Gretchen DeWitt on PEACE and PV

Saturday, June 10, 2017

FIRST CICADA

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PANGA SUNDAY:  Far out in the Bay of Banderas …the splash of two sear turtles.  Skimming the water and dipping into it for fish… blue footed booby birds, pelicans, terns, frigates and scissor birds – called that because of their split tail feathers.  No encounters of mantas or dolphins on June 4th. Swimming in the middle of the bay versus close to the shore, there is a greater awareness not only of the strong currents, but of sharing the watery part of the planet with life we cannot see.  Later in the mornnig, we stopped at a gorgeous beach for a swim in clear, blue-green water.  No one else was in sight – but the village has about 80 people living amongst palm trees – there is even a small school. We were surprised to see two cars near the beach.  They can be driven over a dirt road to the ranch and farm area of el Tuito a few months of the year.

LINDISSÍMA PEQUEÑA PLAYA AL SUR – GORGEOUS SOUTHERN BEACH
 PASEO A LA  PLAYITA HERMOSA.  PATH TO THE BEACH.

EN LA PANGA D BOCA LOS DOMINGOS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DTLOFhrkgs&feature=youtu.be

Correction –
The organization Karla de la ena (Boca Divers) reported the May 27th whale sighting to was
ECOBAC – Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas, A.C. http://www.ecobac.org/ – not  ECOBAR.

BELLA CASA EN  OTRA PLAYA MÁS AL SUR- WISTERIOUS BEACH HOME ON  ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BEACH FURTHER SOUTH

Went by panga on another day with our two dogs for a swim, walk and lunch to a quiet beach with only one very small restaurant. A few people were having lunch at the white plastic tables and chairs on the sand.  Two of them were the daughter of my friend Gabriela Garcia and her boyfriend.  Half-a-dozen dogs sat nearby.  When I got home, Gaby told me her daughter had seen me and a “very fat dog” whom people were calling “carnitas”  (slices of beef).  I  replied to Gaby that it had been our dog, “Buster,”                             Silence.                                                  Laughter.

GABRIELA

I had heard the same comments, and often hear those comments,   usually accompanied by slicing prime rib motions.

OUR DOG BUSTER AT THE BEACH.  NUESTRO PERRO BUSTER EN LA PLAYA.  LA GENTE MUCHAS VECES LO DICEN “CARNITAS.”

On Wednesday evening, I heard the first loud, electric click of a solitary cicada in our garden.  After seventeen years, what had been a nymph living underground off the juice of roots of trees,  emerged as a large insect ready to mate. The cicadas are the first promises of rain, and on Thursday afternoon, it sprinkled in centro Vallarta.  The cicada continued to click, but wasn´t answered.  More sprinkles on Friday and on Saturday, grey skies with forecast of rain on Sunday.

VILLAS DEL REAL – Thirty minutes northeast to a newish colonia filled with cement homes and offices.  No villas.  The clinic took place a block off of the busy avenida de los poetas, in a large bodega with a painted poison green wall.  On Wednesday, only seven pets were brought in.  On Thursday, when I was there, forty dogs and cats had been delivered, including seventeen that (Saint) Elena had collected from neighbors.  It was a hot day, and far from the bay, there were no breezes.

UMBRELLA BEING USED FOR SUN, NOT RAIN.  PARALLUVIAS PARA EL SOL, NO PARA LA LLUVIA – VILLAS DEL REAL
OMNIPRESENT COCA COLA – VILLAS DEL REAL

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA VILLAS DEL REAL:

MALE DOGS – 23; FEMALE DOGS – 56; MALE DOGS – 16; FEMALE DOGS – 31  TOTAL:  126

DR. POLI Y LESLIE – CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DEL REAL

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN VILLAS DEL REAL: 1,220 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
Apologies to Troy Valens – blog neglected to mention his same donations for last week´s clinic in colonia linda vista.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  None this week.
EDUCATION PROGRAM – Leslie Caratachea presented to 60 studensts at the Manuel Prieto primary school in colonia loma bonita.  The school is very close to colonia villas del real, where the clinic was held this week.

ESTUDIANTE QUIÉN TRAJO SUS DOS PERROS.  STUDENT WHO BROUGHT IN TWO  FAMILY DOGS.

LAILA SOS FUND: Maritza Linea has been watching a small, white male dog foraging for food in the garbage and was finally able to catch him.  Berenice Guerrero is providing a foster home and Dr. Rendón has been treating the dog for dehydration and malnourishment. The PEACEAnimals “Laila SOS” fund has donated 500 pesos for the rescued dog´s vet care.

PERRITO RESCATADO Y EN CASA PUENTE CON BERENICE GUERRERO.  500 PESOS DE LOS FONDOS “SOS LAILA” DE PEACEANIMALS ESTÁN DONADOS PARA UNOS GASTOS DEL VETERINARIO RENDÓN.
EL PERRITO SE LLAMA “ROMEO” Y ES PARA ADOPCIÓN.  CONTACTO:  maritzalineygutierrezvalencia@gmail.com

CENTRO DE ACOPIO:  A friend asked me to help find a dog for one of her former neighbors, so on Tuesday I drove Laura Quiroz to the centro the acopio (local pound). A female Pug had been found tied up to the front gate the night before and was looking very dejected in her small kennel.   Laura Quiroz decided that this dog would be perfect for her and her other senior citizen dog.  In the car driving back to Laura´s home, the Pug immediately began to wag her tail, snorted a bit and rearranged the towel in the back seat. It was an immediate transformation from a very sad dog to a very happy one.  Laura has named her “Macorina,” whom she says follows her everywhere.

Also adopted at the acopio while we were there -a beautiful, female grey Pit Bull, to an attractive, young Mexican couple – the husband works at the SPCAPV.    The dog was performing jumps of joy with her new family in the acopio´s large, enclosed field.    T

LAURA QUIROZ CON LA PUG QUE LE DIÓ EL NOMBRE DE MACORINA – ADOPTADA EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO MARTES.  ELLA ESTABA ENCONTRADA LUNES EN LA MAÑANA AMARRADA A LA PUERTA DE LA ENTRADA DEL ACOPIO.
VOLUNTEERING:  PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION:
http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

FRANK OHLY – NUESTRO SANTO -. QUIÉN VIENE CADA MIÉRCOLES Y JUEVES – FRENTE DE LA MESA DE RECUPERACIÓN.  FRANK OHLY, OUR SAINT, WHO COMES EVERY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – IN FRONT OF THE RECOVERY TABLE.
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.
CLÍNIICA EN VILLAS DEL REAL

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SCHEDULE/HORARIO


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- FRIDAY, JULY 21, SATURDAY, JULY 22, SUNDAY,July 23 (half day)  – Mismaloya   The hope is that there will be animals from boca, las juntas y los veranos and maybe even el tuito.   Pre Escolar Gabriela Mistral, Calle 5 de Mayo – frente a la iglesia – iat the school in front of the church

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955
LA DUEÑA TENÍA MIEDO DU ESTAR MORDIDA POR SU COCKER – VILLAS DEL REAL – OWNER WAS AFRAID OF BEING BITTEN BY HER COCKER.
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.
FRENTE DEL LOCAL PARA LA CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DEL REAL – IN FRONT OF THE CLINIC LOCATION.
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.
DR. PACHECO AND DR. ANTHONY – VILLAS DEL REAL

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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CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DEL REAL
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!!!    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected] – or simply drop by and spend as much or as little time as you like or are able.


http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios
                                         
DAVID GONZALEZ  DE LA ESCUELA CERCANA RECIBIÓ UNA PLAYERA POR HABER TRAIDO SUS  DOS PERROS.  ÉL ESTABA MUY EMOCIONANTE.  VERY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING RECEIVED A T-SHIRT BECAUSE HE BROUGHT HIS TWO DOGS TO THE CLINIC IN VILLAS DEL REAL.
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.
HAULAS CON LOS PAPELES DE REGISTRACIÓN DE MASCOTAS – VILLAS DEL REAL
                         
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. 
VILLAS DEL REAL
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.

TRAJO 17 GATOS Y PERROS PARA LA GRAN RESCATADORA, ELENA.  BROUGHT 17 CATS AND DOGS FROM THE GREAT RESCUER, ELENA – VILLAS DEL REAL


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
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
¡¡¡¡¡  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