After a 45-minute flight from Puerto Vallarta, we landed in the industrial city of Leon (“Lion”), in the highland state of Guanajuato.  From there, it was a 40-minute, 500 peso taxi ride to the beautiful city of Guanajuato. 

 

 

BEDROOM WITH A VIEW –  TEMPLO LA VALENCIANA – VISTA DE NUESTRA HABITACIÓN
HOTEL CASA ESTRELLA
GOLD ALTARS INSIDE – ALTARES DORADOS DENTRO




Founded in 1559, the Unesco World Heritage city boasts gorgeous colonial buildings, cobbled streets, picturesque, tree-filled plazas, excellent museums, ornate churches,

GUANAJUATO

lovely theatres, a large university, the huge mercado Hidalgo, and colorfully painted houses that tumble down  hillsides.  The main roads of Guanajuato consist of eighteen underground tunnels that twist and turn where rivers once ran.  A drive through them would thrill a small child.

Guanajuato is acclaimed internationally for the Cervantino Festival, the largest annual arts festival of its kind in Latin America.   Lasting eighteen days, the Cervantino is celebrating its 46th year with an extraordinary program of film, theatre, music and dance. 

TEATRO JUAREZ – BUILT (CONSTRUIDO ENTRE)  BETWEEN 1873 AND 1903.

 

TEATRO JUAREZ, GUANAJUATO

The music isn´t just being played on stages. Enterprising and talented musicians are playing day and night on street corners and in cafe´- dotted plazas.


A ten-minute excursion from our hotel in colonia Valenciana was to the small hillside village of Santa Rosa.  Main attraction there is the very large ceramic factory/store of Mayolica Santa Rosa.  The white ceramic plates, serving pieces, etc., which we had seen in a few upscale restaurants in Guanajuato, are especially good looking.  (www.mayolicasantarosa.com) 

 

 

 

Before leaving Santa Rosa, 

PAN DULCE EN SANTA ROSA

we buy small bags of Mexican wedding cookies and loaves of candied fruit-covered bread. Next door, the owner of “Daisy,” a seven-month old yellow Lab mix, throws a bucket of water on a large, male Husky.  Daisy is in heat and the two dogs run off together. 

“DAISY” EN CELO CON UN ADMIRADOR – SANTA ROSA, GUANAJUATO


The Sunday before leaving for our week in Guanajuato was a panga morning. 

“BOBO”    yellow footed booby bird – Bahía de Banderas

Even though the only animals we saw were two olive ridley turtles, a yellow footed booby bird perched on a log,  and a small, white tern sitting on a chunk of styrofoam, which Karla de la Peña picked up with a net, it was a glorious day.  

With a ceiling of fleecy clouds over our heads, we swam in the warm, pale green water off the beach at Pizota.  Karla noticed a dead boa constrictor floating near her and swam with it to the panga. The beautiful snake, harmless to most living things,  had had its head smashed by a human.  Captain Daniel threw it overboard, where this garden of eden creature would become food for fish.

KARLA Y BOA CONSTRICTOR
 

LAS ARALIAS:  At 8:30 in the morning on Thursday, I saw what I love to see – a line of people with pets waiting across the street from the clinic. 

UNA COLA ESPERANDO – LAS ARALIAS

We have used this very convenient location across the street from los sauces park a few times every year. Thank you to Sofi Gonzalez for letting PEACEAnimals use her spacious bodega.

 

LAS ARALIAS

There was only one kitten and no cats when I was there.  The pretty kitten´s sibling had escaped from its kennel at the park, but was captured shortly afterwards. A softly spoken gentleman with white beard and moustache and wearing a blue baseball cap,  brought an abandoned dog he has been feeding for months.  Carlos, who lives in the neighborhood, has given the very sweet dog the name “Hugo,” and hopes to find a home for him.  Hugo, a handsome Lab mix, is three years old.  If interested:  224 0591


 

CARLOS, QUIEN VIVE EN LAS ARALIAS, TRAJO ESTE CALLEJERO.  ÉL ESTA DANDOLO AGUA Y COMIDA CADA DÍA Y BUSCA UN HOGAR PARA ESTE NOBLE PERRO DE 3 AÑOS.  SI LE INTERESA:
224-0591

 

STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA LAS ARALIAS OCTOBER 
17-20: MALE DOS- 22; FEMALE DOGS – 28; MALE CATS – 28;
FEMALE CATS – 28   TOTAL:  106

LAS ARALIAS – FRENTE DEL PARQUE LOS SAUCES (CARLOS CON “HUGO”)


PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 5 fetuses

DONATIONS at COLONIA LAS ARALIAS:  1,200 pesos



STERILIZATIONS IN MEZCALES, NAYARIT (absent for this clinic, which took place in the small inland town between Vallarta and the beach town of Bucerias).

OCTOBER 10-13:  

MALE DOGS – 29;  FEMALE DOGS – 67;  MALE CATS – 17;  FEMALE CATS – 40;  TOTAL:  153!


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN MEZCALES: 1,890 PESOS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: None these past two weeks.

PERRO EN COL. LA VALENCIANA, CIUDAD DE GUANAJUATO

 

 

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Vet tech and education director, Leslie Caratacha, presented to 63 students at the Secundaria school in colonia Gaviotas on Tuesday, October 16th.

PARQUE LOS SAUCES (“THE WILLOWS”) – COLONIA LAS ARALIAS

 

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 program.  In 2017, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,357 cats and dogs.

 

SCHEDULE/HORARIO/October/OCTUBRE
24-27 –  COLONIA DEL MAR, PUERTO VALLARTA. 
CALLE BAHIA 696 ENTRE CALLE HIDALGO Y AV. PROLONGACIÓN TAMPICO. VA ESTAR EN EL RESTAURANTE POZOLERÍA CHILPANCINGO.
 
NOVIEMBRE
 
31 OCTOBER -NOVEMBER 3 – SAN JUAN, NAYARIT
 
7-10 – IXTAPA

 

NOVEMBER 10 &11-MÁSIVA CAMPAÑA GRATUITA DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – FUNDACIÓN CALLE CERO – MUNICIPALIDAD DE LAS JUNTAS – PUERTO VALLARTA

November 14-17 – NO PEACEAnimals clinic. Our vet team, PETS FOR LIFE, will be participating at the JBAR free clinics in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit.

21-24 – PITILLAL – en el parque Linial

DECEMBER

28-1 DICIEMBRE – Bucerias – PETS FOR LIFE

5-8 – SAN PANCHO, NAY. PETS FOR LIFE

12-15 -LAS JUNTAS

17-20 – PORVENIR
   

LA CLÍNICA EN UNA BODEGA EN LAS ARALIAS

 

FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE CITY SHELTER (FORMER CENTRO DE ACOPIO) HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES,  DESCRIPTIONS AND HOW LONG THE DOG HAS BEEN THERE.

 

PARA FOTOS, NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (ANTES CENTRO DE ACOPIO) QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:  https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html

 

PERRO FRENTE DE UN TALLER – LA VALENCINA, CIUDAD DE GUANAJUATO

 

YOU CAN DONATE TO PEACEANIMALS WITH YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES. 

 Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247   OR… log on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).

 

 

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

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS OF CLINICS.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS.

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


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 322-293-3690 OR THE POLICE – 911 –  AND ASK FOR THE “GREEN PATROL” (“PATRULLA VERDE”)

METIENDO MASCOTAS EN HAULAS – CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

 

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

 

 

 


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.


If you would like to hire the Pets for Life team for your area,  please contact the director, Dr. Poli.  Poli and his team are also available for individual vet services.   [email protected]  

PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a registered Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.

CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

 

 

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health.  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 HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR VET TEAM.   PEDIMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO, POR FAVOR. 
 
DONACIÓNES, POR FAVOR, PARA EL EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.

 

 

PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week.  The fifth person every Wednesday and Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly.  If donating, please advise day so we can create lunch schedule.  Donated lunches mean savings can be used for purchases of clinic supplies.  

 

WE ARE IN VERY SERIOUS NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected], or just drop by. 

FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

WE NEED USED OR NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS.  WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.  PLEASE DONATE IF POSSIBLE.

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

TRAILER DE PEACEANIMALS FRENTE DE LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

 

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.
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.

FELIZ DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y HAPPY HALLOWEEN
TIENDITA DENTRO DEL MERCADO HIDALGO – GUANAJUATO, GUANAJUATO




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  (322) 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.

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TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.
RFC  PEA140306l12

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