in 2013 Stasya Briggs and Mike Heiner bought and rebuilt a beautiful bed and breakfast in Barra de Potosi, Gro, Mexico, - Hacienda la Rusa. The property's purpose started to alter when Stasya and Mike rescued abandoned newly born kittens.

Inspired by the example of Playa Blanca residents, Donna & Shelley Juss and LaRae, who have been helping animals for a few years;
Stasya and Mike have started an animal welfare project Amigos de Animales of Barra de Potosi. from 2013 till 1016 Mike's and Stasya's hard work resulted in 700 animals sterilized and dozens and dozens rescued , fostered and adopted.
in 2016 Shelley Juss joined Amigos de Animales and ever since, two passionate ladies Shelley and Stasya have been tirelessly working on rescue, sterilizations and education

what Shelley and Stasya do :

* we pick up dogs & cats, take them to a local vet or SPAZ, pay for sterilization, return them back home or street
* we organize and pay for low cost or free spay and neuter programs and clinic
* we rescue, foster, treat, feed and vaccinate stray, hurt, abandoned animals
* we take animals we cant save to be euthanized and we stand by their side, providing last comfort
* we look for ways to transport animals up north where they have better chances to find a loving home

what you can do:

* donate, donate, donate - this project is supported by Stasya , Shelley and Mike and kindness of your donations
* organize a fundraiser or event of any kind to raise money to support the project
* foster or adopt or transport an animal up north, believe me, its easy!

Donations are greatly appreciated and needed regularly!






* $200-300 will take a pet to the states or canada

* $100-200 will pay for a pet airfare

* $25-50 will pay for one sterilization

* $20 will pay for the vaccines

* $20 will feed a puppy for one month

Second annual Yard Sale to raise funds to continue spay and neuter project !



Amigos de Animales will be hosting a second annual yard sale fundraiser to raise funds to continue spay and neuter dogs and cats in Barra de Potosi, Playa Blanca, Farallones, Cuacayl, los Achotes , los Llanitos.


December 5, starts at 9 am - till 12 pm in front of Hacienda La Rusa in Barra de Potosi.



YARD SALE DONATIONS ARE NEEDED -  we need old stuff you don't need any more !

Drop off locations


  • Hacienda la Rusa in Barra de Potosi




  • El Refugio 



  • Restaurante Casa Arcadia in Zihuatanejo

         (on the malecon between the museo and the plaza del artistas)

if you are remodeling or fall cleaning or coming back from up north, think of the Yard Sale. Use this opportunity to clean out your basement, closet or attic! Check your kitchen, bathrooms and bodega, there must be things of a value for someone, bring them in!

Hot items are shoes , fishing gear of any kind and condition, old tires, not working appliances will sell too because people will try to get working parts. We all go thru a few coffee makers , microwaves etc etc a year because of the rust humidity and power surges, someone will want them. Old towels, sheets, plates, cups, lamps ... And many more etc

During the whole year, you can bring your donations to hacienda la Rusa for the next year sale.

Zihuatanejo , Ixtapa, Troncones residents and guests, animal lovers, please, help us if you can!



If you are willing to participate - yes! We need volunteers to help transport donated items, set-up and take down, staff the garage sale.


All proceeds from the yard sale will go towards Spay and Neuter project

For more information about donations or the yard sale, contact Stasya Briggs


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