PeaceAnimals at Work!

The Team


Pictured from Left to Right:  Dr. Poli, Paulina, and Dr. Anthony


Director Paulina Stettner organizes the clinics and interfaces with the treasurer and bookkeeper.  She also acts as a veterinarian technician at the clinics.  Veterinarian doctors Policarpo Lopez Ruiz and Anthony Carrillo.


How it works

PeaceAnimals goes back-roading into the heart of local communities to spay and neuter an average of 80 animals each and every week, free of cost.  The licensed vets perform surgeries in donated space from town leaders. Volunteers and a clinic staff member assist in pre-op and recovery procedures, as well as providing transportation for the animals. When the week is done, the clinic packs up and heads to a new location.



Mission – PeaceAnimals responds to the challenges of the unwanted and unhealthy pet population in Mexico through education and free mobile spay/neuter clinics.


What – Free, mobile spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats


Who – One director who also assists as a vet technican and two veterinarians


When – Every week, Wednesday – Saturday, year-round


Where – Towns throughout the Bay of Banderas


Why – The mobile spay and neuter clinics prevents unwanted births, as well as reducing the number of dogs and cats on the streets hit by cars, poisoned, diseased, and starving.  Spaying and neutering also reduces, or can eliminate, many health problems and injuries that are difficult and/or expensive to treat.  Additionally, the amount of male dog and cat fights are radically reduced, humans less likely to be injured by cats and dogs, and communties are cleaner and safer. Many animal shelters in Mexico are not operating due to a lack of government funds, even though shelters are required by law.


For more information, contact:  Gretchen DeWitt or Paulina Stettner




"I found Zorrita in La Cruz after being attacked by a pack of dogs.  She was infested with ticks, lice, and parasites.  Her skinny, filthy, three-legged frame was covered in scrapes and bruises.  She was a heart-breaking, pitiful sight.  I took her to a PEACE clinic, where she was spayed and treated.  Defenseless against male dogs because of her slow limp, Zorrita had already had four or five litters of pupplies by the age of four.  The veterinarian said that if she had any more litters, she would probably have died because her body was so weak. The PEACE clinic saved her life!"

Nova Pennison, adopted mother of Zorrita

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