|EL PROGRESO – A FAMILIAR LOGO IN ALL OF MÉXICO|
Due to road work, the detour directions to the clinic in el Progreso sounded complicated I asked Frank Ohly, steadfast volunteer, if I could meet him somewhere and follow him to the clinic. Frank suggested the Oxxo (equivalent to U.S. 7-11) around the corner from the defunct bull ring, which is close to the cruise ship terminals. At 8:15 AM, Frank dismounted from his red and black BMW motorcycle as I pulled up, saying he needed to buy a Coca-Cola. I laughed, as I had read an article about the “Coca-Colization” of México the night before, and asked if I could take his picture.
70% of Mexicans are considered to be overweight.
|ONE OF DOZENS OF BODEGAS AND MERCADOS WITH THE COCA COLA LOGO IN COLONIA EL PROGRESO|
|ROAD IN EL PROGRESO|
|WAITING TO REGISTER PETS IN EL PROGRESO|
I followed Frank due east through detours, muddy roads and along an enormous expanse of green pressed up against the foothills of the Sierras, which looked pale purple in the morning. The clinic took place around the corner from the local tortillería in the former DIF building.
|EX-DIF BUILDING IN EL PROGRESO|
|REGISTERING PETS AT EL PROGRESO|
After passing many street dogs, we arrived at the clinic shortly before 9 AM, where volunteers were helping Dr. Poly unload the mobile clinic (Poli´s horse trailer). By 10 AM, there were only eleven registered pets, probably due to the ayutamiento not having distributed flyers. So I did what I love to do most at the clinics – went out to look for pets. After walking several blocks, passing a dozen or so dogs in the street with no collars nor owners nearby, I came to a yard with cats and dogs in it. The owner wanted all of them sterilized, so I went back to the clinic, put two cat kennels in my car and picked up small dogs and five cats and kittens plus two of the man´s granddaughters.
|DARLING GIRLS HELPED BRING IN 14 CATS AND DOGS IN EL PROGRESO|
When I drove the young girls back, they asked me to pick up their friend´s pets. In a large dirt back yard filled with shade trees were five puppies, their mama and her teen-age son. The puppies were loaded with ticks, mostly wedged between their toes, and were bloated with worms. I asked if any of the puppies were for adoption, but the family wanted to keep all of them. The young girls were darling. They wanted so much to help and stayed to watch surgeries and pre-op. They also promised to bring more people to the clinics on Thursday, and with great smiles, blew kisses to me as I drove away.
STERILIZATIONS AT EL PROGRESO CLINIC – August 6-9
Female dogs 40 Male dogs 18 Female cats 22 Male cats 13 TOTAL 93
plus pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 3 fetuses 1 dog with 10 fetuses 1 dog with 8 fetuses
DONATIONS AT EL PROGRESO CLINIC 530 pesos
DONATIONS TO CLINICS: Cecilia Martinez – 250 pesos
Jane Peters-Arnold – $50 USD
MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS: Anonymous- $350 USD – for the dogs at LADRA, the Borchgrevinks´ wonderful shelter/boarding facility.
Kay Doyle -1,000 pesos for Cabezon´s care.
Anonymous – 1,860 peso vet bill for Cabezón paid for at Dr. Peña (bill was 2,360 pesos, but Pamela Evans´ 1,000 peso donation paid 500 pesos of this bill plus a bottle of cosequin for Cabezon´s osteoporosis).
|“EMMANUEL” (at peace clinic) ADOPTED|
“Emmanuel,” a young brindle puppy rescued from the Acopio by Shamira in July, fostered by Candace Shaw, neutered at a PEACEAnimals clinic, and adopted by Cecilia Martinez the first week of August.
NEEDS HOME ASAP:
“Tyson,” a gentle brown and white male Pit Bull Mix, has been at the Centro de Acopio for a year-and-a-half. Tyson was adopted last week and was so excited to be leaving the Acopio that he jumped uninvited into his new owner´s car. Sadly, the nice young man owned another dog that didn´t like Tyson, so he was returned to the Acopio. Dogs are only to be walked twice a week there. Tyson needs to go to a foster or permanent home as soon as possible. Contact the Acopio: 293-3690
|NECESITA HOGAR – HA ESTADO 18 MESES EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:
SOS!! “Cabezón,” the hound dog from el Tuito whose ear had been hacked off with a machete. This noble dog is only three years old, but has osteoporosis. His foster mother, Saashi Rodriguez, is giving him daily massages and glucosamine and says he is now playing like a puppy with her other dog. Saashi leaves for the U.S. September 8th, so a solution needs to be found for Cabezón as soon as possible.
|CABEZÓN NECESITA HOGAR O CASA PUENTE|
I only met him once, but wished I could take him home with me. I´m hoping someone will give him a wonderful home after his short life of homelessness and abuse. For now, it is urgent that at minimum a foster home be found for him. Cabezón is on a wait list to fly to Canada . Saashi says he is polite, quiet, intelligent, observant, loves human company and other animals and is a perfect pet. Cabezón is waiting for a good home and a good new name. Please submit your suggestions to me before August 31st. Regarding fostering or adopting, please contact Saashi – [email protected]
|“BEETHOVEN” (“BETO”) RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR|
|“TUNEL,” AT TIME HE WAS FOUND IN THE TUNNEL|
Rescued by Shamira: “Beethoven,” aka “Beto,” is a sweet 18-month old Pit Bull mix that has been neutered and vaccinated. Shamira just removed him from the Acopio after he had been there for six months. He is great with children, adults and dogs but doesn´t like cats. Contact Shamira if interested in either dog: vinyasaflow_yoga
Shamira found a frightened young Chihuahua mix inside the tunnel road on Friday night, August 1st. Shamira, who saves many animals, said she was running out of rescue dog names, so is calling him”Tunel” (Spanish pronunciation=”Toonel”).
|“TUNEL” DRESSED UP AND READY FOR ADOPTION/NECESITA HOGAR|
|WATCHING SURGERIES AT EL PROGRESO CLINIC|
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|EL PROGRESO DOG|
|DR. POLI, DR. ANTHONY & DR. JIMENA AT EL PROGRESO|
Take the Highway 200 heading north from the airport. Go on the lateral along the Corona Beer Storage and bottling plant (close to the Bus Station). At the end of the corner make a RIGHT. Drive to the end of the wide cobblestone street until you come to the SEAPAL sewer water treatment plant and make a LEFT. Soon after, you will come to a chicken shop and make a RIGHT on Jalisco St. Drive in for about 3 blocks until you reach the corner at the Agencia Municipal.
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|DOGS THAT DIDN´T GET STERILIZED IN EL PROGRESO|
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