For twenty-five pesos, he hacks off the top with his machete, and if one wants to drink coconut water rather than eat its meat, cuts open a hole and adds a straw. The beach is a long and beautiful one, and depending on the time of year and the weather, the waves can be great for body surfing. When I went for a swim with my friend María Mihanovich on Friday, the water was very calm and clear and a perfect temperature, about 80 degrees fahrenheit.
|OIL PAINTING BY MARÍA MIHANOVICH|
Colonia Primavera, an easy 20-minute drive northeast from centro, is a quiet colonia close to the jungle and foothills of the Sierra Madres. In comparison with some other Puerto Vallarta neighborhoods, it is quieter and cleaner, and because it is higher up, is cooler. Cherie Verber´s painted green home, perched high on a hillside, was a perfect location for the clinic. The enclosed cement verandah provided views, breezes and protection from the sun for the volunteers, vet team and animals.
|HANNAH – OUR CURIOUS OBSERVER|
Paulina, PEACEAnimals clinic director, called me on Wednesday to say forty cats and dogs had been sterilized that day. That number is unusually high, as first days are usually slower than later in the week. I picked up Oregon volunteers, June and Helga, who had committed to a “sun and service” vacation and attended all clinics for two weeks. When we arrived shortly after 9 AM, thirty animals had already been accepted. Those who came with their pets after the three of us arrived were asked to come back the next morning at 8:30.
Amongst the dogs and cats on Thursday, there was a large crate full of six three-month old movie star-looking Terrier mix puppies and their mama – all but the mother dog available for adoption.
|SEIS HERMOS CACHORRITOS YA ESTERILIZADOS Y EN ADOPCIÓN|
Frank Ohly, star volunteer, brought in “Gus,” a small blonde Terrier mix that he and his wife Vicki rescued a month ago. Please scroll down page for photo and information.
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA LA PRIMAVERA: Male dogs:24; Female dogs: 46; Male cats: 28; Female cats: 32 TOTAL: 130!!!
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA LA PRIMAVERA: 1228 pesos 350 pesos of which were donated by Pamela Thompson) plus $20 USD
Adriana Basail – tamales for the team
Puro Gato – a basket of bakery cookies
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: None this past week.
OTHER DONATIONS: E-mail from Candice Magowan in Canada: “Through the kindness of Don Duncan (who will be driving to PV this week), Sandra Essex and Geoffrey Seymour, I am sending you 20 small fleece blankets that I made for the doggies in the acopio and Ladra refuge. Also he is bringing some small sweaters and dog crate beds that I picked up last summer at a yard sale.”
|HANNAH CON LA DOBIE CACHORRITA – RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA|
|NANCY, WARREN Y KIM CON TRES DE LOS CACHORRITOS RESCATADOS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN|
at Colina. Kim Kuzma, with her terrific voice and exuberant performances at local clubs here, is a Colina volunteer and helped transport the dogs from the lot to the clinic. As all volunteers involved in this rescue were unwilling to return the puppies to the work lot, efforts were made to find permanent and temporary homes for them. To date, two have been adopted and one is in foster care. (I saw one of them on the beach with its new owner late Wednesday afternoon and again at the clinic on Thursday with her new owner, one of our volunteers).
|UNO DE 12 CACHORRITO RESCATADOS QUE NECESITAN HOGARES|
Rescued by Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, Tope was adopted by a local minister here in Vallarta and can now walk, run and swim again. His new name is Victor.
“Leia,” rescued by the Borchgrevinks and adopted by Dain, their pet-au-pere.
|“LEIA” RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA|
“Precious,” a Boxer rescued by Ted and Brischa and adopted by Sasha, their LADRA volunteer from Slovenia.
|SASHA WITH “PRECIOUS” AT LADRA – RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA|
“Canela” – a six-month old Dobie mix rescued by the Borchgrevinks, owners of LADRA refuge/ boarding and advisory board members of PEACEAnimals. Adopted by a lovely family in Nuevo Vallarta, Canela was the only survivor in a litter of puppies fed food with glass.
|“CANELA” RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA|
|“BOLITA” RESCATADA Y AHORA NECESITA HOGAR|
The cast and bandages are off after Bolita´s surgery and she is being exercised three times a day to get movement back in her leg. If interested in meeting this dog, please contact LADRA via FB.
“Feliano,” found in front of a church by Vicky Boyd, will be neutered and available for adoption after January 19th. He will be staying at Wolf´s clinic until then for treatments. Please contact Vicky if interested. [email protected]
|“FELIANO” RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR|
“Gus,” an adorable one-year old Terrier mix rescued by Vicki and Frank Ohly. Frank volunteers twice every week at the clinics. Gus was neutered at the Primavera clinic and is a very sweet dog. Contact: [email protected]
|“GUS” RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR.|
HOMES ALSO NEEDED: For the thousands of dogs and cats on the streets here, for hundreds of cats and dogs in refuges and in foster homes, and for dozens of healthy and beautiful dogs and cats at the Centro de Acopio, the city´s pound. Please check our website on the “resource” tab for names and contacts of refuges.
|GATITOS EN EL CENTRO DE ADOPCIÓN|
Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.
|BOXER MIX FOR ADOPTION AT THE ACOPIO|
|EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.
|CLÍNICA EN COLONIA PRIMAVERA|
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
January 21-24 – Las Juntas, Jal. – At the Delegación, across from the main plaza.
Drive past Home Depot and turn right at the first light. You are now on Revolución. Drive almost one kilometer and you will see the Peace trailer on the left side of the road.
January 28-31 – Col. Villa las Flores, Jal. – TBA
February 3-6 – TBA
February 11-14 – La Cruz, Nay. Sponsored by Funny Bones
February 18-21 – San Blas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
February 25-28 – La Cruz, Nay. (Pets for Life) Sponsored by Funny Bones
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.organd on this blog: www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com
Please “like” PEACEAnimals on FaceBook.
|FRIED CRICKETS IN MANDALAY|
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 bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS. Please sign up: [email protected]
|HELGA WITH RESCUED AND ADOPTED DOBIE PUPPY|
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.”