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BRIGITTE BARDOT,  the beautiful French actress and singer,  retired in 1973 at the age of thirty-eight.   Always a lover of animals, she sold her jewelry and other personal possessions in 1986 in order to start the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals.  http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr/
Since then, Bardot has been a passionate advocate for animals all over the world, rescuing and speaking out for animal rights and against cruelty to animals, including the slaughtering horses for consumption,  bullfighting, seal hunting and  whaling.  


In 2011,  The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society renamed one of its fast interceptor vessels the MV Brigitte Bardot,  as a tribute to her support of their mission to protect whales, primarily from the Japanese.    Bardot wrote to the  president of China,  protesting  the “torturing of bears and killing the world´s last tigers and rhinos to make aphrodisiacs.”  She sent a letter to the Queen of Denmark criticizing the “macabre spectacle” and “mass slaughter” of dolphins in the Faroe Islands,  and protested to the French Minister of Culture for including bullfighting as part of France´s culture. Brigitte Bardot is a great supporter of spay/neuter, donating more than $140,000 USD for a mass sterilization and adoption program for Bucharest´s estimated 300,000 dogs.   This week´s clinic was funded by the Brigitte Bardot Fondation as part of its 7,000 euro grant to PEACEAnimals free mobile spay/neuter clinics.

PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC

OWNER CHECKING HIS DOG AFTER SURGERY

 


 

WAITING FOR SURGERY AT PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC

 

The PEACEAnimals clinic took place in the parking lot at the back side of Plaza Caracól, a  shopping center adjacent to several residential areas.  The ayutamiento loaned the clinic a tarp, under which the pre-op and post-op tables were set up.  Surgeries took place inside the mobile clinic, which is a painted red horse trailer with PEACE written on all sides of it.

DR. ANTHONY AT SURGERY IN THE MOBILE CLINIC (HORSE TRAILER) AT PLAZA CARACÓL

This was a Tuesday to half-day Friday schedule, as the team needed to be in Tepic, four hours away,  for a mega-clinic on Saturday.  The Tuesday clinic had a strong start, with twenty-nine animals sterilized; Wednesday – thirty-one;  on Thursday before 9 AM, a long line of people was already waiting.  No one was turned away.  The first break for the vet team took place at 6 PM, when they were finally able to have lunch.  A total of sixty-four animals were sterilized sterilized that day; Friday (half-day) –twenty-seven.  Several individuals who arrived shortly after 9 AM were asked to come back to another clinic location later this month. I helped register pets every morning, and every person with whom I spoke either belonged to rescue organizations, was fostering animals or had rescued and adopted at least one street cat or dog. 

STERILIZATIONS AT PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC March 4-7:


Male dogs:  31; Female dogs:  56; Male cats:  24;  Female cats:  46
TOTAL:  157!!!  Plus 1 euthansia of a very sick dog and 1 pregnancy terminated for a cat with 5 fetuses.

PAULINA STETTNER PREPARING ANESTHETIZED CAT FOR SURGERY

Note:  The average weekly number of sterilizations at a vet´s clinic here in Puerto Vallarta is three.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC:  To be reported when team returns from Tepic.

DOGS IN RECOVERY AT PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC
THANK YOU, BRIGITTE BARDOT.
And thank you to Lily Jurado for promoting this clinic,  for giving us a safe and protected place and for providing meals for our team.

EL TUITO

Footnote to last week´s clinic in El Tuito:  “Cabezon” (“Big Head”) was a large mix-breed dog I saw lying in the street in front of one of the small shops as I drove into town.  The employee said he didn´t have a home, but that she was feeding him.  I took him to the clinic, where he was neutered, fed after he woke up,  and returned to the storefront.  He was back in front of the clinic the next morning, lying on his belly with paws crossed in blissful repose.

CLINIC SCHEDULE:

March  8-9 Tepic  (Pets For Life)

DR. POLI IN SURGERY AT PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC

March 12-15 colonia La Floresta – Durango 438 entre calle 21 de Marzo y calle 18 de Marzo, two blocks from Secundaria 81.

March 19-22 San Blas (PfL)
March 23-Tepic (PfL)
March 24 – (Dr. Poli and Paulina Stettner will help Gretel at Colina clinic) – 491 Venustiano Carranza
March 26-29 – Gringo Gulch -621 calle Cuauhtemoc – Col. el Centro – Prolongacion de la calle Guerrero – Puerto Vallarta

ADOPTED:  “Bella,” the skinny Weimaraner that Paulina and I saw on a dusty street in colonia Villas del Mar.   Her photo was in this blog and board members, Neil Sechan and Matt Messner offered to foster her.  Bonnie Jauregui, owner of Rancho Primavera in el Tuito, also saw the photo and told Paulina she wanted to adopt her.  After a one-hour search, Paulina knocked on a door near where we had seen the dog.  We were told to come back after the week-end to retrieve “Bella,” a dog the family had been feeding but couldn´t keep.  Matt and Neil took her to their vet, where she was groomed and tested negative for diseases.

“BELLA” AT HER FOSTER HOME WITH NEIL SECHAN AND MATT MESSNER

  On Tuesday, she will have eye surgery to correct a plugged tear duct, which was the reason for her “cherry” eye.    In another week, I will drive her to her beautiful new home in el Tuito.  http://www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com/

A very tame and pretty three-month old female calico kitten that my six-year old granddaughter Stella and I found on the Isla Cuale.  “Skipper” per Stella (3% of calicos are male) was taken to a PEACEAnimals clinic for spaying and adopted by a friend of our housekeeper.

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MEZCLA CHIHUAHUA RESCATADO Y ADOPTADO

A little male chihuahua mix rescued in the park in Fluvial by Jhovanee Monge.  The puppy was been taken to a vet for its first shots and deworming by Jhovanee, who found a home for her in Guadalajara.


NEED HOMES:

“CAPO” has been at the Acopio since October, which is too long.  He is a wonderful dog and needs a home as soon as possible.  To see a very short video of Capo:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=462531447209250&set=vb.303642313098165&type=2&theater

“ZORRA,” had been living on the street in Boca de Tomatlán and even though Ayudamutt warned that she would be hit by a car, no home was found.  Zorra was soon hit by a car and suffered a fractured leg.  Her foster parent was able to raise some of the money for the surgery expenses.  Zorra has completely recovered, is young, spayed,  healthy and sweet.  If no home is found by her by April 1, this beautiful dog will need to be euthanized.  If you can help, please do:  [email protected]

BEAUTIFUL “ZORRA” RESCUED AND URGENTLY NEEDS FOSTER OR PERMANENT HOME – URGE HOGAR  
Si no se encuentra hogar, hay que sacrificarla.  Ayude, porfa.

“SUNSHINE” is a beautiful one-year old blonde female Lab mix.  Bernice Catellanos, who rescued her from the street, said she is very well trained in English and in Spanish.  Sunshine was spayed at the PEACEAnimals clinic at Plaza Caracol on Tuesday.  If interested, please call:  290-1027

“SUNSHINE” NECESITA HOGAR

 

“SUNSHINE” AT PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC – NEEDS HOME



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

ONE OF DOZENS OF DOGS WAITING FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO- 293-3690


  
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.  

REGINA,  A STAR VOLUNTEER,  AT CARACÓL CLINIC
RE CANADIAN DONATIONS:  NOBARS, a Canadian-based dog rescue organization, is able to process donations to PEACEAnimals without taking a commission.   Canadian donations to our clinics are tax deductible. Please contact: [email protected]
PEACEAnimals clinics open at 9 AM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which is half-day only. Arrive early.  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.
VOLUNTEERS:  PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER. 


PAULINA CHECKING VITAL SIGNS PRE-SURGERY

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PAULINA IN PRE-OP AT PLAZA CARACÓL CLINIC

Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org
VOLUNTEER ADDING PLACING ADHESIVE TAPE ON LUBRICATED EYES OF ANESTHETIZED CATS, WHOSE EYES DO NOT CLOSE WHEN  ANESTHETIZED.  THIS PROCEDURE PROTECTS THEIR EYES FROM DRYING OUT.



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COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS $1,500 USD.
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Gretchen

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