SUNDAY BRUNCH AT LA PALAPA ON LOS MUERTO BEACH

LOS MUERTOS BEACH LOOKING SOUTH FROM LA PALAPA

Some say that Los Muertos (“the dead”) beach was named because of a battle between the Indians and the Spaniards.  Others say that it because of drownings.  Our housekeeper´s cousin who came for a visit from Talpa a few years ago, drank too much one night , went for a swim and drowned.  A more likely explanation  for the name of this beach  is that long ago, a cemetery existed nearby.  There is a beach in Sayulita named los Muertos, and a cemetery is very close to it.  The bay is almost always very calm here for swimming and the beach is crowded, especially on Sundays, when locals go with their families.   La Palapa restaurant is a pleasant place to sit under an umbrella and enjoy brunch or lunch and then a swim.  Beach vendors are required to dress all in white, which prohibits the Huichol Indians from wearing their beautifully embroidered shirts and pants. Vendors, and there are many,  politely ask lunchers and beach goers if they would like to buy their wares –  silver jewelry, blankets, pareos, sombreros, hammocks,  Huichol beaded jewelry and wonderful, patterned handwoven bags adorned with pom poms , etc.   The “sail” on the newish pier looks great, especially at night, even though the lights that slowly change the colors aren´t working perfectly anymore.

PIER AT LOS MUERTOS BEACH  (photo credit:  PV Mirror)


SHAVED TERRIER
DANIEL CASTRO KEEPING  CATS COOL POST-SURGERY

To get to Coapinole, one drives through the busy municipality of Pitillal and then turns right towards the foothills of the Sierra Madres.  The colonia, close to the green hills, has a combination of dirt roads and paved roads.  All the roads have dogs on them.  The clinic took place in the home of Luna Castro and her husband Daniel, who made coffee, smoothies and fried bananas for the team and me.  The Castros had rescued a darling little Collie mix puppy who was spayed at the clinic.  She´s very playful, has been given the name “Barbi,” and needs a home.  Magdalena, who came later in the morning, cleaned surgical instruments and helped monitor cats in post-op.  Paulina, our director, is fostering a little white Terrier that Magdalena had rescued.  The dog had to have almost her entire body shaved because she had so much mange. Skin came off with the shaver, leaving the dog looking very tender and pink.  The Coapinole clinic was extremely busy, in part thanks to public service announcements on the radio and an easy location to get to.  After a very hot and humid morning, I bought a beautiful watermelon on my way home.



 

STERILIZATIONS AT COAPINOLE CLINIC – May 21-24

Male dogs – 15; Female dogs – 49; Male cats – 25; Female cats – 43
TOTAL:  132!!  Plus pregnancies terminated for two cats with 4 fetuses each.  

This project has been made possible with the support of the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust.   (The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust is headquartered in Scotland).

DONATIONS IN COAPINOLE– 1,890 pesos – plus three lunches provided to vet team.

REGISTRATION TABLE AT COAPINOLE CLINIC
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS CLINICS:  Jennifer Fullen – $75 CA
Jennifer Wilde – $300 USD


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“SPIRIT” AFTER A BATH

THE DOG THAT DIED:  “Spirit,“ who fought so hard to live, died on Wednesday.  Three months ago, the young brown male Cocker mix had been lying for three days on a steep incline next to a dirt road.  PEACEAnimals board members, Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink,  were e-mailed about the dog and its location and found him curled up in the area that had been described.  His hair was matted and he was filthy, emaciated and dehydrated.  His tail and one of his legs were fractured or broken and he had tumors on his genitals.    Taken immediately to Dr. Peña´s clinic, the rescued dog was diagnosed with TVT (transmissible venereal tumor), erlichia, anaplasma and fractures, the result of having been hit by a car at least once.  Days later, Brischa and Ted named this broken dog “Spirit,” because Dr. Peña said the dog had the will to live.  Spirit went home with Brischa and Ted.    His broken leg and tail and spirit mended.  Money was raised to pay for his vet expenses, including the chemo, which is so often and inexpensively successful in destroying malignant tumors.   Spirit ate well, was bathed regularly, ran and played with Brishca´s and Ted´s other dogs, swam in the pool, got pats and rubs and was loved. Displaying IMG_1419.JPG  On Wednesday after eating lunch, Spirit had a bath, was rubbed dry, cuddled, wagged his tail and lay down for a nap.  Under the bright sunlight and cloudless skies, Spirit closed his eyes and stopped breathing.  He had been able to survive everything but the chemo.  Spirit was buried that night in the hills behind Brischa´s and Ted´s home with a ball that he had liked to play with there.

TVT is avoidable.  The primary reason to spay and neuter is to prevent pregnancies.  It is also critical in the prevention of spreading venereal disease.  Spirit was a dog that might have had an owner once, but he had been discarded either before or after the injuries and disease.  Sterilized dogs don´t get TVT.  The mission of PEACEAnimals is to prevent the future suffering of animals.  Sterilization prevents future suffering.  Please take homeless dogs to free clinics.  Please consider donating to our clinics.


VOLUNTEER MAGDALENA
CHECKING HEARTBEAT PRE-SURGERY

PEACE ANIMALS CLINICS OPEN at 9 AM 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:  

May 28-31 – Col López Mateos – Rio Grande 408 casi esquina Rio Lerma


CHECKING TEMPERATURE PRE-SURGERY AT COAPINOLE CLINIC

From the Libramiento turn inland at Rio de la Plata (same street of the pedestrian bridge and the Red Cross). Drive down a couple of blocks until the end and turn right. At the first block turn left and you´ll find the clinic almost at the corner.

SPECIAL COLINA CLINICS:  Dr. Poli, Dr. Anthony and Paulina  worked the Colina clinic on Sunday, May 25th.  On Monday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 27th Dr. Poli and Paulina will be staffing the Colinia clinic.  The extra days are available because of donations made to Colina Clinic. 


COLINA CLINIC – 491 Venustiano Carranza – Col. Emiliano Zapata
(322) 104-6609; 
(322) 779-2377







DR. POLI´S SON, JESÚS ALEXANDER, WITH BAMBI AT COAPINOLE CLINIC.  Poli´s wife Concha, worked as a volunteer in pre-op. 

FELINES WAITING FOR SURGERY AT COAPINOLE CLINIC


RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and
Vancouver.  Expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact [email protected] if you can help.
“CANICAS” IS AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO AND NEEDS A HOME
HOMES NEEDED:  For the thousands of dogs and cats on the streets here and for dozens of healthy and beautiful dogs and cats at the Centro de Acopio, the city´s  no-kill pound. Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is now holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance).

AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO FOR ADOPTION

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:  Found weeks ago in the jungle and named “Muñeca,” this adorable two-year old female dog has not been claimed by her owner.   If interested, please contact:

“Barbi,” darling puppy rescued on the street in Coapinole.  Contact:  Luna Castro via FB. 

“BARBI” NEEDS HOME
“MUÑECA” NEEDS A HOME
SMILEAMAZON– When ordering on Amazon, if you click on the following link you can designate PEACEAnimals as a recipient of Amazon´s donation of  0.5% of your purchase.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038
GREATERGOOD – 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
VOLUNTEERS:  PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER.  WE NEED  YOUR HELP!  [email protected]
Schedule, including directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org
COAPINOLE CLINIC LOCATION

PEACEANIMALS HAS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE STATUS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA.  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

AFTER ONE YEAR OF OPERATIONS, COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC HAS BEEN REVISED UPWARDLY FROM $1,500 USD TO $1,700 USD.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

 


GreaterGood.org

  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors – PEACEAnimals

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

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NECESITAN SER RESCATADOS:  Los miles de perros y gatos en las calles.  Las docenas de gatos y perros en el Centro de Acopio.  Abierto lunes-sábado apartir de las 8 hasta las 2. 
El Centro de Acopio ya tiene adopciónes cada sábado apartir de las 11 hasta las 2 en Plaza Caracól –  cerca de la entrada de McDonald´s.
Tel.:293 3690.
HORARIO PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS:  ARRIBA EN LA PARTE INGLÉS.  

28-31 de Mayo

 ESTERILIZACIONES GRATUITAS DE PEACE Animals esta semana! Mayo 28, 29, 30 y 31 en la Col. LÓPEZ MATEOS:
Río Grande esq Río Lerma, a dos cuadras de la Cruz Roja. Recuerden llevar a su mascota en ayuno, darle de cenar antes de las 8 de la noche, y quitarle el agua. Se pueden esterilizar a [email protected] y [email protected] a partir de los 2 meses de edad si es que se encuentran en buen estado de salud, las perras o gatas que hayan parido se podran esterilizar despes de 2 meses del parto.

POR FAVOR,  AVISE A PAULINA STETTNER CUANDO PUEDE SER VOLUNTARIO.. [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  $ 1,700 EE.UU.  Estamos revisando los costos porque los prescios de los suministros y medicinas han subido, además los salarios.

LAS CLÍNICAS  NECESITAN FONDOS. Por favor, considere donar.

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

www.peaceanimals.org

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

Gracias por su interés y su apoyo.

Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente – Mesa Directiva de PEACEAnimals