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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.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

LAGUNA DE BACALAR.    If this were a lake, it would be the second largest one in México.  But what is called the "Lake of Seven Colors" is a lagoon in the Yucatan that is connected to the Caribbean.
 

After flying to Chetumal, the visually unappealing capital of the state of Quintano Roo, we rent a car and begin the 38.5 kilometer drive to Laguna de Bacalar.  Two kilometers before arriving, we stop to look at the crystal clear Cenote Azul.  At 300 meters across, it is the widest cenote in Mexico, with a depth of 150 meters.  There is a rope stretching across the water in the event one
CENOTE AZUL - 2 KM. DE BACALAR, QUINTANA ROO
wants to hang onto something.  The only way to the cenote is to pay an entrance fee and walk down flights of cement stairs to a very large and uninviting restaurant. It was noisy and there were plenty of people in the water, so after a close-up look, we leave without taking a swim.
 
BACALAR - (Mayan - b´ak halal - "surrounded by reeds") Part of the Mayan civilization in pre-Columbia times, it was seized by the Spanish in 1543. Continually raided for its precious wood by Caribbean and European pirates,  Bacalar was sacked by pirates in the 17th century.  A stone fortress with cannons was completed in 1729.  The perfectly preserved fort still perches above the lagoon and houses a small and quite good museum.  During the Yucatan Caste War of 1848, Bacalar was conquered by the Cahn Santa Cruz Maya rebels,  who were able to hold it until 1902.
 
LA FUERTE Y VISTA DE LA FUERTE - BACALAR - THE FORT AND ITS VIEW

THE LAGOON:  Breathtakingly beautiful.  Absolutely gorgeous.   Powdery, white sand gives complete clarity to the water, which changes colors dramatically in almost in evenly defined lines of several brilliant tones of turquoise and blue.  At its longest point, the
"SAC-HA" - LAGUNA DE BACALAR
the lagoon is 42 kilometers and at its widest,
2 kilometers.  Complete surface measurement is 42 square kilometers.  The water in the lagoon is fed by underground cenotes and the water is warm - probably 78-80 degrees.  We swam, kayaked and boated for five days at all hours at different areas of the lagoon.


Favorites:   "Sac-Ha" - at a narrow point of the lagoon on a sandy strip of land facing dense palm groves on the opposite side.  A line of palapas for shade and no one there.  The sign near the mangroves advises to keep off the astramolites, a word I can´t remember hearing before.
"SAC-HA"
These are rock-like, living structures formed by bacteria and usually found in shallow waters. For two billion years, stromatolites pumped oxygen in the ocean, which is why we are all alive.
 
"SAC-HA"

"Los Rápidos" ("the rapids") - These are not actually rapids, but a narrow part of the lagoon where water seems like a river, moving fairly quickly and strongly in one direction.  Fun for swimming and kayaking.
 
"LOS RÁPIDOS" - LAGUNA DE BACALAR

In a boat - swimming in the Cenote Negro, which is one of two cenotes inside the lagoon.
 
DENTRO DEL CENOTE NEGRO - LAGUNA DE BACALAR - INSIDE THE BLACK CENOTE

In shallow areas, one throws an anchor and walks waist-high in sand that squishes pleasantly between one´s toes.  Scooping up handfuls of it and smearing it over face and body is a great exfoliation treatment.  There are at least two small islands in the lagoon and "pirate alley"  is the winding, very narrow part of the lagoon that connects to the Caribbean.  If there were a straight line drawn, the sea is only 40 kilometers away.
 
UNA PEQUENA ISLA - LAGUNA DE BACALAR

When not in or on the water, we are reading in swaying hammocks, hearing the summer hum of small, unseen insects (no mosquitos!) and the calls of approximately two dozen different species of birds.  After five heavenly days, we head off in our rental car for XPUJIL in the biosphere/archaeological zone of Campeche.
 

SAN JUAN, NAYARIT:  We revisit this location about an hour´s drive away in the next state because the need is always great and because the very energetic Linda Stewart does a terrific job raising the extra money for an out-of-town clinic and of organizing locations, lunches and volunteers.
 
SAN JUAN, NAYARIT

 
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN JUAN, NAYARIT - 
MAY 15-18 -
Female dogs - 61;
Male dogs - 20;
Female cats - 41;
Male cats - 17 
TOTAL:  139


This clinic was made possible by a generous and anonymous donation of $10,000 for PEACEAnimals clinics. 
This will pay the costs of 5.56 clinics.


 
CLÍNICA EN SAN JUAN, NAYARIT - LESLIE Y CONCHA (ESPOSA DE DR. POLI)


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN JUAN : 1,520 pesos

 
CLÍNICA EN SAN JUAN, NAY.  DR.POLI & DR. PACHECO
I was traveling and unable to attend this clinic.  All Photos were taken by our star volunteer, Frank Ohly.

DONATIONS TO 
PEACEANIMALS:  Amy Welch out of country, will report donations upon return June 1.


 
 
 
 
 
In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.
 

HORARIO/SCHEDULE:
 
May 28-31 - San Blas, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
 

JUNIO
PERRITA RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA - SAN JUAN, NAYARIT

June 5-8- Nayarit (organized by Linda Stewart)

JUNE 12-15 - Colonia Volcanes, Puerto Vallarta (organized by Megan Shelton)

June 19-22 - Parque Lineal, Pitillal




June 26-29 - Nayarit (organized by Linda Stewart)

JULIO - 24-27 -Tomatlán - Cabo Corrientes
 
 
PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE,
THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690
 
 FOTOS/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS Y GATOS
EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE

 
 
  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 POLICA - 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 WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR OUR VET TEAM.  The team has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week. has a 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. 
 
¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS en PUERTO VALLARTA.  Siempre tenemos en Nayarit.
 PARA AVISAR:  Leslie Caratachea por FB o infopeaceanimals@gmail.com
 
WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS in Puerto Vallarta.  Clinics in the state of Nayarit are always fully staffed with volunteers.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or just drop by.  

FOR INFORMATION:   
http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
 
VOLUNTARIA - CLÍNICA EN SAN JUAN, NAYARIT
  
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.
 
 
 $$$$$$ 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 earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 
 
Amy Welch,
Secretary-Treasurer 
amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr
Portland, OR 97217   
Tel:503 285 4007
 
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US; and works with other charities in Canada and Mexico.
 
 
 
PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
 
  
 
 
 
 







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