Spay and Neuter Clinics Effect Change in La Mision Community of Baja CA

Dagwood Shows Off His Manners

Dagwood Shows Off His Manners

The signs that an animal clinic had been held were everywhere.

A dog sat outside a friend’s doorway with shaved front paws. Another neighbor apologized for their cats’ unusual shyness. “They’re kind of out of it. They just got back from the clinic.”

On January 6,   a low cost spay and neuter clinic was held at El Rancho Exilio Animal Sanctuary to help their local Baja community reduce animal overpopulation in their neighborhood of La Mision.

The most inspiring part of the event was the total involvement of the community. Everywhere I went that day; someone had something to say about the clinic. It truly affected the whole community and the whole community was involved to make it work.

Cindi and Bill Kirchhoff are co-founders of El Rancho Exilio Animal Sanctuary which is a local haven for abandoned animals. Their story, born of both frustration and compassion, is not unlike many other animal rescuers’ stories in the US or around the globe. Read more.

To see the suffering of animals around you ‘breaks your heart’. Cindi Kirchhoff realized ‘the best thing that I can do is stop the animals that pop up.’

Working with Robin Gunther, President of local non-profit Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation, Cindi and her husband Bill have organized, raised funds and provided space for local clinics that have significantly reduced the suffering of unwanted animals in their neighborhood.

Cindi recalls with satisfaction. “Robin and I looked over the cats lying in recovery this past clinic and said, ‘We just saved 50 unwanted kittens’”.

Visit La Mision. It shows.

Clinic At The Ranch

Clinic At The Ranch

To donate to Cindi and Bill Kirchhoff’s Spay and Neuter Campaign to fund more clinics in their La Mision neighborhood, visit GoFundMe.

To organize a spay and neuter clinic in your Baja community, contact Robin Gunther at

Learn more about the importance of spay and neuter, visit








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