Friday, December 19, 2014


As you may recall, we had befriended an orange kitten in our cul de sac upon arrival here in Zihuatanejo. 

We took to him instantly and called him Whiskers and then Cous Cous. We soon began feeding him and had successfully gotten him over to our side of the street when he disappeared. We knew him for three weeks. Our plan was to trap him and take him to the Humane Society for treatment and then, perhaps, home with us.

During this time, we realized that Zihuatanejo does indeed have a Humane Society, which was really nice to know.

Although our plan to take little Cous Cous is no longer to be, we decided to go downtown and visit the Society last Tuesday.

The Animal Humane Society of Zihuatanejo is located in El Centro right at the Playa Municipal - just down from the Basketball court.

If you make your way through one of the stores you can find this little guy. Also, the daughter of Helene Krebs Posse who started the Society in 1982. 

Here she is talking with Derek. A very lovely store as well.

To the right of the sales counter you will find Humane Society items for sale. We had seen the t-shirts a few weeks before when we were at the Cancha Municipal on a Sunday evening.

Cassia - the proud owner of her own t-shirt. The proceeds of course go to the animals. Derek is going to get one also but they were out of black for now.

In front of the Humane Society they put a couple of cages out to draw attention to the animals and the cause.

We couldn't help but to stop and visit.

We were told that we could visit with the dogs and cats but that the cages were being cleaned so to come back in a half an hour. We decided to go for a coffee out in front. Funny that just as we were sitting down we realized that Keith from our RV Park was there. Keith bicycles everywhere around Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa - that morning he had heard the coffee calling his name on his trip to Playa Linda. 

El Cafecito - has very nice coffee and crepes!

Cassia and I couldn't resist the cream cheese and nutella crepe.

After that we went up to the roof to see the dogs up for adoption.

Now, who could resist that face.

Ha! I didn't notice this at the time. Desperate for attention…..

So cute. Did you know that visitors to Mexico can adopt animals from here to take home. The Humane Society provides the paperwork. We have met many snowbirds in Canada that have adopted dogs in Mexico.

We asked if Cassia could walk the dog out in the cage on the street.

We stopped along the way back to offer up a whole bunch of attention.

He's available!

An action shot - although it's hard to tell. Cassia was running around with the pup.

So, a worthwhile morning for us here in Zihuatanjeo.

We promised to return. The plan is to visit the Humane Society here each week so that we can take one of the puppies for a walk.

We'll get to visit the cats also. We didn't on this trip because the Veterinarian was in doing the spaying and neutering. 

To us, no matter which country - Animal Humane Societies - are a great cause. 

We LOVE animals.



  1. You should definitely always check out the kitties!!! Never know, you might just find Cous-Cous!! Wouldn't that be awesome!!

    1. Ha! Don't we wish BlackSheep - only a very outside chance because we emailed them a picture of him last week.

  2. Hi Guys...How do you think a cat would bond with your dog? would be interesting but not worth the "keep apart" problems I reckon. Looks like the weather is fantastic and you are all getting browner..Hope you are geared up for a mighty Christmas. We are expecting hot weather as per..and you seem to be far away from the cold weather....cheers for

    1. Hi Leslie! Actually Rufus has had cats around most of his life. When he entered our family we had 5! He tolerates them….Christmas will be low key as we think it should be but we like the lights. We are very far from the cold - every day here is between 30 and 35 C.

  3. What a wonderful day visiting with the pets, Cassia is really enjoying it.

    1. She sure is George! We are glad that she appreciates animals!

  4. Good for you for finding the place and for promoting it :))

    1. Thanks Contessa - these places always need help - right?! We are happy to do what we can.

  5. I sure hope that you draw enough attention to the area that many of these animals willbe adopted.

    1. Us too. There are many tourists that help out or adopt - this was our way to draw attention to that - the least we could do. Hopefully tourists will drop in while they are visiting.


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