On the morning of May 1, there was a line of thousands of union marchers on Juarez street observing “Día del Trabajo (Labor Day), a national holiday in Mexico. Two blocks away on the beach next to the malecón, there were dozens of women and men casting lines from the rocky shore. Robalo (“snook”), a large, flaky and tasty white fish, were running. They continued to run all week because of the “bait balls” of sardines close to the beach. In the twelve years I´ve lived in Vallarta, have never seen any fishing on this part of the bay before.
|ROBALO – PLAYA DEL MALECÓN, PUERTO VALLARTA|
FASHIONISTAS: Hilo y el Mar (“Thread and the Sea”) – The new atelier of the very pretty, talented young designer, Linda Baltazar.
|HILO Y EL MAR|
DON´T MISS! If in or around Puerto Vallarta May 6-10, the International Symposium of Fireworks is taking place. Ten years ago, towers were built at the stadium to launch fantastic fireworks. This year, barges are in the bay off the malecón and will be sending off a dazzling display. Safer, but not as thrilling. https://isfireworks.com/
(Slip of the Lip: Apology to readers – the last blog regarding the clinic in Talpa referred to passing the turn-off to “San Miguel de Allende.” It was meant to read “San Sebastian.” Was thinking of the wrong saint).
ONE OF SEVERAL IMPORTANT REASONS TO SPAY/NEUTER – ABANDONMENT. UNO DE UNOS RAZONES IMPORTANTES PARA ESTERILIZAR – ABANDONAMIENTO:
|ABANDONADOS, RESCATADOS POR LA PATRULLA VERDE Y EN EL ALBERGUE PARA ADOPCIÓN|
Two abandoned mama dogs and their newborn puppies were reported to the “green patrol” (“patrulla verde” – call 911)). They were all picked up and taken to the Albergue (formerly the city pound known as the Acopio) and are waiting to be adopted. Brischa Borchgrevink, co-owner of LADRA, received a report of two dead puppies in someone´s yard. When she arrived at the location, Brischa found a mama dog on a chain and ten dead puppies. Owners of the dog gave Brischa permission to take the surviving puppy, which was covered in ticks, to LADRA for future adoption.
|EL ÚNICO QUE SOBREVIVIÓ DE 11 CACHORRITOS – CUBIERTO CON GARRAPATAS – SOLE SURVIVOR|
| DESPUÉS DEL BAÑO.
EN ADOPCIÓN – LADRA POR FB
AFTER BATH AND REMOVAL OF TICKS.
All puppies and mamas mentioned are for adoption. Albergue – 293-3690; LADRA via FB.
CLINIC IN PARQUE LINEAL – PITILLAL, PUERTO VALLARTA- May 2-4
|CLÍNICA EN PARQUE LINEAL|
This was our third visit to the very pleasant location in a large park next to the Pitillal river, which is now completely dry.
|CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL – “KRON” FRUSTADO ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA – EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE – TIENE 7 MESES- 293 3690 -BORED BEFORE SURGERY|
|OTRO PERRO RELAJANDO ANTES DE CIRUGÍA – PITILLAL – RELAXED BEFORE SURGERY|
It was a 2 1/2-day clinic week (Thursday through half-day Saturday) because of the May 1 holiday on Wednesday. I was there on Thursday morning when albergue employees (formerly known as the acopio) arrived in a truck carrying 15 cats and dogs for spay/neuter. The siamese-mix kittens and two tan, five-month old puppies were particularly appealing. Another group of cats and dogs from the albergue arrived for sterilization on Friday.
|CACHORROS DEL ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) TRAIDOS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN – EN ADOPCIÓN – 293-3690|
On Friday, I returned to meet up with board member, Ofelia Osuna McHugh and her brother, Juanito Osuna. In December, Juanito made a matching gift of $3,000 USD to PEACEAnimals clinics. It was the first spay/neuter of any kind he had ever attended and commented that it was “amazing.”
|“JOE” ESTERILIZADO EN LA CLÍNICA Y PARA ADOPCIÓN 293 3690
TIENE 2 AÑOS Y ES MUY SOCIABLE Y NOBLE.
Beautiful animals from the Albergue and for adoption include a wonderful, two-year old male Dalmatian.
On Saturday, volunteer Angela Kelleher brought five two-month old puppies she had found with their mama
|5 TRAIDOS A LA CLÍNICA SÁBADO Y 3 ENCONTRARON HOGARES ALLÁ. HAY 9 EN TOTAL. CONTACTO: ANGELA KELLEHER SI INTERESADO EN IN BEBÉ DE 2 MESES Y/O EN LA SOCIABLE MAMÁ.|
in an empty dirt lot in Colonia San Esteben. Left behind were the friendly mama and four nursing puppies and two that had died, PLUS two more mamas and their young puppies. Angela found homes for three of the puppies at the PEACEAnimals clinic and is looking for homes for the two white, fluffy two-month old puppies she took home with her. Although the three mama dogs have dug dens and covered them with brush, the animals cannot all survive there. If you can help, please contact Angelea Kelleher via FB. All these dogs are friendly.
|JUANITO OSUNA Y SU HERMANA OFELIA OSUNA MCHUGH – CLÍNICA EN PARQUE LINEAL|
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC- PARQUE LINEAL – MAY 2-4:
Female dogs – 35; Male dogs- 21; Female cats – 37; Male cats – 35
TOTAL: 128 This is a great accomplishment on the part of the vets and vet tech. Dr. Pacheco was off this past clinic week and there was no clinic on Wednesday because of the holiday. In 2.5 days, Dr. Poli, Dr. Anthony and Leslie were heroes.
|PARA ADOPCIÓN – “FLAKIS” – 7 MESES DE EDAD ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA. OFELIA, QUIEN ES TAMBIÉN VOLUNTARIA EN EL ALBERGUE, CONOCE ESTA PERRITA Y DICE QUE ES “UN AMOR.” 293 3690|
The clinic at Parque Lineal in Pitillal was made possible by the generous matching gift of $3,000 USD made by Juanito Osuna.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL: Amount not yet reported and will be in next week´s blog.
Vallarta Adventures – 5,000 pesos worth of vet supplies (November-May)
|CLÍNICA EN PARQUE LINEAL – SU PERRITO RESCATADO|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On April 30th, Leslie Caratachea presented to 70 students at the Secundaria 29 school in colonia las Aralias. (young girl at Lineal clinic pictured below was given one of our educational coloring books).
|ESPERANDO SU GATA – PARQUE LINEAL – WAITING FOR THEIR CAT|
MAY/MAYO – 8-11 – Mezcales, Nayarit – Calle Dan #4 – Hermosa Provincia – frente de la iglesia de la luz del mundo