|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|
Male dogs: 16; Female dogs: 25; Male cats: 29; Female cats: 25 TOTAL: 95 PLUS
1 pregnancy terminated for a cat with 3 fetuses
|“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:
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
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|
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|
“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]
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,
but changed their minds.
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.
|“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|
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
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
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]
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.”
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