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Compassion without Borders a’la Mexicana –the new look of Compassion in Mexico!

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Compassion without Borders is thrilled to announce our new look, logo, and innovative project in Mexico – “Compasion sin Fronteras” {the Mexican translation of Compassion without Borders}. Headed up by Dr. Juan Jose Martinez , an amazing Mexican veterinarian, surgeon, and animal welfare advocate who has been working with Compassion without Borders for the past ten years.

Our new project is a veterinary training hospital on wheels, which we have been fundraising for over the past few months.  The premise behind the project is our team of Mexican veterinary professionals travel to various regions of Mexico where a local animal welfare group has requested our services for spay/neuter. We bring all the supplies and equipment needed to perform approximately 130-150 surgeries over several days. In addition, we use the clinics to train the local veterinarians and advocates how to carry out their own high quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic.

Juan Jose MartinezSurgeries are performed for $25. The first hundred surgeries are used to cover our costs for the clinic. The money from the remaining thirty surgeries is given back to the local group as a source of income for them to begin purchasing their own equipment and supplies for ongoing sterilization in their region.

This self-sustainable model has been working incredibly well, but we were in desperate need of a van and trailer for the program to haul all of the supplies and our Mexican team.  Fortunately, a generous donor offered us a matching grant opportunity for the project and we were able to raise the funds needed to purchase a used van and small trailer which will serve as our mobile training hospital.


delicias clinicWe held our most recent clinic in Delicias, Mexico on October 13th and 14th . 150 surgeries were performed with five veterinarians, four technicians, and numerous local volunteers.

Animals were given full physical exams, sterilized, dewormed and vaccinated. The clinic was a huge success that was received locally with much enthusiasm and demand.

Having an all Mexican based team of professionals on the ground teaching other Mexican veterinarians and animal advocates how to implement high quality, ongoing spay/neuter is truly a huge step forward for our organization and for creating sustainable, locally based solutions south of the border.

Thanks  to everyone who donated toward the project and made this work a reality.