|LA IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE|
Semana Santa (“Holy Week”) includes the last week of Lent, Good Friday and Palm Sunday. The saleswoman at a bakery commented that a more appropriate name for Semana Santa would be “Semana Cerveza” (“Beer Week”).
|EL RÍO CUALE – SEMANA SANTA|
|JARDÍNES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA|
Although tourists and locals filled the beautiful beaches and low, slow flowing rivers, and beer was much in evidence, there were quiet places of beauty to visit – always the Botanical Gardens and the jungle walk from Boca de Tomatlán to las Ánimas.
|SIESTA TIME AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS|
END OF THE HIGH SEASON – By the end of May, snow birds and part-time residents will have left Puerto Vallara and rains will begin in June. Next Saturday, April 29th, is the last Farmers/Handicraft Market until November. The Biblioteca´s smaller, similar market will stay open until June.
|FARMERS7HANDICRAFT MARKET – PARQUE LÁZARO CÁRDENAS|
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PEACEANMALS: We are grateful and glad to announce two new members -Trisha Aljoe and Ofelia Osuna McHugh. Both women are talented, passionate, experienced and dedicated animal advocates and full-time residents of Puerto Vallarta. http://www.peaceanimals.org/about/board_of_directors
If you are interested in joining the board of directors of PEACEAnimals, please contact me.
|LAILA – RESCATADA PERO FUÉ DEMASIADO TARDE PARA SALVARLA. SE MURIÓ DE ERLICHIA.|
On April 17th, Vicky made the decision to pay all vet costs for Laila and requested funds raised be used for extreme dog rescue cases. Autopsy results confirmed Laila´s liver had been destroyed by erlichia. Ninety percent of street dogs in Vallarta have this tick-transmitted disease, which attacks the organs and cuases death unless treated.. The treatment is simple – a pill for 30 days. PEACEAnimals is committed to help end the suffering of animals. A mass spay/neuter program does the most good for the most animals. Education is critical PEACEAnimals provides both programs.
The remaining funds have been placed in a “Laila” SOS account. There are thousands of street animals in Vallarta. They are born to suffer. Cats and dogs starve, are injured, maimed and killed by vehicles, are sick, abused and abandoned. And they continue to breed.
|MAMA PERRA RESCATADA DE BOCA CON SUS 10 BEBÉS. SOLAMENTE 2 SOBREVIVIERON Y TODOS ESTÁN EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 293 3690|
PITILLAL CLINIC: There were so many animals at a recent clinic in Pitillal that Dr. Poli scheduled two return visits. Location was at the same – in the former large cement market for the municipality.
|LA PERRITA DE GRACIE… VA A TENER TRATAMIENTO DE QUIMOTERAPÍA POR TVT- QUE ES CANCER.|
Serendipitous moment – I happened to be at the clinic when a worried looking woman with short, white hair and sweet face was standing with a very gentle black female Pit Bull whose teats showed that she had been a recent mother. Gracie told me that the formerly abused dog had been given to her in January and soon gave birth to seven puppies – six females and one male. The male died and Gracie took the mother and her six surviving puppies at eight weeks of age to be spayed and found homes for all pups, even though people complained that they didn´t want a sterilized puppy. Our vets had just given Gracie the bad news that her rescue dog had TVT – transmissible venereal tumor. The dog had vaginal bleeding and small tumors around her genitals. TVT is malignant and fatal without treatment. Gracie, who had driven at least 75 minutes from el Tuito where she lives, was concerned not only about the cost of chemotherapy, but the weekly expense of gasoline, which would be 400 pesos.
|GRACIE CON SU PERRITA RESCATADA QUE TIENE TVT – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL|
I spoke with Dr. Poli, who said he could get the chemo meds at a wholesale price of 200 pesos each and that the dog would need five sessions. Cure rate is very high. Gracie wept tears of relief and joy. A friend of hers will keep the dog for five weeks in Pitillal and the new PEACEAnimals “Laila” SOS fund will pay for the chemotherapy treatments, which will amount to approximately 1,000 pesos (current fluctuating exchange rate is about 19 pesos to the U.S. dollar).
|BENJAMÍN DE CHIAPAS CON PERRITO RESCATADO QUE LLEVAMOS A LA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL NO REGRESÓ PARA EL DULCE PERRITO DE 8 MESES. EL PERRITO MEZCLA LABRADOR NECESITA HOGAR.|
STERILIZATIONS IN PITILLAL:
|CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL|
MALE DOGS- 29; FEMALE DOGS- 61; MALE CATS- 17; FEMALE CATS – 40
PLUS: Pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 5 fetuses; 1 dog with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL: 1,320 pesos
Six lunches (4 for vet team and and 2 for volunteers) on Wednesday and Thursday from Troy Valens, owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants.
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Schools not in session for Holy and Easter weeks.
|LESLIE CARATACHEA- VET TEC Y DIRECTORA DEL PROGRAM DE EDUCACIÓN|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: None this week.
FOR LAILA: Anonymous – $250 USD (VISA payment) for “Laila.” The donation was made “in memory of ´Larry,´ the beloved Rat Terrier” of the donor´s cousin, Skye.
Sherry Moore – $300 USD
These donations are in the PEACEAnimals “Laila” SOS fund for dogs.
FOR THE ACOPIO: From Karla de la Pena of AyudaMutt and owner of Boca Divers in Boca de Tomatlán. She visited the beach dog and her two babies and left 500 pesos as a thank-you for accepting them.
|DR. ANTHONY – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL|
RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY: Three hundred PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with,extra-long straps are now available. The PEACeAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other. Bags are 200 pesos each and can be purchased at:
Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo
Galeria Uno – 561 Morelos, Colleción la Bohemia at Constitución and Basilio
Cork&Bottle – Los Mercados – Aquiles Serdan 265
Charlie’s Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta
Galeria Dante – 269 Basilio Badillo
Macaria- Josefa de Ortiz #129, between Morelos and the malecón.
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).
Troy Valens – Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants – $10 USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for “sharing” AmazonSmile post. Troy has given out 34 gift certificates to date.
|CACHORRITA DE 8 SEMANAS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN – PITILLAL – 8 WEEK-OLD FEMALE PUPPY BROUGHT FOR SPAYING|
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.
April 26-29 – Pitillal – en el mercado municipal
April 30 – 10 AM-12N – at the stadium in Puerto Vallarta – CAPITAL PIRATA FM 105.9 is sponsoring a dog adoption day, combined with a free PEACEAnimals clinic – 30 animals only. Location: inside the Vallarta stadium (Explanada de la Unidad Deportiva Augustín Flores Contreras). DÍA DE ADOPCIÓNES DE PERROS Y ESTERILIZACIÓNES GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS (30 animalitos solamente). Apartir de las 10 hasta las 12 el 30 de abril en el estadio.
May 3-6 – Colonia Villas del Puerto – calle FARO # 526 ESQUINA CON YELAPA
May 10-13- Colonia Paso Ancho- calle Manantial #158 – atrás de la tortellería (on the main road and across from the tortilla factory).
|DR. POLI – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL|
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. (As SPCAPV paid for 100% of the April clinic, the anonymous donor´s donation for 10 clinics of 30 animals each will include November).
|ANGELA -VOLUNTARIA – PITILLAL|
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.
|SAUL – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL|
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.
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org, on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.
|CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL EN EL VIEJO MERCADO|
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.
|GRACE – VOLUNTARIA DEL REFUGIO DE LADRA – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL|
VOLUNTARIA DE LADRA – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL
|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.
|LOCAL ARTIST PIPO BROCKMANN|
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.