THE CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS  -GOLDEN GATE PARK – SAN FRANCISCO- ON  FOGLESS, WINDLESS DAY

Sometimes very late at night I hear the excited yipping of coyotes and wonder if it is because they have managed to kill a deer.  I see deer almost daily near homes that sit beneath the rolling, yellow hills in Marin county, California.  They are looking for greenery and for water. The creeks are all dry and the only green in the hills are the leaves in the scattered thickets of oak and manzanita trees.

COLINAS SECAS IN MARIN, CALIFORNIA

Santa Cruz is a beach town about two hours south of San Francisco.  The town is famous for the boardwalk amusement park next to a very pretty, long, white sandy beach.   I went one Saturday morning with my son and his wife and their three children, ages 2, 4 and 6.

  The amusement park looks like a carnival set for a 1950´s movie.  Pure Americana.  Hot dogs , hamburgers, salt water taffy, popcorn, cotton candy, etc. to eat, games of skill and chance to play with stuffed animals as prizes, and thrilling and not so thrilling rides.  The beach was dotted with colorful sun umbrellas and although the waves were wonderful, no one was in the water.   The day was reminiscent of my own childhood and of more innocent and peaceful times.

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Weather reports for Puerto Vallarta are temperatures in the high 80´s humidty at 86%, an exciting electrical storm and 17 inches of rain in one week. 

PUERTO VALLARTA STORM PHOTOS COURTESY OF ADAN MANTECÓN – FOTOS

DONATIONS AT BUCERIAS CLINIC JULY 22-25: 1,470 PESOS

LAS ARALIAS – If one is going to the Centro de Acopio, Vallarta´s no-kill pound, one passes parque los Sauces in colonia las Aralias.  The colonia is to the east of Costco, and very convenient for pet owners from many other colonias.  Although the park was named after willow trees, there are not many to see.  The clinic took place in Sofi Golzalez´s bodega, where PEACEAnimals has held several clinics.

EARLY ARRIVALS WAITING AT LOS SAUCES PARK FOR PEACEANIMALS CLINIC.  LLEGARON TEMPRANO A LA CLÍNICA ATRÁS DEL PARQUE LOS SAUCES EN COL. LAS ARALIAS.  THANK YOU TO VET TECH, LESLIE CARATACHEA, FOR PHOTO..

Candace Shaw brought in a little black female dog on Saturday morning, which is always scheduled as  a half-day clinic.  Her dog was number 31 on the list, and wasn´t the last one to be registered that day.  The black dog had been spotted by Candace and Colette Zary (owner of Colina clinic and Langostinos restaurant)  running in the rain near los muertos beach Tuesday.

RESCATADA POR CANDACE SHAW Y TRAIDA A LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN

They were unable to catch her, but on Wednesday about midnight, Candace saw the dog running frantically on the libramiento towards the small tunnel.  Candace stopped the car, got out,  sat on the curb and called to the little black dog.  The dog came to Candace, who couldn´t quite grab her.  As she didn´t have a dog leash or collar with her, Candace improvised by taking off her bra, tying it around the dog´s neck and then was able to walk with it to the parked car. 

USANDO SU BRASSIERE, CANDACE SHAW LO USÓ PARA CAPTURAR UNA PERRITA

At the PEACEAnimals,  the lucky rescued dog was found to be pregnant with eight fetuses.  Candace says the dog is 3-4 years old, weighs approximately 25 pounds and is for adoption.  If you would like more information, please contact Candace Shaw via FB.

LA PERRITA ESTABA PREÑADA CON 8 FETUSES.  YA ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN.  TIENE 3.4 AÑOS Y PESA COMO 9 KILOS.  CONTACTO:  CANDACE SHAW POR FB


STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS – JUNE 29-JULY 2

Male dogs -24; Female dogs – 61; Male cats – 25; Female cats – 35

TOTAL:  145

PLUS pregnancies terminated for:  1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 6 fetuses;

2 cats with 2 fetuses each –   Unwanted births prevented:  22

DONATIONS AT LAS ARALIAS CLINIC:  1,800 PESOS

Leslie Korn and Rudolph Ryser –  daily lunches for the vet team of three plus two volunteers

DR. PACHECO – CLÍNICA EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS, PUERTO VALLARTA  (foto:  Leslie Caratachea)


THE CLINIC IN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST (MAWT) /FONDATION MARCHIG (FM)

DONATIONS TO  PEACEANIMALS – VISA Giving – $300 USD  – thank you to Vicky Boyd for securing this matching donation. 

Michael Turner- $50 USD (monthly donation which pays for the sterilization of four cats and/or dogs).

Marchig Animal Welfare Trust (MAWT) – $5,000 USD

Fondation Marchig (FM) – $5,000 USD

    
This is the third consecutive annual grant from Marchig, which is headquartered in Scotland.  It is the happy result of an international search for a foundation that would give specifically to a spay/neuter charity outside the U.S. 

AFTER SURGERY – CLINIC EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS – DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEER,  FRANK OHLY, FOR PHOTO

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Schools were closed on Tuesday, June 28th.   Summer vacation for students begins July 18th.

AMAZONSMILE – PEACEAnimals is now able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. 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   

If you would like to choose PEACEAnimals as the charity receiving a percentage of your purchases on AmazonSmile, please list Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  PEACEAnimals receives all these donations.  Thank you.

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

CLÍNICA EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS – THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEER,  FRANK OHLY,  FOR PHOTO

HORARIO/SCHEDULE

July 6-9 – Colonia López Mateos

DOMICILIO: Río Grijalva #730, esquina con Río Colorado, (street behind is Río Danubio)
como llegar:  al otro extremo del puente peatonal de la cruz roja y mirando al kiosko de frente doblar 3 cuadras a la derecha.

July 12-16 – Colonia  Fluvial Vallarta calle Río Cutzamala #143


DR. POLI Y DR.ANTHONY – CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS (foto:  Frank Ohly)

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG FOR OTHER DATES.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE O BLOG PARA OTRAS FECHAS.

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

November 16 – Oaxaca  (Pets for Life) 

January 11-14, 2017 – Bucerias, Nayarit (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.  THE CLINICS OPEN AT 9 AM.  ARRIVE EARLY!

             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.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A ONE-DAY SUNDAY CLINIC ON THE ISLA CUALE, THE COST IS ONLY 4,500 PESOS TO STERILIZE 30 CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT SHANN[email protected]

3 VETERINARIOS EN LA CLÍNICA DE LAS ARALIAS  (foto: Leslie Caratachea)

 

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 3955

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

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.

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.

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.

GATO RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – LAS ARALIAS (foto:  Leslie Caratachea)
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.

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