By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral
It’s hard to believe that Lola has been at the SPA for seven years. Medium-sized and beautiful, she is a bundle of happy energy. She’s playful, affectionate, and as sweet as can be. She gets so excited when receiving attention that she can barely stand still, but does, and then she sits and offers you her paw. A moment later, she’ll crawl onto your lap for some extra cuddling. So, why is she still at the SPA?
Kahlua has been at the SPA since mid-September 2020. She is a stunningly beautiful two-year-old Siamese-type girl with gorgeous markings and bright blue eyes. She gets along well with people and other cats. She especially enjoys sitting on a shelf with her best feline friend and sitting on the laps of volunteers. She is very docile and uncomplicated. So why is she likely to spend a very long time at the SPA?
The answer to these questions is simple. Lola’s behavior described above happens only if she knows you. She transforms from a sweetheart to an aggressive, barking dog who works at scaring strangers away. This obviously impedes our ability to show her for an adoption. Kahlua takes the opposite approach, preferring to be invisible, hiding in dark places. She does nothing to encourage potential adopters to consider her. She obviously had a loving family at some time in her past. She is very depressed and confused by her new circumstances. Although she is loved and well-cared-for at the SPA, this does not replace the home and life she once knew.
These are wonderful animals, but their options are limited. We hope that one day people will take the time to get to know and understand them and be willing to shower them with love in their own homes.
Until then, Lola and Kahlua are safe at the SPA. We will provide food, care, shelter, and love to them for as long as it takes or as long as they live, whichever comes first. Please help us help them and all our resident cats and dogs. All new donations to the SPA up to a total of US$2,500 will be MATCHED!! It’s easy to donate (via PayPal) online at www.spasanmiguel.org (“Donate” button, top of each page) or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel (“Shop now” button, just below the banner). You may also donate by Mexican or U.S. check written to “Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.” (full name required) or by U.S. check to “San Miguel Community Foundation” (for a U.S. tax receipt) (mark for SPA). Checks may be dropped off at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, 4151526124, or at any La Conexion location (mark envelope “SPA, PMB 18”). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
No donation is too little (or too big). We are very grateful for your help.