The comforter I brought out of a storage closet on October 31st and put back immediately is now on our bed.  After the big week-end rains, mornings and evenings are now cool at last and the hours in between are heavenly. Piñatas are decorating the streets and for sale on several of them.  Trucks are laden with ripe, sweet tangerines from Vera Cruz and they will remind me of my

MANDARINAS DE VERA CRUZ – 20 PESOS LA BOLSA

childhood.  Tangerines were always in my Christmas stocking, along with chocolates the size of fifty-cent pieces encased in gold foil.  My favorite Christmases were then, living on a large farm in southern California.  I always woke up about five in the morning to see what magic Santa had left under the Christmas tree,  and if he had taken a bite out of the cookie I had left for him.  And then I would run several minutes on a frosty path in the dark to my cousins´ house to see what was under their tree, passing the creche-like scene of sleeping cows and goats and sheep.  Their warm breath created steamy mists in the cold morning air.  Our parents slept through these early secret moments.  Later in the morning, my grandmother would ask if I had heard Santa shout out over the roof top,  “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight,” and I always replied “yes!”

STERILIZATIONS AT COAPINOLE CLINIC – December 16-19 – This colonia is reached by driving north, passing the church in the bustling municipality of Pitillal and then heading east towards the foothills of the Sierra Madress.  It´s about a 25-minute drive from centro.

Forty-two cats and dogs arrived on the first day, thirty-eight on Thursday and  forty-two on Friday.

Total number of sterilizations and donations to be reported in January, as we leave for a two-week family visit in California on Saturday, December 19th.  No blogs will be written until the first week of January.


THIS CLINIC WAS SPONSORED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONATION.  THANK YOU!

Thank you to Julie Bunker, who let PEACEAnimals use her lovely home for the 3 1/2 day clinic.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC.  By Dr. Leslie Korn – Six delicious lunches for our team of three plus volunteers – on December 16th.

DR. ANTHONY- COAPINOLE

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 TO PEACEANIMALS:

Helga Rogers – $100 USD

Dahl Family Foundation – $2,000 USD – earmarked for a clinic in Bucerías. (added to the 25,000 pesos donated by Lucy Muniz and Gil Gevins, plus GoFundMe program initiated by Harold Sokolove, two clinics in Bucerias have now been paid for).

 Hadene and John Klassnik – $250 USD  “in memory of their darling son, Wayde Jonathan Klassnik”

MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS:

Sandra and Art Hildebrand –  1,000 pesos for cat food – which I passed on to  Puro Gato.  Sandra and Art, from Canada, rent a place near our home.  During their stays in Vallarta, they bring fresh water to the cats I feed in the abandoned house.  The white cat splattered with grey marks was once the cat I called the “devil cat” because he could get into our garden and then would fight with our cats.  He was skinny and skanky and completely wild.  With the years, he came to trust me and would let me pet him and eventually take him to be neutered.  He´s now fat and clean and would rather be petted than pay attention to food.  He lives with three other cats, a wonderful male tabby, a sleek black male cat with a white stripe down its nose and a black ,long-haired female.  They have all been sterilized at PEACEAnimals clinics and are extremely tame and affectionate.  They live in the empty house on Aldama and Guadalupe Sanchez in Centro.  I wish for a home for all of them.

PIÑATAS EN VENTA – CALLE A. SERDAN CON INSURGENTES

FUN FUNDRAISER FOR PEACEANIMALS!  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm – DRINKS AND SUPPER

8:15: pm – SCREENING OF “ELLA ES RAMONA”

A charming, intelligent romp of a romantic black comedy!  Spanish with English subtitles.    Filmed in Mexico.

Popcorn and candy will be served! 

VILLA BALBOA – PUERTO VALLARTA – Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km 3.8 #1730, Playa Venados     [email protected]

This is a beautiful villa overlooking the bay, complete with a deluxe screening room.

500 PESO DONATION

TICKETS LEFT FOR SALE NOW AT CASSANDRA SHAW – Basilio Badillo 276,  colonia Emiliano Zapata, Phone:01 322 223 9734

100% OF TICKET SALES MONEY WILL SUPPORT PEACEANIMALS CLINICS

SPACE LIMITED TO 38 TICKETS.  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. PLEASE DON´T DELAY IN PURCHASING YOURS!

Due to non-sterilization and a lack of education, there are thousands of homeless cats and dogs living on the streets in Puerto Vallarta.  There are many hundreds waiting to be adopted in foster homes,  sanctuaries and 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. 

PERRA DE MÉXICO – NACEN PARA SUFRIR.   MILLIONS OF CATS AND DOGS ARE BORN TO SUFFER IN MEXICO.

HERMOSA GATITA RECUPERANDO EN LA CLÍNICA DE COAPINOLE

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

CLINIC SCHEDULE/HORARIO;

January 6 -9 -Punta de Mita (el miércoles abre a las 1030 y no a las 9 como los otros días)

  – community center – map:

This clinic is sponsored by PEACE Punta de Mita Foundation.

January 13-16 –  Bucerias, Nay. – Calle 16 de Septiembre between  Matamoros and  Pipilas, Col. La Unidad.  The Bucerias Community Center (BBC, formerly BBCC Bucieras Bilingual Community Center) building). 

Location is easily accessible from north or south on Carr. 200.

From the NORTH : Enter the lateral prior before the next traffic light after passing the Bucerias centro traffic light. U-turn onto northbound lateral at the Santander Bank traffic light
From the SOUTH: Enter the northbound lateral at the next traffic light after passing the OXXO/Decameron arch traffic light at the Santander Bank traffic light.

Both: Stay on the northbound lateral to Av. Matamoros (just before the pedestrian bridge.) Turn right, go two blocks, turn right again.

Driving north on Hwy 200, pass exit for Pie in the Sky (on right) and Hotel de Cameron (left)  At the next traffic light (Famar’s Restaurant and Santander Bank on right) – exit on the lateral.
Continue North 2 blocks to Estadios, turn right.  Drive one block to Francisco Villa, turn left.  Drive two blocks to Pipila, turn right.
Drive one block to Matamoros, turn left – in one block you’ll see the Community Center

January 20-23-  Puerto Vallarta – location TBA

!!!NOTE: I CAN´T FIND CONTACT FOR THE CLINIC  ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS  JANUARY 20-23.  PLEASE EMAIL ME TO RESCHEDULE THIS CLINIC FOR FEBRUARY.  VET DECISION IS TO HOLD CLINIC IN MISMALOYA  THEN AND TRY TO FIND SHUTTLE BACK AND FORTH TO LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS.  With the combined two clinics there is an opportunity to get more animals sterilized.   Locals in both communities will raise the extra monies for travel time and gas.

FEBRUARY 3-6 – Isla Cuale – in the art center area

ISLA CUALE – The poisonings of cats continue and sadly, possums and other animals that eat kibble are also dying a very painful death.  In reaction to this crisis, Luz Wong has organized one-day PETS FOR LIFE clinics in the art center area of the Isla Cuale.  These clinics are being sponsored by various animal rescue groups.  CLINICS WILL OPEN AT 8 AM.  Below is the schedule for the extra clinics:
 

Enero 10 –   SPCA
Febrero 3-4-5-6- PEACE
Marzo 6 –  COLINA (this clinic will not be held on the island, rather at the 
COLINA free clinc – carranza 491 in colonia Emiliano Zapata)
Abril 3 –  PURR PROJECT
Mayo 8 –  PV ANIMAL
Junio 5 – SHANNON BESTON
Julio 3 –  PEACE
Agosto 7 –  SPCA
Septiembre 4 – ANGELICAT
Octubre 2  – PURR PROJECT
Noviembre 6 – PV ANIMAL

           Diciembre 4-  PURO GATO

Worrisome regarding the isla Cuale – Dogs running loose on the isla.  They are at risk for being poisoned and they also prevent a danger to the cats living on the isla Cuale.  An eight-year old female Siamese-mix cat was brutally killed there this week by an aggressive dog.  The law requires that dogs be kept on leashes at all times on the island.  

GATITA MUY JOVEN TIRADA ESTA SEMANA EN LA ISLA CUALE

CONTACTO PARA ADOPTAR GATITOS O GATOS DE LA ISLA:  PURO GATO – FB



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


“BLACKIE” ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA CON SUE DUEÑA EN COAPINOLE


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 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. 
CLÍNICA EN COAPINOLE

Please consider bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.  

STEPHANIE, NUESTRA VOLUNTARIA EL VIERNES EN COAPINOLE

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected]
If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 
  

DR. POLI CONTANDO MASCOTAS EN LA CLÍNICA DE COAPINOLE

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 is under 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: 

GreaterGood.org

  


       Richard R. Reed Foundation
  

  


Thank you for your interest and support.

WISHING ALL A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!

SWEET CHRISTMAS VIDEO FILMED IN NEW ZEALAND:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWq60oyrHVQ

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

        

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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.
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, PORFA.

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – presidente de le mesa directiva

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals