Paws and Claws Puerto Vallarta

Helping the Helpers

Paws and Claws Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to ensuring that dogs and cats in the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico lead a life free from the pain and suffering of abandonment and neglect. We will achieve this by financially supporting the numerous small local rescuers who have a big hearts but limited financial means.

Paws and Claws Puerto Vallarta is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity for US tax purposes (#30-1342697). Every dollar donated will be used to improve the lives of rescued cats and dogs in the Puerto Vallarta area. Together we can make a world of difference, one paw at a time.

Recent Examples of Our Support

Cuale Spay & Neuter Clinics

Regular support for these monthly clinics with 767 surgeries funded to date

Pop-Up Spay & Neuter Clinics

Support for focused clinics to address specific local demands with 46 surgeries supported to date

AngeliCAT Cat Shelter

Regular monthly contributions of food and litter

Mascotas Veterinarian Clinic

Funding provided to cover the cost of vet treatment for rescuers

What’s the problem?

The year round warm weather in Puerto Vallarta leads to a long breeding season resulting in rapidly increasing numbers of stray animals as illustrated by the Pet Pyramid. Action is needed to capture, sterilize, and release or adopt out these animals.

Our approach

We provide financial support to local individuals and small groups involved in animal sterilization clinics, animal rescue, animal shelters, animal adoptions, animal fostering, and community education.

All directors and officers of the charity are volunteers and all donated funds will be used to support such activities.

What Rescuers Say

“We could probably do at least 80 to 100 rescues a month if the (spay & neuter) spaces were available”


“Without the help of the free spay and neuter clinics, I would have to pay a veterinarian several hundred pesos per animal, and I can’t afford to do that.”

Angelica, AngeliCAT