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Monday, February 18, 2013

How you Can Help Raise Money for The Mexican Dogs.

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Since 2005, we have been members of an animal humane society called "Tzi'te Animal Proteccion" in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

This past year, I've blogged about our issues with animal overpopulation and our plan to conquer it.

The last missing piece of the puzzle...


While vet consulting fees, sterilization and general care does cost less in Mexico (relative to North America), it is still exceptionally high in comparison to the cost of living.

Until we joined the group, all the funding had come out of individual members pockets. If you found a dog and rehabilitated it, it was yours. At one time, we had five dogs in various stages of care.

Saving one dog or five wasn't a financial burden for us. The problem was saving one dog

The current system was not sustainable.

We came up with a plan that was a win-win-win.

Market Stall Santo Domingo Mexico Win #1. Purchase Mexican goods, putting the money back into the local economy,

Win #2. Sell the items to North Americans allowing them the opportunity to enjoy styles, colours and items that they wouldn't otherwise and at affordable prices and,

Win #3. Put 100% of the profits into the care, education and sterilization of those that need it most, the animals of San Cristobal de Las Casas.

Want to Help? Please Spread the Word.

Mexican Wares for Sale1 Let people know that we have one-of-a-kind, handmade items for sale and I'm taking orders (provide size and colour preference).

I'll ship within Canada and the USA. You pay actual shipping costs. If you don't see exactly what you want, let me know and I'll look for it. We even make house visits!*

Mexican Wares for Sale3 There's something for everyone; wooden toy tops, recorders, guitars, hackie sacks, stuffed animals, finger puppets, embroidered blouses, ponchos, scarves, shawls, place settings, table runners, bed covers, tapestries, pants, skirts, beanie/winter hats, leg warmers, shirts/sweatshirts, baskets, jewelry boxes, earrings, hair clips, beaded bracelets/necklaces, rings, leather purses and cowboy hats.

Many of the items cost only $3-$10 and there's no charge for TONS of COLOUR!

Together, we can make a difference.
One animal at a time.

This is part three in a 3-part series on our achievements and ongoing work to assist the stray animals of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Part One: The Problem with Animal Overpopulation and Part Two: The Plan to Conquer It.

Note. I use the term "humane society" to imply a sense of action and not because we are associated with them.

*Assuming you live somewhere between Toronto and Ottawa.

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  1. What a great initiative - do you bring back a random stash as well to have 'bazaars' at your Canadian home? Maybe then you can list more photos of what you have on hand?
    I will have to think on this...the shirt you are pictured wearing (striped) is cute and the stuffies are adorable!

  2. Awww your blog is so cute! I love zoos! Just following you back and wanted to say hi. Have a great week.

  3. Awesome way of giving back to your other community. I have helped spread the word, and hope you gain much for the animals in Mexico.

  4. This is a great idea.. I will share this..

  5. How NEAT is that!? I can tell you if I lived where you do I'd be a complete and total gonner. My boyfriend tells me I'm obsessed with furry animals; I swear I have dogar-I can see a puppy within a mile of where I'm at! LOL

    I will definitely do what I can to support this great cause! I see a few things that catch my eye, too ;)

  6. totally worthwhile cause... thanks for the info

  7. mekes more sence this way, now you are supporting the craftspeople as well

  8. i loved it :) great idea!! loved the pics thanks :)

  9. What a great way to support a wonderful cause!

  10. Great idea, will definitely share