EN UNA PANGA – LOS ARCOS

It was eighty-eight degrees farenheit with the bluest of skies.  Five of us met early at the beach in Mismaloya to hire a panga for several hours.  Our first stop was at los arcos, the large granite  outcroppings covered in scrub where blue footed boobies and pelicans build their nests.  Erosion has carved arches in the rocks, giving them their name, los arcos – “the arches.”

MAHAHUITAS


After a short time snorkeling in 77 degree water, we were joined by several tour boats whose orange life-jacketed passengers immediately jumped into the water.  We sped away in our panga to Mahahuitias, the wonderful, long palm-lined beach for a swim, and then motored a few minutes further south to a gorgeous little cove where dozens of multi-colored fish were waiting for us in the clear, emerald green water.

El Tuito is part of the municipality of Cabo Corrientes, where the coastal cape of  Jalisco marks the southernmost point of the Bay of Banderas.  Although part of the one-hour drive south is along the gorgeous coastline, as the road begins to climb, palm trees fade away and pine trees begin to appear.  El Tuito is a traditional rural Mexican town with a central plaza and bandstand surrounded by arcades with small restaurants and stores, some of which sell the local cheese, organic coffe and raicilla.   Raicilla, a distilled spirit which originated in Jalisco, pre-dates the Hispanics.  Like tequila and mezcal, it is a product of the blue-ish green agave plant.  Originally illegal and sold as “moonshine,” raicilla is now legal.

KAI DOYLE,- ORGANIZADORA DE LA CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO CON MAESTRA Y VOLUNTARIA PARA UN DÍA, MAGDA SALINAS ORTEGA

EL TUITO

Kai Doyle, an extremely energetic retired teacher from San Francisco, did a superb job of organizing this clinic.  In only two weeks, Kai raised the money for the clinic and secured all meals for the vet team.  The clinic took place in Kai´s casa chica, directly across the dirt road from her beautiful home that has large avocado tree in the middle of her kitchen.  The vets and Saul, who volunteers every day, stayed in the little house.   Leslie Caratachea (vet tech and education director) and I stayed at beautiful Rancho Primavera.  Taking a long walk with Bonnie Jauregui, one of the owners,  we visited Conejo, the popular Vallarta burro who is now retired there.  He looked very content in large pasture with a beautiful brown mare.

CONEJO, SU AMIGA Y BONNIE JAUREGU – RANCHO PRIMAVERA – EL TUITO

The clinic in Tuito was very busy.  Kai and her friend Magda Salinas Ortega, a teacher at the secondary school, showed me a nearby dirt road filled with dogs.  I spoke with the owner, who promised to bring all of them, except the tan and white male Pit Bull, to the clinic later in the day.  He did, and was surprised to see a Pit Bull in a kennel waiting to be spayed. 

DUEÑO CON MUCHOS PERROS – TRAJO TODOS MENOS EL PIT BULL – THE MAN WITH MANY DOGS IN EL TUITO.  MINUS THE PIT BULL, HE BROUGHT ALL OF THEM TO BE STERILIZED.


STERILIZATIONS in el Tuito – April 13-16

Male dogs – 22; Female dogs – 59; Male cats – 7; Female cats – 14
TOTAL:  102 

One euthanasia of a cat too sick to survive.

CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO

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 el Tuito . Waiting for numbers from Dr. Poli.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Faye Cardenas and Keith Cowan-    $500 USD
CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO

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.  
PETS AFTER SURGERY – EL TUITO – MASCOTAS  DESPUÉS DE CIRUGIA

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

ABANDONED: 

BEBÉS ABANDONADOS
MAMÁ Y SUS BEBÉS ABANDONADOS EN LA ISLA CUALE

Are everywhere.  The Isla Cuale, a favorite dumping spot for cats and kittens, was recently the location where a box of four puppies was found. Covered in fleas and ticks and filled with worms, one of them had to be euthanizedIf interested in seeing photos of the three remaining very pretty puppies, or meeting them, please contact local artist, Judith Ewing Morlan   [email protected]

RESCUED AND ADOPTED:  “Estrella,” a young female Mexican-mix who showed up at the Conchas Chinas home of board members, Matt Messner and Neil Sechan.  Estrella is now with them and their two Corgis at their home in Ashland, Oregon. 

ESTRELLA CON DIRECTORES DE PEACEANIMALS, MATT Y NEIL

CLINIC SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

VOLUNTARIO FRANK OHLY Y LESLIE CARATACHEA – EL TUITO

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

November 9-12 – La Peñita, Nay.  (Pets for Life)

November 16 – Oaxaca  (Pets for Life)

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.

    

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.

 

PERRO ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN – EL TUITO – DOG WAITING RELUCTANTLY TO BE NEUTERED

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.

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.
BONNIE REGISTRANDO UNA MASCOTA – REGISTERING PET IN EL TUITO


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
BEAUTIFUL BLUE-EYED CAT AND YOUNG FEMALE PIT BULL – FOR STERILIZATION IN EL TUITO

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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. 

MAMÁ Y SUS 3 BEBÉS PARA CIRUGÍA – EL TUITO- ALTHOUGH THE PUPPIES WERE ONLY 7 WEEKS OLD RATHER THAN THE REQUESTED 8 WEEKS, THE VETS FELT IT WAS BETTER TO STERILIZE ALL OF THEM, KNOWING  IT WAS UNLIKELY IT WOULD BE DONE LATER.  THE SURGERY WENT VERY WELL.

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

VOLUNTARIO BRUCE BECKER- EL TUITO
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
[email protected]
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, POR FAVOR.
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.

Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals