ÁRBOL DE AMAPAS EN VALLARTA

As I prepared to leave Vallarta to visit my children and grandchildren in San Francisco and my mother in Hawaii, I took a last look at the glorious yellow blossoms on the primavera trees, hoping they would still be here when I returned.  It is a warmer spring that usual, and the orchid, amapas and primavera trees are all in beautiful full bloom.


PARQUE DE GOLDEN GATE EN SAN FRANCISCO

Winter temperatures in San Francisco were in the 60´s and Golden Gate Park was full of gorgeous blooms.

ÁRBOLES EN EL PARQUE DE GOLDEN GATE, SAN FRANCISCO.  TODAVÍA ES INVIERNO Y PARECE PRIMAVERA.

Across town in the sunny mission district, which is heavily Latino,  small shops are filled with  Donald Trump piñatas.

PIÑATAS DE DONALD TRUMP EN MUCHAS TIENDAS EN EL ÁREA DE LA MISÍON – SAN FRANCISCO

Arriving in Honolulu, I immediately was was aware of the sweet fragrance of tropical flowers.  Staying on Diamond Head with my mother, trade winds gently blow,  coconut palms curve towards the ocean,  endless rows of white crested waves roll to the sea wall and to the shore, doves coo

DIAMOND HEAD- THE GOLD COAST –  HONOLULU

and the white terns that flutter over the ocean as they fish,  lay a single egg on the branch or bough of a tree.  The very old and enormous banyan trees in Kapiolani park across the street from the seawall look very mysterious with their aerial prop roots.  Some of the dangling roots, which in time will become almost indistinguishable from the trunk of the banyan, have been tied together to serve as sturdy swings.

ÁRBOL BANYAN EN EL PARQUE KAPIOLANI EN HONOLULU, HAWAII

A forty -minute drive from Diamond Head, passing Coco Head (for climbing) , Hanauma Bay (for (crowded snorkeling), Makapu (for body surfing), the famous black lava rock blow hole where Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster rolled romantically in the surf, is Waimanalo, my favorite beach on the island.

PLAYA DE WAIMANALO, OAHU, HAWAII – EN LA DISTANCIA – LA ISLA “EL CONEJO”

Located on the windward side of Oahu, it is a a quiet place in an agricultural area,

ALMORZANDO EN EL JARDÍN DE UN RESTAURANTE EN WAIMANALO

and has the longest stretch of beach on the island.  Waimanalo beach is lined with tall palms and shaggy ironwood trees,  the sand is powdery and the water is calm, clear and a heavenly shade of pale turquoise.

EL AGUA TURQUESA DE WAIMANALO

In the near distance are dark, serrated cliffs that have been buffeted for eons by strong winds.  A bit further away in the ocean, small islands seem to be floating in place.  Happily, there are no hotels here, so this astonishingly beautiful place place remains largely undiscovered by tourists. 

ARTE EN LA PLAYA DE WAIMANALO

STERILIZATIONS:  Valle Dorado, Nayarit – February 24-27

VALLE DORADO
VALLE DORADO
VALLE DORADO
VALLE DORADO
VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT

Female dogs:  20; Male dogs: 50; Female cats: 25; Male cats: 16  TOTAL:  111

DONATIONS at clinic:  1,230 pesos

This clinic was  made possible by a generous grant from the Richard R. Reed Foundation.

COLONIA VILLA DE GUADALUPE – The clinic took place in a vacant small brick house in this dusty and humble neighborhood 30 minutes northeast of central Vallarta.  Although this was a very busy clinic, no one was turned away.  We ran out of crates to put dogs in, so the last ones to arrive were anesthetized right away,  and waited on leashes with their owners.

VILLA DE GUADALUPE

STERILIZATIONS:  Colonia Villa de Guadalupe (Puerto Vallarta)  March 2-5

 Female dogs:  69; Male dogs: 39; Female cats: 32; Male cats: 15
TOTAL  155!!!

Plus – pregnancies terminated for 1 cats with 5 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 dog with 3 fetuses

HOGAR PARA LA CLÍNICA EN VILLA DE GUADALUPE

DONATIONS at clinic in Villa de Guadalupe:  1,480 pesos

This clinic was made possible in part by a generous grant of $10,000 USD from the Richard R Reed Foundation.  At a cost of $1,800 USD per surgery week, $9,000 USD pays for 5 clinics.  With a balance of $1,000 USD, the RRR Foundation has underwritten 5/9 of the costs of the clinic in Villa de Guadalupe.  This amount represents the sterilization of 87 cats and dogs.

Total dogs and cats sterilized as a result of the Richard R. Reed Foundation grant: 661!!!

This makes a very large impact on the unwanted pet population in the area of the Bay of Banderas.   México is apparently number one in the world for overpopulation of cats and dogs.

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.

ANAESTHETIZADA Y ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA – VILLA DE GUADALUPE
ANAESTHETIZADO ANTES DE CIRUGÍA

DONATIONS to PEACEAnimals:  Debra Wolfson – $50 USD

Beast+Babe (wonderful handmade collars and leashes for dogs )  $1,247 USD, which pays for the treatment of fleas, ticks and parasites for 1,247 cats and dogs at PEACEAnimals clinics   www.beastandbabe.com

Hannah and Ron Nunn:  $200 USD

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea presented to approximately420 students at the Constitución school in Valle Dorado.  She reported that two of the students arrived on Thursday morning with their dogs and stayed the entire day volunteering at the clinic. 


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.  

LA CLÍNICA EN VILLA DE GUADALUPE


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PRIMERAS CIRUGÍAS – VILLA DE GUADALUPE

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DR. POLI – VILLA DE GUADALUPE
 
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

MARCH 9-12 – San Blas, Nay.  (Pets for Life)

MARCH 16-19 – Mezcales, Nay. –  calle Francisco Villa #206 en colonia el capomo –  a espaldas de la coca-cola-  Behind the old Coca Cola plant. On lateral one block before the turn to San Juan turn right go 1 1/2 half blocks approximately.

MARCH 23-26 – EASTER VACATION – VACACIÓNES

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 – Puerto Vallarta – location TBA

April 6-9 – La Peñita, Nayarit – (PETS FOR LIFE CLINIC)

April 13-16 – el Tuito- From Puerto Vallarta south on carretera 200 – one hour driving time.  After passing through el Columpio, you will soon you will see a sign saying “La Hermosa.”


Look for the next right, which is a wide road that veers off to the right. There is a large, blue sign that says “Cabo Corrientes” right before you veer off to the right. (There are a bunch of tow trucks parked on the right side.) Take that road.


Proceed on that road. Soon you will cross a little bridge. Continue straight for approx.1 block. Turn right at the stop sign. Go approx. 2-3 blocks, (you will pass the supermarket on the right). When you see the church, on your left, go to the end of that block. Turn right onto Calle Jalisco. (there is a vacant lot on the corner with a cyclone fence & a “Se Vende” sign).  The clinic will be held in the first house on the left, recognizable by a cement bottle wall.

APRIL 20-23 – San Vicente, Nayarit

APRIL 27-30 – colonia Pitillal, Puerto Vallarta

MAY 4-7 – Bucerias, Nayarit 

SPECIAL SUNDAY CLINC ON THE ISLA CUALE MARCH 6 – SPONSORED BY COLINA FREE CLINIC
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.

COLETTE ZARRY, OWNER OF COLINA, AMANDA AND DANA – VOLUNTEERING AT SUNDAY CLINIC ON THE ISLA CUALE – A MOSTLY CAT DAY

CALENDAR FOR SPECIAL SUNDAY ONE-DAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE, WHERE SO MANY CATS AND KITTENS ARE ABANDONED.  PURO GATO WILL HOLD ADOPTIONS ON THE ISLA FROM 11-2 ON THESE SAME DATES.

DR. POLI AND LIVIA HEVIA AT THE SUNDAY ISLA CUALE CLINIC – 34 ANIMALS HAD BEEN REGISTERED BY 9:30 A.M. ON MARCH 6

            April 3- domingo –  PURR PROJECT

Mayo 8 – domingo –  PV ANIMAL
Junio 5 -domingo –  SHANNON BESTON
July 3 – domingo – PEACEAnimals
Agosto 7 – domingo –  SPCA
Septiembre 4 – domingo – ANGELICAT
Octubre 2  – domingo – PURR PROJECT
Noviembre 6 – domingo –  PV ANIMAL

            Diciembre 4- domingo – PURO GATO

THE ABOVE GROUPS HAVE HIRED AND WILL PAY PETS FOR LIFE 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  THE SAME ORGANIZATIONS WILL REQUEST DONATIONS FROM THEIR SUPPORTERS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.

PERRA QUE YA TUVO DOS PARTOS ANAESTHESIADA Y ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA – VILLA DE GUADALUPE
 
DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 0942
  
WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.

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

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: 
 

GreaterGood.org

  


       Richard R. Reed Foundation 

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

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

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