BIGGEST WAVES IN TWO DECADES ON THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU




The waves were anticipated to be fifty feet high last week due to an extreme low pressure system.  I was in Hawaii visiting my mother and had driven to the north shore of Oahu to see the biggest waves since 1986.  I stood with some of my family next to an attractive, wide-eyed couple visiting from Mexico City on a road next to a deserted beach.  Gusts of wind

were blowing at forty miles at hour, tearing off palm fronds while line after line of churning, crashing waves reached the sand and black volcanic rocks.  The road was lined with cars filled with people who had come to see this wild and beautiful sight.  Because so much white water was being pushed around, the waves reached  thirty feet, not fifty,  but were unsurfable and dangerous.  I arrived back in Puerto Vallarta a week later and was told that there had been a huge rainstorm here at the same time Hawaii was experiencing high waves and light rains. On almost the same latitude, 20.6667 degrees north for Puerto Vallarta versus 21.3000 degrees north  for Hawaii, the weather patterns for both places are often very similar.

WAITING FOR SURGERY AT PEACE CLINIC  ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN EN LA CLÍNICA


THE MISSION OF PEACEANIMALS IS TO PREVENT THE FUTURE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS.  LA MISIÓN DE PEACEANIMALS ES PREVENIR EL SUFRIMIENTO AL FUTURO DE LOS ANIMALITOS.

STERILIZATIONS:


January 8-11 – Punta de Mita (sponsored by PEACE Punta de Mita)
Female dogs:  43;  Male dogs:  14; Female cats – 14; Male cats:  10 
TOTAL:  80
Donations at Punta de Mita clinic:  1,610 pesos
CLINIC LOCATION IN COLONIA DEL MAR
January 15-18 – Colonia del Mar (Puerto Vallarta)
FEMALE CAT PRE-SURGERY AT CLINIC 


 GATA ANTES DE CIRUGIA EN LA CLÍNICA

Female dogs:  31; Male dogs:  14;  Female cats:  23; Male cats: 14 
CAT POST SURGERY  GATA DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA
TOTAL:  82   Plus one pregnancy terminated for a cat with 5 fetuses
Donations at Colonia del Mar clinic – 1500 pesos in notes plus coins
This clinic was underwritten by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation.

January 22-25 – Colonia Joya de Pedregal (Puerto Vallarta)
Female dogs:  41; Male dogs:  10; Female cats:  35; Male cats:  13 
TOTAL:  99
Plus pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 dog suffering from distemper euthanized
Donations:  820 pesos
This clinic was underwritten by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation.
ADOPTIONS:
 “Noel,” the traumatized male Siamese-mix kitten found in the rain on the isla cuale.  Shannon Beston found a home for him with her friend Kathy Gerhan. When Shannon went for a visit, she reported that Noel was sitting on Kathy´s lap “purring like a maniac.”

DONATIONS: 
Shelley and Jerry Rapp – Requested that donations to PEACEAnimals  instead of gifts be brought to her joyful birthday dinner on January 29 – 7,600 pesos plus $155 USD = $722 USD
Marion Franc – 1,500 pesos
Marsha Stanek – $50 USD  (“…because you helped us get the dog we found half dead from Bucerias to Wisconsin… also have a cat we found there some years ago.”)
Intuit (matching donation made by employee Kelly Kowalchuk) $100 CA (net to PEACEAnimals= $98.74)
Kelly Kowalchuk –  $100 CA
Professor Matt Hanson and a group of students from Buena Vista University in Iowa.  They arrived on a cruise ship and volunteered at a clinic – $100 USD
Jennifer Fullen – $100 CA (less commission to TIDES)  “In memory of Rudiger… a wonderful dog that traveled with our son Jordan through a couple of tumultuous years when he crossed Canada by trail and hitchhiking!  Rudiger was layed to rest in the hills of Cape Breton and Jordan is now an officer in the Canadian Coast Guard.”
RUDIGER AND JORDAN
Jennifer donates $100 CA monthly,  and to date has given PEACEAnimals $1,060 CA.
$3,375 USD more  to go until we match the $10,000 USD gift.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING NOW!
RE CANADIAN DONATIONS:  NOBARS, a Canadian-based dog rescue organization, is able to process donations to PEACEANMALS without taking a commission.   Canadian donations to the clinics are tax deductible. Please contact: [email protected]
PUERTO VALLARTA STREET DOG… CALLEJERO EN VALLARTA
NEED RESCUING:  Thousands of cats and dogs living on the streets and  dozens of cats and dogs at the Acopio, the no-kill pound.  The Centro de Acopio is open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  Telephone number is 293-3690.  For shelters, and they are all full, please check PEACEAnimals website.  Website also contains information on recommended vets, adoptions, etc. 
www.peaceanimals.org

TRAVELING COMPANIONS TO EDMONTON, CALGARY AND  VANCOUVER,

CANADA NEEDED FOR RESCUE DOGS.  ALL ANIMAL EXPENSES PAID FOR.  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS  SHOW UP AT THE AIRPORT.  PLEASE CONTACT ME. 

SAD NEWS FOR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES FROM:  NRDC BioGems Defenders
New counts show that the Monarch population returning to Mexico has been cut in half (after another drop of 50% the year before that)…The average monarch count over the last 15 years translates into about 350 million butterflies. This year only 33 million made it to Mexico. Much of the blame may lie with the wide-scale adoption of genetically modified crops that are resistant to the weed-killer glyphosate, also known as Round Up. This change in our agricultural system has led to the near extermination of milkweed, which Monarchs rely on, from huge swaths of our country.”
COLINA FREE CLINIC-  Normally open every Sunday from 9 AM-2 PM.  Arrive early.  First come, first served.  Venustiano Carranza 491.  
PEACEANIMALS CLINIC SCHEDULE:
HORARIO PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS:

January  29, 30, 31 & February 1 – San Blas, Nayarit (PFL sponsored by Pata Salada)
February 5, 6, 7 and 8 – La Cruz, Nayarit (Highway La Cruz-Mita, one block after the only light in La Cruz. In front of Xocolatl Restaurant).

 February 12- 15  – IXTAPA – Calle Chapultepec 143
esquina Prolongación Belisario Domínguez
(one block from the highway to Las Palmas-
a una cuadra de la carretera a Las Palmas)

PEACEAnimals clinics open at 9 AM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which is half-day only. 
DR. POLI IN COLONIA DEL MAR

VOLUNTEERS:  PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER.  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com
Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org
DR. POLI, PAULINA AND DR. ANTHONY WITH VOLUNTEERS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA DEL MAR


Arrive early.  Twenty-five animals per clinic is our desired limit.  No food or water after midnight before surgery day.  Animals must be at least 8 weeks old.  They will be  treated for parasites,
fleas, ticks and mange, if it is present.  Pregnancies terminated on request.  Euthanasia performed if animal critically ill or injured.  All services are free.
CLINICS NEED FUNDING!  PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING NOW! WE HAVE A $10,000 USD MATCHING GIFT TO MEET!!!
 
PEACEANIMALS HAS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE STATUS IN THE U.S., CANADA AND MEXICO.  FOR DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.  www.peaceanimals.org
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS $1,500 USD.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen