|RANCHO PRIMAVERA IN EL TUITO|
El Tuito means “Little Valley” or “Place of Beauty.” It had been a couple of months since I had last visited this beautiful spot, and so I returned for an overnight to Rancho Primeravera. At the front gate was “Bella,” the lovely and formerly emaciated Weimaraner that Paulina and I had found on a dusty road in a poor neighborhood. Bonnie Jauregui, one of the owners of Rancho Primavera, had seen her photo in this blog, and adopted her. The ranch is a birder´s delight and a heavenly place for anyone who wants to be surrounded by animals and by beauty. The ranch has a lap pool, streams, ponds, a small lake with a rowboat and a paddle board and dozens of walking and riding trails. There are hundreds of fruit trees – mango, lime, lemon, orange, guava and avocado, plus cedars, pines, oaks, walnut, oaks, etc.
Six affectionate, large rescue dogs and twenty horses roam the two-hundred acre ranch.
When we went riding, Bella loped along behind us for an hour-and-a-half on the wet trails. Recent births on the ranch include a three-week old brown filly with a white star on her forehead and nine little bunnies in a variety of colors.
|STELLA AND THE MACAW WHO LOVED HER|
The small green parrot flew over and landed on my shoulder for a visit and the gorgeous macaw became enamored with my six-year old granddaughter. Every time we went from the ranch house to the rental house on the small lake, he flew over our heads, dazzling us with his display of rainbow colors.
For reservations or information: [email protected]; www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com
|“BELLA” IN HEAVEN AT RANCHO PRIMAVERA|
COLONIA PRIMERO DE MAYO ON A MISTY MORNING
|CLINIC LOCATION IN PRIMERO DE MAYO|
Close to the foothills of the Sierra Madres, COLONIA PRIMERO DE MAYO is a mixed neighborhood a few minutes east of central Vallarta, with close-up views of the Sierra Madre foothills. The clinic took place in an empty house next door to “Corazon de Niña,” a shelter founded by Melissa Leigh Canez for approximately two dozen abused girls, ranging from the ages of four to twenty-three.
On Wednesday, the clinic´s first day, fifteen people were already queued up when the vet team arrived at 8:15 AM. Paulina and the vets are always excited to see people waiting with their pets and have been doing high numbers. Because work is so intense and fatigue does set in, the team would like to limit animals accepted to thirty during the week and fifteen on Saturdays.
STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA PRIMERO DE MAYO: Male dogs – 13; Female dogs – 32; Male cats -24; Female cats – 33
Total: 102 PLUS Pregnancies terminated for one cat with 5 fetuses; one cat with 4 fetuses; one dog with 9 fetuses
DONATIONS AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC: 2,240 PESOS
|VOLUNTEERS AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC|
RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:
|ONE-YEAR OLD FEMALE BELGIAN SHEPHERD AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC. NEEDS LOVING HOME.|
After months of trying to persuade the owner of a beautiful, but poorly cared for Belgian Shepherd to give her up, the owner agreed to let Paulina take her. The dog is extremely loving and was spayed at the Primero de Mayo clinic. She needs a good home. So does “Rommel,” the other Belgian Shepherd that Paulina rescued. Rommel was formerly named “Romeo” by his owner, who had bought a female and left them inside a property to breed. The man forgot to come by to feed and water them, so the female starved to death. A passerby saw this and freed Rommel, who lived on the street until a woman adopted him. With the beginnings of mange becoming evident, the woman thought he was better off in the streets again. Both dogs are from colonia Ramblases, which is immediately east of Primero de Mayo, and are being fostered by Paulina. Please contact her if interested: [email protected]
|“ROMMEL (IN FOREGROUND) NEEDS A GOOD HOME|
“Santa,” named after cartoon Simpsons´ dog. Barbara Drucker and her husband Louis Draper have six rescue dogs, including one with special needs, and feed two street dogs daily. A few weeks ago another dog with a terrible limp joined them. Barbara and Louis took her to their vet,
|LOUIS DRAPER AT VET´S WITH “SANTA”|
who diagnosed the dog as having a broken hip, the result of having been hit by a car. Surgery was complicated but successful. Barbara named her “Santa,” after the Simpsons´ dog. After having spent three weeks recovering at the vet´s clinic, Santa needs a foster and/or permanent home as soon as possible.
|SWEET “SANTA” NEEDS A HOME|
“GASTON” is reported to have gotten over his timidity. Boarded at LADRA, co-owner Brischa says he looks quite related to a Rat Terrier. Gaston´s ears betray a bit of Chihuahua DNA. He´s an adorable small dog (neutered and vaccinated) and for adoption. Contact: [email protected]
|TED BORCHGREVINK WITH GASTON. PERRO DE 2 AÑOS RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR.|
I met “Gina” at Rancho Primavera in El Tuito this week-end. Bonnie Jauregui, the effervescent co-owner, said she had shown up on the property a week ago. This is a three-month old female German Shepherd mix who is quite irresistible. Contact Bonnie if interested: [email protected]
|“GINA” AT RANCHO PRIMAVERA IN EL TUITO. NEEDS HOME!|
|ADORABLE FEMALE DOG AT ACOPIO NEEDS 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). Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.
Very sweet, young grey and white male cat living on the street near my home. I took him to the clinic for neutering and released him the next morning in front of an abandoned home where two other cats spend time. If interested, please contact me.
|SWEET MALE STREET CAT NEEDS HOME|
SOS RE ISLAND CATS: Marion Franc responded to the SOS and will help. 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]
|DOG JUST AFTER HAVING BEEN SEDATED AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC|
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|LINN AND KAROLINA, VISITING FROM SWEDEN, VOLUNTEERED AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC|
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|REGINA, AGE 15, VOLUNTEERS DAILY AT THE CLINICS|
|DR. POLI AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC|
|UNSOLICITED (!) DRAWING BY SIX-YEAR OLD STELLA GREGOR|
|YOUNG BOY WITH HIS CHIHUAHUA AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC|
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)
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|VOLUNTEER ANDREA AT PRIMERO DE MAYO CLINIC|
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|REGINA,15 AÑOS, ESTRELLA DE LOS VOLUNTARIOS|