TODAY'S TOTAL - 1,445 ANIMALS STERILIZED since we began in 2014


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Creamos un directorio en línea de todo Pedasí.

Clinics, Meetings & Events

Friday, July 5th

July Meeting


Casa Corotu, Limón

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Friday, July 5th

July Meeting

Join Animal Advocates of Pedasí and help curb the pet overpopulation of our district. 


Casa Corotu, Limón

About Us



Animal Advocates of Pedasí is a chapter of internationally recognized SpayPanama. Joining forces we have encouraged our goals to improve animal welfare through an intensive spay/neuter program.  SpayPanama is responsible for over 20,000 sterilizations every year.

What it means for Pedasi and our surrounding communities:

• To be able to have larger spay/neuter clinics in the future.

• Sterilize more animals throughout the district of Pedasi.

• Offer sterilization clinics in our neighboring cities.

• Your donation is tax-deductible.



Educating young people in Pedasi is key to preserving our efforts for future generations.  We organize events and visit schools teaching responsible pet care.



Animal Advocates of Pedasí is supported 100% by charitable donations. Expenses for a clinic can run up to $1000 or more.   The actual cost of spaying or neutering an animal is $15-$50.  No one is turned away for inability to pay.

Our fundraising efforts include an annual gala dinner, annual patio sale, Pedasí logo design merchandise and, of course, tax deductible cash donations.

Our History

Our Story Begins...

In 2006, Animal Advocates of Pedasí  (AAP), Margaret von Saenger, moved to the area and quickly realized that there was overpopulation and much suffering from cats and dogs around the Pedasi area. Because of her love for animals and loving manners, she knew she had to do something. In 2007, with the help of family, friends and expenses taken from his own pocket, he organized the first sterilization clinic in Pedasí. Margaret had a long way ahead of her in community education about the benefits of spaying her cats and dogs-many did not know that her pets could be sterilized and there were many prejudices and fears about doing so. Through Margaret's education and hard work at the first clinic, about 20 animals were sterilized and the community began to see and understand the benefits of the procedure. In the following years, more expatriates moved into the Pedasi area and shared Margaret's passion for cats and dogs. AAP grew and became a successful organization that could raise funds to help locals who could not afford the low-cost sterilization procedure. Over the years, AAP has maintained larger sterilization clinics with the help of Spay Panama and Fundación San Francisco de Asis, and small clinics with the help of local veterinarians. But we still wanted to do more. Fast forward to 2017.


At the beginning of 2017 the Animal Advocates of Pedasí became a chapter of Spay Panama in an effort to better stop the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats throughout the Pedasi district. Under the umbrella of spay Panama, AAP has the ability to use the skills of spay Panama veterinarians to maintain large low-cost sterilization clinics and serve more people, their pets and more wild animals. This partnership also allows AAP to receive tax-deductible donations that will, in turn, allow the United States and Panama to contribute more easily to our cause.

Our Future...

Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential cuPedasi's animal advocates need your help. Please join us in helping our Panamanian communities in the Pedasi district learn more about the benefits of sterilizing local cats and dogs and how to properly care for your dear furry friends. Your tax-deductible donation can help many animals live a healthier and happier life. Thank you for your care and interest in our cause. Loving people like you can make a difference in the lives of our animals.stomers into loyal ones.

Contact Us


COME TO A MEETING.  Meetings held at 9am on the first Friday of the month.

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Animal Advocates of Pedasí

Pedasí, Los Santos, Panama

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission of education and sterilization.

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