Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Before Photos of the Refugio

If you missed the first post, we are opening an urban dog shelter in the city of Colima, Mexico. I'm the only non-Mexican citizen involved, and am hosting this blog in English so you can read all about our Safe Haven for Puppies and Good Old Dogs!

Here are a few photos of the RCA, Refugio Cachorros y Abuelitos, on the day we first talked to the owner about renting the facilities.



Marissa with my two dogs, Gemma and Maxi, in the main room of the house.


The carport, which will become our lobby area.


Another shot of the main room from the opposite corner.


The future maternity ward.


The future quarantine room.


It's a jungle out there!


More of the jungle. All this was cleaned up yesterday into a lovely, spacious play yard for the dogs!

So that's the before. I'll keep posting photos as we move forward. Countdown: Just a few more days until we have water and electricity. Friday we finish cleaning the walls. Saturday, we paint. We hope to be able to accept a few dogs very soon. Some in need of immediate refuge are pulling our heartstrings...

The grand opening, complete with TV, politicians, newspapers, radio, all the neighbors, veterinarians, university officials, vet students, the state Council of Veterinarians, other rescue groups, and anyone else we can think of to invite, is scheduled tentatively for August 11, 2013! Woohoo!

Please feel free to share your comments, questions, and contact information about your own rescue group. We'd love to have a lively discussion!

For information in Spanish, please check out our Facebook page at Amigos de Perros y Gatos Colima.

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