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Surfers for Strays is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reduces the number of stray animals in Mexico through spay and neuter programs and inspires compassion and awareness for the humane treatment of neglected animals, through education, rehabilitation and adoption programs.

Spay and Neuter Campaigns

Surfers for Strays provides monthly spay and neuter clinics to local communities in Guerrero, often in partnership with Defensa y Rescate Animal. In 2020, we raised money to spay and neuter 1.220 dogs and cats.

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Our Story

Surfers for Strays was started in 2017 by Natalie Ritenour and Isabel Velasco when they rescued seven puppies and the puppies' mother who had been abandoned and left to suffer from malnourishment and parasites. With the support of their community, their work grew and two years later Surfers for Strays became an official organization with programs that supported the adoption of abandoned dogs, youth education, and free spay and neuter program for underserved communities. To learn more about Surfers for Strays click here.