EARTH DAY was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylor Nelson.  On April 22nd of that year,  20 million Americans demonstrated at rallies across the U.S. for a healthy, sustanable environment.  Earth Day ultimately led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the Clean Air,  the Clean Water and the Endangered Species Acts.  Twenty years later, Earth Day was global, mobilizing 20 million people in 141 countries.  Today, it is the largest secular movement in the world.

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!”

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT
April 19-22

Male dogs – 23; Female dogs – 68; Male cats – 36; Female cats- 30
TOTAL:  157!

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.

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 SAN VICENTE:  1,130 PESOS

(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.).


DONATIONS AT CLINIC LAST WEEK IN EL TUITO:  1,740 PESOS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Anonymous – 500 pesos
ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN – SAN VICENTE – NO HABIÁN MÁS HAULAS PARA UNOS PERROS.   OUT OF KENNELS, PUPPY IS TIED UP AND WAITING FOR SURGERY.

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.  
PEACEANIMALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Is pleased to announce that Lucy Muñiz, co-ower of Lucy´s CuCu Cabana with her husband, Gil Gevins, has accepted the invitation to join the board.

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.

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
DR. JESÚS PACHECO – AYUDANDO EN LA CLÍNICA DE SAN VICENTE – HELPING WITH SPAY/NEUTER
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

APRIL 27-30 –  Las  Juntas  (Puerto Vallarta) – en la delegación – atrás de la plaza principal 

MAY 4-7 JARDINES DEL PUERTO
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.

    

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.

 

LESLIE PREPARANDO PERRO PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN – SAN VICENTE – PREPARING DOG FOR NEUTERING

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 3955
  
WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKINGAVAILABILITY.
PERRO TRANQUILIZADO ANTES DE ESTERILIZACIÓN.  TRANQUILIZED DOG BEFORE NEUTERING – SAN VICENTE

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.
DR. POLI Y DR. ANTHONY – SAN VICENTE


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 SAN VICENTE

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.  
VOLUNTARIAS – CLÍNICA EN SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT
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. 

CLÍNICA EN SAN VICENTE

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
DR. POLI, LESLIEY DR. ANTHONY

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 la mesa directiva
[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals