Welcome to San Pancho Animales

The mission of San Pancho Animales is to eliminate animal suffering primarily in the pueblo of San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico.  We strive to provide education and veterinary services to shape an environment of care and compassion towards animals.

San Pancho Animales comprises a group of volunteers dedicated to providing free spay/neuter services to animals in the community.  We are a USA non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  Volunteers and a staff of Mexican veterinarians host at least one clinic each year, sometimes two if adequate funds are available.  

We also provide, when needed, emergency services, which include but are not limited to spaying and neutering between clinics, assisting owners with emergency care due to injury or illness, and assistance with food in dire situations, providing foster care when needed and encouraging positive relationships with owners and their companion animals.

We provide adoption services for dogs and cats (and occasionally donkeys, chickens, horses, and cows). We assist people with animals that are adopted and will be traveling out of the country.  This assistance is often payment for required vaccinations, certificates and permits, cages, and sometimes contributions to airfare.

In 2018,  San Pancho Animales (SPA) has been part of over 85 rescues, adoptions and emergency interventions for abandoned and starving animals.  SPA helps to provide full medical attention, including vaccinations, health certificates, and even the cost of transportation in really needy situations.

Also in 2018 we provided funds to local vetinararians for 121 Spay or Neuter services between funded clinics.  In addition to the 85 animals rescued and relocated to the US or Canada, there were another 136 instances of emergency medical services and/or medications to stray or abandoned animals that were ultimately returned to the owner.  We also contributed numerous bags of dog or cat food for hungry, mistreated animals.  Total SPA funds spent in our community for 2018 amounted to 328,000 pesos.

Our involvement with animal rescue has its moments of anguish, but is usually followed by pure joy for the animal being adopted and the wonderful humans who open their hearts to these special cases.  We think it is important for everyone to see how your donations are helping.  Here are but a few photos of recent rescues..  Click Here for Recent BLOG



In our December 2018 clinic, 120 animals were spayed or neutered.