SCULPTURE ON THE MALECÓN BY SERGIO BUSTAMANTE
Photo Credit:  Josef Kandoll

Hurricane Simon, the fifth in a row for Baja and the southern coast of Mexico, brought an enormous downpour of rain to Puerto Vallarta on Thursday night.   September, normally one of the two  difficult weather months re heat and humidity – October is the other one –  has actually been agreeable. Early morning and early evening walks on the malecón, with or without dogs,  are pleasurable.  Pelicans waddle past the fish market, dogs romp below on the beach below and the many sculptures lining the promenade are always interesting to look at.

My favorite is sculptor Sergio Bustamante´s nautical collection of fantastical and futuristic bronze chairs and bench, which always remind me of Jules Verne´s 1870 science fiction novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


SCULPTURE ON THE MALECÓN BY SERGIO BUSTAMANTE

OWNER OF NINE RESCUE DOGS – ALL STERILIZED
FEARLESS PELICAN ON THE MALECÓN


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL – September October 1-4

Male dogs:  16; Female dogs:  25; Male cats:  29;  Female cats:  25  TOTAL:  95  PLUS
1 pregnancy terminated for a cat with 3 fetuses


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL:  Talbot Turner – 500 pesos.  He arrived with “Simba,” a beautiful street dog he has been feeding.  She is in heat so will be kept indoors by a friend for about two weeks to avoid injury.   The scent particular to estrus lingers for this period of time, so even though Simba couldn´t be impregnated, she would be mounted on the street.  Simba is a highly intelligent dog(she was able to undo the kennel lock twice),  very well behaved

“SIMBA” and TALBOT AT PITILLAL CLINIC

and very pretty.  She is a little over a year old and will be vaccinated soon.  Contact Talbot if interested:

DONATIONS IN CASH BOX AT CLINIC:  1,370 pesos
OTHER DONATIONS AT CLINIC:  Anais del Valle – lunches for the team on Wednesday
Dayra López – lunches for the team on Saturday
Clint Walker and Ron Harnan (clinic hosts) – bottles of rubbing alcohol, large package of paper towels, large bag of dog food, used collars and leashes and morning coffee for the team.

OTHER DONATIONS:  Dr. Lupita Lewgot – 800 pesos – for Nena´s care (photo below of the rescued dog)
John Brooks – 500 pesos for Nena´s care 
Buri Gray – 700 pesos for Nena´s care 

SAD SIGHT AT PITILLAL CLINIC:  After dropping off their pets and lunches, Anais del Valle and her husband returned about 10 minutes later with a dog they had just found on the street rooting through trash for something to eat. After seeing her, the vets immediately said they couldn´t spay her because of her emaciated condition.   I gave her some kibble, but she only ate half a cup.    This trusting and gentle dog – part Pit Bull – has a beautiful face and someone may have loved her once upon a time.

I twisted a tick off of her neck and she immediately started to bleed.  I couldn´t think of a solution for her, as all the refuges and rescue organizations are full, there no foster homes available, and I leave Mexico October 5 for a month.  I thought she would stay by the gate while I registered a pet, but when I looked back, she was gone. When I arrived home, I felt overcome with sadness.  Am not sure why.  I have seen and continue to see so many dogs that look like this one.  Maybe it was because it was the way she looked at me as I petted and talked to her.  So I drove back to Pitillal to try to find this sweet and starving dog who was destined to die if not rescued.  I couldn´t find her.

NENA NECESITA CASA PUENTE Y HOGAR PARA SIEMPRE.  TIENE 8 MESES.

When I returned home a second time, I sent out an SOS to about a dozen animal rescue sites on FB. I  received a response twenty minutes later from Magdalena Sanchez Jimenez, who had noticed this dog in back of the church in Pitillal.  After boarding the bus, Magdalena got off the bus she had been one block later and returned for the dog.  She called Angelica of AngeliCAT for a ride home and then saw the photo I had posted on a dozen animal rescue sites.  The dog was taken to Dr. Peña´s the next morning, where she tested negative for parvo and distemper, but diagnosed with non-contagious mange and low blood platelet count.  She has been dewormed (Dr. Peña said she had an enormous quantity of them as a result of eating garbage),  received an injection and special bath for mange and vaccinated for parvo and distemper.  I picked her up Friday afternoon and delivered her to Magdalena with a new collar and leash and two bags of Kirkland puppy food.  Magdalena, who has a home full of family and cats had originally committed to take care of Nena for two weeks.  She emailed me Saturday afternoon to say her family had fallen in love with Nena and she preferred to care for her until I return in a month.   Needed:  Rides from Magdalena´s to Dr. Peña´s for weekly injection and special bath for mange.  Please contact Magdalena if you can help with a ride-   Nena Love via FB or email:  [email protected]  If you would like to help with vet expenses, please take donations to:  Dr. Manuel Peña´s at Mascotas – 109 Melchor Ocampo – one block south of Plaza Caracól off of Avenida México.  224-0319  Spaying will be free at a PEACEAnimals clinic, which will take place when Nena´s blood platelet count is up.  The biggest issue is not vet bills, it is a permanent home in a month.   Nena is a very sweet and grateful dog.  She is perfect with cats and dogs and people.  She is loving and is lovable. 

MAGDALENA Y NENA EN FRENTE DE COSTCO 3 DÍAS DESPUÉS DE ESTAR RESCATADA

DONATIONS:  GREATERGOOD (www.greatergood.com)  $1,808 USD

Michael Turner – $50 USD

NEW!  “PEACE BIZ FRIENDS:”  Beast and Beauty, a Los Angeles firm producing sensational handmade dog collars and leashes, is our first supporting business partner.  For every collar or leash sold, Beast and Babe will pay clinic costs for the treatment of fleas, ticks and parasites for a cat or dog.  Donation checks will be sent to us quarterly.   http://www.beastandbabe.com/about-our-goods/

“CAMEL” LEASH BY BEAST AND BABE

 

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES: A 10-year old and very good looking  purebred female Doberman discovered in a dumpster.   A report was made to the Acopio, where she is now.  She was apparently thrown away simply because she was old.  Call if interested in giving her a temporary or permanent home. 293-3690

“Mona,” the sweet Pit Bull mix that I picked up on the highway near Mismaloya. 

“MONA”  NECESITAR HOGAR

She has been boarded for a month at LADRA while taking meds for erlichia, anaplasma and non-contagious mange.  Mona walks either next to a companion or nicely on a lead, fetches sticks, loves the beach, chases cats and without training, will probably need to be the only dog in a household.  She´s affectionate, intelligent, playful and pretty.  Contact:  [email protected]

“Simba” – see description and photo under “donations.” 

NOT ADOPTED after all:

ALBERTO Y GABY NECESITAN HOGARES

“Gaby” and “Alberto,” the two siblings left in front of a tiendita in my neighborhood.  A couple went to see them, said they would pick them on Tuesday,

“ALBERTO”

but changed their minds. 

“GABY”

They are in very good hands withDeborah Eklund and her two children in Nuevo Vallarta.   Deborah will take them for check-ups every two weeks and arrange for vaccines and spay/neuter.  Please contact her if interested.  The puppies are very smart and very adorable.  

RESCUED AND ADOPTED:  “AXEL,” a seven-month old purebred German Shepherd.  Star volunteer Frank Ohly was in Guadalajara last week and contacted PEACEAnimals director, Paulina Stettner.

“AXEL,” RESCATADO POR PAULINA Y ADOPTADO POR FRANK OHLY



Paulina is on a short leave of absence as she works on a national spay/neuter campaign project. Several days ago the abandoned dog ran towards Paulina as she walked out of her mother´s home.  Alex was neutered and Frank has always loved German Shepherds.  He didn´t resist.

DONATIONS:  $1,825 USD via GoFundMe.com    Thank you to Candace Shaw for creating this fundraiser.

NEW BOARD MEMBER FOR PEACEANIMALS!  Candace Shaw, passionate and energetic animal advocate who has helped so many animals, has joined the board of directors of PEACEAnimals.  Candace will be a huge asset to the clinics.   In just three days this week, she raised $1,825 USD via GoFundMe.com, which pays for the second clinic at her home October 7-10.   Look for Candace´s photo and bio, which will be posted soon on our website.  If you can “give or get” $3,000 USD and want to do the greatest good for the greatest number of animals here in the area of Puerto Vallarta, please consider joining our talented board of directors.  Contact me if interested.

ALMENDRA,  SORAYA Y GATITOS RESCATADOS DE PURO GATO EN LA CLÍNICA DE PITILLAL


LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches.  Please consider donating a lunch when bringing your dog or cat to a clinic.  If you can do this, please advise [email protected] so we can create a lunch schedule.  By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.  THANK YOU.
PRE-SURGERY AT PITILLAL CLINIC

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 Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance) and MacroPlaza.  Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.  Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.

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


GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet.  www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com

To donate to PEACEAnimals clinics, please click on this link.  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP


SMILEAMAZON– When ordering on Amazon, if you click on the following link you can designate PEACEAnimals as a recipient of Amazon´s donation of  0.5% of some of your purchases.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038
BEAUTIFUL TRAPPED FERAL CAT BOUGHT TO PITILLAL CLINIC BY ANGELICA OF ANGELICAT


Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.organd on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

NOTE:  I will be traveling outside Mexico from October 5-November 5.  For future clinic locations, please check the website – www.peaceanimals.org

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

October 7-10 (TUESDAY-Friday)
Palmar de Haramara  –  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 15-18 -las Aralias – Calle pavoreal ·181 between calle las torres y calle canario.  The street east of this address faces a park and one can enter from this side as well. 

October 22-25 – vea al website.  Please check website.
October 29-November 1 -vea al website.   www.peaceanimals.org
November 5-8 – La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life with JBARS/MEXCAN)
November 12-15 – Las Varas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
November 18-29 – Oaxaca (Pets for Life)
December 3-6 – San Pancho, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 10-13 – TBA
December 17-20 – TBA
December 25-January 6 – VACATION
January 7, 2015 -la Floresta – home of Cherie Verber

PITILLAL CLINIC – IN A BABY STROLLER INSTEAD OF A WHEELBARROW


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
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,700 USD. 

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.”

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
 


GreaterGood.org

  
Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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 Peace Animals necesita donaciones :

PEACEAnimals tiene un prespuesto de pagar 70 pesos el día por 4 días a nuestro equipo de tres personas de las clínicas gratis. Entonces, si ud. va a ir a una clínica y podría donar 3 almuerzos, este dinero que nosotros no estamos gastando puede ser por suturas, guantes, etc. Si puede contribuir, favor de avisarm cuál clínica y cual día. GRACIAS

Si desean donar $ para cubrir los alimentos de los médicos y asistentes, por favor contácte a [email protected], advisando cuál día, porfa.

La labor que hacen es muy generosa, demostremos nuestro agradecimiento.

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE – www.peaceanimals.org

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals