This blog includes reports on the free, mobile spay/neuter clinics held weekly in Puerto Vallarta and neighboring towns. In 2018, a total of 5,944 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 5,944 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.
El Tuito. The name is derived from the Pre-Hispanic language of Nahuatl and has several possible meanings, including "Little Valley" and "Place of Beauty."
PLAZA DE ARMAS- EL TUITO
Carratera 200 is a two-lane "highway" leading from centro Vallarta to el Tuito, thirty miles south. This is very much a curving, ascending road that takes an hour´s driving time. After passing Boca de Tomatlán, the road leaves the coastline and most of the palms behind. Gaining altitude, the trees are often oaks, cedars and conifers. The last fifteen or twenty minutes of driving is green and straight, with cows and horses in pens and corrals next to the road.
This is ranch and farm land filled with fruit trees - lemon, mango, orange, lime, guava and avocado. The small town is known for its panela and Oaxaca cheeses, as well as honey, agave nectar and raicilla, a popular tequila-like drink.
The Plaza de Armas, the town square, resembles a western movie set - long adobe and brick buildings surround the bandstand and two enormous, glorious "Maria" (tropical evergreen) trees. Just off the plaza is "Valle Azul," a simple and good restaurant for Mexican food and pizzas. Also good, but blocks away, is "Mi Pueblito."
For serene days and nights, Rancho Primavera with its three rental houses, is a few miles east of town. A bird watcher´s heaven, the 200-acre property has a large pond with long board and rowboat, lap pool, two dozen free roaming horses, numerous trails and thousands of trees. https://ranchoprimavera.wordpress.com/
ARBOL MARÍA - PLAZA DE ARMAS - EL TUITO
COAPINOLE - a quiet, tree-lined Puerto Vallarta neighborhood with mostly dirt roads and simple homes. A 30-minute drive northeast of centro,
COAPINOLE - VENDIENDO
the PEACEANIMALS clinic took place in the front section of a private home. Almost directly across the street, vendors were busy painting dozens of large clay pots to sell.
LA LAGUNA EN COAPINOLE
A block away is an
uninviting, murky green lagoon surrounded by a tall cyclone fence topped with barb wire. On the morning I was there, a few dogs on leashes and a couple of small children in strollers were circling the cement path adjacent to the crocodile-less lagoon.
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COAPINOLE Male Dogs - 16; Female dogs- 45; Male cats - 32; Female cats - 44; TOTAL: 137
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COAPINOLE - 1,230 PESOS
CLÍNICA EN COAPINOLE
THE CLINIC IN COAPINOLE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS DONATION OF $1,800 USD FROM SUE AND BOB BARR, FRIENDS OF BOARD MEMBER OFELIA OSUNA MCHUGH.
CLÍNICA EN CASA PARTICULAR EN COAPINOLE
EL TUITO: Kai Doyle, a retired school teacher from San Francisco, organizes and hosts the annual clinic in el Tuito. This includes raising funds for the extra expenses of gasoline and driving time for an outside Vallarta location. Pet owners came from as far away as Chacala, an hour-and-a-half drive. A male cat named "Chapo" whose his owners said always escaped from their home, escaped from a kennel.
"AMOR" - RESCATADA, OPERADA Y ADOPTADA
And, happy ending, Kai adopted a "very sweet" mostly black with splashes of white street dog that had been collected from the plaza for spaying. Her name is now "Amor."
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL TUITO
MALE DOGS - 19;
FEMALE DOGS - 66;
MALE CATS - 17;
FEMALE CATS - 33; TOTAL: 135
PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 5 fetuses and 1 cat with 7 fetuses.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL TUITO: 3,460 PESOS
THIS CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FOHA (FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS).
CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO EN LA CASITA DE KAI DOYLE
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Tim Rush and Tommy Fisher - $500 USD - "In honor of our friend Ralph Osborne." (Ralph is a director of PEACEAnimals).
Juanito Osuna - $3,000 USD - The matching gift to donations requested and made to PEACEAnimals by January 1, 2019.
Transat Airlines - Free transport of five boxes of donated dog and cat collars and leashes plus kennels. Therese Gerelus and Ted Wakefield flew down from Winnipeg with these collected items.
Margena Ricciardi - 3 new dog leashes and 2 new dog collars
Maureen Curtis-Evermann - $100 USD (donor-directed for extra gas/driving time for el Tuito clinic).
CLÍNICA EN COAPINOLE
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, January 29th, Leslie Caratachea presented to 80 students at the Venustiano Carranza school in Ixtapa.
CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO - NIÑO CON LIBRITO DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS
20-23 - Col. Infonavit - calle Anador Jose Zuno esq. Gonzalez Gallo en la estación de la policía - contra esq. Kiosko - Puerto Vallarta
27-March 2 - Bucerias, Nayarit - calle Heredia #54 - 1 cuadra atrás de Leo´s mini-super/1 block behind Leo´s minisuper - PETS FOR LIFE
March 6-9 - la Cruz, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE
March 13-16 - Tomatlán, cabo corrientes
March 20-23 - San Vicente, Nayarit
March 27-30 - las aralias - en la bodega de Sofi Gonzales - atrás del parque los sauces
3-6 - San José, Nayarit
10-13 - la Peñita, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE 17-23 - VACACIÓNES - PASCUA/EASTER 24-27 - TBA
MAY - 15-18 - San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit
PHOTOS OF DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CITY SHELTER (293-3690)
KITTENS AND CATS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
FOTOS/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (293-3690) PARA ADOPCIÓN (TAMBIÉN HAY GATOS Y GATITOS):
TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- 911 - ASK FOR THE GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE) OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS (SPANISH ONLY) (322) 113-3955 PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN AYUDA - LLAME A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE o llama al albergue (322) 293 3690
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: (322) 113 3955
PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM.
NECESITAMOS SU APOYO. FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO.
PEACEANIMALS has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day - 4 days a week. Fifth person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise which day you would like to donate.
¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS!
PARA AVISAR: Leslie Caratachea por FB o firstname.lastname@example.org
Voluntarias en el Tuito - Mariá Santander; Joni Conrad Neutra; Kai Doyle
NEEDED: USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS.
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC 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 VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
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 Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.