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 – The extremely emaciated female Pit Bull rescued by Vicky Boyd and diagnosed with erlichia and anaplasma died Monday morning,April 10th,  at the Centro Medico Veterinario in Puerto Vallarta.   Vicky, who was in the U.S.,  gave  permission to have Laila cremated.  The hearts of many people had been touched by the photograph of a skelatal dog lying in the dirt at her owner´s home.  Laila died because her owners, out of ignorance, poverty and/or extreme disregard, didn´t take the necessary measures to save Laila.  It was a simple matter of removing ticks..   Laila´s suffering and death were completely unnecessary.

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.

Total raised for Laila´s vet care:  $960 USD less PayPal transaction charges. 

PayPal has a specific rate schedule set aside for verifed 501c3 charities of 2.2% plus 30 cents if your volume is up to $100,000/month; over that, the rate decreases to 1.9% plus 30 cents.
POR EL ARTISTA PIPO BROCKMANN (GALERÍA CONTEMPO)

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.

BEACH DOG WITH 10 PUPPIES IN BOCA DE TOMATLÁN – Karla de la Pena, who had alerted the acopio to the mama dog in Boca,  went to see the pretty, young mama at the acopio.  She was told that eight of the ten puppies had died because their first-time mother didn´t know how to care for them.  The two remaining puppies are thriving.  All three canines are for adoption.  Call:  293-3690

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.
Another good moment – Walking our dogs on the malecón early Friday morning I saw a young Mexican man with a very pretty, young Lab mix.  I asked him if he would like to have the dog neutered free.  Yes!  Benjamín is from Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico and the poorest.  He has found work here cleaning houses, but camps out on the beach at night.  Benjamin found the dog and has been caring for it, but hopes to find a real home for the dog.  We walked back to our home and I gave the three-month old dog and Benjamin a ride to the clinic in Pitillal and money for food and bus fare back to the beach.  
Note:  On Sunday, there was a FB posting saying this dog had not been picked up by his “owner,” who had given me a non-working phone number.  This rescued and then abandoned sweet eight-month old male puppy needs a solution.
Kevin Johnson‘s post.
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“This dog was left with me today still under the effects of Anastasia after being neutered. The guy who dropped him said it was his dog and he had a card from PeaceAnimals…”

STERILIZATIONS  IN PITILLAL:

CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL

MALE DOGS- 29;  FEMALE DOGS- 61; MALE CATS- 17; FEMALE CATS – 40

TOTAL: 147 

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.

OTHER DONATIONS:

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

GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. 

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.  


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


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).

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

DR. POLI – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL



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.  (As SPCAPV paid for 100% of the April clinic, the anonymous donor´s donation for 10 clinics of 30 animals each will include November).    

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

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.

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 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.

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

                                           

GRACE – VOLUNTARIA DEL REFUGIO DE LADRA – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL

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.

                                     VOLUNTARIA DE LADRA – CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL

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.


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:

LOCAL ARTIST PIPO BROCKMANN



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