After many changes at the refuge in La Paz / Chametla over the past year we have found ourselves at a cross roads. Many supporters of the refuge have been asking about the changes that have been taking place and we want to offer the following explanation .
Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc (BDLP) a US non-profit charity has the charter to support animal rescue and welfare through funding local organizations in Baja California Sur. Over the years the non-profit has been instrumental in helping over 1,000 dogs find new homes in North America. In 2012, the founder of Baja Dogs La Paz AC, Dhorea Ryon retired and the refuge many of us know and love has been in a transition phase. The primary recipient of funds in the past has been directed to Baja Dogs La Paz AC ( the Mexican charitable organization) and more recently to Mascotes, Humane Society of La Paz AC (SHLP) and Huellitas del Corazon (HDC).
SHLP is now self-sufficient and no longer needs funding from BDLP, Inc. SHLP will continue to focus on the very important spay/neuter and education programs in La Paz, and, according to SHLP president Maggie Chacon, will continue to manage the refuge and are planning to open an adoption center at the refuge. They plan to be open Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 10-4 for volunteers and adoptions. You can also set up an appointment at hola@SHLP.org.mx . Any questions, please email SHLP President Maggie Chacon at maggiechac@SHLP.org.mx or SHLP board member Ana Ortega at Ana@SHLP.org.mx . You can also visit their Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/shlp.ac
Lost and Found Dogs: Many people have been asking about how to post lost and found animal information. You can now post the information directly on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/shlp.ac additionally Claudia Hernández will translate the information into Spanish. Claudia can be contacted at: email@example.com
BDLP, Inc. will continue to fund shelters in Baja Sur, and help with funding to rescue street dogs in and around La Paz. Over the coming months the US board in partnership with the many volunteers in La Paz and other cities such as Todos Santos and Las Barilles will be evaluating how to best impact animal welfare in BCS. 100% of our funding comes from the donations of generous, caring people like you. All donations go directly to the care of the dogs and is managed by volunteers (note: there are not administration fees as all services are provided by volunteers)
We thank all of you for your past and continued support as we strive to make a difference in the lives of the animals of Baja California Sur.