Today’s “Photo of the Week” is actually a series of 18 photos taken during Day 1 of the JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic held last week. It features some of the hard-working volunteers in action, as well as a few of the four-legged clients that came through the clinic doors.

Sarah is holding one of the youngest and smallest clients we saw during this 4-day clinic.

Del and Sue Moss’ home provided an incredible setting for the clinic.

Chocolata was the 76th animal that came through the clinic doors.

Animals in line for surgery

Hudd and Lalo figure out the best way to handle an aggressive dog.

Heather assisting local vet, Dr. Aldo Barba, in surgery.

Celia, fondly known as the “Angel of the Animals,” takes a lunch break.

The food table is almost always full thanks to many volunteers – from coffee and rolls in the morning; fruit, cookies, snacks and refreshments late morning; followed by a hearty lunch delivered in the afternoon. This gives JBAR volunteers the energy they need to get through the day.

Another lucky pup getting ready for surgery

Lacy doing what she does best – taking care of sick, injured and unwanted animals.

Tending to two large dogs in recovery – Karen, Shirley (back to camera), Lacy, new volunteers Simone and Ron, and Ana from Lo de Marcos.

Rob and Dr. Malcolm Macartney having a little fun for the camera before working on Manchas (#34)

Pat giving Siete (#28) some good old fashioned TLC!

The anesthesia is starting to take affect on Canela (#73)

Dr. Antonio from PEACE Mexico doing surgery.

Carole (and Donna, not shown) help with registration and discharge. They also create certificates to give to every animal that is sterilized.

Another kitten having surgery

About Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR): Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) was established in 2003 by Lin Chimes of Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico. Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue advocates humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba area by promoting health, education, spay and neutering, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners. JBAR also works to find homes for street dogs and cats. This effort has significantly improved the overall health and enjoyment of life on Jaltemba Bay for human visitors, residents and also our four-legged friends. To learn more or to make a donation, visit Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR).

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