It seems strange not to be visiting PEACEAnimals clinics, and I miss them.   Our work agreement with the vet team,  Pets for Life,  is that they be available to us a minimum of thirty surgery weeks a year.  The work agreement can be seen on our website.   PEACEAnimals works with the team approximately forty weeks a year.  Pets for Life secures approximately nine surgery weeks annually outside of Puerto Vallarta, which means not having to raise approximately $16,000 USD annually for PEACEAnimals clinics.  The excellent team,  consisting of Dr. Poli, Dr. Anthony and Leslie Carratachea (vet tech and education director) are currently in Zipolite, Oaxaca, which looks very beautiful.  Their clinic is sponsored by the SnipSisters.

ZIPOLITE, OAXACA. NUESTRO EQUIPE, PETS FOR LIFE, TIENE SU CLÍNICA ALLÁ ESTA SEMANA.  LA CLÍNICA DE 2 SEMANAS ESTÁ PAGADA POR LAS “SNIPSISTERS.”

CAT PICNIC:  At dusk on Thursday, I took our three dogs to the isla Cuale for a walk and a dip in the river, which flows down from the Sierra Madres and into the Bay of Banderas.  Crossing the swinging wooden bridge, a pack of cats strode purposefully towards me.  The dogs regarded them quizzically.    Behind me was

LA ISLA CUALE – POR ARTISTA ADA COLORINA

 Almendra of Puro Gato with an oversize bowl of bits of fresh fish discarded at local fish markets. 

ALMENDRA DE PURO GATO DANDO PESCADO A UNOS DE LOS GATS DE LA ISLA CUALE

Almendra and/or her sister, Soraya, go to the island daily to feed fish to the abandoned cats and kittens.   They also trap cats, take them to PEACEAnimals and Colina free clinics for sterilization and either find homes for them or release them back to the island. Alemendra was accompanied by a videographer who is making a short documentary on the cats of the isla Cuale. There are many beautiful and tame ones that would make great companions.

TANTOS HERMOSOS GATOS MANCITOS Y OPERADOS EN LA ISLA QUE SERÍAN BUENOS COMPAÑEROS

The tiny island hosts a cultural center at the east end and a small archaeological museum at the west end,  where the river empties into the bay.  In between are restaurants, shops, stalls and a couple of small, abandoned buildings.  There is an assortment of rumors regarding the island´s future, which include potential plans for a green iguana sanctuary,

IGUANAS DE LA ISLA CUALE

a botanical garden, and even talk of a casino.  I believe Puerto Vallarta has three casinos at present, all of which are the electronic games variety.  Regarding the abandoned cats living on the island –  city officials are discussing the need to move most of them to another location.  Where?  PLEASE CONSIDER ADOPTING A CAT FROM THE ISLAND.  FAVOR DE CONSIDERAR ADOPTANDO UN GATO DE LA ISLA CUALE.  

NOTE:  Dr. Manuel Peña is aware of the urgency to sterilize and find homes for cats from the isla Cuale.  Depending on his work schedule, he will donate 5 feline spay or neuter surgeries per week to Puro Gato.  Please ask your vets if they will donate surgeries to the abandoned cats on the isla Cuale.

ALMENDRA DE PURO GATO DANDO PESCADO A LOS GATOS DE LA ISLA CUALE

Dr. Manuel Peña sabe que es urgente esterilizar y luego encontrar gatos de la isla Cuale tan pronto posible.  Depende de su horario de trabajo, pero él ofreció donar hasta esterilizaciónes cada semana a Puro Gato.  Favor de pedir a sus veterinarios si pueden donar unas cirugías para los gatos abandonados en la isla cuale.  

A UN LADO DE UNA DE LAS PUENTES A LA ISLA CUALE – “ISLA DE LOS NIÑOS”

 SIGNAGE AT ONE OF THE ENTRANCES TO THE ISLA CUALE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE
“CHILDREN´S ISLAND”

10TH ANNUAL PET PICNIC AT DAIQUIRI DICK´S TO BENEFIT PEACEANIMALS!!

 Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Daiquiri Dick’s – Olas Altas 314 (Tel:) 222 0566
 11am – 1pm 12 N –  Costume Contest followed by Best Trained Competition
 Boxed Lunch and Doggie Treats; Fashion Show; Raffle; Live Auction
 
$300 pesos in advance and $350 pesos at the door
Tickets are available now at Daiquiri Dick’s.
Space is limited.

I have volunteered to secure items for the live auction.  If you have something wonderful to donate (dinners in private homes; sails on the bay; tennis or golf lessons with a pro; a piece of art; hotel overnights, villa overnights;  cooking classes; etc.),  please contact me.  Robert Burkheimer, auctioneer extraordinaire,  has donated his professional services to this event.  To date,  the following has been confirmed:    (SUBASTA PARA PEACEANIMALS):

Head and cranial massage by Dr. Leslie Korn  (http://www.drlesliekorn.com/about.html), plus a copy of Medicines from the Jungle, a bilingual community-based medicinal plants book that she authored (http://www.drlesliekorn.com/medicines-from-the-jungle.html)


Rancho Primavera in el Tuito- the lake house – one night for two persons – www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com
 Casa Malia in Gringo Gulch, Puerto Vallarta – two nights for two persons  – https://www.facebook.com/casamaliapv


A two-hour cooking class for four persons with the excellent,  effervescent and utterly charming Chef Claudio from Torino, Italy.   Class will take place in Claudio´s home in colonia Palmar de Haramara.  

Casa Mariposa in San Sebastián – two nights for up to eight persons –
https://www.flipkey.com/san-sebastian-del-oeste-villa-rentals/p1323418/

Casa Encantada – Patzcuaro, Morelia – two nights for two persons  http://www.hotelcasaencantada.com/


Lunch for six and afternoon swim in the bay or the edgeless pool at the spectacular Villa Mandarinas in Mismaloya – www.villamandarina.com

Gourmet dinner for eight persons catered, served and joined by exuberant hosts Nick Walker and Larry Loyd at their fabulous villa, Casa Chickie – Puerto Vallarta
http://www.timothyrealestategroup.com/properties/casa-chickie/

Hotel Lagunita in Yelapa – two nights for two persons- http://hotel-lagunita.com/

Garlands del Rió – the sensational new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta –  two nights for two persons
www.garlandsdelrio.com

Five hundred pesos gift certificate for The Iguana, the recently opened Mexican specialty restaurant

THIS IS A FUN EVENT AND PROVIDES FUNDING FOR PEACEANIMALS FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS.

If you cannot attend and would like to bid on any of the above items, please contact me.

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

Due to non-sterilization and a lack of education, there are thousands of cats and dogs living on the streets in Puerto Vallarta.  There are many hundreds waiting to be adopted in foster homes,  sanctuaries and in the Centro de Acopio.   If you can foster an animal, have found a cat or dog, or would like to adopt a cat or dog, please check our website on the “resource” tab for names and contacts of refuges, vets, etc.  
NEEDS HOME – WONDERFUL FEMALE BULL DOG RESCUED BY CECI PAREDES, DIRECTOR OF PEACE PUNTA DE MITA.  THIS SWEET DOG WAS USED FOR BREEDING PURPOSES AND THEN DISCARDED.  SHE IS SIX YEARS OLD AND PARTIALLY DEAF.

HERMOSA Y NOBLE BULL DOG RESCATADA POR CECIL PAREDES, DIRECTORA DE
PEACE PUNTA DE MITA.    ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN.  TIENE 6 AÑOS Y ESTÁ UN POCO SORDA. SU NOMBRE ES “MILAGROS.”  CONTACTO:  [email protected]


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:
  
November – Oaxaca for two weeks (Pets for Life clinic)
December 2-5 – San Pancho, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 9-12 – San Blas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 16 – Colonia Coapinole, Puerto Vallarta (Demonio Blanco) Francisco Madero # 569

Take Francisco Villa north, passing through the church and plaza in Pitillal.  Drive straight until you reach the cross street of 16 de septiembre.  No street sign, but landmark is a yellow, orange and navy blue restaurant called “La Hamburguesa.”  Turn right and continue up hill.  At top of street is calle Guerrero.  Continue one more block until you reach calle Francisco Madero.  A lime green two-story building will be on your left. Turn left.  Continue 1 1/2 blocks on this paved road until it turns into a dirt road.  We will be on the left hand side of the road in an orange house.

December 23-January 5 – VACACIÓNES 

January 6 -Punta de Mita – community center – map:
https://www.google.com.mx/maps/place/Peace+Centro+Comunitario/@20.7760973,-105.5136878,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8421135b3aad65fd:0x82941177d47b6487

This clinic is sponsored by PEACE Punta de Mita Foundation.

 January 13-16 –  Bucerias, Nay. – Calle 16 de Septiembre between Calle Matamoros and Calle Pipilas, Col. La Unidad. The Bucerias Community Center (BCC,  formerly BBCC Bucerias Bilingual Community Center) building.  Harold Sokolove and other locals are raising the funds for this clinic.

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

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

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.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.
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.

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. 
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.  
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected]

 
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.

DONATION change effective Oct 1, 2015:
PEACEAnimals operatesunder the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.   Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 

Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:


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

         

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

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE – www.peaceanimals.org

FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 210 PESOS 4 DÍAS LA SEMANA Y CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.  GRACIAS.

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR
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GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals