PUNTA NEGRA EL 16 DE JULIO

After a torrential 5 AM rain on Tuesday morning and after a 7:30 AM yoga class at DavannaYoga,

I took a walk on the isla Cuale.  Green parrots were joyfully squawking overhead, two brown squirrels scampered quickly across the bough of a tree and the sweet smell of earth permeated the tiny island.  More heavy rains followed on other days, often accompanied by thunder and lightning. Gardens, parks and hills are gloriously green and glistening.

HILLSIDE ABOVE PUNTA NEGRA BEACH – LADERA ATRÁS DE LA PLAYA PUNTA NEGRA

Temperatures have dropped from the low 90´s to the mid-80´s and  humidity has fallen from 86% to about 60%.  Puerto Vallarta is bustling with tourists from the U.S. and Canada and from Guadalajara and other Mexican towns that don´t require flying. This is a gorgeous time of year.

PESCANDO EN LA MAÑANITA – PUTA NEGRA- EARLY MORNING FISHING

After returning from northern California, where the cold temperatures of the Pacific mean very brief dips in the ocean.   I´ve resumed my early morning smiling swims at Punta Negra with our dogs.  Swims at Conchas Chinas are without dogs, as they are only allowed on leash there.  Our gardener told me he had seen at least ten dolphins close to Lindo Mar restaurant on Conchas Chinas beach at 7 AM one morning this week,  and I was envious that I hadn´t been there. My dream is to swim with dolphins in the wild.

PUNTA NEGRA MIRANDO AL NORTE DE LA BAHÍA DE BANDERAS – LOOKING NORTH

PUNTA NEGRA (“BLACK POINT”)- MIRANDO AL SUR – VIEW TO THE SOUTH OF LOS ARCOS


Fluvial is the name of the very nice, upper middle-class neighborhood next to Costco. The colonia is situated between the two main streets in and out of Vallarta – Avenida México and Avenida Francisco Villa –  and is half-way from centro to the airport.  It is a quiet and immaculate place, with many palms and leafy trees, empty, grassy lots and views of the jagged foothills of the Sierra Madres.

COLONIA FLUVIAL

Nayhomy de Fejardo offered the garage of her pretty, white stucco home with a red tile roof on río Cutzamala street as a clinic location.   Nayhomy owns fifteen cats and has visited PEACEAnimals clinics in the past.  Although the word “fluvial” relates to rivers and streams, in addition to streets named after the Nile and the Río Grande, etc.,  there are street signs in colonia fluvial for “Lago Superior,” “Lago Huron,” etc.  The Cutzamala river is in Mexico, and is a river I had never heard of before.

NAYHOMY DE FEJARDO CON UNO DE SUS 15 GATOS.  ELLE PRESTÓ A PEACEANIMALS SU GARAGE EN FLUVIAL PARA LA CLÍNICA. 

As Fluvial is a central location, many pet owners were there on Wednesday from different colonias.  Angelica, co-ower with Melissa Sunseon of AngeliCAT adoptions, brought seven beautiful rescue kittens to be neutered and spayed.

ANGELICA DE LAS ADOPCIÓNES ANGELICAT TRAJO 7 GATITOS A LA CLÍNICA EN FLUVIAL

Irina brought a dog owned by a man who works at the gasoline station in Mojoneras, a dusty and underprivileged neighborhood thirty minutes southeast of Fluvial.  Irina, who is a frequent visitor to the clinics, also brought lunch that she had prepared for the team – aguachile – “Estilo Sinaloa.”  It is a dish composed of marinated shrimp, cucumber, onion and chile and is delicious!

DR. POLI, IRINA, DR. ANTHONY Y DR. PACHECO CON SU ALMUERZO  AGUACHILE – “ESTILO SINALOA” – DONADO POR IRINA – COLONIA FLUVIAL

 

Male dogs -11; Female dogs – 26; Male cats – 24; Female cats – 33 – TOTAL:  94

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA FLUVIAL – 1,320 PESOS

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

 

CERTIFICADOS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN CON INSTRUCIÓNES COMO CUIDAR A LA MASCOTA DESPUÉS Y CAJA PARA DONACIÓNES-  COLONIA FLUVIAL.  SPAY/NEUTER CERTIFICATES, WHICH INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS ON PET CARE AFTER SURGERY.

DONATIONS AT  ISLA CUALE CLINIC JULY 3RD – 840 PESOS

DONATIONS AT COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS CLINIC JULY 6 -9 –  2,240 PESOS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  VALLARTA ADVENTURES – 10,000 PESOS WORTH OF VET SUPPLIES.  Vallarta Adventures has pledged 10,000 pesos worth of vet supplies November through June. which is their high season.

CATÉTERS DONACIÓN DE VALLARTA ADVENTURES – QUE DONAN 8 MESES EL AÑ0 EN TIEMPO ALTO-  10,000 PESOS EL MÉS DE SUMINISTROS VETERINARIOS – 10,000 PESOS WORTH OF CATHETERS FROM VALLARTA ADVENTURES

OTHER DONATIONS:  Richard Reed and his wife Susie hosted a dinner Friday night at Piazetta for more than a dozen animal advocates, including Marilyn and Livia from PurrProject and Soraya and her sister Almendra from Puro Gato.  On Saturday both cat sanctuaries received checks from the Richard Reed Foundation for 95,000 pesos each.  Puro Gato, AngeliCAT and Paraiso Felino,  cat sanctuaries in the area of the Bay of Banderas,  are regular visitors to PEACEAnimals clinics.   Richard and Susie, part-time residents of Puerto Vallarta, have been extremely generous regarding their foundation´s gifts to animal and children´s charities.

RICHARD REED, SORAYA CORNEJO, SU HERMANA,  ALMENDRA NENO (LAS DOS DE PURO GATO)  Y ATRÁS SHANNON  BESTON (SHANNON BESTON IN THE BACKGROUND)

PERROS EN LA CLÍNICA DE FLUVIAL DEPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN.  EL PERRO EN LA IZQUIERDA FUÉ TRAIDO POR IRINA DE UNA GASOLINERA EN MOJONERAS.  WAITING TO BE PICKED UP AT THE FLUVIAL CLINIC AFTER STERILIZATION.  THE DOG ON THE LEFT WAS BROUGHT BY IRINA FROM A GASOLINE STATION IN MOJONERAS, 30 MINUTES AWAY.

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea, education director, was on vacation in Colorado the clinic week of July 13, so there was no education presentation.

PERRA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – COLONIA FLUVIAL.  FEMALE DOG AFTER SPAYING.

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

GATITOS DE ANGELICAT – COLONIA FLUVIAL

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


HORARIO/SCHEDULE

July 20-23 Colonia Villa de Guadalupe – calle Alemania #425 – between calles Alameda and Miramar

July 27-30 – Colonia Villas del Puerto

August

September


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)  until the first week of December

January 11-14, 2017 – Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

DR. POLI COMENZANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA UNA PERRITA EN COLONIA FLUVIAL.  DR. POLI PREPARING TO SPAY A SMALL DOG.

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!

Agosto 7 – domingo –  SPCA
Septiembre 4 – domingo -CASA YVONNEKA
Octubre 2  – domingo – PURR PROJECT
Noviembre 6 – domingo –  PV ANIMAL

            Diciembre 4- domingo – PURO GATO

2017 – January 7, 2017 – ANONYMOUS DONOR #1 (limited to 30 animals)

February – November –  10 Sundays have been underwritten by anonymous donor #2


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.

PERRO DESPUÉS DE ESTERLIZACIÓN – COLONIA FLUVIAL – DOG AFTER NEUTERING

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]ERTIES.COM

 

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.   REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING AVAILABILITY. 

LOCAL PARA LA CLÍNICA EN COL. FLUVIAL – LOCATION FOR CLINIC IN COLONIA FLUVIAL.

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.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.

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.

CLÍNICA EN COLONIA FLUVIAL

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.
AGUA CHILE – ESTILO SINALOA – PREPARADA Y LLEVADA POR IRINA A LA CLÍNICA EN FLUVIAL

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.

PERRITOS DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – COLONIA FLUVIAL

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.



UNUSUAL GARDEN IN SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA – JARDÍN RARO

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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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

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Education director, Leslie Caratachea, was on vacation this week in Colorado.  Schools let out for summer vacation on the 18th of July.