Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Happy Tails
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by India Le Marinel, Animal Welfare Program CoordinatorSeeing a rescued dog or cat get a second chance at life filled with love and happiness is so special! Some of these animals have come from terrible situations, abandoned, abused, injured and alone struggling to survive. They have ov

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Partnering with the Kitsap to Find Forever Homes
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by India Le Marinel, Animal Welfare Program CoordinatorExciting news! We are very happy to have joined forces with Kitsap Humane Society in Washington State in order to find our rescued dogs and cats the loving homes they deserve. The Kitsap ‘Rescue Me Program’ partners with othe

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Finding Hope for an Animal in Need
Erin Crandell
blog image When Sue and Cathy Cudd found the puppy in San Lucas, they thought it was dead.“[It was] lying curled up in a ball in a doorway on the side of the street, licking its paw,” said Sue. “When we looked closer we saw that both paws were crushed and the bone was visible on one of them.&

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
First Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Hope for the Animals!
Grace White
blog image We are so excited to have just launched out first ever crowdfunding campaign for our Hope for the Animals Program through LoveAnimals.org! We are hoping to raise $8,500 in just 90 days to provide essential vaccines and medical vaccines and other treatments to the many rescues we

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dr. Richline Gives Hope to the Animals
Grace White
blog image Hope for the Animals is a multifaceted program that works to reduce stray animal population through sterilizations, improve public health and safety through a reduced animal population, and provide emergency care and forever homes for animals who have been abused or abandoned.Everyone supportin

Monday, May 11, 2015
Socialization Step Forward: Foster Care
Grace White
blog image In order to increase the effectiveness of our animal socialization program, Hope for the Animals has started a small foster care system for our rescued dogs in order to prepare them for adoption. Several Mayan Families volunteers participate in this effort and have found that the reward for tak

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Sweet Zorro
Bios
blog image Zorro is a six-month-old female who currently weighs approximately 15 lbs. She will likely be a small to medium sized dog as an adult. She is a beautiful and engaging girl, with subtle Shepherd facial markings and a black snout. Her coat is differing shades of tan.Photo Credit: Mirko Nagler of

Monday, April 27, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Affectionate Sara
Bios
blog image  Sara is a two-and-a-half year old female who weighs approximately 30lbs.She was discovered - abandoned and terrified - amidst the raucous and frenetic activity of the local marketplace in Panajachel.  One of our Mayan Families workers picked her up and brought her to our office.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Gentle Leon
Bios
blog image Leon is a five-month-old female who currently weighs about 18 lbs. As an adult, she will likely be a medium-sized dog of about 35-40 lbs. She has tan, slightly curly fur and a black snout.Photo Credit: Shanti BurkeyLeon is calm, gentle and loves to be held. She was found dodging cars in th

Friday, March 27, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Playful "Blondie" Pup
Bios
blog image "Blondie" otherwise known as "Canche" is an excitable and kind 6-month-old female pup. She has a white coat with reddish-yellow marks, leading us to her name which can be translated loosely from Spanish as "Blondie.” Though shy and intimidated by people when she first arrived to us, Canche has

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Sweet & Lively Vaca
Bios
blog image Vaca is a playful, charmingly rambunctious six-month-old female. She currently weighs about 15 lbs. and will likely become a medium-sized dog as an adult.Vaca, or “cow” in Spanish, was so named because her soft, white coat with large spots reminded us of a much smaller cow. She came to t

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Tigre Needs a Home!
Grace White
blog image Tigre is a six-month-old female who weighs about 12lb. As an adult, we believe she will be  medium-sized and will weigh about 40lb. She has a beautiful short-haired brindle coat with a black-shaded face.  She is extremely social and animated – full of li

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Rodillas' Sweet and Modest Demeanor
Grace White
blog image Yet another one of our Hope for the Animals dogs is up for adoption! Remember - all of our animals receive the required vaccinations and are sterilized before being adopted (and of course receive any critical medical treatment necessary). You can also have one

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Camello's Strong Spirit
Grace White
blog image Our Hope for the Animals adoption series continues with the story of sweet Camello. Remember - all of our animals receive the required vaccinations and are sterilized before being adopted (and of course receive any critical medical treatment necessary). You can also have one

Monday, February 23, 2015
Hope for the Animals Supports "World Spay Day" 2015
Grace White
blog image Thank you to Nancy Hewett, volunteer and enthusiastic supporter of the Mayan Families Mission, for the contribution of this blog post.In honor of the 21st annual “World Spay Day,” Mayan Families is pleased to join the international community in supporting the mission to decreas

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Brownie's Miracle
Grace White
blog image We continue our adoption series with another one of our rescues, Brownie. Remember that all of our animals receive the required vaccinations and are sterilized before being adopted (as well as any critical medical treatment necessary)! Brownie is a six month old female and&n

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Sweet Rudy!
Grace White
blog image We continue our adoption series with another one of our most recent rescues, sweet little Rudy, who was dropped off with his sister, Canela. Remember that all of our animals receive the required vaccinations and are sterilized before being adopted (as well as any critical medical treatment nece

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hope for the Animals Adoption Series: Canela is Looking for a Home!
Katy Morris
blog image We are kicking off our adoption series with one of our most recent rescues, sweet little Canela. Remember that all of our animals receive the required vaccinations and are sterilized before being adopted (as well as any critical medical treatment necessary)! Canela is a three month old female p

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Looking for Homes and Hope for the Animals: Rescued Dogs for Adoption
Grace White
blog image Thank you to Nancy Hewett, volunteer and enthusiastic supporter of the Mayan Families Mission, for the contribution of this blog post.  An essential part of the Mayan Families Hope for the Animals Program is rescuing and sheltering abandoned animals in critical need. Currently, t

Friday, December 19, 2014
Supporter Appreciation: A Dollar a Week Gives Hope for the Animals
Katy Morris
blog image Thank you so much to Donna, one of our generous supporters, for contribution of this blog post and for your ongoing efforts to support Mayan Families. You and your family are a true inspiration! When Anna and Carl were small and we first started giving them allowances, they were each given thre

Monday, October 27, 2014
Successful Relaunch of Animal Sterilization Clinics
Grace White
blog image Last weekend, we had a very successful relaunch of our monthly sterilization clinics! Through the generous fundraising of People Saving Animals, we were able to sterilize 21 dogs and 9 cats.  I had the wonderful opportunity of watching the operations take place at the Hospital Veterin

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Relaunch of Animal Sterilization Clinics Thanks to New Partnership
Grace White
blog image We are thrilled to announce that we are now able to restart our monthly sterilization clinics as part of our Hope for the Animals Program! The clinics will consist of collecting a large number of animals and bringing them to our local veterinarian for safe sterilizations. People Savin

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Puppy Love: Teaching Children the Importance of Animal Kindness
Open
blog image One of the first things visitors notice when they come to Panajachel is the large presence of hundreds of homeless street dogs and cats roaming around cities, towns, and even the Mayan Families office. Many foreigners are used to having dogs and cats as pets and treating them with like second c

Friday, September 19, 2014
Hope for the Animals: Vital Vaccines Given to Facilitate Adoption
Grace White
blog image One of the main pillars of our Hope for the Animals Program is adoption facilitation. We ensure that each adopted pet receives preventative vaccinations and treatments so that they can go to a loving home in optimal health, and this is made possible through your generous don

Thursday, August 14, 2014
International Homeless Animals Day: Help Us Reach Our Goal to Spay 10 Strays!
Dwight Poage
blog image Those eyes. Black pools of liquid emotion, somehow devoid of hope and full of it in the same moment. Will you be my human? There’s nothing quite so soul shattering as gazing into the eyes of a homeless animal. The raw, undiluted compassion that claws at your gut and haunts you for hours a

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