|LEAVING BOCA DE TOMÁTLAN|
My favorite walk here is from the village of Boca de Tomatlán, where the river runs down from the foothills of the Sierra Madres into the Bay of Banderas, to las Ánimas (“the spirits”) , a restaurant-lined beach. Boca, in a Gaugin-like setting,
|LOOKING AT BOCA DE TOMATLÁN FROM THE TRAIL|
is about 30-minutes driving time from Puerto Vallarta. The walk is at times a strenuous uphill climb on steps carved out of rock. When there aren´t stony climbs, the trail is a gorgeous, winding trail on a dirt or stone path overlooking the bay or next to the bay, through the jungle with screetching parrots overhead, a descent to gorgeous Colomitos beach
|COLOMITOS BEACH – HALF-WAY TO LAS ÁNIMAS FROM BOCA|
for a heavenly swim, crossing small beaches and before arriving at “el caballo,”a deserted long, coconut tree- lined beach. After el caballo, there is a short walk on a public access cement pathway that runs through the Hotelito Mio property.
As Mexico is a very polite society, I was surprised last Sunday when an employee standing on the path wouldn´t answer our “buenos diás” called out twice as we approached. When I asked the man if he had heard me say hello, he pointed south to las Ánimas, a five-minute walk away, saying that “the beach is there.” Walking away with our three dogs, he shouted after us to “put the dogs on leashes.” This is not a requirement on any of the beaches from Boca to las Ánimas, but there are four beaches in Puerto Vallarta where dogs are not allowed off leash. After a delicious ceviche lunch on the beach at las Ánimas, we took a water taxi back to Boca, passing the dazzlingly beautiful route we had taken a few hours before.
|STONE PATH TO LAS ÁNIMAS|
|FORMER PIER LOCATION – BEAUTIFUL BEACH SCULPTURE|
|STREET IN LA FLORESTA|
| IN FRONT OF HOME WITH HER BEAUTIFUL SPAYED CAT
|BARKING UNNEUTERED DOG IN FRONT OF ITS HOME|
|YOUNG OWNER WITH “PIRATA” AT LA FLORESTA CLINIC|
A sweet Boxer-mix female dog brought to the clinic was suffering from TVT (transmissible venereal tumor), which can be cured if the owner has funds for chemotherapy. We gave him the name of the vet who gives discount rates for rescues. His cost per chemo treatment is 200 pesos. Two dogs at the clinic were in heat, a surprise to their owners, who hadn´t noticed the physical changes.
|PERRITA RESCATADA Y EN ADOPCIÓN|
An adorable, “Asta”-like, small (5 kilos) white female Terrier that was going to be thrown in the trash was rescued and brought to us. She is now in a foster home and for adoption. Contact Paulina.
|GATITOS ANTES DE SU ESTERILIZACIÓN|
A smiling young woman brought three little kittens in a rusted white metal bird cage,saying she had found homes for all of them and would bring in their two siblings the next day. If not adopted at the clinic, she will come back for them. Total animals sterilized on Friday: 29.
LA FLORESTA CLINIC:
THE FLORESTA CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FONDATION BRIGITTE BARDOT.
5,379 pesos, of which 900 pesos were from MexPup for 5 surgeries
Plaza Caracól administration – lunch for team from Burger King
Owner of Tacos Pepes who brought in his two dogs – dinner for two at his restaurant in colonia 5 de diciembre. Paulina is giving this to volunteer Frank Ohly because “he has been “sooooooooo much help.”
OTHER DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
|RESCUE DOG AT LA FLORESTA CLINIC|
Amy Welch, treasurer of PEACE: $2,840 USD to PEACEAnimals, which paid attorney´s and notary´s fees for the PEACEAnimals AC (Asociación Civil). As an AC, PEACEAnimals no longer has to pay 16% tax on donations received to the hacienda (local government). An AC is equivalent to a U.S. 501 (c) (3).
MISCELLANEOUS DONATION: Buri Gray – 500 pesos towards the 2,000 peso vet costs of “Bella,” the rescued Weirmaraner. Her eye surgery for a closed tear duct was a great success
March 19-22 San Blas (PfL)
March 23-Tepic (PfL)
March 24 – (Dr. Poli and Paulina Stettner will help Gretel at Colina free clinic) – 491 Venustiano Carranza Doors open at 9 AM. Arrive early!
March 26-29 – PEACEANIMALS clinc – Gringo Gulch -621 calle Cuauhtemoc – Col. el Centro – Prolongacion de la calle Guerrero – Puerto Vallarta
NEEDS HOME: “Cabezon” (“Big Head”), the young, handsome, homeless, hound dog in el Tuito. When I saw him two weeks at the clinic two weeks ago, he was limping and unable to put full weight on one of his front legs. I was told this week that he had been sleeping next to a car, which ran over his paw when it drove off. Cabezon is at risk for being hurt again. One of his ears has been cut off, probably someone´s idea of entertainment. Hound dogs are intelligent, affectionate, sensitive animals. Cabezon is a noble dog that has suffered. He needs a home. From Kai Doyle, part-time resident of el Tuito:
NEED RESCUING: Thousands of cats and dogs living on the streets and dozens of cats and dogs at the Acopio, the no-kill pound. The Centro de Acopio is open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM. Telephone number is 293-3690. For shelters, please check PEACEAnimals website. Website also contains information on recommended vets, adoptions, etc. www.peaceanimals.org
|DR. ANTHONY AT LA FLORESTA CLINICA|
CONTINUES TO IMPROVE: “Kira,” the sweet dog living in a parking lot and rescued by Jorge Ceballos. Kira is being treated for TVT (transmissible veneral tumor) with chemotherapy. Jorge reports that she is the tumors are shrinking, she is eating well and has gained 8 kilos since he has been caring for her. Thank you to those who have taken funds to Dr. Peña for her vet care. Kira still needs more financial help and will need a home. 109-9 Melchor Ocampo es la direcíon de Mascotas, la clinic de Dr. Peña. Queda una cuadra de Plaza Caracól.
|“KIRA” ESTÁ RECUPERANDO DE TVT. HA GANADO 8 KILOS Y LOS TUMORES ESTÁN DIMINUENDOS.
NEEDED: Traveling companions to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, Canada for rescued dogs. All animal expenses paid for. All you have to do is show up at the airport Please contact me if you can help.
RE CANADIAN DONATIONS: NOBARS, a Canadian-based dog rescue organization, is able to process donations to PEACEAnimals without taking a commission. Canadian donations to our clinics are tax deductible. Please contact: [email protected]
PEACEAnimals clinics open at 9 AM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which is half-day only. Arrive early. No food or water after midnight before surgery day. Animals must be at least 8 weeks old. They will be treated for parasites, fleas, ticks and mange, if it is present. Pregnancies terminated on request. Euthanasia performed if animal critically ill or injured. All services are free.
VOLUNTEERS: PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PAULINA STETTNER.
Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org
PEACEANIMALS HAS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE STATUS IN THE U.S., CANADA AND MEXICO. FOR DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. www.peaceanimals.org
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS $1,500 USD.
Thank you for your interest and support.
AND THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors . PEACEAnimals
PARA TRADUIR TODO DE LA PARTE ARRIBA
NECESITA BUEN HOGAR: “Cabezón,”, el joven, guapo, perro de caza viviendo en las calles de el Tuito. Cuando lo ví hace dos semanas en la clínica allá, él estaba cojeando y no pudo poner peso en una de sus patas delanteras. Me dijeron esta semana que había estado durmiendo al lado de un coche cuando fué atropellado por encima de su pata. Cabezón está en riesgo de estar herido de nuevo. Alguién lo había cortado una de sus orjeas con un cuchillo, probablemente una diversión para esta persona. Perros de caza son animales inteligentes, cariñosos y sensibles. Cabezón es un perro noble que ha sufrido y necesita un muy buen hogar. Si le interesa, iria con mucho gusto a Tuito para recojerlo y regresarlo a Vallarta si Ud. vive aquí. O – puede contactar a Saashi, quéin vive en Tuito y quién lo conoce y admira: cel:
NECESITAN SER RESCATADOS: Los miles de perros y gatos en las calles. Las docenas de gatos y perros en el Centro de Acopio. Abierto lunes-sábado apartir de las 8 hasta las 2.
HORARIO PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS: ARRIBA EN LA PARTE INGLÉS.
POR FAVOR, AVISE A PAULINA STETTNER CUANDO PUEDE SER VOLUNTARIO.. [email protected]
El horario, con direcciónes, está en mi blog cada semana. www-gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com y también en el website: www.peaceanimals.org
Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes y Sábado – medio dia Sábado
Llegue temprano. Los animales están tratados para parásitos, garrapatas, pulgas y sarna, si existe. Los perros y gatos deben tener de 8 semanas o más de edad . Favor de no dar ni comida ni agua después de la medianoche antes del día de la cirugía. Todo es GRATIS.
El costo para nosotros de una clínica cada semana es de $ 1,500 EE.UU.
LAS CLÍNICAS NECESITAN FONDOS. Por favor, considere donar.
Para obtener más información sobre las clínicas y del rescate de animales:
Gracias por su interés y su apoyo.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Mesa Directiva de PEACEAnimals