SHOP AND RESTAURANT AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS








VIEW FROM THE RESTAURANT DECK




JADE VINE – RESEMBLING CHANDELIERS FROM ANOTHER WORLD

Away for eighteen days visiting my family in San Francisco and Honolulu,  I have been spending many hours at my desk catching up with PEACEAnimals work.  I did take a few hours to take a friend visiting from Buenos Aires to the gorgeous botanical gardens.  Leaving sea level and about a forty minute drive south of Vallarta and just past Las Juntas y Los Veranos,  the air is cooler in the foothills of the Sierra Madres.  Below the bougainvillea-adorned building that houses a nice boutique and restaurant/bar, a river rushes over grey rocks down to the bay.  The gardens continue to expand and a lovely collection of orchids and other plants are available for purchase. 

STERILIZATIONS in  San Blas, Nayarit – January 29-February 1
Pets for Life sponsored by Patas Salatas.
Male dogs – 14; Female dogs – 70; Male cats – 7; Female cats – 13
TOTAL:  103!
Plus pregnancies terminated for the following:
1 cat with 5 fetuses;  1 cat with 3 fetuses; 1 dog with 7 fetuses; 1 dog with 8 fetuses
La Cruz, Nayarit – February 5-8  (paid for by fundraiser organized by Dani Peters)
Female dogs – 65; Male dogs – 32; Female cats . 34; Male cats – 26
CATS IN RECOVERY AT LA CRUZ CLINIC
TOTAL:  156!!! 
This is a record number, and made possible not only because of the excellence of the Pets for Life (PfL) team, but also due to the promotion of the clinic in La Cruz and the high number of volunteers, sometimes as many as ten.
PAULINA STETTNER IN PRE-OP WITH VOLUNTEER

THE MISSION OF PEACEANIMALS IS TO PREVENT THE FUTURE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS.

DONATIONS:  Maré Hansen – $1,000 USD
The following donations were all earmarked, most of them via PayPal,  for el Tuito clinic:
Gabriele Miller – $15 USD  
Pamela Evans – $250 USD via check
Vicky and Tom Mason – $900 USD
 Matt Messner & Neil Sechan – $100 USD
Sandra Lane – $100 USD  
Mary Dinday – $25 USD
Kathleen Maunder – $50
Mary Dinday – $25 USD
Dolores Brittingham – $100 USD
Wayne Franklin – $100 USD
Judith Bell – $50 USD
Duffy Crane- $100 USD
Frances Lelas – $20 USD
Julie Ball – $50 USD
Duffy Crane – $100 USD
Nancy Moyle – $300 USD
Susan Florence – $100 USD
Eve Edwards- $100 USD
Brenda Doyle Crane – $50 USD
Robyn and Ron Lewis – $100 USD
David Schwendeman – $100 USD
$2,735
SUMMERLEE FOUNDATION – $6,000 USD
MATCHING $10,000 USD GIFT:  Two weeks ago, PEACEAnimals was $3,375 USD away from matching the $10,000 USD gift.  With
the recent donations, the gift has been matched.  Thank you to all who contributed.
NICE PLUG FOR VACATION VOLUNTEERING IN THE OREGONIAN: 
RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:  “Daisy aka Cheeta.” MOTHER & BABYS.jpg Shannon Beston brought her down from a tree with her four newly born kittens.  A couple had fallen out of the tree and landed on a parked car.  The mama was high up on a bough so a ladder has to be used to retrieve the family.  Please help with a foster home.  Shannon´s hands are very full with rescue cats.  Contact:  [email protected]

 “Amelia,” a young female dog who suffered fractures to her leg approximately a month ago.  Because of this, her owners discarded her.  Found on the street,  an animal lover took her to Dr. Peña´s for tests and treatments.  Amelia was diagnosed with anaplasma and erlichia, which 90% of the street dogs in Vallarta have.  She is beginning to walk and is recovering at the home of her rescuer.  Amelia needs a permanent home.  Please contact me.

“AMELIA” DISCARDED AND RESCUED.  NEEDS HOME.
RESCUED:  “Lupita,” a senior citizen female mixed-breed  dogwhom Malke Sekey and her husband Steve Oseas had seen for a few years in the Marina when they visited Vallarta.  They had watched her deterioration, but had been unable to catch her.  Malka contacted Brischa Borchgrevink, PEACEAnimals board member, who went to Dr. Peña´s for sedatives.  After pills were crushed and mixed with water and chicken, Brischa met Malka and Steve at the Marina, where they soon found Lupita.  The mixture was put placed on the sidewalk, where the hungry dog gobbled it down.  Thirty minutes later, she was unable to stand up.

“LUPITA” WITH DR. PEÑA AFTER BEING RESCUED

Armando, the owner of Rock and Roll Diner, loaned the rescuers a table cloth to wrap around Amelia for a check-up with Dr. Peña.  Other nipping Brischa on the chin and being tested for disease, Lupita is being treated for a few minor health issuse and will live out the rest of her life with Brischa and her husband Ted. 

NOTE:  Malka and Steve, who donated $1,500 USD for a clinic, suggested dog lovers ask local restaurants and shops, etc.  to put out water bowls in front of their place of business. There are thirsty  homeless dogs and owned dogs on many sidewalks and streets here.  Malka asked Rock and Roll Diner in the Marina if they would be willing to do this and the owner quickly agreed.  I made a request to Gabriela Rojas of Terán Rojas & Associates, the excellent accounting firm in the Marina with whom PEACEAnimals does business.  Gabriela sent back an immediate “yes.”   Water bowls in front of restaurants and shops in the U.S. are commonplace and create goodwill and build business.   Please ask the appropriate places to help.
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.  
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]
COLINA FREE CLINIC-  Normally open every Sunday from 9 AM-2 PM.  Arrive early.  First come, first served.  Venustiano Carranza 491.  

 

PEACEANIMALS SCHEDULE: 
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)
19-22 Febrero – Colonia Villas del Real aka Colonia del Conejo
Hidalgo #981 entre Dinamarca y Polonia
This is not too far from Pitillal´s main plaza, on the way to the dump in Magisterio, by a development called Hipódromo.
February 26- March – 1 El Tuito – Calle Jalisco 13, (1 block from the Presidencia

March 4-7  NOTE… THIS WILL BE A TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND HALF-DAY FRIDAY    Puerto Vallarta- location to be confirmed.

March 8 and 9 – Tepic –  a “mega-express clinic,” with the expectation that 150 homeless female dogs will be sterilized. (Pets for Life clinic)

March 12-15 – San Blas, Nayarit  (Pets for Life clinic)

March 16 – Tepic (Pets for Life clinic)

March 20-23 –  Guadalajara (150+ animals in Tlaquepaque area- one of the poorest areas in Jalisco- (Pets for Life clinic)

26-1 April  – Puerto Vallarta – location to be decided
VOLUNTEERS HELPING AT LA CRUZ CLINIC

PEACEAnimals clinics open at 9 AM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which is half-day only.

VOLUNTEERS:  PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER. 
This way, we can balance the schedule so there aren´t too many or too few volunteers on any given day. [email protected]
Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org

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,
DR. ANTHONY AT LA CRUZ CLINIC

fleas, ticks and mange, if it is present.  Pregnancies terminated on request.  Euthanasia performed if animal critically ill or injured.  All services are free.

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.

HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY… there are many saints in evidence besides St. Valentine.valentine heart photo: Valentine heart-2.jpgThank you for helpings the cats and dogs in Puerto Vallarta.
Gretchen
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

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 ESTERILIZACIÓNES: 
SAN BLAS, NAY: – PERROS :14, PERRAS:70; GATOS:7 ;GATAS.13
TOTAL DE CIRUGÍAS :104;  Además preñadas terminadas:
1 GATA CON 5 BEBES ; 1 GATA CON 3 BEBES; 1 PERRA CON 7 BEBES; 1 PERRA CON 8 BEBES
LA CRUZ – 5-8 DE FEBRERO –  
 perros:32  , perras:65 gatos:26  , gatas: 34 total de cirugias :¡¡¡¡157!!!!
CLÍNICA GRATIS DE COLINA.  Abierto todos los domingos apartir de las 9 de la mañana hasta las 2 de la tarde.    491 V. Carranza en la Zona Romántica.  Las cirugías están limitadas a 15 animalitos.  ¡Llegue temprano! Contacto: [email protected]
HORARIO PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS:  ARRIBA EN LA PARTE INGLÉS.
POR FAVOR,  AVISE A PAULINA STETTNER CUANDO PUEDE SER VOLUNTARIO. De esta manera, podemos equilibrar el horario de modo en que no hay demasiados o no sufientes voluntarios en un día determinado. [email protected]
El horario, con direcciónes, está en mi blog cada semana. www-gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  y también en el website:  www.peaceanimals.org
Miércoles, Jueves,  Viernes y Sábado – medio dia Sábado Llegue temprano. Los animales están tratados para parásitos, garrapatas, pulgas y sarna, si existe. Los perros y gatos deben tener de 8 semanas o más de edad .   Favor de no dar ni comida ni agua después de la medianoche antes del día de la cirugía.  Todo es GRATIS.

El costo para nosotros de una clínica cada semana es de $ 1,500 EE.UU.

LAS CLÍNICAS  NECESITAN FONDOS. Por favor, considere donar.

Para obtener más información sobre las clínicas y del rescate de animales:

www.peaceanimals.org

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals?fref=ts

Gracias por su interés y su apoyo.

FELIZ DÍA DE SAN VALENTÍN.  HAY MAS SANTOS QUE SANTO VALENTINO.  GRACIAS A TODOS QUE AYUDAN LOS ANIMALITOS AQUI EN MÉXICO.
Gretchen 

www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com