After days of cool, overcast days with highs in the low 70´s, Saturday, January 21st, was blue and balmy.  In the morning on the malecón, a non-partisan,  almost 100% northerners gathering took place at los arcos in solidarity with women´s marches taking place across the world.

LOS ARCOS – EL MALECÓN – EN SOLARIDARIDAD EL 21 DE ENERO CON LAS MUJERES HACIENDO MANIFESTACIÓNES EN MUCHAS CIUDADES DEL MUNDO

 From there, I walked with a friend to the Saturday market in parque Lázaro Cárdenas (this was once a real park, as was Parque Hidalgo on the north side of town.  They were both cemented over, eliminating two very pretty green areas.  Garages, that are both very under-used, were built underneath),  one can listen to two different kinds of live music,

MÚSICA EN EL MERCAD0 CADA SEMANA

buy fresh produce and baked goods, enjoy a good lunch from one of the food stands, or find a wonderful broom, basket or a nice selection of apparel, jewelry and handicrafts.


MERCADO DEL SÁBADO EN PARQUE LÁZARO CÁRDENAS

More wonderful things:  Louise Mann, who has a very good eye, has moved her MANNMADE MEXICO art & design to a great looking renovated old brick and adobe (I love the wet, earthy smell of adobe) building.  Guadalupe Sanchez 672 in Centro – on the Art Walk and a few doors away from Cafe des Artistes.

TIENDA DE MANNMADE MEXICO – GUADALUPE SANCHEZ 672 EN CENTRO

VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC:  PEACEAnimals had been to this working-class neighborhood thirty minutes northeast of Vallarta once before, and it was very busy.  This week it was unfortunately less attended than anticipated.    The location for the clinic was in an empty bodega just off the well-traveled Avenida México, across the street from a Pemex gas station. Pemex (Petróleos Mexicanos), known as the world´s eighth largest producer of oil, has a total debt of more than $100 billion USD.  The price of gasoline in Mexico was increased 20% in Mexico, which makes not only gas more expensive, but other commodities as well.

ESPERANDO ESTERLIZACIÓN – CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC

While at the clinic on Thursday morning, a young woman assisted by two friends carried in a large kennel with a large tan and white female dog inside it.  She had rescued the dog weeks ago after it had been hit by a car.  Although disease free and healthy, the dog´s hind legs were completely atrophied.  Sadly, this gentle dog will probably never walk again.

PERRA RESCATADA CON LAS PIERNAS ATRÁS PARALIZADAS POR HABER ESTADO  ATROPEADA.
SWEET, RESCUED FEMALE DOG WITH PARALYZED BACK LEGS AS A RESULT OF HAVING BEEN HIT BY A CAR.  CLÍNICA EN LAS VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC

A small, thin woman named Adriana showed me a photo of an emaciated, wounded and pregnant brown and white female Pit Bull mix she had seen in the nearby colonia of Mojoneras.  Unable to capture the frightened dog, she asked me to post this photo in hopes that someone could help her rescue it. Contact: Adriana  044 322 2273919

PERRA LASTIMADA, DEMACRADA Y PREÑADA EN MOJONERAS NECESITA ESTAR RESCATADA
CONTACTO:  ADRIANA  044 322 227 3919


 


STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC –  
JANUARY 18-21:

DURMIENDO DESPUÉS DE ESTERLIZACIÓN – VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC

Male dogs – 12;   Female dogs – 42; Male cats-10; Female cats –  17   TOTAL:  81

DONATIONS AT COLONIA VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC : 1,630 pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Yvonne and Mary Miller have underwritten the following fundraiser:

WHAT:     BUFFET DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT

FILM:      “Mr. Hulot´s Holiday,” Released in 1953, starring the great Jacques Tati.  
“It is not a comedy of hilarity but a comedy of memory, nostalgia, fondness and good cheer. There are some real laughs in it, but “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday” gives us something rarer, an amused affection for human nature–so odd, so valuable, so particular.”  Roger Ebert, film critic

For complete review:  http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-mr-hulots-holiday-1953

WHEN:    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
                6 PM – DRINKS AND BUFFET DINNER
                8 PM – MOVIE IN THE VILLA BALBOA´S PLUSH SCREENING ROOM –  
                ACCOMPANIED BY FRESHLY POPPED POPCORN, COOKIES AND CANDY!              
WHERE:  AT THE BEAUTIFUL VILLA BALBOA, CARRETERA 200
                PUERTO VALLARTA – www.villabalboa.com
DONATION:  800 PESOS PER PERSON
TO BENEFIT:  PEACEANIMALS FREE MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. Last year, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,403 cats and dogs. 100 % of Your donation will be given to our spay/neuter/education program.
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TICKETS LIMITED TO 38  AND ARE FOR SALE AT CASSANDRA SHAW – BASILIO BADILLO 276 TEL.  223-9734
FIESTA DE CARIDAD PARA PEACEANIMALS EN LA HERMOSA VILLA BALBOA -PUERTO VALLARTA

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On Tuesday, January 17, Leslie Caratachea presented to 120 students at Primaria Francisco Boca Negra school.  .


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 the end of this month.

Updated list:

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

VILLA HERMOSA- CONCHAS CHINAS – PUERTO VALLARTA – UNA SEMANA PARA 10 PERSONAS – SUBASTA

La Cruz, Nayarit – Luxury home steps from the beach  -3BR/ 3BA – pool  – six persons 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)

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

RIVERA DEL RÍO – UNA NOCHE PARA 2 PERSONAS- SUBASTA

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

SUBASTA

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

One round of golf for two (offered twice) at Club de Golf in Punta de Mita, Nayarit  http://www.clubpuntamita.com/golf-club/   

CLUB DE GOLF – PUNTA DE MITA – GOLF PARA 2 – SUBASTA

 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

VILLA MANDARINAS – MISMALOYA – UN DÍA CON ALMUERZO PARA 4 PERSONAS – SUBASTA

Four memberships to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens -vallartabotanicalgardensac.org

 LOS JARDINES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA – SUBASTA

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

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

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

PULSERA EN SUBASTA

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

Hotel Lagunita in Yelapa – two nights for two persons in a romantic, rustic beach palapa – www.hotel-lagunita.com

HOTEL LAGUNITA – YELAPA – SUBASTA

El Tuito – Villa Carpintero – One night for two persons in spacious house overlooking pond on Rancho Primavera.  www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com

Langostinos restaurant on los Muertos beach-  two 1,000 pesos gift certificates

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.

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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LESLIE CARATACHEA EN LA CLÍNICA DE VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC


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 25-28 – Colonia Infonavit – calle Gonzalez Gallo con esquina Javier Mina en la caste de policía, donde termina colonia Infonavit enfrente de las canchas garza blanca.

February 1-4 – Ojo de Agua  (4 o 5 delegaciónes van estar participando)

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!

        

MAMÁ Y SUS BEBÉS – CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC


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.   

February 5  – 30 sterilizations paid for

March 5 -30 sterilizations paid for

April

May

June

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]

CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC

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 VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC

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.

CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATEMAJAC


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.

WAITING  – ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN – CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DE UNIVERSIDAD
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.

ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM – MEXICO CITY






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 DE MÉXICO

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