Clinic Locations & Sponsorships

PEACEAnimals is headquartered in Puerto Vallarta, and works with communities throughout the area of the Bay of Banderas and beyond. 


Spay/Neuter clinics travel to a different area in the Bay of Banderas every week, primarily in the area of the Bay of Banderas.  At least two weeks of the month, the clinic operates in Puerto Vallarta.  The Pets for Life vet team, with which PEACEanimals has a work agreement, travels north to San Blas, Rincon de Guayabitos, San Pancho and La Penita.


Grants have been generously awarded by Fondation Brigitte Bardot; Edith Goode & Alice Morgan Wright Trust (US Humane Society); Humane Society International; Marchig Animal Welfare TrustRichard R Reed Foundation; Summerlee Foundation; WWW Foundation and other granting organizations.


If you are interested in scheduling a free clinic in your community, please contact Gretchen DeWitt, who serves as president of the board of directors of PEACEAnimals. If you are interested in sponsoring a free clinic in a location of your choice at a cost of $1,800 USD, please contact Gretchen DeWitt.


Gretchen DeWitt




In sponsoring a clinic in your community, please keep in mind:

  • You will need to be responsible to find a location with easy accessibility, available bathroom, water and electricity, and a secure area for the clinic trailer and equipment.
  • Identify one person as Community Coordinator.  We will need the Person's Name, Email, Phone Numbers.
  • Request lunch for the clinic staff and overnight accommodations and meals if clinic is more than two hours driving distance from Puerto Vallarta.
  • The cost of a 3.5 day clinic (Wed, Thurs, Fri from 9 AM-2 PM; Sat from 9 AM-Noon) is $1,800 USD or the equivalent in MXN for staff salaries and medicine.  Pets for Life will charge you directly for mileage, meals, and housing if the clinic is more than a two hour drive from Puerto Vallarta. 
  • An average of 30 cats and dogs per day are spay/neutered, and otherwise treated for ticks, parasites and mange, if present.  Pregnancies are terminated on request, as is euthanasia.  If the pet is too critically ill or injured to survive.  The number of animals treated depends on the population of cats and dogs, and the dedication of the volunteers and on the pet owners themselves to be responsible.
  • Cats and dogs must be a minimum of two months of age.  They cannot be given food or water after midnight before the morning of the spay/neuter.
  • The mobile clinic is free.  Donations are welcome.
  • On request, a prototype of a flyer/poster will be emailed to you one week before the clinic for distribution. Ideal places to post include school entrances, at Salud or other health agencies, grocery stores, and in the zocalo (town square).  
  • We ask that the Community Coordinator provide volunteers to assist with registration, monitoring of pets post-surgery and clean-up.