|NATURAL CAVES FORMED BY EROSION – LOS ARCOS – CUEVAS NATURALES FORMADAS POR EROSIÓN|
On this year´s Earth Day, I celebrated the planet by returning by panga to los Arcos for swimming and snorkeling. It was an overcast day, affecting the temperature of the water, which was much cooler than usual. Last week when I was there, I had seen an endangered leatherback sea turtle bobbing on top of the water. Sadly, it was dead, its back sliced open by a propeller. There are always a few boats anchored close to the rock formations. Unfortunately, bread is usually thrown out in order to attract the many beautiful fish. Apparently the result is less variety of fish in the area. The Marieta Islands, created by volcanic activity, are an hour northeast of Vallarta. Thanks in part to the efforts of Jacques Cousteau years ago, they became a national park years ago. Although it is illegal to set foot on these islands inhabited only by birds (the blue footed boobies are favorites), the vast number of tourists who choose to sightsee and swim there are threatening the coral and wildlife with the sunscreen they wear in the water.
|PELICANS – PELÍCANOS – LOS ARCOS|
At Punta Negra beach later in the day when the sun finally came out, I swam next to hundreds of tiny fish, while streamlined pelicans plunged into the water close by. I looked up at the jungled, green foothills of the Sierra Madres tumbling down to the curved bay, and I wondered and wonder if there could be anyplace more beautiful in the universe than this earth.
|LAS ISLAS MARIETAS – BAHÍA DE BANDERAS – PARQUE NACIONAL|
|WAPOS – NUEVA BOUTIQUE AYUDANDO|
Near the stadium, I noticed a large plaster blonde Labrador in front WAPOS, a pet grooming and supply shop. The dog had a sign around his neck saying “adopta, no compra mascota.” (adopt, don´t buy a pet). On the ground next to the dog was a bowl filled with water.
Sara Ledesma, who prevsiously worked for Dr. Tamayo, opened her location a week ago and will be donating a limited number of free groomings to rescued cats and dogs going out for adoption. Calle Brasilia 272 in Col 5 de Diciembre – directly across from the south side of the stadium. Cel: 044 322 245 1699 Note: For 50 pesos extra, your pet can be picked up and delivered back to your location.
|PLAZA DE SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT|
SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT – From Vallarta, one crosses the Almeca river and is immediately in another State where the popular beach spots are Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Sayulita and Punta de Mita. San Vicente is about a 40-minute drive northeast, making the turn at Mezcales, which doesn´t have a beach. After passing San Juan de Abajo, one is almost immediately in San Vicente, where the clinic has visited a few other times. Facing the plaza is a large, mostly empty enclosed field which the town uses for events. This government property is where we always hold our clinics. I arrived a little before 10 AM on Saturday, at the same time a young woman was bringing in a very pretty little Terrier mix wrapped in a blanket. She had rescued the dog a week ago and is keeping it, but arrived too late in the morning to have the dog spayed. People had been lining up daily at 7 AM and although Saturday is supposedly a half-day, 40 cats and dogs were accepted.
|CLÍNICA EN SAN VICENTE, NAY. NO TENEMOS SUFICIENTES HAULAS PARA TODOS LOS ANIMALES QUE LLEGAN. PLEASE HELP WITH DONATIONS OF USED OR NEW KENNELS. WE OFTEN RUN OUT BECAUSE OF THE HIGH NUMBERS OF ANIMALS BROUGHT TO US.|
On a non-animal note, there is an excellent seafood restaurant on the main narrow street in front of the plaza called FERNANDO. It´s only open for lunch (1PM-6 PM), and one can order a specific fish in advance. I ate there last week-end with friends, and had the best shrimp enchiladas I´ve tasted. As one of our group said – “¡DE – licioso!”
Male dogs – 23; Female dogs – 68; Male cats – 36; Female cats- 30
Our high attendance at all locations, which are donated by businesses, government offices and individuals, is thanks to word of mouth, our FB page, website and blog. The PEACEAnimals banner is on prominent display at all locations of our mobile clinics.
|CUANDO ESTA SEÑORITA LLEGÓ A LAS 10 EL SÁBADO CON SU PERRITA QUE HABÍA RESCATADA UNA SEMANA, CON 40 ANIAMLITOSYA, NO HABÍA ESPACIO. ELLA VA A TRAERLA A LAS JUNTAS EN LA SEMANA QUE ENTRA.|
(Donations at clinics average out at approximately 10 pesos per cat or dog. Donations are used for basic clinic needs, i.e., paper towels, xeroxing, laundry, tape, etc.).
|LUCY MUÑIZ, NUEVA MIEMBRE DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA DE PEACEANIMALS Y DUEÑA CON SU ESPOSO, GIL GEVINS, DEL BOUTIQUE LUCY´S CUCU CABANA EN CALLE BASILIO BADILLO|
We are interested in enlarging the board of directors. If you have a passion for animals and feel that the free clinics are critical and you want to help, please contact me.
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APRIL 27-30 – Las Juntas (Puerto Vallarta) – en la delegación – atrás de la plaza principal
CALLE LUTROZA 544
BETWEEN CALLES YELAPA AND BOCA DE TOMATE
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.
July 3 – domingo – PEACEAnimals
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.
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LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: (322) 113 3955