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This blog includes reports on the free, mobile spay/neuter clinics held weekly in Puerto Vallarta and neighboring towns.  In 2019, a total of 5,892 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 2019 esterilizamos a 5,892 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.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

DISAPPEARING AND APPEARING BEACH

 
PERRA EN PASO ANCHO
 
THANK YOU to the donors and volunteers who supported PEACEAnimals in 2019.  It was because of you that we were able to sterilize 5,892 cats and dogs last year.  This is 100 animals more than PEACEAnimals sterilized in 2018.  
 
LESLIE PREPARANDO PERROS PARA CIRUGÍA - IXTAPA
 
TIANGIS LOS MIÉRCOLES- IXTAPA
 

IXTAPA - PEACEAnimals visits this large municipality of Puerto Vallarta approximately four times annually because of the very high numbers of unsterilized cats and dogs. Wednesday was market day with rows of used clothing and fresh fruit and plant stands.  It was also the day of someone´s funeral.  A garland of white and yellow daises hung over the entrance of the church at the plaza.  Inside, a singer with guitar sang a sweet, mournful song.



The clinic almost always takes place in the local government building across from the main plaza.  If you have looked at our website lately, our home page photo plus a few others were taken there at the Ixtapa location by excellent and popular photographer, Josef Kandoll.  https://www.josefkandollwphotography.com/

 
DR. POLI Y VOLUNTARIA  LARA FRANKEL  ESTUDIANTE DE UN COLEGIO VETERINARIO
 EN INGLATERRA - CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA

Lara Frankel, a fourth year vet school student in England, was at the Ixtapa clinic every day this past week. She was carefully supervised putting in sutures and her work was perfect.  Lara sent me the following message:

"I had such an amazing experience working with the talented and passionate team of PEACEAnimals.
 
LARA FRANKEL - IXTAPA
 
I have been able to greatly expand on my skills in surgery, which will help me in the future. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and I am looking forward to coming back in the future. What this organization is doing is not only great for the animals of Mexico but also for the community as a whole!”

There are always thin and emaciated dogs and animals brought in by their owners.  We would like to be able to give a couple of cups of kibble to all owners of underfed dogs so they have a small boost after surgery.  Please consider donating kibble to our clinics. 
 
TWO EMACIATED PUPPIES BROUGHT TO CLINIC BY THEIR OWNER.  CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - CASI SIEMPRE VEMOS PERROS DISNUTRIVIDOS.  BASCAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALIMENTO PARA MASCOTAS.
 

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA:  JANUARY 8-11

MALE DOGS - 24;
FEMALE DOGS - 72,
MALE CATS- 28;
FEMALE CATS - 33  

TOTAL: 157!

 
EL HERMANO DEL OTRO CACHORRITO FLACO - CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - BROTHER OF THE OTHER SKINNY PUPPY.

This clinic was made possibly by a generous grant of $10,000 USD from the Marchig Animal Trust (Scotland) and Fondation Marchig (Switzerland).

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA: 1,420 PESOS
 
VOLUNTEER WITH KITTEN BELONGING TO HER NEIGHBOR.  VOLUNTARIA CON UNA GATITA DE SU VECINO - IXTAPA


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  
Michael Turner - $50 USD (monthly)
Mike Smith - $500 USD
FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals)  $11,000 USD grant
Ingrid Hermann - $30 US
Anonymous - 17.6 pound bag of Royal Canin Veterinary Diet for the "cartonlandia" clinic

 
DONDE HABÍA UNA PLAYA (CON BASTANTE BASURA) YA REGRESÓ EL RÍO CUALE DESPUÉS DE LA LLUVIA EL PRIMER DÍA DEL AÑO..  RÍO CUALE HAS COVERED ALMOST THE ENTIRE SANDY BEACH AT THE BRIDGE.

Weather has been unseasonably cool the first week of January, with morning temperatures in the high 50´s. In December, the beach next to the Cuale river was gradually returning after having disappeared completely due to torrential rains in October. On New Year´s Day, a 24-hour heavy rainfall caused the beach to disappear again. 



The pluses - no litter below the bridge and a new, small sandy beach at the south end of the malecón.  One can  usually see a fisherman or two there in the early morning.   



Sky lanterns, also known as "Chinese lanterns" and made in China and Thailand, started a fire at a German zoo the first few minutes of 2020, killing at least 30 animals housed in its Great Ape House. It was the same New Year´s Eve that we were watching fireworks bursting and sky lanterns burning over Banderas Bay.  It was a beautiful sight.
 
BARN OWL TRAPPED BY SKY LANTERN ..  BUJO ATRAPADO

But sky lanterns kill and maim wild animals and livestock. They are potential serious dangers to airplanes if sucked into an engine.The lanterns are not only fire hazards, they are flying litter, always landing someplace, either on land or in water. Slow to decompose, when eaten by animals the sharp points can tear and puncture animals´ throats and internal organs. Wire rims can strangle.  Entangled in sky lanterns, animals suffer injury and stress in their attempts to escape and die of starvation if unable to break free.  
 
FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES - HERMOSOS Y PELIGROSOS PARA ANIMALES Y EL AMBIENTE.  PUERTO VALLARTA

Fireworks are thrilling,  but the noise can terrorize pets and livestock.  Fireworks cause extensive air pollution, depositing metal particles, toxins, chemicals and smoke into the air.   Some toxins, which end up not only on land, but in bodies of water, never completely disintegrate or decompose.  
 
                                                       ARTISTA PIPO BROCKMANN- GALERIA CONTEMPO
 


DON´T MISS!  Artist Pipo Brockmann´s show at Contempo Gallery at 252 Basilio Badillo.  Around the corner is recently opened (August) Bonito Cafe, a very attractive Asian restaurant with great food and indoor and outdoor seating.  Open for lunches Tuesday-Saturday. 
 
BONITO CAFE

Ignacio L. Vallarta 399.  Pipo and Francie Nguyen, owner of Bonito Kitchen, Ramen Ya and Bonito Café, are donating to our online auction.

AUCTION!  PEACEANIMALS launches its fourth online auction on February 9th via www.32auctions.com. Please contact me if you can add something to the auction list.  We have approximately 50 items to date and would like to get to 100.
 
AUCTION ITEM:  A DAY FOR SIX PERSONS, INCLUDING MEXICAN LUNCH, AT VILLA MANDARINAS IN MISMALOYA    SUBASTA DEL INTERNET COMIENZA EL 9 DE FEBRERO.  NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES.
 
SUBASTA - UNA CLASE DE 3 HORAS DE PREPARAR MOLE - CHOCO MUSEO - FOR THE AUCTION -
MOLE CLASS

PEACE T-SHIRTS: Available at Choco Museo-
 FOTO:  JOSEF KANDOLL

All sizes for women and men @ 200 pesos.  Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro - across the street from the malecón - around the corner from Banorte. www.chocomuseo.com

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

 In 2019, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,892 cats and dogs. 
       
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

Enero 2020
15-18- Puerto Vallarta - Col. Mariano Otero (acostado del barrio Santa María - paseo de las Palmas 136 int. 2 -  en la clínica de dra. Giuliana (vamos estar ayudando a "Cartonlandia," muy cerquita y muy pobre con muchos animales). Directions:  From the Libramiento coming from Fco. Villa (before the tunnel), turn left as if going to Los Angeles motel.  That street is Paseo de las Palmas.

22-25 - Las Varas, Nayarit - calle Veracruz sin número entre Hidalgo y Juan Escutia en el comisariado de las Varas

29 - Febrero 1 - Puerto Vallarta - colonia las Aralias -  en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez - calle Pavo Real #181 - atrás del parque

19-22 - el Tuito - casita de Kai Doyle- calle Jalisco 13

26-29 - Bucerias, Nay. (Pets for Life)

Marzo
4-7 - Talpa (organizada por Laura Chavez-Halberg)

11-14 - la Cruz, Nayarit (Pets for Life)


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

DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO)  ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED AND STERILIZED.  CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
(322) 293-3690

://ccsavta.000webhostapp.com/index-en.html

PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO). TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS.  HAZ CLICK EN EL ENLACE PARA FOTOS  Y DESCRIPCIÓNES. 
                                               
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. 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  para Vallarta- kelleher@shaw.ca

Linda Stewart - Coordinadora para Nayarit - hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com

http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
                          
         
VOLUNTARIAS - IXTAPA
 
WE APPRECIATE VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Kelleher, coordinator for Puerto Vallarta: kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by.  

For Nayarit, please contact Linda Stewart, coordinator for that state: hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com 

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 and KIBBLED PET FOOD!


$$$$$$ 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 headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 

Amy Welch
Secretary-Treasurer 
amywelchpdx@comcast.net 
Tel:503 285 4007
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr
Portland, OR 97217

Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US; and works with other agencies in Canada and Mexico.
 
 
PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS GRANTS OF $2,500 US OR MORE:





            


For a list of clinic sponsors and business donors, please see our website - www.peaceanimals.org

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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