In any good animal welfare organization, spay and neuter is always
the primary focus - and it is no different with AATS. As basic logic
dictates, that the fewer unwanted or feral cats and dogs in the
area, the smaller the problem that these animals will pose both to
themselves and the local residents. Spay and neuter provides the
best means to control the animal population for the greater good.
Since 1997, our spay and neuter clinics, now held twice yearly,
as well as our other sterilization efforts have accounted for well
in excess of two thousand having been spayed or neutered. This
fact has led to a marked decrease in the overall animal population
in the Todos Santos and Pescadero areas resulting in happier and
better cared for animals - and people too. However, the effort is
continuous and we are always looking for folks to volunteer at
one of our clinics.
Humble BeginingsOur first clinic back in 1997. There
was a good deal of ‘make do’ going
on, but we were able to get through
over two hundred animals in five
days. Not bad considering what we
know now that we didn't know then!
Recent ClinicsWe are now have two full clinics per
year with about a hundred surgeries
at each one. Shown is one of our
guest Vets from the States. Where
else do you get to operate with
a straw hat on? Only in the Baja.
The New StuffOver the years, we have received
donations of medical equipment like
stainless operating tables and better
surgical tools. Here is a local Vet
putting these donations to good
use. Thank You, Donor!
VolunteersWith so much going on that these
events, we always need volunteers,
be they Vets, Vet Techs, folks to help
with the animals or people to set up
or tear down. Send us a message via
our contact page for more info.
Sleepy PuppyAnd of course the reason that we do
what we do. Our continued spay and
neuter efforts, both at the clinics and
through additional efforts, have led
to greatly reduced feral cat and dog
populations in greater Todos Santos.