FIRST REAL CLOUD AT DAYBREAK.  PRIMER NUBE VERDADERO AL AMANECER.
NUBRES ROSADOS-DORADOS NACIENDO SOBRE LAS COLINAS AL SUR

There is often a solitary,  white puff of a cloud on the horizon early in the morning when I look out of our bedroom window.  By the time I arrive at Conchas Chinas beach,  rose-gold clouds are being born over the Sierra Madre foothills to the south. 

DESAYUNANDO EN LA PLAYA DE BOCA DE TOMATLÁN

Large, silvery fish splashed in the cove at Boca de Tomatlán as we enjoyed juevos rancheros and juevos mexicanos at a beach restaurant. 

WATER TAXI- BOCA

Afterwards, we took the 15-minute panga ride along the beautiful volcanic coastline to las Ánimas for swims and lemonades.  There are almost always two women who walk the beach with round trays on their heads selling large slices of “Yelapa” pies- coconut, pecan, apple, cheese and lemon meringue.  We were there early,  so the delicious pies were still warm from the oven. Back in Boca, a large, white towtruck backed into our car as we were leaving.  Nothing to be done about that, and car repairs and body work are very inexpensive in Mexico.

CLOSE TO EL CABALLO (“HORSE) BEACH ON THE WAY TO LAS  ÁNIMAS.  CERCA DE  LA PLAYA EL CABALLO, ANTES DE LLEGAR A LAS ÁNIMAS.

LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE:  A 35-minute drive northeast, winding up to a largely rural area close to the foothills of the Sierra Madres.

When I arrived on Friday, only three dogs and two kittens were waiting to be picked up by their owners.  Because of the intense heat, the vet team had opened at 8 in the morning instead of the customary 9 AM.   The clinic took place under tied-together sheets, forming a low tent in a cemented outdoor area of a small empty cinderblock building. Two blocks away is a large unmown and unfenced playland/park with a cluster of mature mango trees.   Two small black chickens and a rooster pecked at the earth and half-a-dozen docile bulls and a brown calf grazed in the high grass neat the goal post.

PARQUE EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

DONATIONS AT CLINIC EN PALMAR DEL PROGRESO  – SEPTEMBER 4-7 – 1,180 PESOS

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE OCTOBER 12-15:

Female dogs:  62; Male dogs: 19; Female cats;  34; Male cats:  22

There is usually a substantial discrepancy between male dogs and female dogs sterilized in Mexico.   The concern is not always for the female dogs that will be impregnated, but showing a photo of a dog with TVT (transmissible veneral tumor) wrapped around its genitals sometimes helps convince an owner to neuter his pet.   The discrepancy isn´t as great regarding the cats we sterilize, as many of them come from cat rescue organizations that understand males and females need to be fixed in order to reduce the huge overpopulation of pets here in Mexico.

TOTAL:137

ABORTOS/TERMINATED PREGNANCIES:  25

1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 12 fetuses;  1 dog with 5 fetuses 

DOS GATITOS RECUPERANDO DESPUE´S DE ESTERILIZACIÓN EN LA CLÍNICA DE LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE:  1,720 PESOS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Humane Society of the United States – Humane Society International to the Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Good Trust – $2,000 USD – a grant earmarked specifically for our education program.

ADOPTED!  On Tuesday, I took my friend William Goodloe to the Acopio for the second time.  With its added-on airy kennels and large, fenced-in grassy space for running and cavorting, it looks quite wonderful.  After showing us a few tan, medium-size female dogs, which is what William was most interested in, Manuel, dog trainer extraordinare, told William he had the perfect dog for him – “very sweet female, very clean and doesn´t need a lot of exercise.”  At the Acopio for four months, “Minelli” had been hit by a car, brought to the Acopio and put into quarantine while her paw was wrapped and the bones mended.  William is mulling over a new name for his pet.

WILLIAM AND MANUEL AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO

If interested in adopting a cat or dog, there are many wonderful ones to choose from at the Acopio.  Manuel works with all the animals and can advise on personalities, which dogs are good with cats and other dogs, which dogs need the most exercise, which cats don´t get along with other cats, etc.  Open Monday-Saturday.  293-3690  CURRENT PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE DOGS FOR ADOPTION CAN BE SEEN ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF DOGS FOR LIFE.

VALLARTA ADVENTURES DOG ADOPTION WALK:  Patricia Meneses, organizer, advised that the dog walk will take place every other Friday at 7 PM.  The starting point is in front of MacDonald´s on the north end of the malecón and continues to los arcos and back.   Rescue dogs for adoption will be wearing neon green jackets that say “Adoptame.”

CAMPAÑA DE ADOPCIÓN DE VALLARTA ADVENTURES – SE NECESITA VOLUNTARIOS – CONTACTO: [email protected] PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN, VEA LA PÁGINA DE PEACEANIMALS – FB.  LA PRÓXIMA CAMINATA VA A SER VIERNES EL 21 DE OCTUBRE A LAS 7 DE LA NOCHE.  SE PUEDE TRAER PERROS ESTERILIZADOS PARA ADOPCIÓN.

Dogs are not given in adoption during or immediately after the walk.  Interested parties must participate in an evaluation at the dog´s foster home.  Patti needs volunteers to help with this (maximum two hours) walk, which is an enjoyable one.  Please contact her at [email protected]  NEXT DOG WALK IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 7 PM

         

EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, October 11th, Leslie Caratachea, education director, visited the Primaria Fausto Prieto Sanchez school in Coapinole.

Leslie presented to a total of 120 students plus some visiting parents.  On Thursday, two girls from the school came in with their dogs and on Saturday, one boy came in with his dog.  They were given the 100% cotton, handblocked t-shirts.

AMAZONSMILE – PEACEAnimals is 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.  This is a very simple way to help fund our clinics:    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. 

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

PERRITO DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE – AFTER STERILIZATION
HORARIO/SCHEDULE


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES.

MAREADA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN -GROGGY AFTER BEING SPAYED – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE
ESPERANDO EL MOTO  –  Y SU DUEÑA LEYENDO LAS INSTRUCCIONES COMO CUIDAR UNA MASCOTA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN.  WAITING FOR HER RIDE HOME ON THE MOTORSCOOTER.  OWNER IS READING CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PETS AFTER STERILIZATION – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE. 

October 19-21 San Vicente, Nayarit – At main plaza next to el Pechugon. THREEDAY CLINIC ONLY. NO SATURDAY, AS BUILDING IS RENTED FOR A QUINCEAÑERA.  TRES DÍAS SOLAMENTE… NO SÁBADO.

October 26-29 – Col. Del Mar (TAMBIÉN CONOCIDA COMO COLONIA RAMBLASES – ALSO KNOWN AS COLONIA RAMBLASES) Calle de los Arroyos #374

November 9-12 – La Peñita, Nay.  (Pets for Life)

OAXACA PETS FOR LIFE CLINICS IN DECEMBER HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE BLOCKING OF ROADS BY THE TEACHERS UNION.  

December 21-January 4, 2017 – CHRISTMAS VACATION

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!

Noviembre 6 – domingo –  PV ANIMAL

            Diciembre 4- domingo – PURO GATO

2017 – January 7, 2017 – October 2017 –  ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS DONATED  FUNDS TO PAY FOR THESE 10 CLINICS.  THEY WILL ALL TAKE PLACE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED.


THE GROUPS LISTED ABOVE  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.

DR. PACHECO CON OTRA MAREADA – LAS LOMAS DE  COAPINOLE – ANOTHER GROGGY FEMALE DOG AFTER SURGERY
SUBIENDOLA CON CUIDADO… LIFING HER UP CAREFULLY

AND TAKING HER HOME… Y REGRESANDOLA A CASA

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]

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. 

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.

(IN FRONT OF THE LCINIC LOCATION) FRENTE DE LA CLÍNICA EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE




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.

DISILUSIONADO PORQUE LLEGÓ TARDE – A LAS 1230 – A LA CLÍNICA EN  LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE – OJALÁ QUE REGRESARA SÁBADO CON SU PERRITA.  PARA ESTAR SEGURO, SIEMPRE LLEGA TEMPRANO.   ARRIVED TOO LATE – AT 12:30 – AT CLINIC IN COAPINOLE.  WE ALWAYS HOPE THE PERSON TURNED AWAY WILL RETURN.

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. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.

TRES ALUMNOS DE LA ESCUELA EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE TRAYERON SUS MASCOTAS Y RECIBIERON LAS HERMOSAS PLAYERAS DE PEACEANIMALS.

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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Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.

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