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This is who we are:

Compassion Without Borders was founded in 2001 by Christi and Moncho Camblor with the vision to provide a brighter future to animals in need on both sides of the border. CWOB works a multifaceted approach to reach animals in need via our four programs; Mexico Dog Rescue, US Dog Rescue, Veterinary Wellness Clinics & Spay/Neuter Services. We also actively participate with other rescue groups in the US and Mexico to provide outreach for humane rescue education & training via seminars.

The Team

Dr. Christi Camblor


Dr. Christi Camblor, a bilingual California native, is a veterinarian that has been working in international animal welfare and shelter medicine for the past 20 years. Dr.Camblor is a passionate advocate for vulnerable animals living in poverty on both sides of the border and has developed and carried out extensive international and local rescue programs. Dr.Camblor has also pioneered extensive programs to provide access to veterinary care and spay/neuter to low-income, underserved communities in the U.S. and Mexico.

Moncho Camblor

Co-Founder / Designer / Marketing

Moncho, a bilingual native of Mexico City, is a graphic designer and visual artist by trade. He has been working as an advocate for the animals and environment in Mexico and the U.S. for over two decades. Juan has travelled extensively throughout Mexico and worked on the ground to bring about humane reform throughout the republic via direct rescue, humane euthanasia programs, and access to spay/neuter and veterinary care.

Jordan Gilliland

Cilnic Coordinator

Jordan has worked with animals for 6 years. Starting out as a volunteer for the Sonoma Humane Society she decided to follow her dreams and become a RVT. Being a long time animal lover she found the most interest in shelter medicine helping underprivileged animals receive the care and compassion they deserve. She is mom to two fur babies; Murphy and Kora.

Karen Waldo

Development Assistant

Karen is a dog-lover, especially of huge ‘gentle giants,’ and currently shares her home with her husband Tuan and four canines. She is a committed believer in affordable spay/neuter plus education of the public regarding its necessity. Her early professional experience, before spending years following her husband’s career around the world, was in earth sciences and database software development and support. She has volunteered in a broad range of capacities, including writing and editing, for a number of not-for-profit organizations.

Pirata Camblor

Social Media Celebrity/MexiMutt Embasador

Pirata joined CWOB in 2014 as a rescue from Mexico. His Mexi-Mutt super star status has taken CWOB's social media sites by storm. Being an Internet sensation, Pirata was recently named "The Most Interesting Dog in the World". His response, of course was, "Keep Rescuing, my friends".

Our Board

JP Novic

Is a lifelong animal advocate and founder of the Center for Animal Protection and Education, a non-profit organization that advocates for all animals based out of Santa Cruz, California. JP is a passionate activist who has dedicated her life to promoting compassion for all animals, rescuing animals and rehoming them, and educating the public about animal related issues.

Lauren Meyers, MBA, PMP

Is a business professional working in the biotechnology industry. Lauren has extensive experience in clinical finance and project management. Lauren’s introduction to CWOB was in 2004 when she met her precious little dog, Lucy. Now with a houseful of lovable dogs, Lauren is committed to helping CWOB by contributing a business perspective to helping CWOB achieve its mission. Photographing rescued animals is one of Lauren's favorite hobbies.

Bobbie Theodore

Is a business-owner and lifelong animal advocate. She ran a pro-animal legislative advocacy group, has held various volunteer roles for rescue organizations, and has adopted dogs and cats from the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan. She is especially passionate about international animal welfare and hopes to play a small role in promoting CWOB’s mission

Dr. Don Conkling, DVM

Don Conkling is a veterinarian who has owned his own practice for over 30 years. Don, and his Mexican rescue dog Sophie, both won awards from the CVMA in 2013 for outstanding service and excellence on behalf of all the amazing work they do in the community through their hospice pet therapy.

Dr. Cindy Karsten

Dr.Karsten graduated from her shelter medicine residency at UC Davis in June 2014. Karsten will remain on as a staff member at Davis, while also volunteering her time as an international and local veterinarian assisting with free and low-cost spay/neuter programs and rescue efforts.