HOT!  Temperatures in the low 90´s with humidity at 81%.  The drizzles of rain are slowly turning the jungled hillsides green, but still no big showers.  Days alternate between grey and blue skies. A real rainfall on Saturday morning broke the week´s heat and humidity.

To cool off, my husband and I go south with our two dogs from Boca de Tomatlán to a quiet village on a long, white sandy beach. Depending on whose panga it is,  price for a ride ranges from free to 25 pesos per dog.  It is always 50 pesos per person.  Our dogs love to trot through the palm forest, where slender, sinewy young men climb shirtless to the tops of the high coco palms.

LOWERING  COCONUTS TO THE GROUND BELOW.  BAJANDO COCOS HASTA EL SUELO ABAJO.

Hacking off the green fruit, large, stiff fronds fall to the soft earth while coconuts are tied to a rope and swifly lowered down to a friend waiting below.


Arriving at the quiet beach,  dogs and I sit down immediately in the clear, shallow water of the bay, watching horses gallops through the still dry arroyo. 


ATRÁS DE LA BAHÍA, CABALLOS CORRIENDO EN EL ARROYO  QUE TODAVÍA ESTÁ SECO.

SOMETHING COOL – SUMMER TEA at CHOCO MUSEO –

TERCER PISO DEL CHOCO MUSEO – THIRD FLOOR OF CHOCO MUSEO

A cool, new spot is on the third floor of the new Choco Museo, around the corner from Banorte and across from the malecón.

Great views,  AC (or sit outside on a balcony), Wi-Fi, and most importantly, delicious quiche, sweets and non-alcoholic drinks.

On Thursday, the second longest day of the year, friends and I enjoyed mango and strawberry iced teas, cacao iced tea and chocolate frappés,  accompanied by wonderful pastries. Owners of the new chocolate store/tea room/museum are a charming French couple, Marie- Hélene and Jens Collette.

DUEÑOS FRANCESES

RETURN VISIT TO PASO ANCHO

The short, tan man wearing a white undershirt and grey shorts was missing all his front teeth.  He stepped out of his very humble cement one-story home close to the river to tell me “someone had thrown some liquid” into the dog´s encrusted face.  It was the dog I had been looking for, and she was standing behind a short bush next to his house.

When we had the clinic colonia Buenos Aires several weeks ago,  I had driven up the river to look for dogs.  I brought back nine, including a homeless brown female Pit Bull mix and her homeless black Lab-mix male companion. After being spayed and neutered, I returned the two dogs to the dirt road where I had found them sitting in front of a little market.  A friend told me a week later that she had seen the brown dog, and that it had looked as if there had been mucous coming out of its nose.  I  began looking for her.

“JUANITA” TIENE 11 MESES Y ESTÁ ESTERILIZADA Y VACUNADA.  TIENE HORRIBLE INFECCIÓN BACTERIAL DEL PIEL QUE SE VA A CURAR EN 3 SEMANAS.  ELLA´ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN.

June 21st, the first day of summer, was the day I saw the thin, sad-looking brown dog. With food and coaxing, I was able to take her immediately to our vet, Dr. Juan Tamayo, who diagnosed a severe bacterial skin infection, kennel cough and conjunctivitis.  After being vaccinated for distemper and receiving an injection for ticks and fleas, I brought “Juanita” (named after Dr. Tamayo) home with a supply of meds for 21 days of treatments.  She is small/medium (18 kilos), sweet, quiet and will make a very good and grateful companion.   Contact me, please, if you can foster or would like to adopt her.  

DR. JUAN TAMAYO WITH ASSISTANT AND “JUANITA” – 11 MESES DE EDAD Y PESA 18 KILOS.  OPERADA Y VACUNADA.
The secretary of health reported to Dr. Poli that in 2016 there were appximately 70,000 homeless cats and dogs in Puerto Vallarta, 60% of which are dogs=42,000.  The radio of male pups to female pups born is 50-50.   Half of the homeless female dogs in 2016 totaled 21,000.   If they had all produced one litter with an average number of five,  105,000 puppies could have been born. With two litters annually, that number would have doubled.   
PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,403 cats and dogs in 2016.  Half of these animals were dogs=2,700.   Per accepted statistics, half of these dogs were female dogs=1,350.  Using the guidelines of two litters with an average of five puppies per litter,  and without factoring in terminated pregnancies,  PEACEAnimals prevented the birth of 13,500 puppies in Puerto Vallarta in 2016.  Cut number if half if only one litter per female dog in 2016.

For cats, based on numbers in the above pyramid, with 1,350 female cats sterilized,  PEACEAnimals prevented the birth of 7,860 kittens in 2016.  

FREE CLINICS ARE CRITICAL.  MEXICO IS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD FOR OVERPOPULATION OF CATS AND DOGS. 

PLEASE SUPPORT PEACEANIMALS.

STERILIZATIONS AT SECOND CLINIC IN COLONIA VALLE: 

MALE DOGS -32; FEMALE DOGS -54 ;
MALE CATS -16; FEMALE CATS – 33   TOTAL: 136


PLUS PREGNANCY TERMINATED FOR:
1 dog with 9 fetuses

DR. POLI – SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO – ATRÁS DR. PACHECO


ALL PHOTOS OF VALLE DORADO CLINIC THANKS TO LINDA STEWART.  

THANK YOU TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN VALLE DORADO FOR RAISING 4,000 PESOS TO PAY FOR THE OUTSIDE-VALLARTA CLINIC.  THIS COVERS EXTRA DRIVING TIME AND GASOLINE.

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DONATIONS AT SECOND CLINIC IN VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT:   

1.970 pesos
Patty Marchak (MexPup) – two used and much-needed cat kennels

Troy Valens -Wednesday lunch for the team (4) and volunteers (2) from his restaurant Sea Monkey
Linda Stewart – Thursday lunch 
Elena ? (volunteer)  Saturday lunch

Money saved for PEACEAnimals, which pays 70 pesos x4,  four days a week to the vet team for lunches = 840 pesos


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Ron Lewis – $200 USD

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EDUCATION PROGRAM – None for this past week or next week. Leslie Caratachea is on vacation. 

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FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE ACOPIO HAS A CURRENT ROSTER,WHICH INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES DESCRIPTIONS.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y IANFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:

https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html


RESCUED AND ADOPTED: Friends called to report an abandoned puppy in the romantic zone. I picked up the very pretty, 10-week old Border Collie/Lab mix and took her to Dr. Tamayo´s for tests and vaccines.  With the exception of skin infections due to flea bites, she was 100% healthy.  She was probably discarded because the owner couldn´t afford to take her to a vet.

PROBABLAMENTE POR UNA INFECCION DE LA PIEL, FUE ABANDONADA.

Although I was prepared to foster her, Brischa Borchgrevink (PEACEAnimals advisory board member and owner with her husband Ted of LADRA, boarding facility/dog rescue) advised that Chris Holloway and his family, visiting from England, had seen the puppy on the sidewalk and wanted to adopt her.  The family had met Brischa and her husband Ted on a previous visit and got in touch via FB.  The Borchgrevinks will foster this very lucky puppy until August, when she accompanies a LADRA volunteer on a flight back to England.

  

ABANDONADA, RESCATADA, ADOPTADA Y VA A VOLER A LONDRES EN AGOSTO CON UNA VOLUNTARIA DE LADRA.

VOLUNTEERING:  PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION:

http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

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:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

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.   

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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.



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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:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
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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.  

RECUPERANDO DE ESTERILIZACIÓN EN LA SEGUNDA CLÍNICA DE VALLE DORADO



SCHEDULE/HORARIO:
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June 28-July 1 – colonia Mojoneras en la delegación – calle jalisco · 539 – Entering Mojoneras – turn right after 4 blocks. Entrando a mojoneras a 4. cuadras le da a la derecha. El telefono de la delegasion es 2900712


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

July 20 -July 23 –  THURSDAY through half-day SUNDAY- 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

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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.


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.


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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.





Please “like” PEACEAnimals 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 clinic supplies.
DR. POLI Y FRANK OHLY, NUESTRO NÚMERO UNO VOLUNTARIO – SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short on volunteers.  Please contact Caratachea via FB or [email protected] – or just 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
                                         
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.
WAITING FOR SURGERY – SECOND CLINIC IN VALLE DORADO.  ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN – SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO.

                         
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.

DR.POLI, DR. PACHECO, DR. ANTHONY Y FRANK OHLY – SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT



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.

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