|A WALK ON THE MALECÓN|
A few decades ago, the ejidos (communal landowners) voted to sell their ocean front property in Punta de Mita, Nayarit to the government. There apparently wasn´t much choice for the ejidos.
|PUNTA DE MITA|
The government in turn sold this beautiful area to developers. The ejidos and fishermen left their beach shacks, many of whom moved to inexpensive housing created by the government in Corral del Risco, which is part of Punta de Mita. A 2010 census lists 2,304 inhabitants for Corral del Risco. Looking up from the beaches, Punta de Mita, with its five-star hotels, expensive villas and condos and lush golf course, one can also see Corral del Risco, a poor, dusty little town. It is an example of what exists in many parts of the world – poverty next to privilege.
STERILIZATIONS: Corral de Risco, Nayarit – January 7-10
Female dogs: 24 Male dogs: 15 Female cats: 20 Male cats; 12
(Numbers lower than usual because this town is very small and there is a high resistance to spay/neuter. Although Dr. Poli was the only vet operating this week, no pet owner was turned away).
DONATIONS AT CLINIC:
|PIZZA LUNCH DONATION AT CORAL DEL RISCO CLINIC|
The Corral del Risco clinic was sponsored by the PEACE Punta de Mita Foundation. http://peacepuntademita.org/
Note: Over a year ago, Helen Rogers and June Yamrick, friends and animal lovers (Helen lives a couple of blocks from PEACE treasurer, Amy Welch) from Portland, saw an article in Oregonian magazine about volunteerism travel and PEACEAnimals.
|PAULINA AND JUNE AT CORRAL DEL RISCO CLINIC|
They made a decision to come to Puerto Vallarta and volunteered long hours every day at the Corral de Risco clinics. They will also be at the Floresta clinic.
|“NENA” AT TIME OF RESCUE|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Kelsie Macray – $237 USD. Kelsie donates $1.00 USD quarterly for every leash or collar sold at her new company, www.beastandbabe.com The products are great looking and all handcrafted in
ADOPTIONS: “Nena,” whom I met at our clinic in el Pitillal. After three foster homes, this extremely sweet and now beautiful young dog is flying to her new home in Vancouver, thanks to Mexpup.
RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME: Vicky Boyd saw an emaciated white male dog in front of a church in the small town of San Jose, Nayarit. Vicky immediately gave him water and then took him to Wolf Veterinaria on New Year´s Day. She named him “Feliano” (“Feliz Año”). Covered in lice and suffering from malnutrition and erlichia,
|“FELIANO” RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR|
Feliano will stay at Wolf´s for two weeks while he recovers. Vicky is paying all vet bills, but needs to find a home for this year-and-a-half old dog as soon as possible. Contact: [email protected]
|“MONA” AND DUSTIN|
|“MONA” AT TIME OF RESCUE|
|“MONA” NOW. NECESITA HOGAR.|
“Mona,” the 18-month old female Pit Bull mix I found on the highway in Mismaloya. I met Dustin and Mona, her primary caregiver at LADRA, at los arcos on the malecón for a walk on the beach this week.
Mona looks great. She has filled out, her mange has almost all disappeared and she looks very happy, strong and confident. Mona runs enthusiastically into the water to chase thrown rocks and bobbing pelicans. Dustin said she is now fine with other dogs (growls at alpha female Pitties) and pays no attention to cats when being walked on the Isla Cuale. Mona is a great dog – obedient, athletic, affectionate and good looking. If you would like to meet her, please contact LADRA via FB.
|GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN PARAÍSO FELINO|
HOMES ALSO NEEDED: For the thousands of dogs and cats on the streets here, for hundreds of cats and dogs in refuges and in foster homes, and for dozens of healthy and beautiful dogs and cats at the Centro de Acopio, the city´s pound.
|UNOS DE LOS MÁS O MENOS 60 PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO ESPERANDO HOGARES|
|CACHORRITOS EN ACOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
|DR. POLI IN SURGERY AT CORRAL DE RISCO 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 some of your purchases. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038
|CORRAL DEL RISCO CLINIC|
Directions: Leaving Costco, head south on Francisco Villa. At the Pemex/Oxxo at Calle Viena, pull into the gas station so you can turn left onto Calle Viena (You cannot turn left from Francisco Villa at that light) Follow Calle Viena to the end. Turn left at the end, right at the next street, followed by another immediate left. Follow that road all the way down, past the field and the park. Go up the cobbled side of the street on the big hill. The road forks at the top of the hill. Stay to the right and go one block. (This street is called Palmera). At the corner, on the left, is Abarrotes El Cheque – a landmark of sorts. Turn right and at the end of the street on the left is a big green house. 558 Mezquite. If all else fails, follow a #3 bus, which stops right at El Cheque, and clinic is right down the street.
January 28-31 – Col. Villa las Flores, Jal. – TBA
February 3-6 – TBA
February 11-14 – La Cruz, Nay. Sponsored by Funny Bones
February 18-21 – San Blas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
February 25-28 – La Cruz, Nay. (Pets for Life) Sponsored by Funny Bones
Funny Bones, a volunteer organization in La Cruz, Nayarit, is headed by Dani Peters and dedicated to raising funds for spay/neuter clinics.
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.organd on this blog: www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com
Please “like” PEACEAnimals on FaceBook.
|INTERESTING FOOD IN BURMA|
LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM: PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches. Please consider bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines. THANK YOU.
|DANCERS ON THE MALECÓN|
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS. Please sign up: [email protected]
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER. Note: Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed. Name of recipient of donations for all donations is simply “PEACE.”