Although it was the 11th of January when I arrived back in Puerto Vallarta after three weeks in cold and very rainy Northern California, the enormous artificial Christmas tree was still up on the malecón. In the blue and balmy weather, Christmas seems so very long ago.

PLAYA LOS MUERTOS – PUESTA DEL SOL – SUNSET

Christine Vincent, a PEACEAnimals volunteer from several years ago and who now resides in Austin, Texas, was celebrating her birthday in Puerto Vallarta.  Friends were invited to Langostinos restaurant on los muertos beach for drinks and mariachis at sunset on Friday.  Every chair and table on the beach that evening was filled with nationals and northerners.  I´ve never seen the town look busier than it is now.

PLAYA LOS MUERTOS – EN FRENTE DEL RESTAURANTE LANGOSTINOS

Musicians walked across the sand asking who would like to have a favorite song played, pretty young women sold plump roses and young children gave their brightest smiles as they tried to sell candies, gum and small, handmade cotton dolls. The moon was not yet in sight, but under the star-scattered sky, palms curved langorously towards the white wave-crested shoreline and pangas and fishing boats glowed palely in the light thrown out by the sail-shaped, multi-colored modern pier.

CUMPLEAÑOS DE CHRISTINE VINCENT – PLAYA LOS MUERTOS

Christine had hired “Internacional,” a ten-piece (nine men and one woman) mariachi band, to play for an hour, and they were terrific. Dressed in black charro outfits, they sang and played ranchera music and romantic ballads.  I think no country in the world has more beautiful love songs than Mexico… so much longing and tenderness and often some sweet suffering over love!

The clinic for the surgery week of January 4 had originally been scheduled for the Puerto de Luna hotel, which is in the hotel zone and pet friendly.  The clinic was cancelled by the owner on January 3, so there was a bit of a last-minute scramble for a new location.  As I was out of town,  Frank Ohly, our star volunteer, sent me a few photos.

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS – JANUARY 4-7:

LESLIE CARRATACHEA, VET TECH – CLÍNICA EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS

Male dogs – 14; Female dogs – 37; Male cats – 20; Female cats – 36  TOTAL:  107

PLUS pregnancies terminated for one dog with 5 fetuses and 1 cat with 4 fetuses

DONATIONS AT COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS:  1,120 PESOS

CLÍNICA IN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS

(Pets for Life clinic in Bucerias January 11-14 = 150 cats and dogs sterilized).

TOTAL STERILIZATIONS BY PEACEANIMALS IN 2016= 5,403!

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Suzanne French – 2,000 pesos
Pam Lock – $100 USD
Maureen Curtin-Evermann – $100 USD – earmarked for el tuito clinic
Aja Gair – $40 USD earmarked for el tuito clinic
David Kiebler – $100 earmarked for el tuito clinic
Vallarta Adventures – 10,000 pesos worth of vet supplies (donated November-May annually)

RESCUED AND THRIVING:  “Skanky,” the blind, senior citizen street cat,  who over the years was transformed from wild and fearful to sociable and affectionate.  Alex Andriadis Killen, who agreed to adopt Skanky, sent me this photo  of Skanky reposing in a sunny spot overlooking the río cuale. Alex, who has a small collection of ferrets and hedgehogs, has donated overnights at both of his río cuale hotels to the PEACEAnimals on-line auction.

SKANKY, EL GATO VIEJO Y CIEGO RESCATADO  REPOSANDOSE EN SU NUEVA CASA AL LADO DEL RÍO CUALE


FIRST PEACEANIMALS ON-LINE AUCTION!  In order to raise much needed funds for the free mobile spay/neuter clinics, we will be holding an online auction – https://www.32auctions.com/   More photos will be shown each week before the online auction is launched this month.

Updated list:

Puerto Vallarta (conchas chinas) “Villa Hermosa” –  Large luxury villa – sleeps 10 – for Thanksgiving week 2017 –  VRBO 554610

La Cruz, Nayarit – Luxury home steps from the beach  -3BR/ BA/ – pool  – for one week
 www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17705

Bucerias, Nayarit – Luxury condo on the beach for one week – pool –  3 BR/3 BA/pool  (never a rental)

CONDO EN BUCERÍAS – UNA SEMANA – SUBASTA DEL INTERNET

Taos, New Mexico – One week in luxury home located on 2 1/2 acres-   3BR/3BA (never a rental)

Puerto Vallarta – Rivera del Rio boutique hotel –   one night stay for two persons – www.riveradelrio.com

Puerto Vallarta – Garlands de Rio boutique hotel – one night stay for two persons – www.garlandsdelrio.com

One bottle of 750 ml Gran Patron Piedra tequila and one bottle of  750 ml Gran Patron Platinum tequila  – www.patrontequila.com

Two rounds of golf for two at Club de Golf in Punta de Mita, Nayarit  http://www.clubpuntamita.com/golf-club/

Four adventures for two persons with Vallarta Adventures – www.vallarta-adventures.com

Mismaloya – Villa Mandarinas – Lunch and a day of swimming and kayaking for four persons – www.villamandarinas.com

Four memberships for the Botanical Gardens -vallartabotanicalgardensac.org

Caletas,Michoacan – Casa de la Rosa – three nights for two persons at lovely beach hotel with pool  www.casa-de-la-rosa.com

CALETAS,MICHOACAN – SUBASTA

Puerto Vallarta – Casa Malia – wonderful bed and breakfast in gringo gulch – two nights for two persons- https://www.facebook.com/casamaliapv/

Kathleen Dughi – “Raya” stingray cuff – www.kathleendughi.com

“Drifters” – print on canvas 24″x18″ – by Salt Lake City artist, Bradford Overton – www.bradfordoverton.com

“DRIFTERS” – CUADRO – SUBASTA

Values, minimum bids, photographs and more information will be posted on the auction website.  Please share!

IF YOU CAN OFFER A HIGH- ITEM TO THIS AUCTION, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. SUGGESTIONS:  SAILS,   CRUISES, HOTEL STAYS, FISHING TRIPS, PRIVATE  HOME RENTALS AND DINNERS,  GOLF AND TENNIS LESSONS WITH A PRO, ETC.

QUISERIAMOS MÁS COSAS PARA LA SUBASTA DEL INTERNET

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   

PEACEANIMALS RECEIVES ALL OF THESE DONATIONS.  EVEN SIMPLER, JUST LOG ON TO  WWW.AMAZONSMILE.ORG AND TYPE IN BANDERAS BAY CHARITIES, INC.  THANK YOU.
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GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet.  www.greatergood.orgwww.greatergood.com  To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP

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.

January 18-21- colonia Villas Universidad de Atemajac  – Valle de atemajac #101 – next to the Kiosco and in front a gas station . villas universidad calle Universidad de atemajac enfrente de la gasolinera que está enfrente de el lienzo charro Miguel Prieto ibarria a un lado del kiosko

February 8-11 – El Tuito – calle Jalisco #13

                   

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!

        


PAY PETS FOR LIFE A MEXICAN S.C. (BUSINESS) IS PAID 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  INDIVIDUALS OR 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.

January 8, 2017 – October 2017 –  ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS DONATED  FUNDS (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS  FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.   

Martha Haynes has donated 4,500 pesos for another 30 animals. Combined with the anonymous donation,  up to 60 dogs and cats can be sterilized on January 8th.

February 5  – 30 animals paid for

March 5 -30 animals paid for

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. 
CLÍNICA EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS EL 4-7 DE ENERO

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.

ESTIMATES ARE THAT ONLY 10% OF CATS AND DOGS IN MEXICO ARE STERILIZED, WHICH RESULTS IN ENORMOUS SUFFERING.
ESTÁ ESTIMADO QUE SOLAMENTE 10  DE GATOS Y PERROS EN MÉXICO ESTÁN ESTERILIZADOS – RESULTANDO EN MUCHO SUFRIMIENTO


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.

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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 lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day for 4 days a week.  Please consider donating lunches for our vet team.



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.

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.

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 amywelchpd[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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PIÑATA





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.

CALLEJEROS EN MÉXICO – NÚMERO UNO EN EL MUNDO DE SOBREPOBULACIÓN DE GATOS Y PERROS

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

NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.   CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.   FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN.  LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS.  GRACIAS.

 TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals