Monday, October 27, 2014

the dissolution of YAPA

On October 2 the following message was sent to the YAPA email database - 

Dear YAPA Volunteers

Your Steering Committee (Debbie M, Cindy W, and Debi K) are struggling with maintaining YAPA.

When YAPA started there was a serious need for an intermediary between evolucion, afad, and planned pethood.  Planned Pethood was pushing for spay n neuter clinics, but the 2 albergues were struggling with volunteers. That's where we came in, we put the extranjero volunteers together with the animal rescues in need of help.  We organized, raised funds, advertised, and translated.

Things have changed; both evolucion and afad have their own strong volunteer base, and many of you are a part of that.

So where does YAPA go from here???  And who will step up to lead???

There are several ideas for YAPA, 

one possibility is to create a database for all the animal rescues here in the Merida area.  And there are quite a few.  Many of us don't even know about most of them.  So we could create a database of the group, its Leader, its purpose, and its contact info. That way you would know who to contact to volunteer and/or donate money, goods, etc.  One of the biggest needs at all rescues are people willing to help with daily activities, socializing animals, walking, bathing, cleaning up, etc.

another is to set up a search and rescue squad.  As you are aware there are many animals that get lost on a daily basis, and a quick return home is their only hope.  So what about a phone tree, fb tree, or what ever, of people willing to drop just about anything and blaze off to help search for an animal???  This could also extend to situations where an animal in need is rescued from harm.  This could be set up by Regions, or areas of town.

What other ideas do you think YAPA could do to continue to help?  Or has YAPA fulfilled its purpose and can be put to rest?  And what are you willing to do to help YAPA? Take over the facebook page, monitor and respond to emails, setup a database, lead a phone tree?

Let us know your thoughts,  Thanks, for your help with this new phase, and for all you have done, and continue to do!

Merida is a better place for all your help!

DebiK, for YAPA

and this email went out 26 October - 

Dearest YAPA'teers

After the recent inquiry, sent to all the YAPA email members, several interesting ideas came forward, and a number of people offered their assistance for projects and events.

Unfortunately no one stepped up to take a controlling function for YAPA.

The Steering Committee, Debbie Moore, Cindy Wagner, and I have therefore decided to disband YAPA.

Since it's beginning in 2010 a lot of really good things have happened because of YAPA, and because of each of you.  We can all be so proud of what we have done.

For those of you interested I will cc the 2 main dog sanctuaries (AFAD, and Evolucion) that we have worked with, you may contact them separately to get involved with them directly.

I will I void the YAPA facebook page immediately, and just leave the blog alone as it still houses some good information and resource contact info.  I will also delete the email account.  

We have enjoyed our association with YAPA and feel we did some very good work.  It has been our pleasure to work with so many of you and to be involved in so many good things.   

Thank you, to each and every one of you.

Debbie, Cindy, and Debi

information about the shelters/albergues can be found on the tab above.  Please don't stop all your great work towards helping the animals, we still have a long way to go.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day breakfast to benefit Evolucion!

Amigos de Rico del edredón de la rifa

La misión de Amigos de Rico es mejorar la vida de los perros en Yucatán mediante la esterilización, la educación y ayudar a los perros en CRISIS.

A tal fin, una fabulosa king size mano acolchado colcha está a la RIFA beneficiarse Amigos de Rico .. Este patrón de tejido se llama Ruta del borracho alrededor el mundo.

Los boletos están a la venta en

Casa Rosa en Chelem,
Dirección: # 268 Calle 13, Poligono lll, 97336 Chelem, Yucatán
Teléfono: 01 969 935 4296

Melody McNarland en Telchac,

El Estudio en Mérida,
Dirección: Calle 56 A por Calle 41 y Calle 43 486, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yucatán
Teléfono: 01 999 239 0401

y de Planificación de la Pethood en Mérida,

El sorteo será el 30 de mayo. En El Estudio.

Sólo 200 entradas que se venden en $ 100MXP o $ 10US cada uno.

visitar la página de Facebook Amigos de Rico,

Amigos de Rico Quilt Raffle

Amigos de Rico Quilt Raffle

Amigos de Rico's mission is to improve the lives of dogs in Yucatan through STERILIZATION, EDUCATION and assisting dogs in CRISIS.

To that end a fabulous king size Hand Quilted quilt is up for RAFFLE to benefit Amigos de Rico..

This quilt pattern is called Drunkard's Path Trip Around the World With Your Scrap Bag.

tickets are for sale at 

Casa Rosa in Chelem,
Address: #268 Calle 13, Poligono lll, 97336 Chelem, Yucatan
Phone:01 969 935 4296
Melody McNarland in Telchac,

el estudio in Merida,
Address: Calle 56 A por Calle 41 y Calle 43 486, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yucatán
Phone:01 999 239 0401

and Planned Pethood in Merida,
OFFICE PHONE: 944-2310

The drawing will be on May 30. At El Estudio. 

Only 200 tickets being sold at $100MXP or $10US each.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mother's Day Brunch to benefit evolucion

What To Do For Mother's Day?

Hacienda San Pedro Nohpat is hosting a Breakfast & Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday May 10 & 11

Show your mom how much you care by treating her to breakfast!
Call up your fellow mothers & best friends for a breakfast treat!

All proceeds going to Evolucion Animal  
See you at Hacienda San Pedro Nohpat

Details attached.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SweetPea is looking for her forever home!

A message from Debi Kuhn, 9992275329 -

A recent visitor to Merida took in SweetPea from the streets. As I understand it he tried to place her but was unable to before he returned to his forever home.  As his date of departure came closer and closer he intended to take her to AFAD, unfortunately he never got around to it.

The visitor left this morning, and left us an email that SweetPea was still in the apartment.

We went over this morning and picked her up and took her to AFAD, along with the 1000pesos he left for her care.
She has put on quite a bit of weight since the visitor took her in (you can see she is still quite thin), however she has not been to a vet.  She will have a vet check while at AFAD

From our short acquaintance with SweetPea I'd say she is older but not old, maybe 4 or 5 years old.  She has a very sweet and amiable disposition, although a bit nervous, but heck, she was put on a leash and led out of the house and into a car with strangers, then taken into AFAD full of strangers and other dogs, guess she had a right to be nervous.

Anyway, she is at AFAD, she needs a home, if you can find it in your heart, please consider her.

Here she is at AFAD, 
she is tied separate from the other dogs until she can get vet checked.