 10 dogs
4th 134 543,200
Total 5,432 1000 dogs
Spaying and Neutering Campaigns in Rural Areas
The spaying and neutering campaigns are crucial
because they prevent the birth of animals that
will never receive the care they need, that are
born destined to loneliness and suffering, and
that will exponentially increase the population
of street dogs and cats throughout their lives.
In addition to the spaying/neutering procedure,
the animals get dewormed and receive anti-tick
During the campaigns, when very ill or injured
dogs are found, PA takes them for treatment and
later to be put up for adoption.
PA´s spaying and neutering campaigns are held at no cost
for the people in rural areas who live in extreme poverty.
Spaying and Neutering Campaigns in Rural Areas
PA has the capacity to perform approximately 70 spayings/neuterings in the
two days that each campaign lasts.
Each campaign requires the participation of 2 veterinarians, 1 veterinary
assistant, 1 van, 1 mobile operating theater, medicines, and medical supplies,
the average cost of which is US $20 per animal.
Campaigns are currently held only once a month because of limited
However, with more resources, PA could carry out:
• More than one campaign per month
• More spayings/neuterings per campaign in each rural area
To date, PA has held 10 campaigns
and in each of them has spayed/neutered an average of 60 animals (dogs and
cats) in the cities of Puebla and Estado de México.
We work hard to achieve our mission, but our resources are limited…
In PA we invest aproximately US $700 per dog in rescue, care and adoption process
expenses in an average period of 3 months.
Rescue Care Adoption
• General evaluation • Feeding • Processing of
Activities • Vaccinations • Care (salaries and adoption requests
• Internal deworming benefits of doctor and • Verification process
• External deworming employees) of applicants
• Delivery of dog
• Spaying/Neutering • Shelter (rent, utilities, • Follow-up
• Feeding and maintenance of
• US $ 300 per dog • US $ 100 per dog • US $80 per dog
• This cost does not
consider surgery, special
PA does not receive contributions from the government or private companies.
Its work is possible thanks to the generosity of individuals.
How are donations used by PA?
PA subsists thanks to the monthly contributions of generous individuals.
The donations are used for the following:
Veterinary care (medicines, treatments, surgeries)
Spaying and neutering of rescued dogs
The “Help the Community” program
Spaying and neutering campaigns in rural areas
Operating expenses such as electricity, water, telephone,
salaries of the four employees, printing of publicity, etc.
... You can be part of this effort
PLAN 100: 100 donors, 100 dollars
We are creating a team of 100
donors called “Plan 100” that
can help us with US $100 per
This amount is not a lot by
itself, but when added to other
donations, will allow us to
continue supporting more dogs
and maintain PA´s operation.
Your donation is tax deductible
in the US
Be the difference that makes the difference…
If you are willing to help us by becoming a member of this plan, we will
keep you informed about the use of the money through the following:
A bi-monthly report of the general
expenses of the shelter and dogs
An invitation to a yearly visit of the
“Plan 100” members to see for
themselves the use of resources
and the activities.
A monthly e-bulletin with news
about our rescues, adoptions,
campaigns, and activities.
Your donation can be made through PayPal directly on our website:
We are grateful to all who choose to participate in providing
care, shelter, and "forever" homes to Mexico City's homeless dogs.
If you are interested please contact us: