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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, January 5, 2019

¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

 
 
EL CERRO



 
On December 24th, before catching a flight to San Francisco, I walked up the hill ("el cerro") to the simple iron cross overlooking the bay.  On that cool morning, the early sun was only giving its light to a southern stretch of red tile roofs.
 
VISTA DE LA CRUZ- EL CERRO
 
EL VIEJO PASEO HASTA LA CRUZ EN EL CERRO
 
 A few years ago I had watched burros trudging up and down the very steep hill carrying bags of cement.  This went on for months until an unnecessary double stairway and unnecessary viewing platforms had been built.  The primitive, cement trail that winds through trees and scrub still exists and I prefer it.
 
Marin County, California - Lagunitas Creek
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep..."
 
 
In San Francisco with family,  my favorite short excursion was to Marin County´s Lagunitas Creek, a 24-mile long stream that flows from Mt. Tamalpais to Tamales Bay.  The beautiful stream, winding through ferns, redwoods and other moss-covered trees, provides the largest spawning runs in the central California coast of the endangered Coho salmon.  We watched their occasional leaps and splashes as they forcefully swam, sometimes in pairs, upstream to spawn and to die.  Their descendants will make their way to the ocean, returning via magnetoception to their natal river,  continuing the cycle of life.
 
 PISA-LIKE PINE TREE IN PLAZA OF  EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT


PORVENIR, NAYARIT:  The Ameca river flows from el Bosque de la Primavera ("Spring Forest") for 230 kilometers before it empties into Banderas Bay.  The river, whose mangroves are the natural habitat to crocodiles, separates the states of Jalisco and Nayarit.  With heavy rains, some crocodiles are washed down the river and into the bay.  Protected, they are captured and returned to the river.  Sometimes as I drive north over the Ameca bridge,  I think about that section collapsing during heavy rains at 2:30 in the morning about eight years ago.   I don´t remember how many cars went into the river - two or three - but there were no survivors. 
 
 
PORVENIR

On December 19th I headed north, crossing over the río Ameca and then turning east at Mezcales.  The morning sun shone brightly in my squinting eyes as I drove towards the foothills and Porvenir, the second small town after leaving the highway.  The trip took about an hour, and the clinic was already full at 8:30.  Volunteers reported pet owners had started arriving at the empty government building across from the plaza at 7 AM.  Because we had run out
of kennels, dogs were being 
LESLIE TRANQUILIZANDO PERROS SIN HAULAS
tranquilized as they were held or standing next to their owners.  Normally cats are sterilized before dogs, as it takes felines longer to come out of anesthesia. That day,  it was dogs without kennels first.



A tall, quiet young man arrived with three black Lab mixes, one of which was emaciated. The man said it was a street dog that had followed them in.  He agreed to sign for it, feed it after surgery and keep it overnight. 
 
3 NEGRITOS - EL PERRO MUY FLACO NO TENÍA DUEÑO -LOS 3 FUERON ESTERILIZADOS - EL PORVENIR
 
Linda Stewart, the very animated organizer of clinics in Nayarit, was holding an undernourished, young beige Chihuahua. At the clinic the day before, the owner had given her one-year old dog to Linda.  
 
CLÍNICA EN PORVENIR, NAYARIT
 
CLINIC IN PORVENIR:  DECEMBER 17-20
 
ANA, VOLUNTARIA - PORVENIR, NAYARIT


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN PORVENIR:

Male dogs - 11;
Female dogs - 54;
Male cats - 35;
Female cats -56


TOTAL:  156!   PLUS

Pregnancy terminated for 1 dog 8 fetuses; 1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PORVENIR:  1,840 pesos

 
 
PORVENIR
 
THE CLINIC IN PORVENIR WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE FUND (Scotland).

CLINIC IN IXTAPA DECEMBER 12-15:  The following numbers were missing from the December 15 blog:
 
Male dogs -17 ;
Female dogs - 60;
Male cats - 28;
Female cats - 48

TOTAL: 153!
 
PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses and 1 cat with 5 fetuses
 
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA: 1,600 pesos
 
THE CLINIC IN IXTAPA WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE FUND (Scotland).
 
PORVENIR
 
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS (THE OFFER OF A MATCHING GIFT UP TO $3,000 USD WAS MET!):

Michael Turner - $50 USD (monthly donation)

Bonnie Callens - $500 USD

Steve Stowell - $3,000 USD

Pamela Evans - $100 USD -Christmas gifts for her cousins Janelle Barry and Karen Marshall

Marsha Stanek - $25 USD


Mike Smith - $200 USD
 
William Goodloe - $25 USD
 
Connie Farion-  $289.50 x 5 months = $1,447.50 CA

Susan and Robert Barry - $1,800 (sponsors one clinic) Sue wrote:  "I´m a friend of Ofelia McHugh, PEACEAnimals board member, and am so impressed with your programs, spay/neuter clinics,  proactive approach and the mission to prevent animal suffering.  We have the sweetest little Chihuahua from Puerto Vallarta.  Kika is nine years old and a constant joy.  In fact, we have a neighborhood full of Chihuahuas, thanks to Ofelia and her mother Penny..."

Anonymous family foundation - $10,000 USD
 
Hadene Klassnik - $100 USD

Bo Jarnstedt - $50 USD

John Drum - $100 USD
 
Vallarta Adventures - Known for their excellent outdoor adventures, this is a philanthropically-minded company.  In addition to donating generously to our online auctions, Vallarta Adventures has been donating 5,000 pesos worth of vet supplies nine months a year since 2016. For an even a longer period of time, the adventure company has been supplying pet food on a regular basis to the local animal shelter,  which receives very minimal support from the government. 
 
 
EDUCATION PROGRAM:  CHRISTMAS BREAK- no school
PORVENIR, NAYARIT

SHAKIRA, THE XOLO - UPDATE: Her eleven puppies (the tiniest one of the original twelve died a couple of days after birth) are now three weeks old and will be neutered and spayed at a PEACEAnimals clinic at approximately eight weeks.  There are four females - 2 hairless and 2 fluffy ones and 5 hairless males and 2 fluffies.  Mama Shakira, also for adoption,  weighs 15-17 kilos.  As her romeo is a German Shepherd, puppies will probably be a bit larger.  If interested in meeting/adopting, please contact LADRA via FB.  There will be adoption application forms to fill out.

 
SHAKIRA LA DULCE XOLO Y SUS 11 BEBÉS DE 3 SEMANAS.   VAN ESTAR EN ADOPCIÓN DESPUES DE ESTAR ESTERILIZADOS A 8-12 SEMANAS.   CONTACTO:  LADRA POR FB.
 
HORARIO/SCHEDULE
JANUARY 9-12 -Parque Lineal - Pitillal

13-19 - Parque Lineal - Pitillal
 
23-26 - Valle Dorado - en la delegación

30-2 February - los Tamarindos

FEBRUARY 6-9 - Coapinole

February 13-16 - EL TUITO- la casita de Kai Doyle

20-23 - San Blas, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

27-March 2 - Bucerias, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

March 6-9 - la Cruz, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

APRIL - TBA

MAY - 15-18 - San Juan de Abajo
 
 
FOR PHOTOS OF DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CITY SHELTER (293-3690)  KITTENS AND CATS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html    

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
 
EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT - DR. POLI
 
COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC - Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals  will be accepted.  Address: 496 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic - Facebook.
 
TRANQUILIZADA ANTES DE CIRUGÍA - NO    EL PORVENIR
 
PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM.   PEDIMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO, POR FAVOR. 
 
PEACEANIMALS has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week.  The fifth person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise which day you would like to donate. 
 
 
WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AT  CLINICS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com, or just rop by. 
 
¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS!
 
 
FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 
 
 
LESLIE, VET TECH Y FRANK, VOLUNTARIO - EL PORVENIR
 
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.
Amy Welch
Secretary-Treasurer
amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr
Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  
 
 
            
 
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.
 

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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PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (antes CENTRO DE ACOPIO) QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:
 
 
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN AYUDA - LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATRULLA VERDE o al centro de acopio  (322) 293 3690
 
 
 

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955
 
NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO.

TAMBIEN NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS.
 
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
 
 
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org   www.peaceanimals.org 
 
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.
RFC  PEA140306l12

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