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

Foster and Forever Families are needed!

During the last storm, a few nights ago, a couple of fishermen were returning back home after fishing in the lagoon, when they heard screams , as something or someone was fighting for its life. A litter of kittens was abandoned on the shore of the lagoon and little ones were drowning in uprising water. 

Thank you, Lord! These guys did not walk away! They picked the little ones and brought them to Hacienda La Rusa. Only ONE little girl lived. She was about 10 days old, had a broken paw, dehydrated, stressed and scared. Now Baby Frida is doing fine, with every 3 hours feedings, she gains weight by the minute and in about 3-4 weeks she will be ready for adoption. 

Please, consider adopting a kitten or puppy from Barra de Potosi, Mexico. We have kittens of different age and puppies from newborns to adult dogs for adoption. Please, consider helping us in any way you can - volunteering, donating, fostering.

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