|BEACH NEXT TO CAFE VALLARTE – LA PLAYA A UN LADO DE HOTEL ROSITA Y CAFE VALLARTE|
|GLITTERING, BLUE COWBOY BOOTS FOR SALE – BOTAS IMPRESIONANTES EN VENTA|
As we were leaving, I noticed a pair of glittering, blue cowboy boots at a shop two doors away, and stopped to take a photo. The small, cardboard box next to the boots moved. And then a small hand came out and then a foot. I slowly pulled back the flaps and inside was a beautiful two-year old girl smiling at me. Her father was nearby.
|LA SORPRESA DENTRO DE LA CAJA MOVIENDO A UN LADO DE LOS BOTES AZULES BRILLANTES.|
FLAMENCO! Isabela Rivera Cuenca, beauiful and brilliant flamenco dancer from Barcelona, will be performing in Puerto Vallalrta as part of her world tour. Accompanied by two excellent guitarists and one drummer, Isabel´s show will be at the cultural center on the isla Cuale on Sunday, February 19th at 6 PM. Tickets are 200 pesos each and for sale at the “door.” I´ve seen her dance once before here, and she was sensational. Short video of Isabel dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adfk9SraoAM
|VEA A ISABELA RIVERA CUENCA – 19 DE FEBRERO A LAS 6 – CENTRO CULTURAL – VALLARTA|
EL TUITO: A bright, white full moon woke me at four in the morning on Friday. I waited until mid-morning to drive one hour south on the almost 100% serpentine road to el Tuito. Although it´s only a two-lane road, the name of it is carretera (“highway”)200, which does become a real highway much further south.
|EL CAMPO DE TUITO|
Boca de Tomatlán, the small village on an inlet, is the last point near the water before beginning the climb into the Sierra Madra foothills, where one sees pine trees on both sides of the road instead of palm trees. El Tuito, which means “Place of Beauty” or “Place of God,” is ranch and farm land with an abundance of fruit trees and a large variety of birds. The Tuito river is very low now, and is where residents say many newborn puppies and kittens are often thrown.
|EL RÍO TUITO DONDE VECINOS DICEN QUE GENTE TIRAN GATITOS Y CACHORRITOS RECIÉN NACIDOS.|
Among the volunteers at the clinic: Kai Doyle, who secured volunteers and donations of $240 USD (which paid for gasoline and extra driving time for the vet team), postered the area and offered her extra casita as a location; María Santander, supporter of local artists and owner of the Copelle gallery; Bonnie Jauregui, co-owner of the beautiful Rancho Primavera; and animal advocate Cathy Gordon, who served on the founding board of directors of the SPCAPV when Janice Chatterton and I founded it about nine years ago.
|KAI DOYLE – ORGANIZADORA – BUSCANDO PERROS Y GATOS PARA LLEVAR A LA CLÍNICA – EL TUITO|
Kai and I drove around the outskirts of town with a volunteer for about an hour hoping to pick up cats and dogs to take to the clinic. One young woman said that the small brown and white Pit Bull lying in the dirt in front of her home was pregnant, but potentially vicious. I called to the dog, who approached wagging her tail and seemed happy with some pats.
|PIT BULL PREÑADA POR SEGUNDA VEZ – PREGNANT FOR SECOND TIME|
The woman said she didn´t want the dog to have more puppies and needed her brother to give her permission. The dog never arrived on Saturday. Although we saw many dogs on the dirt roads and talked to several pet owners, we drove back to the clinic without any animals.
STERILIZATIONS AT el tuito clinic – February 8-11
Female Dogs – 51; Male dogs – 14; Female cats – 19; Male cats – 12 TOTAL: 106
PLUS one pregnancy terminated for a dog with 8 fetuses
DONATIONS AT EL TUITO CLINIC: 940 pesos
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: AmazonSmile – $42.86 (please take advantage of this easy way to send donations our way).
Norma Schuh – 1,000 pesos
OTHER DONATIONS: Yvonne MacLean from Canada is in Puerto Vallarta to study Spanish for three weeks. While here, she has been helping at the AngeliCat refuge, sweeping, mopping, cleaning out kitty litter boxes, plus feeding and socializing with the felines. In addition, she has raised more than $900 CA via FB and has gone shopping for food, kitty litter, cleaning supplies and toys.
PEACEANIMALS AUCTION: If you haven´t had a chance to look at our auction site, please do. There are a few days left and auction items are being added almost daily. Consider combining vacation rentals and adventures for a week or more in Mexico. If there is nothing you want for yourself, there may be a perfect gift for someone else. www.32auctions.com/PEACEANIMALS (32 auctions and PayPal both take 3.5% of winning bids).
|PEACEANIMALS ONLINE AUCTION – SUBASTA|
|“PAPO” RECIBIÓ UNA PLAYERA POR HABER TRAIDO SU MASCOTA|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea, vet tech and education director, made a presentation in el Tuito to 76 primary students at Escuela Urbana 598 – Josefina Ortiz de Dominguez on Tuesday, February 7th. Loebe Ortega Salinas (¨Papo”), a six-year old in the first grade, came in the next morning with his pet and received a hand blocked, 100% cotton t-shirt.
|PRIMARIA URBANA JOSEFINA ORTIZ DOMINGUEZ|
EUTHANASIA (“GOOD DEATH”) OF CATS AND DOGS IN MEXICO: Someone mentioned to me recently that dogs and cats were no longer electrocuted in all of Mexico. Unfortunately, this is not true. (award-winning documentary – www.companionstonone.com)
“Electrocution is the most common method employed to kill unwanted animals in Mexico. This archaic practice is not only painful and slow, but is also highly unreliable and is often carried out with makeshift equipment in nightmarish conditions. Although federal law in Mexico requires the animals be unconscious or sedated prior to being electrocuted, this legality is virtually never enforced and the animals are almost always electrocuted while fully conscious and aware.”Compassion Without Borders.”
|LESLIE – VET TEC|
|Y LOS 3 VETERINARIOS DE PEACEANIMALS – DR. PACHECO, DR. POLI Y DR. ANTHONY – EL TUITO|
PEACEANIMALS BUFFET DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT (“Mr. Hulo´s Holiday”) on FEBRUARY 8TH AT VILLA BALBOA was a sell-out at 35 people. Raised: 28,000 pesos (approximately $1,400 USD). This comes close to paying for one free mobile spay/neuter clinic @ $1,800 USD. Thank you to Yvonne and Betty Miller for underwriting this lovely evening.
|VILLA BALBOA – 3 NOCHES PARA 10 PERSONAS EN SUBASTA|
I saw Yvonne and Betty at the los Mangos mercado Saturday, where they said they would like to donate three nights for 10 people at Villa Balboa for August of this year. It is now posted. For more photos and details: www.32auctions.com/PEACEANIMALS
|CLÍNICA EN EL TUITIO|
AMAZONSMILE – PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% 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 EVEN SIMPLER, LOG ON TO WWW.AMAZONSMILE.ORG AND TYPE IN BANDERAS BAY CHARITIES, INC. PEACEANIMALS RECEIVES ALL OF 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
|HERMOSO CACHORRO – DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – EL TUITO|
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.
February 15-18 – Las Juntas – en la delegación
February 22-26 – Pitillal – at the market next to the river – en el mercado al lado del río
March – TBA
April 5-12 – EASTER VACATION – VACACIÓNES DE PASCUA
PETS FOR LIFE SPECIAL ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. PURO GATO WILL HOLD ADOPTIONS ON THE ISLA FROM 11-2 ON THESE DAYS. CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.
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.
CALENDAR FOR PETS FOR LIFE CLINIC ON THE ISLA CUALE:
January 8, 2017 – October 2017 – ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS PROVIDED FUNDING (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.
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]
|LESLIE – VET TECH Y DIRECTORA DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN|
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.
|AFTER NEUTERING – EL TUITO – DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN|
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.
|BONNIE JAUREGUI – CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO|
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org, on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.
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LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.
PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day – 4 days a week. Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.
|NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS 4 DÍAS LA SEMANA|
|VOLUNTEERS AT CLINIC IN EL TUITO|
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.
|HERMOSAS NIÑAS VISITANDO LA CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO|
|DOS MÁS ALUMNOS QUE TRAYERON SUS MASCOTAS SÁBADO – EL TUITO|
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.
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
TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.