Welcome to San Pancho Animales

The mission of San Pancho Animales is to eliminate animal suffering primarily in the pueblo of San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico.  We strive to provide education and veterinary services to shape an environment of care and compassion towards animals.

San Pancho Animales comprises a group of volunteers dedicated to providing free spay/neuter services to animals in the community.  We are a USA non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  Volunteers and a staff of Mexican veterinarians host at least one clinic each year, sometimes two if adequate funds are available.  

We also provide, when needed, emergency services, which include but are not limited to spaying and neutering between clinics, assisting owners with emergency care due to injury or illness, and assistance with food in dire situations, providing foster care when needed and encouraging positive relationships with owners and their companion animals.

We provide adoption services for dogs and cats (and occasionally donkeys, chickens, horses, and cows). We assist people with animals that are adopted and will be traveling out of the country.  This assistance is often payment for required vaccinations, certificates and permits, cages, and sometimes contributions to airfare.

Our involvement with animal rescue has its moments of anguish, but is usually followed by pure joy for the animal being adopted and the wonderful humans who open their hearts to these special cases.  

Here is just one short story about two very lucky pups!

These two peanuts were born in San Pancho along with four other puppies.  Their mother had been rescued off the street by a family, and they asked SPA to find these two pups new homes.  As you can see these puppies are adorable, and it only took one post on Facebook and they were adopted into their new family in Minnesota.

Mission Statement


507 animals were spayed or neutered in 2021 !

In 2021, San Pancho Animales (SPA) completed our most successful year ever!  507 animals were sterilized during the year, a new record for San Pancho!  Our mission is on-going to provide education and veterinary services to shape an environment of care and compassion towards animals.

Thank you very much to PEACEAnimals for covering 50% of the cost of our December 2021 Clinic by paying vet salaries.  During the clinic, Comunicacion Entreamigos provided volunteers to work in recovery at the Clinic.  A special thank you to them for their support!   If we tried to list all the volunteers and friends who donated time, meals, and preparation for the Clinic, we would surely miss someone.  You know who you are, and we send you a collective thank you!  We are very grateful for all your donated time and effort.

And a very special thank you to those in the community who brought their animals and had confidence in our service.  Less starving and unwanted animals is the goal of this program, and your participation and acts of responsibility are very appreciated.

Also in 2021 SPA facilitated the rescue and placement of 165 animals in new loving homes, another record!   Should you wish to make a donation to our on-going work, please visit our site at:  https://www.sanpanchoanimales.org/donate.html

Thank you for your continued support of San Pancho Animales (SPA).  The successes we enjoy are gratefully shared with all of you who believe in our mission and contribute.

Our annual doggie fashion show on April 5th this year was a super fun evening.  Over 90 supporters attended and enjoyed great appetizers, beverages and music.   The event provided donations equivalent to about two months operating costs ( yes the animales of San Pancho are happy).  Here is a picture from early in the evening before the show started.