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Amigos de Animales is a registered USA non profit foundation and Canadian charity through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA),  Charitable Registration Number (BN): 779789510RR0001.

Amigos de Animales is an Animal Welfare society and No-Kill Shelter, operating in rural Mexico south of Zihuatanejo, in Barra de Potosí, Guerrero. It was founded by Stasya Briggs and Mike Heiner in May 2014 .


We rescue suffering, hurt, abused and dying animals in rural Guerrero in Barra de Potosi and villages around , south of Zihuatanejo and north of Petatlan.


We rehabilitate them and give them home in our shelter until the perfect permanent home is found. If no permanent home is found , we care for them for life. 

We educate the public, children and adults in rural Guerrero Mexico about animal care.

  • we show it’s GREAT to love your pets

  • we explain it’s NOBLE  to care for stray animals 

  • we teach how to feed and bathe and why to vaccinate and treat for fleas 

  • we teach what spay and neuter is and remind to bring pets and all stray animals to our Spay and Neuter clinics

  • we send a message that abuse and cruelty and violence are not acceptable, neither by people, nor by God, nor by government, it’s a CRIME and will be punished by Law 

We organize low cost and free Mass Spay and Neuter clinics and sterilize hundreds of dogs and cats every year.  Over 4000 animals were sterilized at our clinics!



Canadian Charitable Registration Number (BN): 779789510RR0001

United States Non-Profit Number (EIN) 87-4200305.

Zihuatanejo, in Barra de Potosí, Guerrero, Mexico

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us

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