Are palm trees really trees?
 
I had always thought that the palm tree was my favorite tree, until I recently was told that palm trees are not true trees.   Not woody or having a central trunk with branches, palm trees are a member of a plant family called arecacae.  There are more than 2,000 varieties of palms, the best known being the date and coconut palms. Wanting to know more, I read that harvesting the heart of palm in some uncultivated varieties of palm trees

(coconut, palmito, etc.) kills the palm, just asremoving the heart of any living creature would kill it.  



Puerto Vallarta is filled  with and surrounded by several different kinds of palms, as well many flowering trees that are in their springtime glory.   The town and jungles are scattered with powder pink blossoms, bright sun yellow blossoms, shy purple blossoms and fiery orange and red blossoms.  Bougainvillea blooms all year on bushes, vines and trees in pink, peach, white  and fuchsia, the color of México. 


Pets for Life vet team has been in the state of Nayarit this last week and on vacation for Easter.  Numbers of sterilizations will be reported once received.

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS CLINICS:
Janice Murray – $100 USD
MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS:  Buri Gray – 750 pesos for the care of “Kevin,”  the abused and starved Pit Bull mix.
Malka and Steve Sekey (Portland, Oregon)- $525 USD – to sponsor a one-day Colina clinic with Dr. Poli and Paulina, working together with Dr. Gretel of Colina.
John Brooks (Newfoundland)  3,500 pesos for dog rescues (I delivered 500 pesos of John´s donation to Dr. Tamayo for the little brown puppy´s surgery).
RESCUED AND NEEDS HOMES:

BERENICE WITH RESCUED DOG WHO NEEDS HOME

Adorable six-year old, white male Poodle mix rescued on the street by PEACEAnimals volunteer, Berenice Catellanos.   He is scheduled to be neutered at upcoming clinic.  Please contact Berenice via FB if interested.


“FLOYD” NEEDS HOME

“Floyd,” a Doxie/Pit Bull mix – rescued by Kerry and Scott Hemstad .  After finding him on the street covered with mange, fleas, ticks and dog bites, they took the dog to their vet, where he was diagnosed with erlichia.  I met Floyd, who is one year old and a very sweet, playful, pretty dog.  He´s a small/medium size.    If interested in adopting:  [email protected]

GORGEOUS  FEMALE ANGORA BLUE-EYED KITTEN

Two three-month old kittens found by my neighbor, Carol Jasper.  One was still very wet from having been tossed into the río Cuale.  The female is a gorgeous blue-eyed Angora and the male is a pretty, white and striped kitten.  I took them both to Colinia clinic on Sunday for sterilization, as the PEACEAnimals team was out of town.   Carol would like them to be adopted together.  If interested, please contact: 

KITTENS NEED TO BE ADOPTED AS A PAIR


[email protected]

BEAUTIFUL “ZORRA” NEEDS HOME


 “Zorra,” the beautiful young dog rescued in Boca de Tomatlán.   After expensive surgery for a broken leg, she healed perfectly and finally found a family with another dog.  Unfortunately, the two dogs didn´t get along.   Zorra is a GREAT dog.   Contact Karla:  [email protected]

Three six-week-week old kittens left on Benedicte Laur´s doorstep.  Contact: 
[email protected]

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SIX-WEEK OLD TRIPLETS NEED HOME

PROTRUDING LEG BONE ON RESCUED PUPPY

A small, brown moribund puppy with a bone protruding just below her hip was found on the  sidewalk and brought to Dr. Tamayo´s clinic.  Sadly, her  leg will have to be amputated.  Vet bill will be 1,500 pesos.  Please consider a small donation. The puppy will be at Dr. Peña´s . 109-9 Melchor Ocampo    Tel.  224-0319


NEED RESCUING:  Thousands of cats and dogs living on the streets
STREET CAT BEING FED


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, please check PEACEAnimals website.  Website also contains information on recommended vets, adoptions, etc.   www.peaceanimals.org

ADOPTED!  A black female Chihuahua and  tan male Chihuahua – rescued  by Carolina Barrera and both adopted by a neighbor of Berenice Catellanos.
The last three of the eight dogs rescued from the Acopio by PEACEAnimals board members, Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, have flown to Canada to their new homes. 

THREE DOGS RESCUED FROM THE ACOPIO OFF TO HOMES IN CANADA


RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  Expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact [email protected] if you can help.
PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals,  people and the planet.  www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com  To donate to PEACEAnimals clinics, please click on this link.  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
PEACE ANIMALS CLINICS OPEN Wednesday to 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.
 
CLINIC SCHEDULE:  

April 30-May3

Colonia Villas Universidad, Calle Tecnológico de Monterrey #250 B.

Directions:

Drive inland from La Paloma bullring until you get to the light on Av México. Make a left at the light and go on until you come to an Oxxo, there you´ll make a right. Drive for another 3-4 small blocks and you will see a playground on the right hand side and a small business complex behind it.

MAY- Puerto Vallarta – TBA

VOLUNTEERS:  PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER. 
Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org
PEACEANIMALS HAS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE STATUS IN THE U.S., CANADA AND MEXICO.  Re Canadian donations:   NOBARS, a Canadian-based dog rescue organization, is able to process donations to PEACEAnimals without taking a commission.   Please contact: [email protected] or visit our website:  www.peaceanimals.org
 COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC WAS $1,500 USD THIS PAST YEAR AND IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED DUE TO SALARY INCREASES AND COST OF SUPPLIES.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors – PEACEAnimals

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