The Tijuana, Mexico Pound is a dog pound on the border of California and Mexico. No one goes to the Tijuana dog pound, except a few rescuers from California, particularly Laura Sandoval with Animal Advocates.
The Tijuana City (and most cities in Mexico) dog catchers go out during a ‘Round Up”, and trap dogs usually using catch poles. These tighten around their necks, and they are dragged into trucks and into the cells where they are never fed, never given water or a blanket, and suffering hugely in the heat or cold on dirty cement floors…
Laura goes to this pound periodically and pulls the most highly adoptable dogs, however only a few are allowed to cross the border at one time so most are left behind. With the help of donations, she is able to keep the dogs from dying a horrible death by electrocution; it only costs $1 a dog for humane euthanasia by an experienced technician. The problem is, there are about 5,000 dogs every 3 or 4 months! Mexico is a very poor country, and unfortunately does not promote Spay & Neuter, hence there is a gigantic pet overpopulation that most people never see. Canadians and Americans who visiting Mexico are usually there on a beautiful holiday on the coast, and only get glimpses of the poverty. It is worse than most people could ever imagine. There are thousands of purebreds in the pounds, due to Mexican breeders breeding for profit (same as North America) and buyers who did not get their pets spayed or neutered. The mixed breeds are even more darling… so precious, sweet, and begging you to take them away from the hell-hole they are forced to live in.
The dogs are left on their own to struggle to survive. Instead of humane injection, they are hosed down with water, clamps are applied to their head and back OR inserted into their mouth and anus, and they are electrocuted by jump-start battery cables. Both Laura Sandoval with Animal Advocartes in California, and Rory O’Neill with Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue, work together to save as many dogs as possible. Your donation, in any amount you can contribute, directly saves lives.
With a good bath, deworming medication, sometimes medication for mange, and some basic food, these dogs -like homeless dogs everywhere in the world – are highly adoptable. All of them are beautiful inside and out. All they need to do is receive our to get them out, and they will make you a very wonderful pet companion.