Snipsisters- Four Years and Going Strong!

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 8.53.00 AMBy Liz Healey

Heidi Wagner and Shelagh O’Brien, aka The Snipsisters are returning once again to the Huatulco area to host spay/neuter clinics for dogs and cats. Over the past 3 years, hundreds of animals in Cuatunalco and surrounding communities- Coyula, Barra La Cruz, and Zimatan- have been sterilized free of charge because of the fundraising efforts in Canada. Veterinarians from Pets for Life, an organization out of Puerto Vallarta, work endless hours to do at least 30 surgeries each a day at the clinics (and the record, 45, last year in Cuatunalco!!).

Every year, there are wonderful tales of everyone involved going above and beyond the call of duty! Although the main purpose of the clinics is to spay/neuter animals, de-worming, de-fleaing and termination of unwanted pregnancies are performed as a matter of course. Over the years, other successful surgeries and even the gelding of a horse have taken place with the vets, Poly and Antonio, along with assistant, Paulina, working even longer days. If you want to read more about The Snipsisters and all their efforts, please visit their website:


This year, the clinics will be held in La Crucecita, Wednesday, November 26th thru Saturday, November 29th, at Hotel Delphinus, Chahue Bay, beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 4:00 PM each day.

These clinics could not happen without the help of many volunteers from out of town and the local areas, who work tirelessly each and every day. If you feel that you can help in some way, either monetarily or with your time, please contact:

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