Ten of us motored out in a panga from Boca de Tomatlán on Sunday morning with hopes of seeing dolphins.
|BOCA DE TOMATLÁN|
We didn´t see even one, but we saw sea turtles, and large, graceful mantas. We swam far above a colorful colony of jellyfish and saw at least twenty whales breaching, diving with beautiful displays of flukes and as they lolled on their backs, the whales slapped the water with their dorsal fins, making loud thwaking sounds.
And then, as we swam, the unexpected happened. Two friends and I found ourselves at a safe distance from six or seven humpback whales. And though we hummed above and under water and blew bubbles to them, the whales never came any closer. One does wonder if the whale feels the same spiritual connection with all life that we did.
|DOS AMIGAS Y YO NADANDO CON BALLENAS|
When we returned to Boca, we stopped for delicious 10-peso potato tacos at a road stand and fed a leftover bag of corn chips from the boat trip to a thin, young black dog whose teats were heavy with milk. Many dogs in Boca.
|TACOS DE PAPAS DELICIOSOS|
PITILLAL – Too late on Thursday, February 26th to see people registering pets and too early to see them return for them, I delivered the Cheeky Monkey donated lunches for the four-member vet team and two volunteers. We had a new volunteer that day, Eileen Appleton, who was being trained by Frank Ohly.
|CLÍNICA EN EL MERCADO DE PITILLAL|
PEACEAnimals has had several clinics in Pitillal, the humming municipality that seems like a real town, with its dozens of shops and restaurants. A twenty-minute drive north of centro, the clinic took place in the large municipal mercado building next to the Pitillal river and tucked back just west of the on-ramp to Francisco Villa, one of the two main arteries into Vallarta. Instead of the aromas of the pizza, fruit and fish, etc. normally sold at the mercado, animal smells were in great evidence.This was an extremely successful clinic.
|LESLIE CARATACHEA PERPARANDO ANIMALITOS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN – PITILLAL|
An attractive Mexican couple stopped by with two young children, hoping that adoptions were being held at the mercado. If you know of any puppies that will be small dogs, please contact Ernesto – [email protected]
STERILIZATIONS- PITILLAL – February 22-25
Female Dogs – 61 ; Male dogs -35; Female cats – 39; Male cats – 24 TOTAL: 159!
DONATIONS AT PITILLAL CLINIC: 1,690 pesos
Cheeky Monkey – 2 lunch days for 6 people (4 vet team plus 2 volunteers)
AngeliCAT – 1 breakfast for vet team of 4.
COLONIA LAS ARALIAS:
|CLÍNICA EN UNA BODEGA ATRÁS DE PARQUE LOS SAUCES EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS|
East of Costco about a dozen blocks is the comfortable colonia of las Aralias with its large, currently dry, stubbled grass park named los sauces (weeping willows). The clinic took place in the empty bodega belonging to animal advocate, Sofi Gonzalez. PEACEAnimals has held several clinics at this easy to find and very pleasant location, which is the probable reason for lower than normal sterilizations.
I was there on Thursday, when two male employees from the nearby acopio (no-kill local pound) arrived in the battered, white truck with the cage-like part in back for transporting dogs and cats. They had brought in seven female dogs in the morning from the acopio plus one large grey, obviously pregnant dog they had picked up on the street. She was operated on and found to be pregnant with ten fetuses. A lucky dog, she was taken to the acopio for adoption. When one of the acopio dogs was shaved in preparation for spaying, a tattoo was seen on her belly, indicating she had already been operated on. There was a beautiful, two year-old purebred Doberman and a very sweet, pretty brown and white purebred, year-and-a-half old Pit Bull. Her owner had brought her to the acopio with a purebred German Shepherd because he was on his way to jail for a long visit.
|EMPLEADO DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUIÉN TRAJO 8 PERRAS A LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS. ESTA PERRA ES RAZA PURA DOBERMAN, TIENE 2 AÑOS Y ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ACOPIO.
All these dogs brought from the acopio, along with approximately 70 others, are for adoption there. Plus cats. The animals are clean and well cared for. Medium size and large size dogs are brought to PEACEAnimals clinics because the acopio doesn´t have a sturdy enough table on which to operate Call 293-3690 if intrested in adopting.
STERILIZATIONS in COLONIA LAS ARALIAS MARCH 1-4: Female dogs: 38; Male dogs: 20; Female cats: 12; Male cats: 10 TOTAL: 80
PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 10 fetuses; 1 dog with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses;
1 cat with 3 fetuses.
|JOVEN PIT BULL, RAZA PURA, 6 DOBERMAN, TAMBIÉN RAZA PURA Y JOVEN – OPERADAS EN LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS ARALIAS:
Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants – lunches for six on Wednesday and Thursday.
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea presented to 70 students at the Guadalupe Villa Martinez primary school on Tuesday, February 28th.
|ESTUDIANTES EN LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA GUADALUPE VILLA MARTINEZ|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Troy Valens – owner of the very popular restaurants, Cheeky Monkey and Sea Monkey – two lunches every week for our vet team of four plus two regular volunteers, Frank Ohly, who helps every Wednesday and Thursday, and Saul Ureña, who volunteers all four days. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN PICK UP AND DELIVER TO CLINIC 6 LUNCHES FROM SEA MONKEY ONE EVERY WEEK THAT CLINICS TAKE PLACE IN VALLARTA.
|LOS RESTAURANTES CHEEKY MONKEY Y SEA MONKEY DONAN 2 ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS Y DOS VOLUNTARIOS CADA SEMANA.|
Michael Vitale and Sam Cramer – $500 USD
Marsha Stanek – 1,000 pesos
Eszter Borvendeg – $200 USD
GREATER GOOD – $61 USD
Michael Turner – $50 USD (monthly)
Hannah and Ron Nunn – $100 USD – “In memory of Charlie, rescued 13 years ago in P.V.”
Vallarta Adventures – 10,000 pesos worth of vet medicines and supplies for March (8 months annually)
OTHER DONATIONS: Troy Valens – Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants – $10 USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for “sharing” Amazon Smile post (see paragraph below):
|2 DÍAS DE ALMUERZOS DONADOS AL EQUIPO Y 2 VOLUNTARIOS POR CHEEKY MONKEY & SEA MONKEY – LAS ARALIAS|
DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY: 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).
|DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea presented to 120 primary students at the Justo Sierra School. No photos allowed.
|MONUMENT TO JUSTO SIERRA IN CAMPACHE IN THE YUCATAN|
Born in Campeche in the Yucatan in 1848, Justo Sierra was a prominent historian, journalist, poet and political figure. In 1861, Sierra moved to Mexico City, the the year the French invaded. At thirteen, he became a committed and lifelong militant liberal. Sierra is perhaps best remembered for his political biography of Benito Juarez and Evolución Politica del Pueblo Mexicano, considered by some to be the definitive statement of the age of the Reform in Mexico. Sierra served several terms as a respresentative of the federal Chamber of Deputies, and even though thoroughly anti-authoritarian, also served in other government posts, including Secretary of Public Education under President Porfirio Díaz. After Diáz was overthrown in 1911 and Francisco Madero elected at the outset of the Mexican Revolution, Sierra was chosen to serve as ambassador to Spain. He died in Madrid in 1912.
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
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.
|OTRA PERRA DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO OPERADA EN LA CLÍNICA DE PEACEANIMALS EN LAS ARALIAS|
March 8- 11 – San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit – calle Jesús Casas #6
March 29-April 1 – Lz Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit (PETS FOR LIFE)
April 5 – april 8 – colonia azul turquesa, nayarit
April 12 – 15 – EASTER VACATION – VACACIÓNES DE PASCUA
|RECOGIENDO SU MASCOTA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – LAS ARALIAS|
PETS FOR LIFE SPECIAL ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. 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 ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.
For each cat or dog over the number 30, sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos. To sponsor a Sunday clinic, please contact: [email protected]
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.
|CLÍNICA EN UNA BODEGA EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS|
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.
|JOVEN CALLEJERA PREÑADA CON 10 FETUSES – ESTERILIZADA EN LAS ARALIAS Y YA EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO PARA ADOPCIÓN.|
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org, on this blog 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 – 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.
|EILEEN APPLETON, VOLUNTARIA- 2 DÍAS EN LA CLÍNICA EN EL MERCADO DE PITILLAL. TAMBIÉN ERA VOLUNTARIA 1 DÍA EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS. VOLUNTEERED TWO DAYS IN PITILLAL AND ONE DAY IN LAS ARALIAS. NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.|
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.
|DULCE PERRITO CON PIERNAS TAN DAÑADAS QUE PARECÍA QUE NUNCA IBA A CAMINAR – PITILLAL
VERY SWEET DOG AT CLINIC WHO COULD ONLY DRAG HIS TAPED UP HIND LEGS.
|PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM – EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS – DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO|
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.
|RAZA PURA DOBERMAN OPERADA EN LA CLÍNICA DE LAS ARALIAS – ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN – CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
|CALLEJEROS DE MÉXICO CON PERRA EN CELO. MEXICAN STREET DOGS FOLLOWING SMALL FEMALE DOG IN HEAT.|
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.