|A SMART AND HANDSOME PACK OF FLUVIAL DOGS|
|MARÍA SLOWING DOWN TRAFFIC|
FLUVIDOGS PROJECT: I woke up in the dark at 6 AM on Wednesday, July 23rd, feeling tingly. It was the morning of the planned capture of a pack of seven and sometimes eight intelligent, goodlooking, medium-large feral dogs living in the overgrown grassy and bushy fields of colonia Fluvial. I was going with Paulina Stettner as an observer.
|DROWSY DOGS BEING MONITORED|
Approximately two dozen trained volunteers were to meet up at 7:30 AM with FluviDOGS organizer, Connie Córdova, who has been feeding the dogs for months on the grass divider under the large trees. Connie and and Marianna Bardejo, an excellent dog trainer, recently founded FluviDOGS, a group of individuals committed to stop the breeding of wild dogs. By 7:30, it was light, and the work began of putting out food that had been laced with eight ground-up sleeping pills per dog.
Traffic was well managed by five people on the very busy avenue of Jose Rodriguez Barba, which connects Francisco Villa with Avenida México, the main streets in and out of Puerto Vallarta. Feral dogs and have been injured and killed on this speedy street, and they were at more risk after consuming sleeping pills. Volunteers held large, brightly colored signs advising in Spanish to slow down for dogs on the loose. For the few cars that sped by, the suggestion was made to hold up signs saying “men drinking beer ahead” or “watch out for naked women.”
|LOOKING FOR DISAPPEARED DOGS|
Only five dogs would eat the food, and out of those that did, after about a thirty minute light sleep, three of them disappeared into high bushes before they could be tranquilized. Volunteers stayed until 10 AM to make sure dogs were fine when they came out of hiding.
Captured: “Momy,” whom volunteers had seen being mounted by different dogs in the past several days, and “Cachita,” a young dog that no one had suspected of being pregnant. I drove with Paulina, director of PEACEAnimals clinics, to our location in the nearby colonia los Portales with Cachita in a kennel in the back of the truck. She was operated on and discovered to be newly pregnant with nine fetuses. Momy was brought to the clinic an hour later and found to be in advanced stages of TVT (transmissible venereal tumor). As a wild dog, it will be impossible for Mom to go through chemotherapy sessions to shrink and destroy the malignant tumors. “Destiny,” a female dog that had belonged to Momy´s pack, probably died of TVT. The destiny of many unsterilized dogs running free in the streets is to be infected and die of this disease. TVT, so common in Mexico, doesn´t exist
|“CACHITA” at LOS PORTALES CLINIC|
in the U.S. or Canada. It was a stressful capture for Momy, so the members of FluviDOGS present at the clinic decided to let her have a few days of rest and good food at the SPCAPV sanctuary with Cachita. The surprise for Connie at feeding time on Sunday morning was to find Momy and Cachita waiting for her under the trees in Fluvial. The dogs had managed to tear their way through a cyclone fence at the SPCAPV and tavel a few miles to the only home they´ve ever known.
Brian Kines, who has been so involved with the FluviDOGS project, reports that Momy, the oldest dog in this pack, has had many litters of puppies and is probably newly pregnant. Her cancer has spread to her internal organs and she will be euthanized via a strong tranquilizer in her food this week.
Although attempts were made to capture more dogs on Thursday and Friday, the efforts were unsuccessful. FluviDOGS is committed to the capture, sterilization and release of the two packs of feral dogs. If you would like to help in any way: FluviDOGS on Facebook.
|“CACHITA” IN RECOVERY AT SPCAPV|
THANK YOU TO THE MANY DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE HELPING TO END THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS.
CLINIC IN LOS PORTALES: The vet team operated in a small, narrow store rental space on a side street in back of a dirt playground and UMA, the newish city hall north of downtown. A tarp was put up to protect people and animals from the scorching sun. Temperatures this week have been in the low 90´s (33-34 degrees centigrade) with humidity at 75%. A big rain Thursday night brought some relief to the heat wave.
|SETTING UP CLINIC AT LOS PORTALES|
|DR. POLI AT LOS PORTALES CLINIC|
STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA LOS PORTALES – JULY 23-27
Male dogs: 12: Female dogs: 24;
Male cats: 31; Female cats: 38
TOTAL: 105 PLUS pregnancies terminated for: 1 dog with 9 fetuses; 1 cat with 3 fetuses: 1 cat with 5 fetuses
DONATIONS AT COLONIA LOS PORTALES CLINIC:1,070 pesos
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS CLINICS: PurrProject – $200 USD
Maré Hansen – $1,000 USD
Marlene and Keith Vancoughnett – $167.81 CA ($150 USD)
CABEZÓN: “Name This Hound” contest has received the following suggestions so far: Admiral; Atlas; Baron; Beau; Calhoun; Gus; Justin; Porque; Thor; Van Gogh. Please submit names to me before August 31st.
|RED BONE COON|
|CABEZÓN IN REPOSE|
Norma Lugo-Rodriguez works at the papelería in el Tuito and saved Cabezón from starvation. She said some of the boys and young men in town would regularly hit and kick Cabezón as they walked past the dog. After a visit to Dr. Peña this week, Cabezón was diagnosed with erlichia, which is easily treated with pills for 30 days.
|NORMA LUGO-RODRIGUEZ VISTING CABEZÓN AT SAASHI´S HOME|
Cabezón is now enjoying regular meals and loving care at the home of Saashi Rodriguez. He needs a new name and a permanent home. Regarding Cabezon´s DNA, southerner Bill Goodloe suggests he is part Great Dane and part “Mexican Dog.” Saashi thinks Cabezón is a lot Red Bone Coon. Whatever Cabezón is, he is a wonderful dog. Contact: [email protected]
|“CABEZÓN” EN ADOPCIÓN|
NEW FOR CUPOCITY- “ADOPT DON´T SHOP” ANIMAL SECTION/”ADOPTAR NO COMPRAR:” No charge/gratuita – upload photos of rescued cats and dogs and post information. www.cupocity.com/clasificados-categorias.php
|RESCATADA Y NECESITA CASA PUENTE O ADOPCIÓN TAN PRONTO POSIBLE|
RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME: A tan female puppy wandered into Julieta Valdes´ home. She has two other dogs and can´t keep this one. The dog needs a foster or permanent home as soon as possible. Contact: [email protected]
|SHAMIRA, DEVOTED ACOPIO VOLUNTEER, WITH SWEET “BETO, ONE OF DOZENS OF DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO.|
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|KEEPING COOL AT LOS PORTALES CLINIC|
SCHEDULE/HORARIO July 30-August 2- IXTAPA Salón de Usos Múltiples – Calle Michoacán 340 (behind the church of Talpita)
Take the highway to Las Palmas, pass the junction to the Universidad de Guadalajara. VERY soon after the junction you will come across calle Gaviota where you make a right. Drive down for a few streets and make a left on Michoacan.
Turn inland at La Paloma Bullring, drive in for many blocks and at the light turn LEFT.
Road is under construction, be patient and drive until you come to Av Los Poetas where you will make a RIGHT, it´s a big new avenue going uphill and it will be clearly marked.
Pass a Pemex after a series of little identical houses and duplex and at the Kiosko convenience store make a left
The street you are on will seem to end in a dirt road after 2 blocks, but a paved road continues to the right, stay on that paved St called 16 de Septiembre.
Many, many blocks later you will come to what appears the end of the street and make a LEFT at Calle Heberto Castillo.
After 2 blocks on Heberto Castillo you will come to a green Tortillería El Progreso where you will turn left again and voila!
August 13-16 Mojoneras
Take the Highway 200 heading N from the Airport. Go on the lateral alon the Corona Beer Storage and bottleing plant (close to the Bus Station). At the end of the corner make a RIGHT.
Drive to the end of the wide cobblestone street, until you come to the SEAPAL sewer water treatment plant and make a LEFT.
Soon after you will come to a chicken shop and make a RIGHT on Jalisco St.
Drive in for about 3 block until you find us in a corner at the Agencia Municipal.
August 20-23 La Bugambilia – TBA
|PAULINA AT LOS PORTALES CLINIC|
VOLUNTEERS: PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER. WE NEED YOUR HELP! [email protected]
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COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,700 USD.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors – PEACEAnimals
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