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.

BALLENAS

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.
MARCA 293-3690.

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.

EL DUEÑO DE ESTA PERRITA, RAZA PURA PIT BULL DE 1 1/2 AÑOS,  TUVO QUE TRAERLA CON SU PASTOR ALEMAN (YA ADOPTADO) AL CENTRO DE ACOPIO PORQUE ÉL IBA AL CARCEL PARA UN VISTA LARGA.  ES MUY DULCE Y EN ADOPCIÓN- 293-3690.    ELLA FUE ESTERILIZADA JUEVES EN LA CLÍNICA DE LAS ARALIAS.

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.

JUSTO SIERRA


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

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

HORARIO:

March 8- 11 – San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit – calle Jesús Casas #6

March 15 – 18 – San Blas, Nayarit (PETS FOR LIFE)
March 22 – la peñita de jaltemba, Nayarit (PETS FOR LIFE)
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

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 3955

RECOGIENDO SU MASCOTA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – LAS ARALIAS



TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 322-223-3690 OR THE POLICE AND ASK FOR THE “GREEN PATROL” (“PATROLLA VERDE”)

  

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.   

7 PERRAS DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO OPERADAS EN LA CLÍNICA DE PEACEANIMALS EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS.  ADEMÁS LOS EMPLEADOS DEL ACOPIO TRAYERON UNA PERRA DE LA CALLE QUÉ ESTABA PREÑADA CON 10 FETUSES.  DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA, LA LLEVARON AL CENTRO DE ACOPIO PARA ADOPCIÓN.

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS.   REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING AVAILABILITY. 
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.

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.
JOVEN CALLEJERA PREÑADA CON 10 FETUSES – ESTERILIZADA EN LAS ARALIAS Y YA EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO PARA ADOPCIÓN.
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Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.

VOLUNTEER SAUL AND DR. POLI – END OF THE DAY – FIN DEL DÍA – COLONIA LAS ARALIAS

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.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected]

                                                       

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.

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 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


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.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY – 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 CON PERRA EN CELO.  MEXICAN STREET DOGS FOLLOWING SMALL FEMALE DOG IN HEAT.

PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME AL CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 293 3690 O A LA POLICA Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE  

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


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