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 Animal Spay & Neuter clinic April, 2016 !

Happy to announce our second Animal Spay and Neuter clinic organized by

 Hacienda la Rusa , Barra de Potosi and
 Baja California Spay and Neuter Foundation

For Barra de Potosi, los Farallones, playa Blanca, los Achotes, colonia Aeropuerto, Los Llanitos. Clinic will be held during second part of April, exact dates will be confirmed later.

Clinic will be held :

2 days in Barra de Potosi
2 days in Los Achotes
2 days in colonia Aeropuerto


- monetary donations for air transportation, food, medicine and supplies
- Volunteers to help before, during and after the clinics
- Accommodations in or close to Barra De Potosi : a room , a bungalow or a house !
- Transportation vehicles : truck or SUV or a car with a driver

 Goals :

To bring minimum 3 vets, 3 assistants and anastjesyologist

To sterilize minimum 300 animals

During our free spay and neuter clinic in October of 2015, we had 1 vet and 100 animals sterilized.

Donate directly to Amigos de Animales de Barra de Potosi and Playa Blanca here

Donate directly to Baja California Spay and Neuter Foundation, please, important - make a note for Barra de Potosi clinic

To donate in cash, to volunteer , organize a fundraiser , or help in any other way, please, email me Thank you!!! Stasya Briggs

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