Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point (AACORP)
The elections are this month and we are hoping that the new government is as animal friendly as the previous. We want to thank Alex Zepeda Munro for ALL the good that he has accomplished for the city of Puerto Peñasco, the people and the animals. The city has many events planned with our new Major!
AACORP was a sponsor in the first spay/neuter clinic working with Give a Life foundation out of San Diego almost 4 years ago. Since that time the city of Puerto Peñasco has conducted two clinics per year and performed surgery on over 1,000 animals. Veterinarians volunteer their services and in return we give them beach homes to stay in and their meals are covered. Transportation is also provided. Rodger Clifton with FMI Real Estate has been donating homes, along with individuals who have offered their own homes and condos. So many of you have volunteered and worked at the clinics with the veterinarians and brought food to the clinics. We are hoping to conduct the clinics more than twice a year. We want to thank all that helped make this dream a reality.
AACORP Sends out a monthly Newsletter with additional news and the latest information on the animals. You can email Nancy to be put on the Newsletter email list.Nancy_phelan@yahoo.com
There is a new rescue group in town that we consider a true friend to the animals. Pet effect was started by Ariadna a year ago. Ari has built a wonderful shelter just behind Giuseppis on the other side of the railroad tracks and at the present time has 22 dogs. Pet effect has a full time person living at the property. She will be getting them spayed/neutered and put up for adoption. Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point will be working closely with Pet effect in adoption and fundraising efforts. Ari will be concentrating on education and working with the city of Puerto Peñasco.
Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point is the only cat rescue in the city. Cats and kittens are very seldom adopted and we are hoping to build a larger cat house for them. We are in need of dry cat and kitten food, cat litter, cat condos, toys, flea and tick spray and all cat and kitten items and of course funds for spay/neuter until the next clinic in December.
The Yappy Hour Doggy Fashion Show, held at the Paradise Beach Club in the Mirador was great fun for all. We are hoping to have another doggy show in the spring. We are looking for dog trainers that live here in the city and would like to work on agility training for shows and also to get the children involved with working with the animals. Thank you to Eva and Kory from the Paradise Beach Club.
Pictures by Tony Ballesteros. Tony is a wonderful well known photographer here in the city. Pictured are the winners of the fashion show. Dennis Willis of Las Conchas won first prize of “Top Dog” with his little Jack Russell mix “Eduardo”. Arath Ontiveros’s Pug won most handsome, and best dressed and cutest were claimed by a Mexican hairless brought by their owner Margaret Battis from Phoenix. Tom Lowe’s poodle won prettiest. All the dogs received blue ribbons and a nice bag of pet goodies and treats.
An added surprise was Mario Lopez from the city! Mario attended the dog show to present Nancy Phelan with a framed recognition for her work with the spay/neuter clinic held in April. Thank you Mario and the city of Puerto Peñasco. AACORP is the only rescue in Rocky Point that is recognized by the city.
The center is in need of a newer vehicle to transport the animals and supplies. Our present vehicle is a 1997 model, and on its last leg. If you would like to donate or sell a 2005 or newer SUV to help, please call Nancy at (011-52-638) 383-1012 or (602) 412-3932. Your vehicle donation is a tax deduction.
Other needs are cleaning supplies, flea and tick spray, dog and cat beds, feeding containers, canopies for shade, slats for chain link fencing and “Quick comfort pet beds” – check out their web page. These are the best! We also use Kuranda above ground beds and these can be purchased through our web site directly through Kuranda, Just go to www.rpaac.org/donate to donate a Kuranda bed for the animals.
Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point has been at the same location now for eleven years. Coming into town go one block past (south) Lucas Chicken Palapas restaurant, turn left (east) and come down three blocks and we are on the north/west corner of Leon de la Barra and Cuauhtémoc. Please bring donations to the center or to Giuseppe’s as we do not have additional drop off sites in Mexico, Call for drop off sites in Arizona.
We are now able to purchase Kirkland dog and puppy food here in Rocky Point at Fruiteria Welton located just before the signal at the police station, on the right side street and just south of Sante Fe market. Prices are great and this way we do not have to worry about crossing into Mexico with American pet food. The Kirkland food sold here is made in the USA and distributed through Costco Mexico. Finally a problem solved. Kirkland Chicken and rice dog food is $385 pesos and Kirkland puppy food is $205 pesos. With the exchange rate as it is now the prices are very reasonable and comparable to the US. You can send cash donations (checks made out to AACORP) and we can purchase the needed pet food. We still need canned cat and dog food and of course cat litter.
AACORP PO Box 1031, Lukeville, AZ 85341.
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