PALMAS – EL DOMINGO ANTES DE PASCUA – LA IGLEASIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE

The ringing of church bells began in the early morning on Palm Sunday.  Churches were bedecked inside and out with palms, and on steps and sidewalks outside the churches, a large variety of decorative woven palms were being sold.


The Sunday before was our normal panga excursion from Boca de Tomatlán. 

BAHÍA DE BANDERAS – AVES Y DELFINES COMIENDO CAMARONES

Observing a large flock of seabirds after an hour of navigating towards the Marietas islands, captain Daniel approached and idled the engine. In the water were large numbers of tiny orange shrimp.  Devouring them were terns and boobies and a mega pod of dolphins.  Curious, some of the dolphins swam next to and under the panga.  Because they continued to stay near us, we slid into the water,  where could hear their squeaks and clicks and know we were being beamed by dolphins. 


BOCA DE TOMATLAN: 

FOTO DEL MUELLE EN BOCA –  TEMPRANO EN LA MAÑANA – VIEW FROM BOCA PIER EARLY MORNING 

This small village has been the site this last week for a peaceful protest against plans to dam the Horcones (“Forks”) river and build a hydroelectric plant for a real estate development.  This is the beautiful river that wends its way down 6,000 feet from the Sierras, runs through the beautiful Botanical Gardens and empties into Boca.  For an excellent report written for Banderas News:  http://www.banderasnews.com/1902/nb-vallarta-rio-horcones-canyon-endangered.htm

RÍO HORCONES

RÍO HORCONES – JARDÍNES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA

SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT:  This is a ranch and agricultural valley with three towns named after saints.  After driving north and turning east at Mezcales, the first town is San Vicente, followed by San Jose del Valle (created from six large haciendas) and then San Juan de Abajo.  PEACEAnimals visits these areas regularly due to the enormous need for spay/neuter.

The drive from Vallarta, depending on which saint one is visiting, takes 45-60 minutes.  There was a long line of pet owners waiting with their cats and dogs when I arrived at 8 AM on Wednesday, March 27th.  The location was at the end of a very long driveway next to a private home.  A tent had been set up to provide shade.  A very pleasant, middle-age woman with long, loose black hair and dark red lipstick brought in five, two-month old abandoned kittens and four homeless cats.  She hopes to find homes for all of them, as her neighbors are poisoning cats.

CLÍNICA EN SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT

Sterilizations at clinic in San Jose, Nayarit – April 3 -6:  female cats – 34; male cats – 18; female dogs – 64; male dogs – 19
TOTAL:  135  PLUS pregnancies terminated for:

1 cat with 6 fetuses; 3 cats with 4 fetuses each; 
1 dog with 4 fetuses =   18 animals not born to suffer


Donations at clinic in San Jose del Valle, Nayarit: 
1,840 pesos

FLAQUITA PERRITA CALLEJERA ADOPTADA Y TRAIDA A LA CLÍNICA EN SAN JOSE – SKINNY, YOUNG STREET DOG ADOPTED TWO WEEKS AGO AND BROUGHT TO CLINIC IN SAN JOSÉ.


This clinic was made possible by a generous donation from
FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA).  www.fohari.com

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Monzón Brewing  (www.monzonbrewing.com) – 1,400 pesos (“Drops in a Bucket” program for the month of March).

Pam Lock – $100 USD

5 GATITOS – RESCATADOS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT

EDUCATION PROGRAM:   Leslie Caratachea, director of education program, presented to 60 students at the Secundaria 29 school in colonia Infonavit on March 29th.

NIÑA CON SU MASCOTA Y LIBRITO DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAY.

In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.


HORARIO/SCHEDULE:

ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT

APRIL 17-23 – VACACIÓNES – PASCUA/EASTER

24-27 -Talpa -in the DIF building (organized by Laura Chavez-Halberg)

MAY – 2-5 – Parque Lineal del rio Pitillal
8-11 – Mezcales, Nayarit
15-18 – San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit
22-25 Mascota, Jalisco – at the Lion´s Club – main road in town
28-31 – San Blas, Nayarit (Pets for Life)


JUNE 12-15 – Colonia Volcanes, Puerto Vallarta (organized by Megan Shelton)

REGISTRANDO MASCOTAS – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, 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
PARA ADOPCIÓN.  TAMBIÉN HAY GATOS Y GATITOS: 293-3690
  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 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 DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/
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.  DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.

¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS! 
 PARA AVISAR:  Leslie Caratachea por FB o [email protected]

                                                                     http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or just drop by. FOR INFORMATION: 

CLÍNICA EN SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT
   
ELEGIENDO COLLAR DONADO – SAN JOSÉ

NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS. ALSO NEEDED:  USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.

                                                                                                                                $$$$$$ 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 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 to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007
PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM – EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO

 Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $1,800 US AND MORE:  

            

WISHING ALL A JOYFUL EASTER AND PASSOVER.
   
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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