Amy holds Flakita the dog, who smiles widely

Rescue Recap

Amy Meyer, September 16, 2020

On August 27th, 2020, our Animal Rescue Team set out to rescue and rehome dogs tortured in cruel medical experiments at a university in Mexico.

None of this would have been possible without the dedication of animal lovers like you. That’s why we want to make sure you have the chance to follow along with us every step of the way. Missed some of our live rescue updates? Check out our rescue recap!

The rescue mission is underway.

How are we rescuing these dogs?

We won’t leave any dog behind.


Success! Rescue mission accomplished.

Nathan removes Panda the dog from his crate Amy holds Flakita the dog post-rescue Nathan hugs Flakita and Panda
Nathan holds Panda Astro the dog relaxes in the grass Johnny poses with Panda

As the journey continues, Flakita rests in her first bed.

Good news! Panda was adopted within the first hours of his arrival at the shelter.

Panda the dog stands outside among lush greenery

Some not-so-good news—Flakita’s injured leg was in rough shape and needed to be amputated.

Flakita the dog stands in a field, her hind leg clearly atrophied A close up of Flakita's wounded leg Flakita's x-ray showed significant trauma to her left hind leg and hip

A visit to an orthopedic specialist veterinarian revealed that Flakita’s pelvis, leg and sciatic nerve suffered traumatic injury. The injury likely happened from a vehicle hitting her while she lived on the streets.

Her muscles atrophied so much that you could see the leg bone and all its curves under her fur. The top of her foot was so worn down from dragging her leg around that it looked like the bottom pad. Her foot joints flopped around when she walked.

That’s when you stepped in and made her surgery possible.

Amy and Flakita await an appointment with the vet Flakita rests under a blanket after her amputation surgery


Thanks to you, Flakita is healing and recovering in her loving foster home. You made this whole rescue mission possible. We couldn’t do it without you.

The mission isn’t over yet. Your support is crucial to ending animal experimentation in our lifetime.

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