El Tuito.  The name is derived from the Pre-Hispanic language of Nahuatl and has several possible meanings, including “Little Valley” and “Place of Beauty.”

PLAZA DE ARMAS- EL TUITO


Carratera 200 is a two-lane “highway” leading from centro Vallarta to el Tuito, thirty miles south.  This is very much a curving, ascending road that takes an hour´s driving time. After passing Boca de Tomatlán, the road leaves the coastline and most of the palms behind.  Gaining altitude, the trees are often oaks, cedars and conifers.  The last fifteen or twenty minutes of driving is green and straight,  with cows and horses in pens and corrals next to the road. 
This is ranch and farm land filled with fruit trees – lemon, mango, orange, lime, guava and avocado.  The small town is known for its panela and Oaxaca cheeses, as well as honey, agave nectar and raicilla, a popular tequila-like drink. 

The Plaza de Armas, the town square, resembles a western movie set – long adobe and brick buildings surround the bandstand and two enormous, glorious “Maria” (tropical evergreen) trees.
Just off the plaza is “Valle Azul,” a simple and good restaurant for Mexican food and pizzas.  Also good, but blocks away, is “Mi Pueblito.”  For serene days and nights, Rancho Primavera with its three rental houses, is a few miles east of town.  A bird watcher´s heaven, the 200-acre property has a large pond with long board and rowboat, lap pool, two dozen free roaming horses, numerous trails and thousands of trees.  https://ranchoprimavera.wordpress.com/

ARBOL MARÍA – PLAZA DE ARMAS – EL TUITO

COAPINOLE – a quiet, tree-lined Puerto Vallarta neighborhood with mostly dirt roads and simple homes.  A 30-minute drive northeast of centro, 

COAPINOLE – VENDIENDO

the PEACEANIMALS clinic took place in the front section of a private home.  Almost directly across the street, vendors were busy painting dozens of large clay pots to sell. 

LA LAGUNA EN COAPINOLE

A block away is an uninviting, murky green lagoon surrounded by a tall cyclone fence topped with barb wire.  On the morning I was there, a few dogs on leashes and a couple of small children in strollers were circling the cement path adjacent to the crocodile-less lagoon.

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COAPINOLE 
Male Dogs – 16; 
Female dogs-  45; Male cats – 32; Female cats – 44;  TOTAL: 137 

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COAPINOLE – 1,230 PESOS

CLÍNICA EN COAPINOLE

THE CLINIC IN COAPINOLE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS DONATION OF $1,800 USD FROM SUE AND BOB BARR, FRIENDS OF BOARD MEMBER OFELIA OSUNA MCHUGH.  

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CLÍNICA EN CASA PARTICULAR EN COAPINOLE

EL TUITO: Kai Doyle, a retired school teacher from San Francisco, organizes and hosts the annual clinic in el Tuito.  This includes raising funds for the extra expenses of gasoline and driving time for an outside Vallarta location.  Pet owners came from as far away as Chacala, an hour-and-a-half drive.  A male cat named “Chapo”  whose his owners said always escaped from their home, escaped from a kennel. 

“AMOR” – RESCATADA, OPERADA Y ADOPTADA

And, happy ending, Kai adopted a “very sweet” mostly black with splashes of white street dog that had been collected from the plaza for spaying. Her name is now “Amor.”


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL TUITO 
FEBRUARY 2/-13-2/16:  MALE DOGS – 19; FEMALE DOGS – 66; MALE CATS – 17; FEMALE CATS – 33;  TOTAL: 135   

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 5 fetuses and 1 cat with 7 fetuses.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL TUITO:  3,460 PESOS

THIS CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FOHA (FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS).
CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO EN LA CASITA DE KAI DOYLE

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

Tim Rush and Tommy Fisher – $500 USD – “In honor of our friend Ralph Osborne.”  (Ralph is a director of PEACEAnimals).

Juanito Osuna – $3,000 USD – The matching gift to donations requested and made to PEACEAnimals by January 1, 2019.

Transat Airlines – Free transport of five boxes of donated dog and cat collars and leashes plus kennels.  Therese Gerelus and Ted Wakefield flew down from Winnipeg with these collected items.

Margena Ricciardi – 3 new dog leashes and 2 new dog collars

Maureen Curtis-Evermann – $100 USD (earmarked for extra gas/driving time for el Tuito clinic).
CLÍNICA EN COAPINOLE


EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, January 29th, Leslie Caratachea presented to 80 students at the Venustiano Carranza school in Ixtapa.

HORARIO/SCHEDULE
CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO – NIÑO CON LIBRITO DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS


FEBRUARY:

20-23 – Puerto Vallarta – col. Infonavit – calle Anador Jose Zuno esq. Gonzalez Gallo en la estación de la policía – contra esq. Kiosko – Puerto Vallarta

27-March 2 – Bucerias, Nayarit – calle Heredia #54 – 1 cuadra atrás de Leo´s mini-super/1 block behind Leo´s minisuper – PETS FOR LIFE


March 6-9 – la Cruz, Nayarit – PETS FOR LIFE
March 13-16 – Tomatlán, Cabo Corrientes

March 20-23 – San Vicente, Nayarit

March 27-30 – Puerto Vallarta – col. las aralias – en la bodega de Sofi Gonzales – atrás del parque los sauces

APRIL

3-6 – San José, Nayarit

10-13 – la Peñita, Nayarit – PETS FOR LIFE
17-23 – VACACIÓNES – PASCUA/EASTER
24-27 – TBA

MAY – 15-18 – San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit
PHOTOS OF DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CITY SHELTER (293-3690)
KITTENS AND CATS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.

 FOTOS/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (293-3690) PARA ADOPCIÓN (TAMBIÉN HAY GATOS Y GATITOS):

  

Dr. Pacheco – Clínica en el Tuito


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- 911 – ASK FOR THE GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE)  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER – (322) 293-3690
 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955
 PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN AYUDA – LLAME  A LA POLICA – 911 – Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE o llama al albergue  (322) 293 3690

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955
PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM.  
NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO.

PEACEANIMALS 
has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week.  Fifth person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise which day you would like to donate. 


¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS! 
 PARA AVISAR:  Leslie Caratachea por FB o  [email protected]
JESSICA – VOLUNTARIA EN COAPINOLE

WE ARE IN SERIOUS NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AT  CLINICS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or (just drop by. FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

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


              Voluntarias en el Tuito – Mariá Santander; Joni Conrad Neutra; Kai Doyle

NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS.
                                                                                                                                           
COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) 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.  www.bbcinc.org

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS $1,800 USD AND MORE:  

            

          
GATA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors

www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

PEACEANIMALS, A.C.    RFC  PEA140306l12

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