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February 2023 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – The latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.


Tickets for the Pussy Cat Concert are now available at Nacho Daddy, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and The Coffee Cup Marina. You can also get them from any PuRR volunteer or at our table outside Daiquiri Dick’s on Saturday mornings. You can also pay and reserve online by contacting Bama at info(at)purrproject.com. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and music on the river on March 5. There will be great raffle prizes plus a 50/50 raffle for cash. This is our only planned fundraiser for the season and is in memory of Marilyn Khan (it was HER original idea!). So PLEASE help us make this a memorable day for the 300 cats and kittens at the PuRR Shelter.


As of this writing, we took in 10 new kittens (and two adults) so far in January and had 13 adoptions. That brings the total in the PuRR nursery or clinic to 70 kittens that desperately need homes! If you are looking for a new furry friend, please stop by the PetCo Adoption Center any Saturday or Sunday and consider giving one of these adorable kittens a chance in YOUR Forever Home! They are socialized, tested, vaccinated and spayed or neutered and the adoption fee is only $400 pesos.

The cost for getting a kitten to the adoption stage is considerable. The test kits, flea & deworming medicines, vaccines, sterilization cost and special kitten food all add up with so many to care for. If you cannot adopt, consider a Virtual Adoption of one of our older cats as a way to give financial support to meet shelter expenses. You’ll see all the information and photos of the cats on our website at: purrproject.com/adopt/.


Those of us who have even a couple of cats at home know how much and how heavy the litter box waste can get! Can you imagine that multiplied by 200? All our PuRR cats and kittens that live in the casitas or clinic have about 17 litter boxes that are cleaned twice daily. Plus there are the dozens of yard cats that Carlos cleans up after and all that waste had to go somewhere…..the BIG HOLE!

We learned long ago that the daily waste is far too heavy for the local garbage company who refused to pick it up. So every couple of years we bring in a backhoe to dig a new compost hole at the far end of the property, then cover the old hole and haul away any extra soil. That solves our litter waste problem. It doesn’t solve the problem that COSTCO has had supply problems and has been out of litter several times recently and limiting purchases to two bags per customer when they do have it.


Currently residing in our Senior Center, Mr. Pickles would LOVE to move to a home where he can get all the love he deserves! He’s around two years old and used to live in a home in Canada before moving to Puerto Vallarta. It’s a long story how he ended up in a shelter, but if you are interested in adopting this sweet guy, contact Linda at adopt@purrproject.com for all the information!


So many people to thank this month: Fred Marshall and Kirsten Derrickson for generous donations in memory of Linda Marshall! To Kelowna Kitten Rescue for their donation to PuRR! To Dr. Jacob Wright for a donation to celebrate the birthday of one of our translators, LuzElena Covarrubias! Hillary Nau on behalf of parents Catherine & Jim Shoemaker! Also to Christine Salidivar, Kathryn McDermid, Joanne Nilsson, Amber Spencer and Norma Kafer! It was a good start to 2023 thanks to all of you!

And of course we send our heartfelt gratitude to our regular donors: The McCullough Charitable Fund, Ken & Sharon Rose, Joanne Bryla, Trisha Aljoe, Gary Phillips, Pat & Sandy Glenn, Heidi Benedict, Robert Weed, Timothy Oleno, Larry Sherwood, Elizabeth Fuerherm and Janice North.

For more Kitty News & Photos, please visit PurrProject.com.

PuRR Project is a Non-Profit shelter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal to adopt them out to loving homes. All of our residents have been sterilized, vaccinated and are disease free. We accomplish this through our own efforts as well as collaboratively with other animal welfare organizations. Both monetary donations as well as donations of dry cat food are most welcome – and much appreciated. Donations 501(c)(3) tax-deductible in the U.S. For more information, visit PurrProject.com or send an email to info(at)purrproject.com.

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