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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, January 25, 2020

OJOS DE DIOS - GOD´S EYES

SAYULITA Y SUS MILES Y MILES DE OJOS DE DIOS
 
COLONIA MARIANO OTERO: It was PEACEAnimals´first visit to this colonia on the south side of the Libramiento,  the tunnel road.  
CLÍNICA EN MARIANO OTERO
 
The clinic took place in an empty store front, soon to become a laundry. The boy registering his pets in the photo on the left had brought in his family´s five rescue dogs and nine rescue cats.  He said there were more animals at home, but they had all been fixed and almost all had been abandoned in front of their house.

Among the volunteers at the clinic:  Ross McNab, owner of Metro Pet Market in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada -and two of his employees.
 
CLÍNICA EN MARIANO OTERO
 
Cindy and Morris Kline brought four cats and kittens, the last of the unsterilized felines from the fish market on the malecón.  The Klines feed the kittens and cats there every morning about 7:30 and watched a couple of kittens taken home by locals and one put in a carrier that was scheduled to fly to the U.S.
 
CLÍNICA EN COLONIA MARIANO OTERO
 
 Livia Hevi, Angelica and Dr. Giuliani were the organizers for this clinic to help the reduce the extreme overpopulation of cats and dogs up the hill from the clinic.  The area is called "cartonlandia," which means "carton land" or "cardboard land." 
 
CARTONLANDIA
 

The paved road from the clinic dead ends after a mile at a hill where the only way to continue is up a narrow dirt path. At the foot of the hill is a skeleton of a car and a squalid home put together with wooden boards and corrugated tin. The house has dirt floors and no windows or real door. There are apparently about sixty homes like this at the top of the forlorn-looking hill.  Because the people living there are squatters, they have no access to electricity, running water or garbage collection.
 
A young man sitting on a plastic chair in front of the house was holding a small baby.  His pregnant dog was tied up nearby on a very short rope.  A neighbor passing by said the dog gives birth to two litters a year and that there are always nine puppies per litter.  

SOS:  If you would like to help these people, I´m collecting clothing, bedding, food, etc.and will be delivering Tuesday at noon with Livia.  
  

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA MARIANO OTERO - JANUARY 15-18:

Male dogs -40;
Female dogs - 45;
Male cats - 39;
Female cats - 33

TOTAL:  157!

 
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 COL. MARIANO OTERO: 
1,710 PESOS
 
Cindy and Morris Kline - four-5 pound bags of cat food
Anonymous - 17.6 pound bag of dog food (parceled out into small plastic bags by volunteers to give to needy pet owners)

LAS VARAS, NAYARIT was a hacienda (estate) until 1935.  Less  than 12 km. from the popular beach town of Chacala, it is a two- hour drive from Vallarta.  Dr. Poli took all photos, as I did not attend due to the driving distance.
 


STERILIZATIONS IN LAS VARAS - JANUARY 22-25:
REGISTRANDO MASCOTAS - LAS VARAS

Male dogs - 8;
Female dogs - 62;
Male cats - 12;
Female cats - 40

TOTAL:  122   plus pregnancies terminated for


1 dog with 12 fetuses; 1 dog with 10 fetuses; 1 dog with 6 fetuses; 2 cats with 5 fetuses each = 38 animals not born to suffer.

The numbers are dramatic re male/female ratio and number of terminated pregnancies.   

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS VARAS:  960 PESOS

This clinic was made possibly by a generous grant of $10,000 USD from the Marchig Animal Trust (Scotland) and Fondation Marchig (Switzerland).
 
LAS VARAS, NAYARIT
 
 
EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Tuesday, January 14th - Leslie Caratachea presented to 55 primary students at Los Heroes school in colonia Primero de Mayo.

Leslie presented to 35 students at the Primero de Mayo primary school in colonia Coapinole on Tuesday, January 21st.
 
LA MÁS JOVEN VOLUNTARIA - 12 AÑOS -  COL. MARIANO OTERO - YOUNGEST VOLUNTEER - AGE 12
WITH PEACEANIMALS EDUCATIONAL COLORING BOOK.  CON LIBRITO EDUCACIÓNAL DE PEACEANIMALS PARA COLOREAR

 
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  
 
Alexis Higginbotham -$100 US
SAFE (Save Animals from Euthanasia)-Mesa, Arizona- 8 used folding metal kennels (s, m and l)
Adriana Munguia- box of 12 sutures (size 2.0)
Jane Carstairs - $500 US
Lisa Force - $100 worth of dog kibble

 

"OJOS DE DIOS" ("GOD´S EYES") These historically spiritual and votive objects are made by weaving a colorful design out of yarn on a wooden cross.  To some of Mexico´s indigenous people, the eyes represent a confidence in an all-seeing Providence.
 
2 " OJOS DE DIOS"
 
 
SAYULITA
Thousands of "eyes of god" were strung for blocks and blocks above the narrow streets of Sayulita for Day of the Dead and have not been taken down. They dangle and sway in the ocean breezes and give a festive, whimsical feeling to the pretty, former fisherman´s village.  The town of Sayulita continues to grow, with probably more shops than can be supported by the tourists who fill the crowded beach. 

Fifteen minutes away is the small town of Litibu, which doesn´t have shops or fancy restaurants.  But its gorgeous long, powdery beach lined with palms is always almost empty and the body surfing can be great.
 
LITIBU
 
AUCTION! ¡SUBASTA!  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. 
 
GOLF PUNTA MITA - AUCTION

We have over 60 items to date and hope to get to 100. The online auction will stay up for 10 days.
 
MIEMBRESÍAS PARA EL  JARDÍN BOTÁNICO - LA SUBASTA DEL INTERNET - PEACEANIMALS
 
         
SANTA MARÍA HOTEL BOUTIQUE - MASCOTA - SUBASTA
 
IGUANA RESTAURANT - CASA KIMBERLY - SUBASTA
 
ST. REGIS PUNTA MITA RESORT - TWO NIGHTS - AUCTION/SUBASTA
 
PEACE T-SHIRTS: Available at Choco Museo and Lucy´s CuCu Cabaña
 FOTO:  JOSEF KANDOLL
All sizes for women and men @ 200 pesos. Choco Museo -  Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro - across the street from the malecón - around the corner from Banorte. www.chocomuseo.com  
Lucy´s CuCu Cabaña . Basilio Badillo 295 - Zona Romántica
 
 
INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:
 
 
 
 In 2019, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,892 cats and dogs. 
       
 
.SCHEDULE/HORARIO:
Enero 2020
 
 
29 - Febrero 1 - Puerto Vallarta - colonia las Aralias -  en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez - calle Pavo Real #181 - atrás del 
parque.

Febrero 5-8 - San Blas, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

12-15 El Valle, 
 
 
19-22 - el Tuito - casita de Kai Doyle- calle Jalisco 13

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


Marzo - 4-7 - Puerto Vallarta - TBA

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

18-21 - Ixtapa - en la delegación

25-28 - Talpa - en la oficina de DIF
(organized by Laura Chavez-Halberg)

Abril

1-4 La Peñita (Pets for Life)

22-25 - Col 5 de diciembre - at "New Animal" store -  calle Colombia 1377
27-30 - Infonavit

INFORMACÍON DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:  
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.
 
VOLUNTARIO - CLÍNICA EN LAS VARAS
 
 
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
 
 
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. 
 
VOLUNTARIAS -  LAS VARAS
                                               
 
 
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/
 
(OREGANO RESTAURANT)
PLEASE DONATE LUNCHES to our vet team. 

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
                                
CHIHUAHUAS ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA -  LAS VARAS
 
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, 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
 
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.    RFC  PEA140306l12
 
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.
RFC  PEA140306l12

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