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.
March 21st was the first day of spring and after days of cool, overcast weather, it was blue and balmy. The first pink blush of blossoms on amapas trees compete with the beauty of the golden blossoms of primaveras. Days later, I would be in California, where bright, yellow daffodils echo the color of the primaveras and call to mind Wordsworth´s most famous poem, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud."
"...They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils."
Early morning dog walking on the malecón on Saturdays is a chance to visit the mercado at Lázardo Cárdenas park before it gets busy.
VISTA AL SUR DEL MUELLE - ESTE SÁBADO TEMPRANO EN LA MAÑANA - VIEW LOOKING SOUTH
FROM THE PIER EARLY SATURDAY MORNING
A few blocks from the fancy pier, the mercado is jammed during high season from about 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Food, flower,clothing, accessories and artisan vendors begin to set up their stands about 8 AM and by 9 AM, the musicians begin to play and sing. The crowds will continue to get smaller for the next four Saturdays, when the mercado closes until November.
MERCADO LOS SÁBADOS EN PLAZA LÁZARO CÁRDENAS
There are many attractive stands. My favorite belongs to the smiling, young man who designs all sorts of baskets and bags.
SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT
CLINIC in San Vicente, Nayarit - March 20-23
San Vicente is a 45-minute drive northeast and where we visit at least twice a year. On the way into town on the narrow two-lane road, I passed many dogs on the street, including two tan copulating Chihuahuas. More puppies. The clinic took place a few blocks away from the main plaza and church in a small, empty white cement building that had been a little grocery store. Plywood shelves and the deli fridge were still in place. A long line of owners and pets were waiting when I arrived at 8:30 on a Wednesday, our first clinic day of the week. Locals brought in stray dogs that they had found homes for and were grateful for the donated collars and leashes. A small, skinny brown male dog had followed two of the rescues to the clinic. He was hungry, but also skittish and impossible to catch. This dog and so many others are at risk for starvation, injury or death caused by a vehicle, poisoning and disease. Surviving, they will breed.
FLACO CALLEJERO QUE NO PODIMOS CAPTURAR- SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT - MARCH 20-23 Male Dogs - 21;
Female dogs - 59;
Male cats - 21
Female cats - 45 TOTAL: 146!
PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 5 fetusesDONATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN VICENTE: 2,210 PESOS
THIS CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA). www.fohari.com
ARRIBA: DUEÑOS CON SUS MASCOTAS- SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT
CLINIC IN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS, PUERTO VALLARTA- MARCH 27-30
CLÍNICA EN COL. LAS ARALIAS, PUERTO VALLARTA
PEACEAnimals has visited this convenient location not far from Costco many times. The clinic always takes place in a bodega across the street from the shady parque los sauces. Thank you to Sofi Gonzalez and her husband for letting us use their large and pleasant space.
ANGELICA DE ANGELICAT CON 2 GATAS ATRAPADAS
Steve Stowell, our newest board member, and I visited the clinic the morning after I returned from California. Angelica, owner of AngeliCAT, a cat rescue/adoption, was there with two feral female cats she had trapped. After being spayed, Angelica would keep the two tabbies enclosed for five days while they recovered, and then release them to the vacant lot where they live with so many other cats.
DR. POLI - CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS - ATRÁS -
LESLIE, DR. PACHEO Y STEVE STOWELL
Three women brought in three street dogs from colonia Villa de Guadalupe and said there were many more there that were homeless. They had found people to adopt the two large dogs and were happy for donated collars and leashes. The third dog was a young female- a pretty, white Lab mix- that was trembling in a kennel. As she was to be released back to the street, I called the albergue (city shelter formerly known as the acopio), to see if they had space. Yes! Angela Kelleher, enthusiastic volunteer, generously offered to take the dog to Dr. Tamayo to be tested for distemper and then to the Acopio if tested negative. The sweet dog is now available for adoption at the albergue. tel.: (322) 293-3690
DULCE PERRITA RESCATA Y TRAIDA A LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS. YA ESTA EN EL ALBERGUE PARA ADOPCION. 293-3690. CON VOLUNTARIA ANGELA KELLEHER Y ATRÁS, EL PADRE DE DR. PACHECO
Sterilizations at clinic in las aralias:
female cats - 37;
male cats - 24;
female dogs - 43;
male dogs - 25 TOTAL: 129
Donations at clinic in las Aralias: 1,890 pesos
This clinic was made possible by a generous donation from FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA). www.fohari.com
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Bo Jarnstedt - $100 US Connie Farion - $300 CA Lilka Jones - $17 US (monthly) Irma Gaeta - $7.77 via Benevity (monthly) Michael Turner - $50 usd (monthly) Vallarta Adventures - $5,000 worth of vet supplies (monthly November-May) These supplies include medicines, catheters, syringes, etc.
"DROPS IN A BUCKET:" This month, Monzón Brewing is donating one peso for every bottle cap of beer sold and placed in the bucket marked "PEACEAnimals." Calle Venustiano Carranza 239 in col. Emiliano Zapata. www.monzonbrewing.com
CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS
In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,944 cats and dogs.
PERRITOS ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS
3-6 - San José, Nayarit 10-13 - la Peñita, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE
17-23 - VACACIÓNES - PASCUA/EASTER 24-27 -Talpa (organized by Laura Chavez-Halberg)
MAY 15-18 - San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit
JUNE 12-15 - Colonia Volcanes, Puerto Vallarta (organized by Megan Shelton)
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
PARA ADOPCIÓN. TAMBIÉN HAY GATOS Y GATITOS: 293-3690
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. DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.
¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS!
PARA AVISAR: Leslie Caratachea por FB o firstname.lastname@example.org
NEEDED: USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS.
$$$$$$ 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.