The beach where most tourists go is los muertos (“the dead ones”).  There may have been a cemetery nearby long ago, or perhaps it was named after some drownings.   It is a fairly long and narrow beach,  with many restaurants, umbrellas and licensed beach vendors dressed in white selling pareos, clothing, bedspreads, baskets and jewelry.   During high season, los muertos is very crowded, and on week-ends throughout the year, locals flock to the part of the beach that is closest to the very modern pier.   Like California beaches,  the water is never very clear, and the waves, although sometimes big, break too close to shore to be able to ride them.

3 FOTOS DE CONCHAS CHINAS – UNA DE MIS PLAYAS FAVORITAS

There are beautiful beaches for snorkeling and bodysurfing just outside town to the south.  My favorites beaches – Punta Negra, Conchas Chinas and Las Gemelas – are all “blue” beaches, which means they are cleaned daily and no dogs off leash allowed.  Punta Negra does allow dogs off leash on the north side of the black rocks.   Take an umbrella and food or water to these three beaches.  There is little or no shade, hardly ever a beach vendor – but the water is beautiful and the beaches never many people except on Saturday afternoons and Sundays when the locals aren´t at work. 


LAS GEMELAS (“THE TWINS”)  NOMBRADO PORQUE HAY UNA PLAYA APARECIDA AL OTRO LADO DE LAS ROCAS.  NAMED BECAUSE THERE IS A SIMILAR BEACH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LARGE ROCKS.

 Pitillal, although part of the municipality of Vallarta, and only a 20-25 minute drive from centro, seems like its own town.   There may be more people living there than in Vallarta proper, and it´s a very busy place. A pretty church built in the colonial style faces the main plaza, and the side streets are filled with shops and restaurants.

CORN TORTILLA FACTORY CLOSE TO CLINIC IN EL PITILLAL – TORTILLERÍA EN EL PITILLAL

The clinic took place four blocks off of the main plaza in a bodega that is normally rented by its owner as a party location.  The space was donated to PEACEAnimals.   On Wednesday, our first clinic day every week, I brought a donated kennel and some of the thousand educational coloring books for children that bring in pets for spay/neuter.   Thirty-one cats and dogs arrived, including four  kittens and a feral cat rescued from the isla Cuale by Puro Gato.   The adult grey cat will be returned to the isla and hopefully homes found soon for the pretty orange and white kittens.  Last week Puro Gato brought ten rescue kittens to the clinic in Mojoneras. 

TERE GONZALES Y IRENE, MADRE de ALMENDRA  y SORAYA DE PURO GATO,  SALIENDO DE LA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL CON 4 GATITOS Y UN GATO RESCATADO DE LA ISLA CUALE.  TERE GONAZELEZ WORKS AT THE OFFICES OF SHANNON BESTON PROPERTIES AND IRENE IS THE MOTHER OF SORAYA AND ALMENDRA, THE SISTERS WHO RUN PURO GATO. 

Lunch for the vet team and volunteers was donated by Candora Tacos Jeanne Lapointe,  from Montreal,  was one of the volunteers on a very hot day.  She is a vet student from Montreal and will be working at the LADRA refuge/boarding facility for two months

NIÑOS TIRANDO PIEDRAS Y RAMAS PARA NUESTROS PERROS EN EL RÍO CUALE.  LOS REGALÉ FOLLETOS EDUCACIONAL  PARA COLAREAR DE PEACEANIMALS.  YOUNG CHILDREN THROWING ROCKS AND BRANCHES FOR OUR DOGS AT THE LOW CUALE RIVER.

I took half-a-dozen to the five and sixyear old boys who play every day after school in the río cuale under the hanging bridge closest to the beach.  They are there every afternoon after school and stay until their mothers finish work at the nearby mercado artenasía.   The river is extremely shallow now and will remain so until the rains.   

Although there is a large trash can on the sidewalk above the river bank, a lot of trash is either left or  thrown out by the river.  I was happily surprised and appreciative to see a young man collecting bags of it one later afternoon.

SIDEWALK BY THE ARTISAN MERCADO AND NEXT TO THE RÍO CUALE – BANQUETA A UN LADO DEL RÍO CUALE Y CERCA DEL MERCADO ARTENASÍA

HAY UN CUBO EN LA BANQUETA ARRIBA, PERO SIEMPRE TIRAN BASURA EN LA ORILLA DEL RÍO
UN JOVEN RECOGIENDO BASURA DE LA ORILLA POR LO BIEN DEL RÍO Y DE LA BAHÍA

STERILIZATIONS IN PITILLAL – MAY 25-28 – Female dogs – 52;Male dogs -23;  Female cats – 41;  Male cats –27      TOTAL:  143

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 4 fetuses; 1 dog with 3 fetuses; 1 cat with 3 fetuses


DONATIONS IN PITILLAL – 1,860 pesos

CHIHUAHUAS DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – EL PITILLAL


DONATIONS IN MOJONERAS – May 18-21 clinic – 930 PESOS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Dr. Conrad Zagory – $100 USD

GreaterGood – $241 USD

ENCONTRADA EN EL MALECÓN, RESCATADA Y YA ESTÁ EN LA SPCAPV

RESCUED:  I had seen a small, black male Terrier mix in my neighborhood.  He was filthy and his long hair was very matted.  I could approach him, but as I was always with my three dogs, he ran away when I got very close.  I thought I had seen him on the malecón one day, and was concerned that he would be hit by a car when he tried to cross the street. I sent a photo to the SPCAPV, who responded that they would take him.  Two days later I saw the little black dog again on the malecón. It looked different that I remembered, but I picked the dog up and brought it home.  It was a female dog, and not the one I had originally been searching for.  After being fed and given water, her tail was no longer tucked between her legs and she was licking my face.   The little dog is adorable and now safe at the SPCAPV.  Am still hoping to find the male look-alike.

PERRITO CALLEJERO QUE ESTABA BUSCANDO Y EN CAMBIO ENCONTRÉ LA PERRITA APARECIDA

KITTENS AND CATS:   PEACEAnimals has spayed and neutered hundreds that have been rescued by AngeliCAT, Paraiso Felino and Puro Gato.  These volunteer organizations are unable to donate. PEACEAnimals makes it less expensive for organizations and individuals to rescue animals.  Cats and dogs are not only sterilized for free, they are all treated for ticks, fleas, parasites and mange, if it is present.  Consulations are free, as is uncomplicated treatment.  Donations to PEACEAnimals will help us continue to relieve the expenses of rescuers.

From Shannon Beston, who has been feeding and rescuing kittens and cats on and around the isla Cuale for years:

“…We are working at PREVENTING NEW BIRTHS.   Last week we took 2 pregnant stray cats for surgery to the Peace clinic preventing 4+2 new births. By having those female cats fixed,  it potentially prevented hundreds of unwanted kittens.”  

GATITOS RESCATADOS DE LA ISLA CUALE POR PURO GATO – EN LA CLÍNICA DE PITILLAL



Shannon now has twenty-one rescue kittens at her office.  If you´re in the mood to adopt:  [email protected]  All cat refuges are full to capacity.

AMAZONSMILE – PEACEAnimals is now able to receive donations from Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247

EDUCATION PROGRAM:   Leslie Caratachea was unable to visit a school in Pitillal.

NEW EDUCATIONAL COLORING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS. NUEVOS FOLLETOS DE EDUCACIÓN PARA COLOREAR  PARA NIÑOS QUE TRAEN SUS MASCOTAS A LAS CLÍNICAS

HORARIO/SCHEDULE

June 1-4 – calle 5 de mayo #72  – col. tierra blanca en la localidad de San Juan de Abajo,  Nayarit

June 8-11 – las Varas, Nayarit –  calle Veracruz esquina con Juan escutia s/n en el salón ejidal frente a la plaza principal 

June 15-18 – el Pitillal –  calle Lázaro Cárdenas #243 esquina Juárez  – el Pitillal 
Directions:  Pass the church on your left and plaza on the right and go 2 blocks and turn right on Lazaro Cardenas. Go about 2 blocks till you get to Juarez.  (mismo lugar que tuvimos en mayo – same place as May 25-28 clinic).

June – date to be confirmed –  colonia Cristobal Colon – calle oceano  713  indico

 Cruz mar Casio y mar Negro


October 26-29 – San Vicente, Nayarit
 
November 9-12 – La Peñita, Nay.  (Pets for Life)

 

DR. POLICARPO – DIRECTOR DE PEACEANMALS Y 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.

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. For each cat or dog over the number 30 sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.

 

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 0942

To report animal abuse,  phone: 322-223-3690
  

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKINGAVAILABILITY.

ENTRADA A LA BODGEA QUE NOS PRESTÓ EL DUEÑO – EL PITILLAL  ENTRANCE TO THE BODEGA IN PITILLAL WHERE THE CLINIC TOOK PLACE.

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.

PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to  actual costs of the clinics.

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.

PERRA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – EL PITILLAL – AFTER BEING STERILIZED

Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.
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.  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.
ALMUERZO EN LA CLÍNICA DE PITILLAL DONADO POR CANDORA TACOS – DONATED LUNCH AT CLINIC

 

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

WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES.

JEANNE LAPOINTE- VOLUNTARIA DE MONTREAL, CANADA – EL PITILLAL

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.


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
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
         

   


  

Thank you for your interest and support.




Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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

PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES –  293 3690

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