ABOVE PHOTOS ARE OF OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTINGS BY MARÍA MIHANOVICH
AT THE OPENING – LOCALITES BONNIE MILLER AND DAUGHTER,  MARY MILLER
ARGENTINE ARTIST, MARÍA MIHANOVICH

DON´T MISS THIS SHOW!  “TRAYECTORIAS DEL PARAÍSO”/”FLORES Y EL RÍO CUALE”  AT THE PETER GRAY ART MUSEUM.  FEBRUARY 27TH WAS THE LAUNCH OF A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE  COLLECTIVE EXPOSITION BY ARTISTS ADA COLORINA, HER FATHER, DANIEL INCHÁURREGUI AND ARGENTINE ARTIST, MARÍA MIHANOVICH.

THE PETER GRAY ART MUSEUM IS A GEM, WITH A PERMANENT DISPLAY OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES RANGING FROM WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS RANGING FROM THE 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT.  THIS LOVELY ART MUSEUM IS LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF IXTAPA ON THE CUC (UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA) CAMPUS, A 20-MINUTE DRIVE NORTHEAST FROM CENTRO VALLARTA.  IN ADDITION TO THE PETER GRAY ART MUSEUM, CUC IS HOME TO A REPTILE ENCLOSURE AND SEVERAL VERY VISIBLE IGUANAS.

CUC CAMPUS – OPENING OF THE ART EXPOSITION

THE EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH MARCH 16TH.  MAJORITY OF PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

ABOVE PAINTINGS BY DANIEL INCHÁURREGUI

ADA COLORINA
ABOVE PAINTINGS BY VERY POPULAR LOCAL ARTIST, ADA COLORINA

On a fundraising panga excursion with Karla de la Peña (owner of Boca Divers and co-founder of Ayudamutt) and captain Daniel, we found ourselves at two different locations on the bay surrounded by mega pods of at least 100 dolphins.  They were sharing air, water and fish with blue footed booby birds. 

FEBRUARY 23RD PANGA EXCURSION FUNDRAISER FOR “LOUP”  photo:  karla de la Peña

Curious, not fearful, several of them approached the panga, swimming under it and inches away from the sides of the boat.  As we left the feeding area, our last sight of the dolphins was of a line of them being propelled forward by a rolling surge of water.

FUNDRAISER EXCURSION FOR “LOUP”        photo:  Frank Ohly

A week later, it was an hour before we saw our first whales in the direction of Punta de Mita.  There were four adults, and after observing them at the required minimum distance of 60 meters and a time limit of 15 minutes, we motored south. 

BAY OF BANDERAS – MARCH 2        photo:  Justin Romig

In addition to eight more whales, a mobula (type of ray) and six or seven dolphins, we noticed a large, male Olive Ridley turtle floating motionless on top of the water.  It was presumably a victim of a speeding boat. Approaching, we saw a slight movement in one of its front flippers and attributed it to a current.  And then, just a few feet from the turtle, it took a large gulp of air and disappeared.

OLIVE RIDLEY TURTLE – BAY OF BANDERAS    photo:  Justin Romig
MOBULA


Boca Divers – http://www.bocadivers.net/    


BALMY WINTER IN PUERTO VALLARTA:  The brilliant yellow blossoms of primavera trees in town and in the countryside are shouting “SPRING.”   Current water temperature in the bay:  76 degrees fahrenheit.  Air:  84 degrees fahrenheit   

  

PRIMAVERAS





ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PEACEANIMALS CLINICS:

OIL BY PIPO BROCKMANN (Show opens March 9th at Contempo Gallery in Vallarta)


Auction will launch the first week of April.  To date, we have received commitments from the following:

Boca Divers
Casa Collibri – Rancho Primavera, el Tuito
Chica Locca – La Cruz
ChocoMuseo
Daquiri Dick´s
DavannaYoga
Garlands del Rio Boutique Hotel/Rivera del Rio Hotel
Lagunita Hotel –  Yelapa
La Mer Bleue –  Boca de Tomatlán
Lucy´s CuCu Cabana
Pipo Brockmann (painter/sculptor)
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Salon Divas
Vallarta Adventures
Villa Mandarinas

If you would like to donate an auction item or know someone who would, please contact me.

COLONIA INFONAVIT:  An easy drive north to Pitillal´s Mega, a right turn and then straight for seven blocks.  The clinic took place in the same location we´ve used in the past – the former police station across from a dusty playground.  A very pregnant young teenager was with her family waiting for their pets to come out of surgery.

CLÍNICA EN INFONAVIT

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN INFONAVIT: 
February 28-March 3:  

FEMALE CATS – 25; MALE CATS -19; FEMALE DOGS -72; MALE DOGS – 30 TOTAL: 146!

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 5 fetuses; 1 cat with 5 fetuses; and 3 cats with 4 fetuses each.  TOTAL ANIMALS NOT BORN TO SUFFER:  22

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA INFONAVIT: 
1,110 pesos

DR. PACHECO – INFONAVIT



THIS CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT OF $11,000 USD FROM FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA)

CLÍNICA EN INFONAVIT      photo:  Frank Ohly


DONATIONS at clinic in El Tuito February 14-17:  2,460  pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 


Michael Turner – $50 USD (monthly)

Hannah and Ron Nunn – 2 used dog dishes; 2 used dog collars; 4 used dog leashes

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On Monday, February 26th, Leslie Caratachea presented to forty students at the Secundaria 81 school in colonia aurora.

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 2017, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,357 cats and dogs.
LESLIE PREPARANDO UNA PERRA PARA CIRUGÍA -INFONAVIT

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 INFONAVIT


RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred  PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with extra-long straps were ordered and available for purchase.  All profits go directly to cost of clinics.  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 

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

Galeria Uno – 561 Morelos – Centro

Colleción la Bohemia  –  Constitución and Basilio Badillo

Cork & Bottle – Los Mercados – Aquiles Serdan 265

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

Galeria Dante – 269 Basilio Badillo 

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


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

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)

Salon Divas-  Melchor Ocampo 51 – Bucerias


INFONAVIT

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.  

COLONIA INFONAVIT

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

March 7-10 – CLÍNICA EN PALMA REAL NAYARIT ¡CANCELADA¡  
AHORA ES COLONIA VILLAS DEL REAL EN VALLARTA – Calle hidalgo #981 – a tres cuadras del regional, en el ex- asadero.
March 14-17 – Tomatlán, Cabo Corrientes
March 21-24 – La Peñita, Nayarit (PETS FOR LIFE)
March 26-April 2 – Easter break
April 4-7 – El Tule, Cabo Corrientes
May
June 27-30 – Volcanes – in the school


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”)
  
CUALE SPAY AND NEUTER CLINICS – ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.   CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  VET TEAM IS PETS FOR LIFE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE THEIR PAGE ON FACEBOOK.



March clinic underwritten by PEACEAnimals board
member, Trisha Aljoe.  The eleven following clinics are partially
sponsored by an anonymous donation.

INFONAVIT

  
COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC – Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals to arrive will be accepted.  Address: 496 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata.  Clinic is in front of Carnicería Colin, between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic on Facebook.

LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.

CLÍNICA EN INFONAVIT (EX-OFICINA DE LA POLICÍA)
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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RECIBIENDO UNA CORREA DONADA A LAS CLÍNICAS PARA SU MASCOTA – CHOOSING A DONATED LEASH FOR THEIR DOG – INFONAVIT

Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.



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.

ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA – INFONAVIT – WAITING FOR SURGERY

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short of volunteers.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected], or just drop by.  

FRANK OHLY – NUESTRO NÚMERO UNO VOLUNTARIO – COLONIA INFONAVIT

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.

               

DR. POLI Y SU ESPOSA, CONCHA – INFONAVIT

    
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 INFONAVIT

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.
DOUBLE JAGUAR – UXMAL

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