POR TANTA LLUVIA, EL AGUA DE LA LAGUNA YA ESTÁ MÁS CERCA DE LA PLAYA Y YA HAY UNA MALLA.

CROCODILES!  Very recently, a large crocodile was caught in the marina, transported to the Ameca river and released there. A year or two ago, a chocolate Lab wearing a red collar had jumped into the water after a ball at the marina and was taken under by a crocodile. Horrified onlookers watched and filmed the crocodile as it swam leisurely between yachts and sailboats for two hours with the dog in its jaws.  A few weeks ago, a fisherman up to his ankles in the Ameca river was grabbed by a crocodile and drowned. His body showed marks of having been bitten by a crocodile. Crocodiles are protected here, and as a result, have no fear of humans.

PLAYA BOCA NEGRA


At Boca Negra beach close to the airport, there is a large lagoon filled with crocodiles.  All one had to do to see them in the past was go to the tree-lined edge of the lagoon and move a tree branch back and forth in the water for a couple of minutes.  This would signal that a  bird, dog, raccoon or other small mammal could be in the water. Across the lagoon and at first looking like a log or a large piece of driftwood, one would almost immediately see a crocodile approaching.  And then a couple more would glide silently to the place where the water was being disturbed. This was the time to return to the beach.

Boca Negra is a very long, often windswept beach, marked by black rocks reaching out in the water in the middle of it.  During turtle egg-laying season, there is usually a camp set up for a turtle study group from the University of Guadalajara.

PLAYA BOCA NEGRA – UN CAMPAMIENTO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA PARA ESTUDIAR TORTUGAS 


Last week I took our dogs for an afternoon walk at Boca Negra. Due to continued rains, the edge of the lagoon has moved further up on the sandy beach.  There is now a fence in place in front of the narrow dirt path to the lagoon and next to the old warning signs. There is no fence in front the beach where the lagoon has extended. As the dogs approached the edge of the new perimeter of the lagoon, I shouted anxiously at them to come back. 

It´s a very short distance now across the sand from the lagoon to the edge of the bay, and as the water isn´t clear at Boca Negra, I choose not to swim. Crocodiles have glands in their tongues that alligators don´t have.  These special glands excrete excess salt from their bodies, which means they can spend up to several weeks in sea water.

MI PERRITA JUANITA – BOCA NEGRA


ANOTHER BOCA – de Tomatlán.

BOCA DE TOMATLÁN

It had been a month since I had been out in a panga.  On my first Sunday home, we motored south an hour for swimming and snorkeling at secluded beaches.

PLAYITAS Y CUEVITAS AL SUR  – BEACHES AND SMALL CAVES SO THE SOUTH

Karla said only a couple of dolphins had been spotted in the last several weeks.  Recent storms have resulted in rough water in the bay and dolphins have not been spending much time on the surface. We did see two or three (it only takes two to form a pod),  but no mantas or turtles.  A beautiful sight was of a breakfast party of pelicans, frigates, gulls and boobies dining and diving for tuna or albacore. 

DESAYUNANDO EN LA BAHIA

Stormy weather is tossing up thousands of rocks onto some of the   local beaches.  Rivers carry down more rocks, accompanied by large amounts of plastic and Styrofoam products.  Plastic straws, completely unnecessary, are the number one plastic contaminant in the world.  Globally, 31 trillion pounds of Styrofoam are produced annually.  It is a particularly insidious type of trash pollution, as it is lightweight and breaks up very easily into toxic microplastics.   We have choices to make regarding which plastic and Styrofoam products we can live without.

PLAYA CAMARRONES – “SHRIMP BEACH” – NAMED BECAUSE IN THE PAST THERE WAS AN ARROYO HERE WITH SHRIMP IN IT.  THE SHRIMP AND THE ARROYO ARE GONE.  NOMBRADO PORQUE ANTES HABÍA UN ARROYO CON CAMARRONES.  YA NO HAY ARROYO NI CAMARRONES.


SEPTEMBER 16TH – To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the bell ringing associated with “el Grito,” Christmas bell decorations were strung up over and over the streets of Puerto Vallarta. They will probably remain there until January.  Costco´s Christmas decorations were on display the first week of September.

CAMPANAS EN VALLARTA PARA CELEBRAR EL DÍA DE INDEPENDENCIA Y LUEGO QUIZÁS PARA NAVIDAD

BELLS FOR “EL GRITO” AND FOR CHRISTMAS.  CAMPANAS PARA “EL GRITO” Y PARA NAVIDAD” 


Because el Día de la Independencia fell on a Saturday this year, anticipating a low turn-out for Saturday when parades take place,  the PEACEAnimals clinic held a Tuesday-Friday schedule instead of Wednesday-Saturday.   


 COLONIA JOYAS DE PEDREGAL: 

LIENZO CHARRO – JOYAS DE PEDREGAL


Dr. Poli and Dr. Pacheco set up two tents at a charrería (show place for traditional equestrian livestock herding) close to the foothills of the Sierra Madres, about a 40-minute drive from centro Vallarta. (Santa) Elena brought more cats and dogs from the people who contact her for help.  As she was unloading one of the cats from a kennel, it escaped and ran under a nearby truck.  Elena crawled under the vehicle and was able to retrieve it.  It makes an interesting photo…

 

(SANTA) ELENA RECOGIENDO UN GATO QUE LE ESCAPÓ EN LA CLÍNICA DE JOYAS DE PEDREGAL


STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA JOYAS DE PEDREGAL:

SEPTEMBER 12-14:  MALE DOGS-14; – FEMALE DOGS – 33 ; MALE CATS – 16 ; FEMALE CATS – 36    TOTAL:  89

DR. POLI Y DR.PACHECO – JOYAS DE PEDREGAL



DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN JOYAS DE PEDREGAL: 920 PESOS

JOYAS DE PEDREGAL



PEACEANIMALS EDUCATION PROGRAM:

ESTUDIANTES CON SUS LIBRITOS DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS


Leslie Caratachea presented to 75 students at the Escuela Primaria Federal Constitución in colonia Pitillal on Monday, September 14th.

CLINIC IN COLONIA RAMBLASES SEPTEMBER 20-23:


Ramblases is a quiet neighborhood high up above Biblioteca los Mangos, the public library in Puerto Vallarta.  The clinic took place in a bodega in back of a small, neat home where one of the owners was shaving her legs with an electric razor on the front steps.

RAMBLASES – 2 BLOCKS FROM THE CLINIC – 2 CUADRAS DE LA CLÍNICA

Directly across the street is a large blue wall surrounding what was once a public swimming school with a bar-b-q area.  Dogs and cats can be seen sitting and scampering in the grass and on the rocky hillsides of Ramblases.

ATRÁS DE LA CLÌNICA EN RAMBLASES, LO QUE ERA UNA PISCINA PUBLICA.  YA HAY PLATOS PARA AGUA PARA LOS GATOS.






STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA RAMBLASES:

MALE DOGS – 9; FEMALE DOGS – 26; MALE CATS – 16; FEMALE CATS – 48    TOTAL:  99

PLUS 1 euthanasia for a female dog with TVT (transmissible venereal tumors= malignant)
 

1 eutanacias por tvt  perra

COLONIA RAMBLASES


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN RAMBLASES: 703 PESOS

 DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS LAST 2 WEEKS – NONE

CLÍNICA EN RAMBLASES




PEACEANIMALS EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On Tuesday, September 29th,  Leslie presented to 35 students at primaria Juan Escutia in colonia Ramblases.



LAILA SOS FUND:  500 pesos for “Chata,” a one-year old female dog suffering from severe cases of manage and anemia.  The donation was given to Chata´s account number at Oxxo (Mexican chain convenience store) for Casita Animal y Bahia, the organization that rescued her.  Chata died a few days later at the vet clinic of Farvet.  She had lived a very short, sad life.  

“CHATA” – PERRITA DE UN AÑO CON SARNA Y ANEMIA SEVERA RESCATADA POR CASITA ANIMAL Y BAHIA.  TRISTAMENTE, SE MURIÓ DÍAS DESPUÉS.



The mission of PEACEAnimals is to end the future suffering of cats and dogs.  The most efficient way to do this is via a massive, free spay/neuter clinic.  In 2016, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,403 cats and dogs.

LESLIE CARATACHEA – RAMBLASES



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

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

CLÍNICA EN RAMBLASES

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)

Choco Museo – Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno – 561 Morelos

Colleción la Bohemia at Constitución and Basilio Badillo

Cork & Bottle – Los Mercados – Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie’s Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

La Cruz Inn – at the plaza in la Cruz, Nayarit

Galeria Dante – 269 Basilio Badillo 

Macaria- Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 129, between Morelos and the malecón.   

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)


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.


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

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.  

LESLIE CARATACHEA – JOYAS DE PEDREGAL



SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

September 27-30 – San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit – calle Jesús #73 (frente del campamento)

October 4-7 –  colonia bosques del progreso –
Calle gardenia esquina con amapola #708  A un costado del Basurero
October 11-14  – Mezcales – location TBA


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

CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA

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.

CLÍNICA EN EL CHARRO DE LAS JOYAS DE PEDREGAL


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.


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.
NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO 4 DÍAS CADA SEMANA


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.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short on volunteers.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected] – or just drop by.
FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

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

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.
                 

CLÍNICA EN RAMBLASES

 

    

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.

RAMBLASES



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 FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME  A LA POLICA – 911 – Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio   293 3690


 
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955




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.
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