The Adventures of Princesa Luna

10 Jan

It was scary taking our beloved pup Luna to get spayed in a clinic near our home in Mexico. Clearly her body was getting ready to go into heat, so time was of the essence.  Attracting machos for miles in all directions is not our idea of a good time. 


Cost $300 pesos ($17US)

Our contractor’s wife Nini helps to organize sterilization clinics in Chetumal, thirty minutes from our home. All the work is done by volunteers. The vet drives five hours from Cancun to work for the weekend.


A little black kitty on the table.

After we arrived and met Dr. Fernando, our fears vanished. Everyone was so kind and gentle with the frightened, hungry animals. The clinics was set up in a private carport. They had clearly done this before.


Volunteers keep puppies calm.

There were six dogs and a slew of cats waiting their turn. We got the call to come get Luna after two and a half hours. She was groggy but ready to come home.


Dr. Fernando and his lovely assistant Pili.

Also  for a few dollars, vets tattoo a number in a dog’s ear and create an identification record. Chips don’t work here, as no one can afford the equipment to read them.


Luna is #47. We now have papers to prove she is ours.

Luna is home and resting with her new pal Mona. Luna’s been asking for a kitty, but for now she gets to play with the neighbor’s cat and her new little stuffed friend. Her eyes are clearer and she is resting comfortably, as are her two mommas.


Princesa Luna and Mona.

If you wish to read more on sterilization clinics and the street dogs of Bacalar, check out the Perros of Bacalar. We also will take donations for food and support of future clinics if you care to donate, contact me. Have a great week. As always, your comments are appreciated. We also have Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages if you care to see more of our lovely Laguna. Search theadventuresofdostortas. DOS TORTAS


6 Responses to “The Adventures of Princesa Luna”

  1. Karen January 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I am so glad Luna found you. True love!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

      Not sure how it happened but I’m glad it did. The Force is strong in that one.


  2. Emily January 10, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    Thank you for spaying! I know first-hand about the problem of street dogs in Mexico from living in Playa del Carmen and visiting many other cities in Mexico. Education and free or low-cost spay-neuter clinics are so important. I hope Luna recovers quickly; such a sweet-looking girl! I know the neighborhood “boys” will be disappointed, though! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      She’s doing very well. Doesn’t seem to be in pain. There are so many dogs that need sterilizing. It’s not a priority. God bless the volunteers that do the work.


  3. emilievardaman January 12, 2016 at 6:54 am #

    We have a similar clinic here in Bahia Kino. So important to spay and neuter our pets!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 12, 2016 at 10:14 am #

      Spaying or neutering one animal can prevent generations of misery.


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