Sarah's Survivors: Victor & Victoria's "Tails" of Two Cities

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It was April 13, 2013, the final day of the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Free Spay & Neuter Clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos, Mexico. Over 200 dogs and cats had already been cared for in 3 days. I had been feeding a street dog I named Corona, waiting for my chance to get him to the clinic and hopefully adopted (which did happen),…

Sarah's Survivors: Her Name is Motitas

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The call came in at 8:30am. "Sarita, a little Chihuahua has been hit!" It was my assistant Antonia on her way to work. "Where are you?" I asked. "By the bus station." Came the reply. "I'll be there in 5 minutes!" I grabbed my keys and away I went! It had rained the night before, and the night before that and that! This was our rainy…

Sarah's Survivors: Frankie

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I was returning from Puerto Vallarta one late afternoon. The traffic was about a normal flow. I was just entering the town of Lo de Marcos where there is a center divider in the highway. On the other side of it, to my horror, was a large dog. It clearly had been hit. It was up on its front paws and looking around totally stunned, but…

Sarah's Survivors: Her Name is Adelita

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It had been raining through the night and the creeks were all full and the water running rapidly. I was approaching a little bridge on a dirt road and something moved in front of my car. I slammed on the brakes and jumped out. There in the middle of the road was a tiny tiny kitten, the color of the road she was so dirty. I picked up this…

Sarah's Survivors: Muffin the Miracle

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She came to me as a little ball of fur. Celia, from our JBAR rescue facility, had a family that dropped her off. They didn't want her anymore because she was “broken." This precious little ball of fur could barely move. She could pull herself around a little with her front paws. Her back legs were stiff. The knees and ankles did not…