SANTUARIO DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA SOLEDAD – SAN PEDRO TLAQUEPAQUE


MUSEO DE CULTURA EN SAN PEDRO TLAQUEPAQUE

I have stayed in Tlaquepaque several times, but never realized until I went there this past week for the Calle Cero massive free spay/neuter campaign that it is a very large municipio, which equates to a county.  The small, historic and picturesque town of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, known for it ceramics, blown glass, artisans and many attractive shops and restaurants, is what I thought was Tlaquepaque.

CAMINANDO POR LAS CALLES DE SAN PEDRO TLAQUEPAQUE

Landmarks for San Pedro de Tlaquepaque include the plaza el Parián,  which is flanked by columned arcades and surrounded by food and souvenir vendors, restaurants and bars.  El Jardin Hidalgo is the main square, where a statue of Miguel Hidalgo Costilla, the “Father of Mexican Independence,” stands.The two important churches are San Pedro and el Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.

STAN – DUEÑO DE  CASA DE LAS FLORES www.casadelasflores.com

We walked several pleasant blocks to the Museo Cultural, and though it was closed for renovations, we enjoyed its whimsical collection of human and animal statues in the courtyard, and the ceramic museum, located on one of the bricked pedestrian streets, was extremely nice. Stan, co- owner of the irresistible Casa de las Flores, the B & B where we stayed, is a charmer.  He gave us a 20-minute exuberant and knowledgeable tour of his enormous ceramic collection (he also has large collections of masks, paintings and objets),  and reminded us that Moses had described Adam as having been formed by God out of clay.   The name Tlaquepaque derives from Nahuatl,  the language the Aztecs spoke from at least the 7th century,  and means “place above clay land.” 

JARDIN HIDALGO – SAN PEDRO TLAQUEPAQUE

CALLE CERO´S LAUNCH OF A NATIONAL SPAY/NEUTER CAMPAIGN –  A ONE-DAY FREE CLINIC DAY IN COLONIA  LA COFRADÍA IN TLAQUEPAQUE – SPONSORED BY PEDIGREE:

We were told it would be very difficult to find the very poor colonia of la Cofradía in Tlaquepaque, and so hired Stan´s driver/guide, Luís,  to take us there. It was in fact difficult to find.  We arrived there after driving for about thirty minutes on San Pedro roads to a busy freeway and then to rocky, dirt roads with no names. After asking three people for directions, Luis spotted a TV vehicle heading up a muddy hill and immediately followed it for short distance.  I wasn´t prepared for what I saw – a theatre-size white tent with a large stage and a hundred white plastic chairs in front of it for speeches, and at the opposite end,  a small, colorful stage with red plastic chairs for children to watch educational puppet shows; three small tents to the right for vips and press; and to the left, four buildings and tents surrounded by hundreds of people with their cats and dogs.  These were the surgery areas, where long lines of tables had been joined together for  pre-op, surgery and post-op.  Only vets, vet techs and trained volunteers were allowed in these areas. Outside, pet owners were given assigned numbers that were called out at each tent or building and many waited for two hours to be called.  It was quiet.  It was orderly. It was impressive.  It was joyful.

CON PAULINA EN LA CLÍNICA MÁSIVA

This was an emotional and thrilling experience for me.  Paulina Stettner, director of Calle Cero, had been the director of PEACEAnimals free mobile s/n clinics for our first year.   We had spent many hot hours together walking up dusty roads in disenfranchised towns and neighborhoods, knocking at doors to see if people would let our vet team sterilize their cats and dogs.   There were many “no´s.” And then on August 31st, there I was with Paulina, surrounded by hundreds of pet owners with their cats and dogs because they recognize the importance of spay and neuter.  Bliss!

LONA PARA CIRUGÍA EN TLAQUEPQAUE

Funds were raised by Calle Cero via Azteca TV and the sponsorship of Pedigree for approximately 40 vets to sterilize 460 cats and dogs on Monday, August 31st in Tlaquepaque.  Paulina will send me the numbers as soon as they have been confirmed.
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GATOS – CLÍNICA EN COLONIA VILLA GUADALUPE

As I left for 2 1/2 weeks in California two days after returning from Tlaquepaque I was unable to attend the clinic in colonia Villa Guadalupe.  Soraya and her sister Almendra of Puro Gato to the call for help in trapping cats near the River Café on the Isla Cuale on Wednesday night.  From Soraya:


“Last night my sister and I attended to the call of trapping cats at River Café, we were able to trap 2 young cats (don’t know the sex yet)  and  we also caught 3rd stray cat from the romantic zone.
We were able to see the pregnant cat and other small ones at the same area of River Café too, but were unable to catch more since our 3 traps were full (we lent our 4th trap).  The pregnant cat does not seem to be too feral.  I hope we can trap her before she delivers.”

DR. POLI SENTADO – CLÍNICA IN COLONIA VILLA GUADALUPE


As a postscript, Soraya and Alemendra did trap the pregnant cat and three others, including one in the Romantic Zone.  The males were released where found the same day and the females kept in kennels for two days after surgery and being notched and then released back to the Isla Cuala.

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA VILLA GUADALUPE: September 1-4

Female cats – 33: Male cats – 26; Female dogs – 21; Male dogs -5
TOTAL:  85   Plus two euthanasias of cats with calnicivirus and pregnancy terminated for a cat with 4 fetuses (cat trapped on the isla Cuale by Puro Gato).

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC in Colonia Villa Guadalupe:  960 pesos

EXPLOSION OF CATS AND KITTENS:  PLEASE HELP!!!  There are approximately a dozen cats, some pregnant that have t five months old, that need to be seduced into a kennel or trapped.  The older kittens will be in heat in a couple of months.  They are on the Isla Cuale under the bridge near the River Café, which is closed for the month, which makes it an opportune time.  Best time to go, with tuna anchovies or anything that smells tempting, is dusk or evening.  After sterilization at a PEACEAnimals or Colina clinic, they can be returned where found.  Please contact [email protected] if you can help or need more information. 

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

$250 USD – Diane Hickingbotham McNabb
$50 USD – Michael Turner (monthly)

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Schools are back in session.  In conjunction with the clinic in colonia Villa Guadalupe, Leslie Carachatea, PEACEAnimals vet tech and education director, presented to 227 students at the Fausto Prieto Sánchez school.  

PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN DE PEACEANIMALS – PRESENTACIÓN A 227 ESTUDIANTES DE LA ESCUELA

                                                              FAUSTO PRIETO SÁNCHEZ

TLAQUEPAQUE – CAMPANA NACIÓNAL DE ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS
CLÍNICA  GRATIS DE UN DÍA EN TLAQUEPAQUE – CALLE CERO
CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE – PATRON= PEDIGREE
MÁSIVA CLÍNICA GRATIS DE CALLE CERO EN TLAQUEPAQUE

DIRECTORY OF RESCUED ANIMALS –  for a three-minute tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvn1wTkWs 
http://gooddog.pw/my-account/

GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet.  www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com  To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
CLÍNICA DE CALLE CERO EN TLAQUEPAQUE

SMILEAMAZON– This is fast and simple! When ordering on Amazon, 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
CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE – CIENTOS DE ANIMALITOS ESTERILIZADOS
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

Am traveling.  Please check website for dates and directions.
Estoy viajando fuera de Mexico.  Favor de checar el website para direciones y fechas.

September 9-12 –  Calle Mar de Plata 152 – fraccionamiento Villas del Mar

Take Ave. Francisco Medina Asencio. Right past Liverpool/Walmart

Turn right at bull ring onto Calle Politecnico National. At Oxxo turn right on Calle Mar Caribe.  Clinic will be on left.  You will see the Peace Animals trailer.

Thank you to Laura Chavez for this location.

September 23-26 – Mezcalitos, Nayarit – Address TBA

September 30-October 3 . Colonia las Aralias – en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez – atrás del parque los Sauces

October 21-24 – San Sebastián – salón de ejidos – Sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber.

DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 
CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE

 

MUCHOS PERROS BLANCOS EN ESTA CLÍNICA DE CALLE CERRO EN TLAQUEPAQUE

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING SPACE.

CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE

NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged

EDUCACIÓN PARA NIÑOS EN LA CLÍNICA DE CALLE CERO

to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.

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 and Calle Cero  on FaceBook.
LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team individual (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches. 
ESPERANDO -CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE
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. 
CALLE CERO – UN DÍA DE ESTERILIZACIÓN GRATIS EN TLAQUEPAQUE
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]
If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog.
TELA BORDADA EN EL MUSEO DE CERAMICA – TLAQUEPAQUE

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 USD.

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.”
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

   

  
 


GreaterGood.org

  

      
  

  

Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

     

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 SI QUISIERA RECIBIR ESTE BLOG CADA SEMANA, FAVOR DE MANDARME SU CORREO:  [email protected]

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955

NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. 
 PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.























SAN PEDRO, TLAQUEPAQUE


PASEANDO POR LAS CALLES DE SAN PEDRO, TLAQUEPAQUE

I have stayed in Tlaquepaque several times, but never realized until I went there this past week for the Calle Cero massive free spay/neuter campaign that it is a very large municipio, which equates to a county.  The small, historic and picturesque town of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, known for it ceramics, blown glass, artisans and many attractive shops and restaurants, is what I thought was Tlaquepaque.

SANTUARIO DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE SOLEDAD
IGLESIA DE SAN PEDRO
MUSEO DE CULTURA
PLAZA EL PARIÁN

Landmarks for San Pedro de Tlaquepaque include the plaza el Parián, which is flanked by columned arcades and surrounded by food and souvenir vendors, restaurants and bars.  El Jardin Hidalgo is the main square, where a statue of Miguel Hidalgo Costilla, the “Father of Mexican Independence,” stands.The two important churches are San Pedro and el Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.

CAMINANDO LAS CALLES DE TLAQUEPAQUE
STAN – DUEÑO DE LA CASA DE LAS FLORES

We walked several pleasant blocks to the Museo Cultural, and though it was closed for renovations, we enjoyed its whimsical collection of human and animal statues in the courtyard, and the ceramic museum, located on one of the bricked pedestrian streets, was extremely nice. Stan, the owner of the irresistible la Casa de las Flores, the B & B where we stayed, is a charmer.  He gave us a 20-minute exuberant and knowledgeable tour of his enormous ceramic collection (he also has large collections of masks, paintings and objets),  and reminded us that Moses had described Adam as having been formed by God out of clay.   The name Tlaquepaque derives from Nahuatl,  the language the Aztecs spoke from at least the 7th century,  and means “place above clay land.”

We were told it would be very difficult to find the very poor colonia la Cofradía in Tlaquepaque, and so hired Stan´s driver/guide, Luís,  to take us there. It was in fact difficult to find our destination.  After traveling about thirty minutes via San Pedro roads to a busy freeway and then on to rocky and dirt roads with no names, we arrived in la Cofradía.  Luis spotted a TV vehicle heading up a muddy hill and we immediately followed it for what amounted to a couple of blocks.  I wasn´t prepared for what I saw – a theatre-size white tent with a large stage and a hundred white plastic chairs in front of it for speeches, and at the opposite end,  a small, colorful stage with red plastic chairs for children to watch educational puppet shows, three small tents to the right for vips and press, and to the left, four buildings and tents  surrounded by hundreds of people with their cats and dogs.  These were the surgery areas, where long lines of tables that had been joined together for  pre-op, surgery and post-op.  Only vets,vet techs and trained volunteers were allowed in these areas. Outside, pet owners were given assigned numbers that were called out at each tent or building and many waited for two hours to be called.  It was quiet.  It was orderly. It was impressive.  It was joyful.

CON PAULINA EN LA CLÍNICA MÁSIVA

This was an emotional experience for me.  Paulina Stettner, director of Calle Cero, had been the director of PEACEAnimals free mobile s/n clinics for our first year.   We had spent many hot hours together walking up dusty roads in disenfranchised towns and neighborhoods, knocking at doors to see if people would let our vet team sterilize their cats and dogs.   There were many “no´s.” And then on August 31st, there I was with Paulina, surrounded by hundreds of pet owners with their cats and dogs because they recognize the importance of spay and neuter.  Bliss!

LONA PARA CIRUGÍA.

 THIS IMPORTANT EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY PEDIGREE. 

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA VILLA GUADALUPE: September 1-4
All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC in Colonia Villa Guadalupe:
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

$250 USD – Diane Hickingbotham McNabb
$50 USD – Michael Turner (monthly)

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Schools are back in session.  In conjunction with the clinic in colonia Villa Guadalupe, Leslie Carachatea, PEACEAnimals vet tech and education director, presented to 227 students at

TLAQUEPAQUE
CLÍNICA DE UN DÍA EN TLAQUEPAQUE – CALLE CERO
GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet.  www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com  To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
CLÍNICA DE CALLE CERO EN TLAQUEPAQUE

SMILEAMAZON– This is fast and simple! When ordering on Amazon, 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
CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

September 23-26 – Mezcalitos, Nayarit – Address TBA

September 30-October 3 . Colonia las Aralias – en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez – atrás del parque los Sauces

October 21-24 – San Sebastián – salón de ejidos – Sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber.

DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 
CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE

 

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING SPACE.

CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE

NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.
EDUCACIÓN PARA NIÑOS EN LA CLÍNICA DE CALLE CERO

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 and Calle Cero  on FaceBook.
LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team individual (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches. 
ESPERANDO EN CALLE CERO – TLAQUEPAQUE
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. 
CALLE CERO – UN DÍA DE ESTERILIZACIÓN GRATIS EN TLAQUEPAQUE
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]
If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog.
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 USD.
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.”
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

   

  
 


GreaterGood.org

  

      
  

  

Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

     

################################################# 

 SI QUISIERA RECIBIR ESTE BLOG CADA SEMANA, FAVOR DE MANDARME SU CORREO:  [email protected]

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955
NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.