|MY FAVORITE BEACH IN VALLARTA – PUNTA NEGRA – MI PLAYA FAVORITA –|
|IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE|
Dos Islas/Two Islands – At hot, high noon on Saturday, an estimated two hundred exhuberant citizens of Mexico, Canada and the U.S., dressed in blue, gathered in front of the construction site of La Isla, a development project of GICSA. The protest, organized by “Empty the Tanks” (founded on Earth Day in 1970) was against a dolphinarium at the new la Isla mall. The tank has been proposed by GICSA, developer of la Isla.
Traffic was stopped every few minutes from 12 to 2 by police, so protestors on the other side of the very busy Avenida México could safely cross over. Signs were held up asking honks of support, and drivers of cars, vans, public buses, and taxis responded exhuberently with tooting horns, thumbs up signals and shouts of encouragment.
If you are against the proposed dolphinarium and/or if you have alternative suggestions re entertainment and amusement for La Isla shopping complex, please send your mesage to:
Samuel Jalife [email protected]
Even better, if you are prepared not to shop at a mall with a dolphinarium, please let Sanuel Jalife know. Thank you.
|“TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO RESPECT NATURE” – SIGN IN FRONT OF GICSA´S LA ISLA PROJECT|
|CARMEN DE ALBA, SU ESPOSO ARTISTA MUY CONOCIDO, BREWSTER BROCKMANN Y SUS DOS HIJAS, ISA Y SONIA WELL-KNOWN VALLARTA ARTIST, BREWSTER BROCKMANN, WITH HIS WIFE CARMEN DE ALBA AND TWO DAUGHTERS, ISA AND LUCIA.|
|RESTAURANTE BALAM BALAM – AL LADO DEL RÍO CUALE – SOUTH SIDE EDGE OF THE ISLA CUALE|
On Sunday, it was the turn of PV ANIMAL to sponsor a special “Pets for Life” clinic on the Isla Cuale. This is the excellent vet team with which PEACEAnimals has a work agreement. When I left the Isla at 9:20 in the morning, fifty-eight cats and dogs had been registered. Returning to the Isla Cuale in the late afternoon to walk our dogs, I stopped at Balam Balam, the fish “restaurant” next to the río. At the east end of the serpentine path at the side of the dirt road called Primera del Río, there is a long wood table and about four or fivesmaller tables under a palapa roof. No walls. Two shrimp tostadas topped with a slice of avocado – 70 pesos.
|DOMINGO EN EL RÍO CUALE – SUNDAY IN THE CUALE RIVER|
About twenty minutes north of centro and about a mile east of the port where cruise ships dock, is colonia Jardines del Puerto – “Gardens of the Port.” There are no gardens and this is one of many neighborhoods in Puerto Vallarta that most tourists or residents never see. This colorless colonia is home to a large collection of tall, dismal apartment buildings that resemble a neglected housing project. There is a large square of mostly dry grass with a couple of white iron benches, a small, modern church, a school, and not much else. The clinic took place in a vacant white cement home owned by a couple of sisters in their early twenties. Very sweet and shy, one with vegetable dyed orange hair and the other with pink and lavander hair, they were relucant to have their pictures taken.
|COLONIA JARDINES DEL PUERTO|
When I arrived at 10AM on Thursday, it was too late to photograph pet owners with their cats and dogs. People had arrived at 8 AM to stand in line to register, and had all left by 9. Frank Ohly, our regular volunteer, said a couple had brought in a black female Great Dane, and because the dog was too large to fit into a kennel, she was immediately sedated, spayed and taken home.
Male dogs – 20; Female dogs – 52; Male cats – 34; Female cats – 46
PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations. All monies raised go directly to the actual costs of the clinics.
|OJAS DE REGISTRACIÓN PARA EL GOBIERNO Y COPIAS A LA TESORERA DE PEACEANIMALS – COLONIA JARDINES DEL PUERTO – REGISTRATION PAPERS FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WITH COPIES TO AMY WELCH, TREASURER OF PEACEANIMALS|
|EDUCATION PROGRAM: lESLIE CARATACHEA, VET TECH AND EDUCATION DIRECTOR, VISITED THE MORNING SHIFT OF THE JOSÉ BASCONSELOS SCHOOL ON TUESDAY AND PRESENTED TO 87 STUDENTS. KIM, A SIXTH GRADER FROM THE SCHOOL, CAME IN WITH HIS DOG AND WAS PRESENTED A PEACEANIMALS T-SHIRT.|
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May 11-14- Ixtapa – CALLE FRAY ANTONIO ALCALDE 103
In central Ixtapa one block from Farmacía Guadalajara and two blocks from the plaza. Driving directions from centro:
MAY 18-21 – Mojoneras – calle Jalisco 565 con calle Guanajuato
May 25-28 – el Pitillal
June 1-4 – San Juan de Abajo
November 9-12 – La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life)
November 16 – Oaxaca (Pets for Life)
|CLÍNICA DE PETS FOR LIFE – ISLA CUALE|
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.
Junio 5 -domingo – SHANNON BESTON
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. For each cat or dog over the number 30. sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.
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|To report animal abuse, phone: 322-223-3690|
|FRANK OHLY EN LA COLONIA DE JARDINES DEL PUERTO ËL ES VOLUNTARIO 2 DÍAS LA SEMANA – VOLUNTEERS TWO DAYS EVERY WEEK|
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: (322) 113 3955
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES – 293 3690