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This blog includes reports on the free, mobile spay/neuter clinics held weekly in Puerto Vallarta and neighboring towns.  In 2018, a total of 5,792 cats and dogs were sterilized and treated for fleas, ticks, parasites and mange, if present.  Information is also provided regarding animal adoptions and other efforts to help the pet overpopulation in the area of the Bay of Banderas.  In Mexico, 70% of all cats and dogs live on the street, which accounts for the highest number of homeless animals in Latin America.

Este blog  cuenta del programa de esterilización para gatos y perros en Puerto Vallarta y pueblos cercanos.   La clínica es semanal, móvil  y gratuita. En el eño 2018 esterilizamos a 5,792 gatos y perros y los tratamos para pulgas, garrapatas, parásitos y sarna, si existe.   El blog tambien tiene información para la adopción de mascotas y otros esfuerzos para apoyar a la sobrepoblación de gatos y perros en el área de la Bahía de Banderas.   En México, 70% de los animales de companía se encuentran en situación de la calle, lo cual lo convierte en el país de latinoamerica  con el mejor número de animales sin hogar.
Friday, September 27, 2019

LATE RAIN

CENTRO, very close to the beach, is an old Vallarta neighborhood starting just across the street from the malecón (cement "boardwalk").  Happily for those who live and work here, centro has basically remained untouched by development.   Homes,  many built in the 50´s,  are interspersed with high end art galleries and restaurants, most of which were houses in the past.    
 
CARMEN PORRAS
 

El Arrayan was the location for the clinic in centro. Claudia Victoria and Carmen Porras, animal activists and rescuers, are owners of el Arrayan, a very popular restaurant in centro.  Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, el Arrayan (pet friendly) has been voted best Mexican restaurant in Vallarta every year since 2004.
PERRA ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN - EL ARRAYAN - CENTRO
 
Because parking is difficult in centro, Claudia and Carmen secured special permission from the city for a large space in front of the restaurant for the truck holding clinic supplies. The indoor, patio-like space of Arrayan was roomy and airy for the vet team and volunteers, who were all treated to delicious daily lunches from the Arrayan kitchen.  

Among the volunteers helping out was Sam Nelson from Belgium.  
 
SAM NELSON Y FRANK OHLY - VOLUNTARIOS- CLÍNICA EN CENTRO
 
Sam has been working at the LADRA shelter since November and will fly home with two of LADRA´s rescue dogs.  One of them is  from Shakira´s (the rescued Xolo) litter. 
 
STERILIZATIONS IN CENTRO - SEPTEMBER 11-14:

Male dogs - 22;
Female dogs - 39;
Male cats - 23;
Female cats - 46


TOTAL: 130

 
DR. PACHECO, EL ARRAYAN - CLÍNICA EN CENTRO

PLUS pregnancies terminated for:

1 dog with 10 fetuses; 1 dog with 9 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses - 27 animals not born to suffer.


The clinic in centro was underwritten by a generous grant of $3,000 US. from the Goldrich Family Foundation.  This gift will pay for 1.68 clinics.

EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea presented to 50 primary students at the 20 de noviembre school in centro.
 
 
 
PLAZA - VALLE DE BANDERAS
VALLE DE BANDERAS - An approximate 50-minute drive northeast from centro Vallarta, this is a small, pretty and immaculately clean town with red, white and green (colors of the Mexican flag) plastic cut-out banners strung across the main street leading up a hill to the plaza. The surrounding area is very rural and currently very green.  The clinic took place in a very large, white cement walled-in field that serves as a government event location.  Some pet owners lined up as early as four o´clock in the morning to ensure a space.


 
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN VALLE DE BANDERAS - SEPTEMBER 18-21
 
DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA - AFTER SURGERY - VALLE DE BANDERAS

Male Dogs - 31;
Female Dogs - 62;
Male Cats - 14;
Female Cats - 16   
TOTAL: 123


PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 7 fetuses
 
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN VALLE DE BANDERAS:  1,820 pesos 
 
The clinic in Valle de Banderas was partially underwritten by the generous donation of $3,000 USD from the Goldrich Family Foundation, which paid for 1.68 clinics.  Combining 130 cats and dogs sterilized in centro Vallarta and 84 (68%) cats and dogs sterilized in Valle de Banderas, a total of 214 animals were spayed and neutered as a result of this gift.
 
AFTER SURGERY - DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN - VALLE DE BANDERAS
 

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

GreaterGood - $1,334 USD
Michael Turner-$50 USD


 


LATE RAINS.  Rainy season in Puerto Vallarta is June to mid-October.  This year, the first rains didn´t arrive until the 26th of June  After a two-week lull, intermittent rains continued throughout summer.  The rains almost always come at night, after winds begin to blow. Although the seemingly solitary cicada remaining in our garden gave its last electric buzz two weeks ago, rain returned with hurricane Lorena. The hurricane didn´t arrive in Vallarta, but it brought torrential rain last week-end.  Cars seemed to be floating down Francisco Villa, one of the two main streets in and out of town. In the neighboring state of Colima, just a few hours south of Vallarta, 7,400 acres of banana and papaya crops were damaged or destroyed.
 

Days continue hot and humid,  with temperatures in the low 
90´s and humidity at 84%.  The hottest day ever recorded in Puerto Vallarta was 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 Celsius) in June.  It was the least amount of rainfall recorded in fifty years. One of the local lagoons was completely dry for the first time in history.  Water was trucked in to save the turtles. 
 

Early morning on the malecón near the arches, a grinning fisherman holds up a large fish that has just been flung high up into the air by a white crested wave. The fish, much to its surprise, has landed on the wet cement near the man´s fishing rod and plastic bucket.  The equally surprised human walks away with his rod and the fish in the bucket.  Walking with dogs a bit further north on the malecón, a tall,
ESCULTURA DE UNA OLA - MALECÓN (WAVE SCULPTURE)
 slender young man with a moustache excitedly shows me a video he just took of turtle hatchlings struggling to extricate themselves from between rocks where the roiling, pale grey-green bay had tossed them. The green patrol - 911 -  is called to rescue.  In the early evening while it is still only sprinkling,  a sultry saxaphone is playing "Besame Mucho" on the malecón. 

A few days later, there is a new sign on our dead-end street in centro.  



 
LOST IN TRANSLATION
 
 
INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
 
Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.

In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.
 
 
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:
 
Octubre:

2-5 - Ixtapa (Puerto Vallarta) - en la delegación - plaza principal
9-12 - IXTAPA (Puerto Vallarta) - CUC (Centro Universitario de la Costa - prescisamente en el área de los laboratorios)  Av. Universidad 203, Delegación Ixtapa
16-19 - Altavela, Nayarit
23-26 - San Jose, Nayarit
30-31 & Nov. 1& 2 - San Vicente, Nayarit
 

Noviembre:

6-9 - Mascota
13-16- Puerto Vallarta (pendiente)
20-23 - Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
27-30 - La Peñita, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
 
Diciembre:
 
4-7 - San Pancho, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
11-14 - San Juan, Nayarit
18-21 - Tomatlán, Jalisco
 
INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
 
Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.
 
 
CLÍNICA EN VALLE DE BANDERAS
 
 
PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690
 
 
FOTOS/NOMBRES/DATOS DE PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) - VEA ARRIBA TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS. 
 
 
  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690
 
 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955  PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  - LLAME  A LA POLICIA - 911 - 
Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE - o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690
 
 
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/
 
 
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR VET TEAM.  has lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day - 4 days a week.  Extra person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. 
 
 Please advise when you would like to donate. DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.   FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS.
PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher - Coordinadora - kelleher@shaw.ca

 http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios                           
CLÍNICA EN VALLE DE BANDERAS
 
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Keller, coordinator - kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by. 
 
ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.
 
SIESTA FOR THREE OF OUR SIX RESCUES... PEATIE,  MARGOT AND JUANITA
  $$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD.  PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST,  OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.
 
PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be donor directed for PEACEAnimals. 
 
Amy Welch,
Secretary-Treasurer 
amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr
Portland, OR 97217   
Tel:503 285 4007
 
 
PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
 
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, and works with other organizations in Canada and Mexico.
  
 
 
 


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $1,800 US AND MORE:  
 
 
 
            
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
 
Gretchen DeWitt
President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  
www.peaceanimals.org 
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com 
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
 
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