SAYULITA, NAYARIT


Holy Week was a good week to be out of town.  Puerto Vallarta was filled with vacationers from the U.S. and Mexico, who camped out in small tents on beaches and left enormous amounts of garbage and trash.  I spent these ten days visiting my family in San Francisco and Marin County.  

CORNER STONE SCULPTURE GARDEN, SONOMA

On Good Friday, we decided to drive to Sonoma for lunch at Corner Stone, which is home to a large, fanciful sculpture garden.  Driving up 101, we passed a large emerald green field filled with sheep and their young lambs.  It was a beautiful pastoral sight, and we told the small children we would stop to take photographs on the way home.  As we slowly approached the same grassy field later that day, the scene was different.  The sheep and their lambs were now tightly corralled in a circular pen and on the periphery, a man in levis was wrestling one of the white lambs to the ground.


My eight-year old grandson bawled out, “Leave!  Leave! They´re going to make lamb chops!”  And although their mother told him the man was just going to shear the sheep for their wool, James had seen something he understood.   

COLONIA GUADALUPE VICTORIA

COLONIA GUADALUPE VICTORIA IN PUERTO VALLARTA:

Seeing the name, I was curious about what this woman had done to have a neighborhood named after her.  This is what I found in Wikipedia:
“Guadalupe Victoria(29 September 1786 – 21 March 1843), born José Miguel Ramón Adaucto Fernández y Félix was a Mexican politician and military officer who
fought for independence against the Spanish Empire in the Mexican War of Independence. He was a deputy in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies for Durango and a member of the Supreme Executive Power. He also served as the first president of Mexico.” 

UNALTERED DOG GUARDING HOME

The dusty colonia of Guadalupe Victoria is almost directly across the highway from the steel and concrete international airport for Puerto Vallarta.  I drove Kira,  the rescued dog that had been riddled with TVT, to the clinic on the day before I flew to San Francisco.

WHIMSICAL FRONT OF HUMBLE HOME

Inside the colonia, there is a large dirt field with a sign posted in Spanish asking people to respect “green areas.”

GUADALUPE VICTORIA

A solitary palm grows there.  Trees and plants that line the cobbled and dirt streets are covered in dust.  Chickens trot around the roads and sit on upturned bicycles lying in the dirt. 

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA GUADALUPE VICTORIA April 9-12
DR. ANTHONY AT CLINIC  photo credit:  Miles Merritt

Male dogs:  15; Female dogs:  33; Male cats:  15; Female cats:  19    TOTAL:  82 

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses.


RELUCTANT DOGS AT GUADALUPE VICTORIA CLINIC

 
DONATIONS AT CLINIC: 845 pesos
DONATIONS to PEACEAnimals:  Casey Lupton – 500 pesos
www.petsgonewildmexico.com(Ana Sarmiento)– 370 pesos, which represents 5% of product sales at the farmers market in La Cruz.
Ralph Osborne – $1,000 USD
Maré Hansen – $1,000 USD
Heidi Hubner – $500 CA

CLINIC IN GUADALUPE VICTORIA


RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:
“Crispin,” a young, tan-colored male Chihuahua with a large growth covering most of one eye.  Rescued by Jorge Ceballos,  the dog´s 600 peso successful surgery at Dr. Peña´s clinic was paid for out of John Brooks´original $350 USD donation for dog rescues.  Jorge says that Crispin is a great dog, but doesn´t like children.  If interested in adopting, please contact Jorge:  225-9447

JORGE CEBALLOS WITH “CRISPIN” BEFORE EYE SURGERY

“KIRA” NEEDS HOME

“Kira,” another one of Jorge Ceballos´rescues whom I met first at his home.  She has had eye surgery and several sessions of chemo to treat her TVT.     Kira is a very intelligent and sweet dog, has been well fed and is in great health now.   Kira is 2-3 years old and spayed at a PEACEAnimals clinic.  Contact:  225-9447

“KEV IN” AT DR. PEÑA´S CLINIC THE DAY HE WAS RESCUED

“Kevin,” an abused young brown and white Pit Bull-mix being cared for at Dr. Peña´s clinic.  I had stopped by to take Kira´s donation and took the friendly and grateful Kevin for a walk.  He is bone thin, but strong and walked perfectly on a leash.  Dr. Peña is accepting donations.  I left 100 pesos of John Brooks´money for Kevin´s vet expenses.  Donations are needed for the dog´s rehabilitation.    If interested in adopting, please contact Dr. Peña: 

224-0319
“SPIRIT” RECOVERING

“Spirit” the broken dog, is recovering at the home of Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink.  He is for adoption to a very good home once he has completely recovered.    Contact:[email protected]

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

RIDES NEEDED to Edmonton, Vancouver and Canada for rescue dogs.  Travel expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact me.

 MEXICAN STREET DOGS (“CALLEJEROS”)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-laTDWrYhNc

DR.POLI AT MANUEL VICTORIA CLINIC

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PEACE ANIMALS CLINICS OPEN Wednesday to Saturday at 9 AM, 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.

 
CLINIC SCHEDULE:

April 23-26 La Peñita (JBAR- MexiCan – PfL)

April 27-  “Adopta un Amigo” – PfL intensive clinic in Tepic 

April 30-May – 

Colonia Villas Universidad, Calle Tecnológico de Monterrey #250 B.

To get there:

Drive inland from La Paloma bullring until you get to the light on Av México. Make a left at the light and go on until you come to an Oxxo, there you´ll make a right. Drive for another 3-4 small blocks and you will see a playground on the right hand side and a small business complex behind it.
MAY- Puerto Vallarta – TBA

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!!!

FOUR DOGS WAITING AT CLINIC FOR SURGERY

  photo credit of four dogs:  Miles Merritt

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.  Re Canadian donations:   NOBARS, a Canadian-based dog rescue organization, is able to process donations to PEACEAnimals without taking a commission.   Please contact: [email protected] or visit our website:  www.peaceanimals.org
 COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS $1,500 USD.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors – PEACEAnimals

www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com