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Crossing Guardians is an all-volunteer organization. We wear many hats in the world of animal rescue and have found that the initial and primary obstacle in saving the lives of Border Strays is to provide them with vet care (often emergency vet care), medicine, food, supplies, and boarding. As such, this organization was formed primarily to bridge the gap between getting Border Strays off the streets, taking care of emergency and/or initial vet care, and getting them into a safe environment until a rescue or a permanent home can be found. Once a family or rescue agrees to take the animal, then logistics are formed and transportation arrangements are made. 

 

Crossing Guardians also provides food and supplies to independent rescuers south of the border, or will wire funds

so they can procure those items themselves. Crossing Guardians helps with boarding costs, including rental payment of homes used as a temporary haven for homeless animals until placed with a rescue or permanent home.

 

Mexico is Southern California’s neighboring country, but animal rescue is made more difficult because it is still another country. So, with each animal rescue venture, a cooperative alliance is formed with other individuals, both north and south of the border. It is always a team effort with many players involved.

 

Through our collective endeavor to make a positive contribution for the stray animal population along the California-Mexico border, we hope to make a fundamental change in the current assumption that animals don’t matter. 

Contact

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Address:

  Crossing Guadians

  P.O. Box 210505

  Chula Vista, CA  91921

Email:         

  Rescue@CrossingGuardians.org
 

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About Us

"An estimated 7,000 animals spend their

day dodging traffic, looking for scraps

and living -- and dying -- in the streets

of Tijuana, Mexico."

 

                               -- CNN, 2010

Copyright 2016 Crossing Guardians. All Rights Reserved. Site developed by Naida Austin.

While Crossing Guardians is a young organization, we, the Founders, are long time animal rescue advocates. 

 

We grew up in Southern California just 20 minutes north of Mexico. We visited Tijuana on several occasions as children and witnessed the horrors of homeless animals. Sick, injured and hungry, we watched them weaving in and out of traffic, hoping to grab a few morsels from street vendors. 


Tijuana’s socio-economic standard may have improved slightly since we were children, but many still live in abject poverty. Animal cruelty and neglect is an accepted part of its culture; their plight largely ignored. Some are born as strays and suffer every single day of their short lives. Unvaccinated, they’re susceptible to a myriad of diseases. Homeless and hungry, they scavenge for bits of food and seek shelter under cars. If disease or starvation doesn't kill them, then getting run over, beaten by humans, or attacked by other animals, will. Whatever brings about their demise, prolonged suffering generally precedes it. 

 

We've always rescued animals, but resolved never to revisit “that place,” as the images of the animals we saw never left our young minds’ eye. That changed a few years ago when we received an urgent plea to rescue a sick female basset hound with teats dragging on the ground. Since that time, our focus has been on rescuing what we call “Border Strays.”

 

 

 
 
 

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