Days and nights are getting warmer   Highs of 31 degrees celcius (87.8 degrees farenheit) are being recorded, with humidity at 75%.   Bed covers have been discarded.  Cooling coconut water to drink out of coconuts is sold on a corner near the river and at punta negra beach.  Rivers are low or almost dry as they approach the bay.  Curdled, grey clouds hover over the bay in early morning hours
Cicadas have not yet begun their mating buzz,  which means summer rains and their accompanying electrical storms are not yet imminent.

RIO CUALE LOOKING EAST FROM DOWNTOWN.  MIRANDO AL OESTE.
 RÍO CUALE – A FEW BLOCKS BEFORE IT EMPTIES INTO THE BAY – UNAS CUADRAS DE LA ORILLA DE LA BAHÍA
CLOSE TO THE RIVER AND BEACHES – CUTTING OFF THE TOPS OF COCONUTS WITH A MACHETE FOR A COOLING DRINK, FROM A STRAW.   CERCA DEL RÍO,Y LAS PLAYAS –  VENDIENDO AGUA DE COCO.

PANGA SUNDAY:  In the distance, we noticed a large, dark irregular shaped object.  We changed our direction to due west and headed in a southernly directions towards it.

BAHIA DE BANDERAS EL 27 DE MAYO – EN LA DISTANCIA- ¡UNA BALLENA!  ON THE 27TH OF MAY,  – IN THE DISTANCE – A WHALE I IN THE BAY OF BANDERAS!

As we came closer,  all of us were  astonished to see that it was a solitary whale. At a respectful distance from it, the engine was cut off and we stayed to admire this great cetacean for a quarter of an hour.   After submerging in the dark green water at five or six minute intervals, the whale would resurface and with a very loud whoooosh,  exhale   It was the only sound in the silence far from shore.  After several emersions, the whale showed its fluke with the last dive, and disappeared.

CARMEN DE ALBA WITH HER TIBETAN SINGING BOWL SET- IN HOPES OF ATTRACTING DOLPHINS AND WHALES.  CON SU PLATO CANTANTE DE COBRA TIBETIANO – EN LA ESPERANZA DE ATRAER DELFINES Y BALLENAS.
MÁS MANTAS  – CÓMO OCHO –  GRANDES Y HERMOSSIMAS.  MORE BIG,  BEAUTIFUL MANTAS – ABOUT EIGHT OF THEM.
Y DOS MÁS CULEBRAS VENENOSAS.  AND TWO MORE POISONOUS SEA SNAKES

It is generally acknowledged that by the end of April, the last whales to leave the Bay of Banderas are the newest mothers with their calfs. After April, the waters begin to warm, which means there will not be for the whales to feed on.  Karla de la Pena, owner of Boca Divers, called ECOBAR to report the Sunday sighting.  She was told that this was very exciting news, with two possibilities – that the whale was one of a pod of humpbacks that travel as far south as Central America.  Once the whales detect the warming water current, they start their long migration north. The other possibility is that a whale, possibily a juvenile, became separated from its pod.  A solitary swim north would be very dangerous.  Orcas, operating like a pack of hungry wolves, could attack the vulnerable voyager.

The most dangerous enemies of the whale are of course humans, most specifically the humans controlling whaling in  (order of highest kills)  Norway, Iceland and Japan.  If you are against this senseless and barbaric slaughter, please take the time to protest to their embassies/consulates by phone or email.

#1 – Embassies of Norway:  Mexico-  55-5540 3486; U.S. – 202 – 333 6000; Canada – 613- 238-6571
#2 – Embassies and Consulates of Iceland:  Mexico – 55-9628-0414; U.S.- 202 265-4653; Canada – 613 482 1944
#3 – Embassies of Japan: Mexico – 55 5211 6028; U.S. – 202 238 6700;  Canada – 613 241-8541

HUMPBACK WHALE

CALLE CAPRI  – LA CLÍNICA EN LINDA VISTA 

COLONIA LINDA VISTA: Getting there means a turn to the east at Costco and heading up rubbled, rutted dusty roads into a semi-rural area a bit above the centro de acopio (no-kill pound), high above the bay. On calle Capri, a short dirt road, there was a Belgian Shepherd tied up on the corner and a horse tethered to a tree across from it. The air was smokey from four or five burning piles of leaves that had a few plastic bottles on top.

Linda Vista was named “pretty view,”   because far, far below,  there is a strip of blue bay.   There are dozens and dozens of street dogs living here because of the neighborhood´s very close proximity to the pound.  People come with dogs at night or very early in the morning and tie them up to the front gate of the acopio.  Unable to accept all these dogs, the ropes are cut and these former pets run loose in in the colonia, where neighbors attempt to feed them. This week, many of these dogs were getting sterilized at the clinic.

Poli told me that the woman who offered her garage space for the clinic has 17 rescue dogs.  Elena, who owns more than 20 rescue dogs and brings street dogs and neighbors´dogs to us many weeks of the year, was there on Thursday.   She told me she had brought 16 in the morning, 22 on Wednesday, and would probably be back Friday with more.  I was unable to get photos of dogs with their owners, because almost none of the dogs at the clinic had owners.  Angelica of AngeliCAT was there with six kittens for sterilization and a dog we had spayed weeks ago.  The female dog had been attacked and was there to have her dog bite wound repaired by Dr. Poli.

EN LA ESQUINA – UN PASTOR BELGA Y ATRÁS UN CABALLO Y  UNA GALLINA  – AT THE CORNER OF CAPRI STREET WHERE CLINIC TOOK PLACE IN COLONIA LINDA VISTA – A TIED-UP BELGIAN SHEPHERD AND ACROSS FROM IT, A TETHERED HORSE STANDING OVER A CHICKEN.

Because I was so close to the acopio, I stopped by to have a look.  Manuel Zepeda, the excellent dog trainer, was there and gave me a tour.  Cats have a large space with beds, “trees” and toys.   All dogs are given a 15-20 minutes daily romp in the large, enclosed field.  Kennels and cages were immaculate.  All dogs have raised “beds” to sleep and rest on.  Volunteers of Friends of PV Animals come on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to walk dogs and bathe them.  There are 30 Pit Bulls and Pit Bull- mixes at the acopio, and all are scheduled to go 10 at a time to Canada in November when the heat embargo ends.  A white male Pit Bull that I had seen months ago,  spinning around and around in circles with a “dangerous” sign on his kennel, is now peaceful and affectionate.  Training and tenderness have transformed this dog.

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA LINDA VISTA  May 31-June 3 –

FEMALE DOGS – 50; MALE DOGS- 17; FEMALE CATS – 30; MALE CATS – 25

TOTAL:  122

PLUS:  Pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 5 fetuses and 1 dog with 12 fetuses.

DR. JESÚS PACHECO CON CALLEJERO DE LINDA VISTA – HOMELESS DOG LIVING IN LINDA VISTA

DONATIONS AT COLONIA LINDA VISTA: 270 PESOS
Troy Valens -Wednesday lunch for the team and volunteers from his restaurant Sea Monkey

Troy Valens – Thursday lunch for the team and volunteers from his restaurant Cheeky Monkey

DR. POLI – COLONIA LINDA VISTA

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Network for Good – $100 USD
Michael Turner – $50 USD (monthly)
Greater Good – $179 USD

Mary Beth Kester´s 6th grade class at the American School – 5,247.50 PESOS ($281 USD)

EDUCATION PROGRAM –  Leslie unable to give presentation this week.

Mary Beth Kester,  6th grade teacher at the American School,  invited me to pick up an envelope containing her students´fundraising money for PEACEAnimals.  Leslie Caratachea, who had made an educational presentation a few weeks ago, was unable to attend, as she was working at the Linda Vista clinic.   The envelope containing 5,247.50 pesos had a message written on it: “PEACEAnimals – please continue your good work!”

AMERICAN SCHOOL – MARY BETH KESTER – LEYENDO LOS NÚMEROS DE FONDOS RECOJIDOS POR SUS ESTUDIANTES  PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS.  5,247.50 PESOS

The donation project was led by the students, who voted on what types of organizations they wanted to help, and then selected their own methods of raising funds. They voted to help animals and to sell cookies or solicit donations for PEACEAnimals.  Twenty-one energetic and enrprising students split into two evenly divided groups.  The cookie group sold 2,940 pesos worth of cookies and the solicitors raised 2,308.5 pesos. PEACEEAnimals leashes were given to students to walk their dogs with or to give to someone with a dog that doesn´t have a leash.   Hopefully their fundraising experience will inspire these young people to become advocates for a cause they feel passionate about. 

CORREAS DE PEACEANIMALS REGALADAS – RECUERDOS DE SUS ESFUERZOS. 
RECIBIENDO EL DINERO EN THE AMERICAN SCHOOL

VOLUNTEERING:  PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION:
http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

JOVANNY  NUÑO AGUILAR CON “PELUSA,”  CALLEJERA ATROPELLADA EN SAN VICENTE


LAILA SOS FUND – 6,000 pesos paid to Dr. Alejandro Castillo,  who specializes in orthopedic surgery and who gave a generous 30% discount.  The funds paid were for a young, female street dog hit by a  car in San Vicente.  The dog´s initial expenses of xrays and pain meds were paid for by rescuer, Jovanny Nuño Aguilar, who has adopted ths dog and named her”Pelusa.”
REGISTRANDO PELUSA PARA CIRUGÍA EN LA CLÍNICA DE DR. ALEJANDRO CASTILLO.  

I met Jovanny and Pelusa Saturday morning at Dr. Castillo´s office,  just before the dog´s surgery, When I asked Jovanny to please get Pelusa spayed as soon as she was strong enough, he said he had another dog, “Maya,” who had given birth to 13 puppies six weeks ago.  They have all been given away, which means more and more dogs breeding within the year and more and more suffering.. Jovanny has promised to take both dogs to one of our clinics.  Pelusa will be released back to Jovanny on Wednesday.

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 (AFTER OCTOBER 25TH)
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, long on to www.amazonsmile.com 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.

CACHORRITA OPERADA- COLONIA LINDA VISTA

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


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:

June 7-10 – col. villas del real – calle Vicente Guerrero #1036 
Directions:  Francisco Villa (past town square in Pitillal)

Left on Revolution – Right on Corona – Right on De Los Poetas
Right on Calle Vicente Guerrero (at Kiosko Store)
Go about one block and arrive at destination.

June 14-17 – Valle Dorado, Nayarit – at the plaza principal – in back of the church



July 16-18 – Vet team will be in Tepic for a veterinarian symposium

July 20 – THURSDAY-July 23 – SUNDAY – Mismaloya in the kindegarden classroom of the public school.  The hope is that there will be animals from boca, las juntas y los veranos and el tuito.
DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 322-223-3690 OR THE POLICE – 911 –  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).    

LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.
CALLE CAPRI – COL. LINDA VISTA – LOCATION  FOR CLINIC ON CAPRI STREET

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.
QUEMANDO HOJAS – CALLE CAPRI – DÓNDE ESTABA LA CLINICA EN COLONIA LINDA VISTA- CAPRI STREET- WHERE CLINIC WAS HELD.


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.
LESLIE Y DR. ANTHONY – RECIBIENDO ALMUERZOS DE CHEEKY MONKEY –  LUNCH DONATIONS FROM CHEEKY MONKEY DELIVERED ON THURSDAY – COLONIA LINDA VISTA
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.
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.  We are almost ALWAYS SHORT on volunteers!!!  Having people help with registrations, carrying pets from surgery tables to recovery tables, monitoring vital signs, returning pets to owners with certificates of sterilization/care instructions , plus clean-ups give the vet team more time for surgeries.  And… this is an interesting way to see different colonias and ranch areas in and around Vallarta.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected] – or simply drop by and spend as much time as you like.

http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios
                                         
FRANK OHLY -MUCHAS VECES ES NUESTRO ÚNICO VOLUNTARIO – CON LESLIE Y PERRA HERIDA. POR OTRO PERRO.  LA HIZO CIRUGÍA DR. POLI.  FRANK IS OFTEN OUR ONLY VOLUNTEER AT CLINICS.  LESLIE WITH TRANQUILIZED  DOG BEFORE POLI REPAIRED BITE WOUND.
 UNA MORDIDA EN EL ESTÓMAGO DE UNA PERRA  – LA HERIDA FUÉ ARREGLADA POR DR. POLI.  COLONIA LINDA VISTA

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.
MUCHO HUMO JUEVES EN LA CALLE CAPRI – COLONIA LINDA VISTA

SMOKEY AIR FROM BURNING PILES OF LEAVES – CAPRIL STREET – LINDA VISTA- PEACEANIMALS RED TRAILER IN THE DISTANCE.

                         
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.

COLONIA LINDA VISTA – ELENA – DUEÑA DE 20 + PERROS RESCATADOS – TRAJO 22 CALLEJEROS Y PERROS DE VECINOS MIÉRCOLES Y 16 PERROS EL JUEVES.



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.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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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
¡¡¡¡¡  POR FAVOR!!!!!!  NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, ASÍ HAY MAS TIEMPO PARA LOS VETERINARIOS ESTERILIZAR A LOS ANIMALITOS.  AYUDA, POR FAVOR.
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.
http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals