|EL CAÑON EN POLVERÍN – RÍO HORCONES – BOCA DE TOMATLÁN|
|PAROTA EN POLVERIN – BOCA|
For many, Boca de Tomatlán conjures up visions of a fishing village on a small cove at Banderas Bay. Boca is also home to a pristine and gorgeous canyon through which the beautiful Horcones river flows freely from the Sierra Madres to the bay. To visit the canyon, drive approximately one mile south past the Boca exit to a dirt road on the right, where a sign reads “Rancho Polverin.” Follow the winding road down to a magnificent parota tree, park, and then walk a short distance to a locked cyclone fence that reaches from the majestic granite cliff to the river´s edge. One can go around the fence by clambering over rocks down to the river and then back up to the dirt trail on the other side of the fence. It is there that one sees high piles of dynamited rocks blocking the path.
On July 19th, the City of Puerto Vallarta closed down construction of a mini-hydroelectric plan. The project had begun without permits or licenses on land determined to be in Vallarta and not in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes. The current closure is the second one, which many hope will be permanent.
|NADANDO CON NIETOS EN EL RÍO HORCONES – JARDÍNES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA|
Fifteen minutes south of Boca are the lush Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens, a great spot for delicious lunch, spectacular view and swimming in the cool Horcones river.
|CANTERA EN PLAYA GRANDE|
On August 3rd, my family and I drove northeast 30 minutes to one of my favorite nearby places, Playa Grande, where the Pitillal river flows through more than 2,000 acres of pink cantera hills covered by jungle. Playa Grande is ejido (communal) land and owners are paid for the cantera mined there. The word “cantera” in Spanish means “quarry.” This porous volcanic rock, which allows for detailed carving and cutting for sculptures, columns, fireplaces, tiles, etc., is predominantly green in the southern state of Oaxaca. The color of cantera, formed by volcanic ash and dust, is determined by the colors of already existing earth and stone that are washed into silt beds. A cantera stone company in the U.S. lists 17 different colors available.
|RIO PITILLAL – PLAYA GRANDE|
|ABANDONADOS SIN AGUA NI COMIDA EN EL CAMINO DE PLAYA GRANDE – RESCATADOS Y PRONTO EN ADOPCIÓN|
Left in a crate in the hot sun with no water or food, the puppies were covered with fleas, ticks and mange. We collected them and drove further up the road to Kali Eco Park, where family zipped while I fed puppies and made sure they didn´t disappear. Brought them home after lunch – sent out emails – and luckily/happily animal advocates Colette Zarry (Colina Clinic) took the beige female Terrier-type on Sunday and Brischa Borgrevink (LADRA) took the little black female on Monday. The spotted black and white male is with me and I´m calling “Petey.” He needs a home. The three siblings are 4-5 months old and all tested negative for disease. “Mulberry” is at LADRA and “Belle” is at Colina Clinic. Contact via FB if interested.
|NIETOS – JAMES (14), STELLA (12) Y GIPSY (19) KALI ECO PARK – PLAY GRANDE – RESCATAMOS 3 CACHORRITOS ENCONTRADOS ABANDONADOS EN LA CALLE. PARA ADOPTAR|
Petey was sterilized at the PEACEAnimals clinic in Ixtapa on August 7th. On August 6th, he was vaccinated for parvo, distemper and rabies and treated for mange and parasites. Petey weighs 4.8 kilos and won´t be larger than 10 kilos. He´s smart, affectionate, very playful… and surprisingly… is housebroken. If interested- [email protected]
|´´PETEY” CON VOLUNTARIA – CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA – RESCATADO Y EN ADOPCIÓN|
EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT:
|CLÍNICA EN EL PORVENIR|
PEACEAnimals has made previous visits to this immaculate, typical small Mexican town 45-minutes northeast of Vallarta in the state of Nayarit. Pet owners come from many of the surrounding villages, some arriving as early as 5 AM to wait in line for registration. This was the case on July 31st, our first day. The clinic took place in the hot and humid local government office, around the corner from the plaza, the modern white church and a leaning, lone pine tree.
STERLIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT – JULY 31-AUGUST 3:
Perros/Male dogs -10; Perras/Female dogs – 41; Gatos/Male cats – 32; Gatas/Female cats- 51 Total : 134 PLUS
Abortos/Terminated Pregnancies: 3 cats with 5 fetuses each; 2 cats with 4 fetuses each = 25 animals not born to suffer – 25 animalitos no nacidos para sufrir.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL PORVENIR- 1,240 PESOS
|EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT|
IXTAPA – A large municipality of Puerto Vallarta that PEACEAnimals has visited several times because of the great need. This location was a new one and because neither the street nor the colonia were available on GPS, I asked a taxi driver just off the road to San Sebastián to guide me there. The clinic took place in the large, covered patio of a handsome terra cotta home in a rural neighborhood. It was a rainy, muddy morning Wednesday, with a line of people waiting with pets.
|CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA|
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA – JULY 7-10
|CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA|
FEMALE DOGS – 13; MALE DOGS – 38; FEMALE CATS – 64; MALE CATS -37
PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 1 fetus
|CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA – Amount not yet received and will be listed in next blog. Average donation per cat or dog is 10 pesos – about fifty cents.
This clinic was the fifth underwritten by the generous donation of $10,000 USD by an anonymous family foundation. This will pay for 5.56 clinics.
|“PETEY” RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR – CON LESLIE, VET TEC – CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On hold until schools back in session.
|LIBRITOS EDUCACIÓNAL DE PEACEANIMALS PARA COLOREAR – EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Anonymous – 90 shares of Apple stock. Value: Approximately $18,000 USD.