|CUAHTEMOC NEIGHBOR WITH BENEDICTE LAUR´S RESCUE DOG (photo credit: Miles Merritt)|
|BENEDICTE LAUR AND DR.POLI|
This week´s clinic took place in the garage belonging to Benedicte Laur, a vivacious young French woman who recently purchased a beautiful home a few doors away from the famous pink bridge landmark. Benedicte, who owns five rescue cats and a rescue dog (by
|KITTENS BORN IN GARAGE|
Paulina), is a frequent volunteer at the clinics and very generously underwrote this one. Benedicte has one rescue dog and five rescue cats. She said she was “donating this clinic to all the street cats.”
|WOUNDED AND ADOPTED BLACK CAT AT CLINIC|
At the clinic on Wednesday, one of the tame street cats was brought in. She was a black cat and Paulina said she smelled like a dead animal, the result of infected wounds. Much of her body was shaved, as hair helps the spread of infection. The sad cat was covered with dog bite scars and and fresh dog bites. After being spayed and treated for fleas, parasites and with antibiotics, Paulina took the cat home with her.
As we had room for more pets on our first day, I drove down Cuauhtemoc to the very nearby colonia Caloso. After parking my car, I knocked on the metal door of a small, one-story cinder block house. The door was opened by an attractive, plumpish woman wearing a smile, bright red lipstick, black eyeliner and a floral sundress. She said she had just found a kitten and invited me inside.
|ANESTHETIZED AND EYES LUBRATED PRE-SURGERY AT GRINGO GULCH CLINIC||(photo credit: Miles Merritt)|
In the middle of a filthy room cluttered with trash and dirty clothing was a very small tuxedo kitten with a chunk of flesh missing from its back. I put the female kitten in my kennel and was crossing the street when I saw a young teen-age boy walking with two medium-size female dogs. He said they had both given birth to litters three months ago. The kitten, the boy and his two dogs and I drove back to the clinic. Paulina told me at the end of the day that both dogs had already been spayed and that it was impossible that they had had given birth that recently.
|PRIMAVERA TREE IN COLONIA EL CALOSO, A FEW MINUTES WALKING DISTANCE FROM GRINGO GULCH|
Female dogs- 35; Male dogs – 23; Female cats – 27; Male cats – 12 TOTAL: 97
|DOGS IN RECOVERY AT GRINGO GULCH CLINIC|
PLUS pregnancies termainted for two cats with 5 fetuses each: 1 cats with 6 fetuses; 1 dog with 5 fetuses
DONATIONS AT CENTRO CLINIC: 2,020 pesos
DONATIONS to PEACEAnimals clinics: Paulina Stettner – 500 pesos (half the money from the 5 tickets she sold to the Punta V fundraiser for animals in Vallarta event)
Donald English – $17 USD (pays for one spay or neuter of a cat or dog)
Susan Williams – $100 USD (via PayPal)
John Brooks in Newfoundland: 200 pesos to Dr. Peña toward´s Sofia´s vet care; 150 pesos to Dr. Peña for another chemo treatment for Kira. She needs two or three more sessions. 500 pesos for Spirit´s vet care. These donations came out of John´s original gift of $300 CA that he sent to me.
Malka Sekey – $25 USD via PayPal for vet care of “Spirit.”
David Coyle and Wray Smith – $1,050 USD via PayPal for Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink´s “Ladra” dog sanctuary. Note: Donations to Ladra can be funneled through PEACE and are therefore tax deductible.
Paulina Stettner – 500 pesos to Pets for Life from sales of 5 tickets to Punta V fundraiser for animals in Puerto Vallarta.
STERILIZATIONS IN NAYARIT (PfL) – March 19-23: 95 cats and dogs in San Blas; 52 cats and dogs in Tepic.
“Capitan,” the homeless Pit Bull living on the streets in Ixtapa. Vicki Thorne-Ohly and her husband Frank (a star clinic volunteer) went to get him a few months ago with the intention of providing a foster home for Capitan. The lucky and grateful dog will spend the rest of his life at their beautiful Paso Ancho home.
|“CAPITAN ” NOW|
The homeless and wounded black female cat was adopted by Paulina Stettner.
|PRETTY FEMALE DOG RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME (photo credit: Miles Merritt)|
RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME: Pretty and affectionate, young honey-colored female dog. She was spayed at the clinic this week and is being fostered by Judith Eweing Morlan. The dog will make a very loving companion. Contact: [email protected]
|“SPIRIT” BEING EXAMINED AT DR. PEÑA´S CLINIC|
|WHERE “SPIRIT” WAS FOUND|
“Spirit” is the name of the broken dog picked up in colonia el Progreso (east of Pitillal) by PEACEAnimals board member, Brischa Borchgrevink. Neighbors who had been giving the dog food and water said he had been lying there for four days. Brischa said that he was so filthy that he “smelled as if he were already dead.” She picked the dog up in a blanket and took him to Dr. Peña´s clinic, where he was diagnosed with TVT, erlichia, a broken leg and tail and an eye infection. Because the dog exhibited a very strong will to live, the decision was made to try to save him. After being bathed, Brischa said the dog looked like a Cocker mix and is very, very sweet. Donations are needed for Spirit´s vet care.
|“SPIRIT” RECOVERING AT DR. PEÑA´S CLINIC|
Mascotas – 109-9 Melchor Campo (one block south of Plaza Caracól)
|“SOFIA” – 8 WEEK OLD FEMALE PUPPY NEEDS HOME
“SOFIA,” an eight week- old Doberman-mix puppy that been sitting with her mother near the very busy intersection in Fluvial. She was undoubtedly one of several litter mates, who were probably hit and killed by speeding vehicles. Rescuers were unable to catch the mother, who will continue to breed unless trapped. There are at least a dozen un-socialized dogs living in the empty lots in Fluvial. Donations have been taken to Dr. Peña for Sofia´s vet care.
|GARAGE CLINIC LOCATION IN GRINGO GULCH|
PEACE ANIMALS CLINICS OPEN Wednesday to 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.
|FRANK OHLY MONITORING CATS AT GRINGO GULCH CLINIC (photo credit: Miles Merritt)|
CLINIC SCHEDULE: APRIL 2-5 – Las Juntas –at the Delegación– Directions: Drive North, as if heading towards Nayarit. A couple hundred yards after Home Depot, you will come to a series of gasto food restaurants, including an Oxxo. Make a right turn there. At the first light, make a left and drive all the way into the colonia in a straight line until you come to the main plaza. The clinic will be in the local delegation in front of the plaza. (The most recent PEACEAnimals was held there in August).
APRIL 9-12 opp. the airport, covering Colonia Villa Las Flores-Villa de Guadalupe – Driving directions:
Calle Miguel Ramos Arispe M7
Drive past the airport. One block before the pedestrian bridge at Plaza Coral, make a right turn. Drive to the end where you will find a soccer field. Make a right again. After one block, made a left turn and you will be at Herrería B.H. This is where the clinic will take place.
Semana Santa – OFF- EASTER
APRIL 23-26 – La Peñita (JBAR – MexCan – PfL)
APRIL 27- “Adopta un Amiga” – PfL intensive clinic in Tepic
|PAULINA STETTNER IN PRE-OP AT GRINGO GULCH CLINIC (photo credit: Miles Merritt)|
Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org
|DR. POLI IN SURGERY AT GRINGO GULCH CLINIC (photo credit: Miles Merritt)|
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors . PEACEAnimals
PARA TRADUIR TODO DE LA PARTE DE ARRIBA
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.
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 animalitos:
Gracias por su interés y su apoyo.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente – Mesa Directiva de PEACEAnimals