The World Cup has been a thrilling distraction from recent tragic and dangerous events in different parts of the world. México, which has participated in every World Cup since 1994, always reaching round 16, had stumbled through qualifications. Playing extremely well and with obvious joy, TRI is led by the Miguel Herrera, the exuberant director who became a star because of his unbridled passion for his team and for the game. Sad to see the weeping players and crowd in the knock-out game against Holland. TRI played one of the best teams in the world, and almost won. A win would have given a huge emotional boost to a country with 60% poverty and an undeserved amount of bad press.
Also fantastic – the PEACEAnimals team, consisting of director/ vet tech, Paulina Stettner and doctors Poli and Anthony. Their work is intense, precise, and it is superb. Standing for at least five hours each surgery day in less than ideal spaces, they often have no time to take even a five-minute break. Since the founding of of PEACEAnimals free mobile spay/neuter clinics, one year ago in June, here are the results:
June 19, 2013-November 9-2013 – 20 clinics resulting in the sterilization of 1,886 cats and dogs
January 8, 2014-June 21, 2014 – 18 clinics resulting in the sterilization of 1,843
Total clinics in 12 months: 38
Total cats and dogs sterilized in our fist year of operation: 3,729
Average number of animals sterilized per clinic: 97
Approximate cost per clinic: $1,700 USD
|PLAYA GEMELAS BEACH WITH LOS ARCOS IN THE BACKGROUND|
PEACEAnimals would like to increase the number of members on the board of directors. With more board members, we can reduce annual dues. If you have an interest in helping reduce the number of unwanted births in the cat and dog population and can commit to one meeting (in person or conference call) and “giving or getting” $3,000 USD a year, please contact me.
|A SWIM AT LAS GEMELAS BEACH (“TheTwins”) WITH A WATERPROOF CAMERA|
|PARTY BOATS AT LAS ÁNIMAS (“The Spirits”) BEACH|
Pets for Life, the independent contractors PEACEAnimals employs, was able to secure their own free spay/neuter mobile clinics in several locations in the states of Nayarit and Oaxaca. Local governments and communities provided the funds for these clinics, which relieved PEACEAnimals of having to find funding for 48 surgery weeks a year.
|EL CABALLO (“The Horse”) BEACH|
Dazzlingly beautiful beach breaks between rains – the water is clear, pale emerald green and 88 degrees. Brown pelicans aren´t disturbed by a few nearby swimmers and voluminous, white pillowed clouds hover above the horizon.
|LA CRUZ MARINA|
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a fishing village on the Bay of Banderas with a very nice marina, several good restaurants and plenty of attractive condos and houses. Although it is located in the state of Nayarit, it is only a 30.minute drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Because La Cruz is located on the Bay of Banderas, it is a PEACEAnimals clinic responsibility.
|LA CRUZ CLINIC|
STERILIZATIONS AT La Cruz clinic – June 25-28: Male cats: 21; Female cats:24; Male dogs: 24;
Female dogs: 44; TOTAL: 113 PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 2 fetuses; 1 cat with 5 fetuses; 1 dog with 10 fetuses 17 less animals not born to suffer and reproduce.
|WAITING FOR LA CRUZ CLINIC TO OPEN|
Funding for this clinic was raised by Danielle Peters and a dedicated group of volunteers via a highly attended dinner with silent and live auctions.
DONATIONS at La Cruz clinic: 1,370 pesos
|VOLUNTEER ANDREA REGISTERING PETS AT LA CRUZ CLINIC|
DONATIONS TO PEACEAnimals clinics at Pitillal clinic last week – 2,210 pesos
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS CLINICS: Kara Koplan – $50 USD
Michael Turner – $50 USD
|PEACEANIMALS CLINIC PHOTO USED ON GREATERGOOD WEBSITE|
Pamela Evans – $153 USD. In addition to clicking, Pamela´s donation via the GreaterGood paid for the spaying and neutering of nine animals.
OTHER DONATIONS: Marion Franc: Six dog water bowls to distribute to restaurants and shops on the malecón. Setting them out on the sidewalk gives a drink to thirsty dogs and is good business.
Malka Sekey and her husband Steve Oseas – $1,000 USD to LADRA, the dog sanctuary built and owned by Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink.
RESCUED: Baby possums. Marianna Bardejo Marianna Bardejo needs help with the nine rescued baby possums she is fostering. Please let her know if you can donate cash or any of the following items: puppy milk; kitty kibble and fruit; nutrígel; very large plastic boxes; paper towels; or cash, to purchase these items. Please contact: [email protected]
|“GASTON” RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME|
A little black and white male Terrier/Chihuahua mix that I had seen foraging for food in the bagged trash and garbage that are left at corners for collection. A neighbor was able to catch him and put the dog in the car with me. As we drove off, the dog looked uneasy, but then began gently licking my hand, either as a thank-you or a need for moisture or salt. I took him to Dr. Peña´s clinic for a vet check and gave him the unlikely name of “Gaston.” The 1,040 cost for tests and vaccines was paid for by John Brooks. Gaston, who is two years old, walks nicely on a leash and is very pretty and sweet. He is being boarded at LADRA and available for adoption. Contact: [email protected]
HORSE NEEDS HELP: Very neglected and suffering horse reported seen in Bucerias. If you live in Bucerias, perhaps you can visit this horse and report its condition to the proper authorities. The horse is at Calle Lucio Blanco #38, almost at the corner of 20 de noviembre, near Telmex. If you know how to help, please email: [email protected]
|COCKER MIX AT THE ACOPIO FOR ADOPTION|
|WAITING FOR A HOME AT THE ACOPIO|
|PUPPY AT THE ACOPIO|
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). Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.
SOS RE ISLAND CATS: There are basically only two people feeding about 60 cats and kittens and catching them to take to clinics. Help is desperately needed to do both. Contact: [email protected]
|YOUNG PET OWNER AT LA CRUZ CLINIC|
To donate to PEACEAnimals clinics, please click on this link. http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
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
VOLUNTEERS: PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER. WE NEED YOUR HELP! [email protected]
|SOME OF THE VOLUNTEERS AT LA CRUZ CLINIC|
|DR. POLI WITH VOLUNTEERS AT LA CRUZ CLINIC|
Directions: From downtown towards Costco on Francisco Villa, turn right at calleVienna at (corner where there is a Pemex Gas Station. Follow paved road up toward mountains past Kiosco, OXXO, Farmacia Benavides. Keep going until the road dead ends and forces you to turnleft. Once you have taken the turn, the street changes from Vienna to San Luis Potosi. – Follow it through the first intersection . Clinic will be in the second house on the left #355.
9-12 Colonia Emiliano Zapata- Venustiano Carranza #491 (Colina clinic location), opposite carnicería Colín, one block after exiting small tunnel that brings you into town.
30-2 Mojoneras (TBA)
Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are on website: www.peaceanimals.org
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,700 USD.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
NUEVA INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN ESPAÑOL EN NUESTRO WEBSITE – www.peaceanimals.org
CABALLO SUFRIENDO EN BUCERIAS: Un correo recibido:
“Hola, vivo en Bucerias, hace algunas semanas en las cercanias de mi casa veo un caballo que a mi parecer está siendo maltratado. El dueño lo tiene viviendo a la intemperie, cada vez que llueve el caballo se moja y sufre bajo las tormentas eléctricas sin ninguna protección. Sabiendo que los caballos son animales muy sensibles ésto me parece realmente cruel. Para colmo durante el dia lo saca de su terreno y lo amarra de frente a su casa sobre la banqueta la cual obviamente queda llena de orina y excremento, totalmente insalubre para las personas que por ahí pasamos. La dirección es: Lucio blanco no. 38 casi esquina con 20 de noviembre, entrando por Telmex. Gracias y ojalá puedan hacer algo por éste pobre animal.”
Si tiene aviso o puede ayudar, favor de contactar a [email protected]
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