I wanted to share with you a note I got back from Animalandia for all your support of this year’s 2009 Loreto Calendar. The calendar is still available for purchase here.

Dear 2009 Loreto Calendar Supporters,

Your purchase of the 2009 Loreto Calendar has made possible the continuing operations of Animalandia 2009, a free spay and neuter clinic for the street dogs and cats of the greater Loreto, Baja California Sur, area. The clinic, run by volunteer staff, initially was made possible by the donation of land, and by caring people who provided clinic construction funds. Continued fund-raising makes it possible for visiting vets to have a safe and clean environment within which to perform surgeries. In the past five years, almost 3000 animals have been sterilized, and as a result, Loreto benefits from having a high proportion of wanted and cared-for mascots.

As you open your calendar to January 2009, please know that from January 25 to February 1, Animalandia will have the pleasure of hosting a large team of veterinary surgeons and assistants from World Vets. And each month thereafter, as you turn the pages throughout the year, listen and you will hear once again our heartfelt thank you for your support.

Please contact us for information on tax-deductible contributions to Animalandia.

Happy New Year,

Marla Daily,
Animalandia Development Volunteer

Details around the call for photos for the 2010 Loreto Calendar will be announced in March. In the meantime, start thinking about what special photos of Loreto you may want to submit.

Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.