Sometimes I take our dogs for a walk in el Nogalito, a tiny village about a 15-minute drive south of centro.   
 A paved road cuts through the wild, high jungle and traverses the river, which is running fast after the recent big rains.




PUNTA NEGRA BEACH AFTER HURRICANE NORBERT



Norbert.  The name has always sounded so gentle to me.   The meaning in English is “shining from the north” and in Teutonic, “shines like the sea.”  It was hurricane Norbert that brought the storm and drenching rains Saturday night, wreaking havoc on the beaches in Puerto Vallarta, many of which had already been closed because of earlier storms.   After walking the dogs in el Tuito, I drove two minutes south to Punta Negra, my favorite beach in Vallarta.   What is normally a long stretch of powdery white sand is now completely covered with large rocks.  The lifeguard looking at the damage said it wouldn´t be a beach for at least another month. 
DOG DAY:  Pets for Life, the vet team PEACEAnimals hires for clinics,  was in León this past week for a veterinary conference.  As there is no clinic to report on, am devoting this blog to dogs.
Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, board members and owners of LADRA boarding and sanctuary, now have over twenty rescue dogs.  

MONA AFTER 6 DAYS OF TREATMENT FOR ERLICHIA AND MANGE

Mona, the Pit Bull mix that I found on the highway, is the only paid boarder. 

TED & MONA AT LADRA.  SHE NEEDS HOME IN A MONTH

Because of the overflow of rescues from the Acopio and the streets, there is no room for boarders.  In order to be able to pay the expenses of their sanctuary, the Borchgrevinks need to find homes as soon as possible for the rescues and begin taking in boarders.  (Contact: [email protected] or Ladra on FB).

Here are some of the dogs for adoption at LADRA:

“ANDY,” FIVE MONTH-OLD SON OF ABBY

“ABBY,” YOUNG MAMA DOG RESCUED FROM ACOPIO WITH HER 5 BABIES  IN APRIL

“ADAM,” FIVE MONTH-OLD SON OF ABBY

“ALI,”FIVE MONTH-OLD SON OF ABBY

“ANNIE, FIVE MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER OF ABBY

   
 Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is now holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance) and Macro Plaza.      Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.

RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

DONATIONS FOR CLINICS: anonymous –  $88 USD (earmarked for clinic in Valle Dorado, Nayarit)

“APOLLO,” FIVE MONTH-OLD SON OF ABBY

DONATIONS NEEDED:  At Dr. Juan Tamayo´s clinic,  I saw a woman weeping as she held a little brown and white female puppy she had rescued from the street.   Its left eye had  almost completely popped out .  After examining the puppy, Dr. Tamayo said she had been hit hard on the side of her head by a bat or stick, resulting in a skull fracture.   The puppy´s eye will be removed on Monday and the sweet and pretty puppy will need a home.  If you can help with the cost of surgery, please take donations to Dr. Juan Tamayo – Viena 168 in colonia Versalles.  Tel.:  224-0249

“CAMILO” AT LADRA AND NEEDS HOME

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“CHEVY,” BEAUTIFULLY TRAINED LAB AT LADRA AND NEEDS HOME

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“LULU,” YOUNG SHEPHERD MIX AT LADRA NEEDS HOME


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“ESCAR,” WHOSE HEAD HAD BEEN BEATEN TO A PULP WITH A MACHETE, AT LADRA FOR ADOPTION


SCHEDULE/HORARIO: 

September 9-12 (martes-viernes) Valle Dorado, Nay.  Calle Valle Hermoso #81.    Driving south towards Mezcales and immediately after the turn  Nuevo Vallarta, you will see a SAMs club on the left and an exit on the right. Exit across from the SAMs directly in front of the Chedraui grocery store. Drive five blocks east following the bus route of calle Valle de Mexico, then go five blocks to Valle Grande and turn right.  Drive two blocks south to calle Valle Hermoso.  Clinic will be on the right hand side at the end of this street.   IDAF gym/dance studio is directly in front of the house where the clinic is taking place.   

September 17-20 -Valle Dorado again- same address as above.  Misma dirección que arriba.

September 24-27 – At the home of local animal advocate, Candace Shaw –  Calle Mar Blanco #475. Cross street is Oceano Indico – close to the square where Mar de Cortes and Mar del Sur boarding are, and the park which is very close to the market and IMSS. 

October 1-4 – colonia Pitillal – Casa de los Portales – home of Ron Harner and Clint Harris – Calle 327 Alameda – turn right f blocks after the plaza.  Yellow walled house.

Following dates – TBA

November 5-8 – No PEACEAnimals clinic- Pets for Life (the vet team employed by PEACEAnimals) will be assisting the JARS/MexiCan clinic in Guayabitos, Nayarit.  


Last two weeks of November – No PEACEAnimals clinics – Pets for Life will be working in Oaxaca.

NECESITAMOS BUENOS LUGARES SIEMPRE.  FAVOR DE AVISAR SI CONOCE UNO.  WE ALWAYS NEED GOOD LOCATIONS.  PLEASE HELP.


Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.organd on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS  While Paulina Stettner is on a leave of absence, please sign up with Dr. Poli:  [email protected]
If directions needed, please call him:  044 322 134 0942
“GASTON,” TWO YEAR-OLD FOX TERRIER MIX AT LADRA FOR ADOPTION

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,700 USD. 
“MANCHAS,”  FIVE-MONTHS OLD & RESCUED FROM ACOPIO. FOR ADOPTION AT LADRA

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.   Name of recipient of donations  for all donations is simply “PEACE.”

“OSCAR,” TWO YEAR-OLD FRENCH  POODLE (WITH SCHNAUZER HAIRCUT) RESCUED FROM STREET BY NICOLE BEAUPRE.  Contact:  [email protected]

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