ABAJO DE LA CALLE PRIMERA DEL RÍO – NADANDO EN EL RÍO CUALE




CALLE PRIMERA DEL RÍO

Primera del Río is the name of the rutted dirt road next to the serpentine path overlooking the west side of the río Cuale.  I like to walk our dogs there because it is quiet and cool and we can easily go down to the river, which has an inviting swimming hole. The cement path winds past the glamorous Rivera del Cuale boutique hotel, bougainvillea, papaya trees,  small dogs sitting in front of their mostly humble homes, Pit Bulls barking from small balconies, a faded and chipped blue and white rowboat and the lively ¿Que Pasa? restaurant and bar.   At the east end of the path is a small, simple restaurant overlooking the river.  I love the thirty pesos shrimp tostadas that are sprinkled with tomato, onion and lime juice.  Calle Primera del Río is where one sees a combination of beauty, poverty and luxury.

CALLE PRIIMERA DEL RÍO – AL LADO ESTE DEL RÍO CUALE

For months I had seen the grey female Pit Bull always chained on the banks of the rió Cuale, just below this curving path where people are now planting flowers and vines.    Months ago I had asked the owners if they would like to have their dog spayed for free.  It was apparently a naive question.  On Thursday,  after the clinic in Mezcales where people were bringing in Pit Bulls to be neutered and spayed, I saw the chained and barking dog.  I had to look again to see that not far from this dog,  in a hollowed out place in the dirt and close to the river,  there were seven newborn puppies.  I walked down the embankment to get a closer view and watched as the mama licked the dirt off of one of the puppy´s faces. In a few weeks they will probably be sold, some to people who will train or have them trained to fight.   The polite young men sitting above on the sidewalk said that this was the second litter for the grey Pit Bull and that she had been bred with another Pittie. 

LA PIT BULL AMARRADA CON SUS 7 BEBÉS RECIEN NECIDOS ABAJO DE LA CALLE PRIMERA DEL RÍO – COLONIA EMILIANO ZAPATA.  ES ILLEGAL CRUZAR PERROS SIN LICENSIA Y YA ES LA LEY EN VALLARTA ESTERILIZAR A PERROS Y GATOS DESPUÉS DE 8 MESES.  LA MULTA POR NO HACERLO ES 1,400 PESOS.

It is the law in Puerto Vallarta that dogs and cats must be sterilized after eight weeks of age.  The fine for not doing so is 1,400 pesos.  The license for breeding dogs is more than 2,000 pesos.  This law is aimed at backyard breeders who are resources for the vicious and profitable world of dog fighting.  Illegal breeders can be reported to the Centro de Acopio – 293-3690. 

LA CALLE PRIMERA DEL RÍO

HERMOSO BOUTIQUE  HOTEL – RIVERA DEL RÍO – CALLE PRIMERA DEL RÍO

MEZCALES is a small community one passes on highway 200 about 40 minutes north from centro Vallarta on the way to Bucerias, Sayulita and Punta de Mita.  While these other three towns are beach towns, Mezcales is inland and not touristic  There are approximately 4,000 inhabitants with an average of a seventh grade education.  The home are simple ones and the shops and restaurants are very basic. 

TIENDITA ATRÁS DE LA CLINICA EN MEZCALES
SOMBREROS EN VENTA EN BUCERIAS

DELICIOSO ALMUERZO EN BUCERIAS

Fifteen minutes away,  on the west side of the highway,  is the impeccable and upscale area of Bucerias.  Northerners ride bicycles and horses on one of the two quiet main streets that run parallel to the long, sandy beach.  Magenta, peach, pale pink and white bougainvillea tumble over terracotta walls.  Attractive shops and restaurants line the streets and   and indigenous people from Chiapas sell handicrafts on the sidewalks.

COSAS DE CHIAPAS EN VENTE EN UNA BANQUETA EN BUCERIAS

  After visiting the clinic, my friend María enjoyed a sat on white plastic chairs on a side street in Bucerias and enjoyed delicious cheese quesadillas with beans, accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice.  Total price:  36 pesos. Before lunch, we had a swim in the warm,but choppy waters, due to the usual breeziness of this beach.  Beautiful sight –  a young, athletic Mexican riding his white horse into low waves breaking onto the shore. 

CABALLO BLANCO EN EL MAR – BUCERIAS

CLÍNICA EN MEZCALES, NAYARIT

MEZCALES CLINIC:  Jill Goldstein, Founder and Director of  Pause 4 Paws, contacted PEACEAnimals about homeless cats living on el Tigre golf course in Nayarit. Jill, who lives in Minnesota, was visiting her vacationing parents at el Tigre.  She was put in touch with Soraya and Alemendra of Puro Gato, who drove out to the golf course Tuesday evening and trapped one of the cats.  Jill was able to pick up the other four, who were very tame.  Jesús Villavicencio, founder and president of of SOS Nayarit,AC,  overnighted the five cats. At 7:30 Wednesday morning, Soraya met Jesús at his home and drove with him in his truck to the nearby PEACEAnimals clinic in nearby Mezcales, along with el Tigre cats (three male cats, one of which had already been neutered,  and two female cats -both discovered to be pregnant) and five other Puro Gato rescue cats, plus a neighbor and his dog. 
 

Although we have corresponded via email, I had never met Jesús before visiting the clinic n Thursday.  Jesús, who works tirelessly for the animals,  said he has been able to find good homes for 123 dogs this past year.  Impressed by his dedication, Argentine artist, María Mihanovich, is donating

WITH JESÚS VILLAVENCENCIO AND MARÍA MIHAMOVICH AT MEZCALES CLINIC

 an art piece to SOS Nayarit for an auction.


FOOTNOTE:  Jill Goldstein flew home to Minnesota on Saturday with “Sleeky,” an orange tabby cat rescued and fostered by Puro Gato.  Jill hopes to find a home for this cat with a friend of hers who loves orange tabbies.  The clipped ear shows that the cat was homeless, caught and sterilized.

STERILIZATIONS in Mezcales, Nayarit – March 16-18

FEMALE DOGS: 47; MALE DOGS: 16; FEMALE CATS: 30; MALE CATS: 17 – TOTAL:  110

PLUS PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR:
1 dog with 8 fetuses: 1 cat with 5 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 cat with 3 fetuses 
CLÍNICA MOVIL DE PEACEANIMALS EN MEZCALES, NAYARIT

CLÍNICA EN MEZCALES

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 Mezcales – 

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
 830 pesos

Lucy´s Cucu Cabaña donation box – 309 pesos plus 81 pesos from Lucy Muñiz to round it off.
Sofia Sweet – 200 pesos
Jill Goldstein – $125 USD

Donations to PEACAnimals earmarked for el Tuito clinic, which has been organized for the third year by Kai Doyle:

Elizabeth Brousseau – $25 USD
Cathy Gordon – $75 USD
Joan Firkins – $50 USD
Candace de la Prade – $50 USD
Nancy B. Moyle – $500 USD
Duffy Crane – $250 USD
Julie Anne Montagano – $25 USD
Anne-Marie Haynes – $75 USD
Michael Flicanger – $100 USD
Maureen Curtin-Evermann – $100 USD
Duffy Crane – $250 USD

LESLIE EN PLAZA CARACÓL EL DIÁ 15 DE MARZO
EDUCATION PROGRAM:  No schools were available for Mezcales, so Leslie set up a table and displays at Plaza Caracól on Tuesday and interacted with over 100 people.  Schools will now be on Easter break for two weeks.
 HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL:  Because of the extreme overpopulation of cats and dogs in México, HSI is opening offices in Mexico City.  Mexico is apparently ranked number one in the world for overpopulation of cats and dogs and ranked number three in the world regarding animal cruelty.
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.   



PERRO DE MÉXICO – HAY MILLONES VIVIENDO EN LAS CALLES

RESCUED:  This blog normally does not report rescues, as there are hundreds in this town, and the mission of PEACEAnimals is to prevent the future suffering of animals by preventing births.  Am making an exception.today.  Jodi Johnson, who was vacationing in la Cruz, watched a beautiful white cat give birth to five kittens under a picnic table on the beach.  She took all of them back to her condo and asked PV Angels for help on Saturday, the day before she was leaving for the U.S.   I was forwarded the message and contacted all the cat sanctuaries and Shannon Beston, who feeds the isla Cuale cats.  Shannon agreed to foster the feline family, so Jodi drove all  of them to Vallarta.  The kittens are five days old and are beautiful, like their sweet mama.  They´ll all be spayed and neutered in two months at a PEACEAnimals clinic and available for adoption. Please contact Shannon if interested:  [email protected]      LA FAMILIA FELINA FUE RESCATADA DE LA PLAYA EN LA CRUZ.  TODOS VAN ESTAR EN ADOPCIÓN EN 8 SEMANAS.

PIT BULLS ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN CON SUS DUEÑOS EN MEZCALES

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CLÍNICA GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS EN MEZCALES


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


MARCH 23-26 – EASTER VACATION – VACACIÓNES

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 – Puerto Vallarta –  colonia de Coapinole – calle 8 de mayo # 1044 –  entre calles Cuba y Bolivia  –

Francisco Villa through Pitillal Right turn on Revolution Left on Ecuador 
Right on 8th of mayo (you will see charlie’s chopper motorcycle shop on right corner)
Go about 2-3 blocks.  Clinic is on the right side.

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 – en el salon de ejido

APRIL 27-30 –  Las  Juntas  – en la delegación – Puerto Vallarta

MAY 4-7 – Bucerias, Nayarit 


CLÍNICA DE MEZCALES – LESLIE CARATACHEA, VET TEC Y DIRECTORA DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN

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.

            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.

DR. POLI Y LA DUEÑA DE UN PITTIE EN LA CLÍNICA DE MEZCALES.  ELLA Y SU ESPOSO TRAJERON DOS.

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 PARKINGAVAILABILITY.
RESPIRANDO CON TUBO IMMEDIATAMENTE DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA – MEZCALES


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.
Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero (national spay/neuter campaign) 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 MEZCALES

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.  
CACHORRITA DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA EN MASCOTA CON VOLUNTARIA ALANA LINDEROTH DE OREGON
SAUL – VOLUNTARIO CADA DÍA

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. 
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

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

            

NUESTRO PERRO RESCATADO – ” BUSTER” – MEZCLA PIT BULL – CON NUESTRO AMIGO MARK WIGHT

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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

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