LAGO DE ATITLÁN 3 DIÁS DESPÚES DEL ERUPCIÓN DEL VOLCAN “FUEGO”
6 DIÁS DESPUÉS DE LA ERUPCIÓN


Guatelama has more than thirty volcanoes, several of which are still active.   Late on February 7, “Fuego” (“Fire”) erupted, spewing ash as far away as Guatemala City and Antigua.  An orange alert was issued for the bad air quality.
EN FRENTE DE LA IGLESIA EN EL PUEBLO DE SANTA CATARINA – LAGO DE ATITLÁN

We arrived in Guatemala City three days after the eruption.  The two-hour drive to the small town of Panajachel on the shore of lake Atitlán was a grey and smoky-smelling one.  For the first two days,   San Pedro and Atitlán volcanoes were dark shadows across the approximate 300 meter-deep lake. As there is no outlet for lake Atitlán, the water level continues to rise. 

TOMANDO UNA LANCHA A SAN ANTONIO EN EL LAGO DE ATITLÁN

A small, sacred island for the Mayans lies 50 feet below the surface. Destroyed by a catastrophic event in approximately 250 A.D.  (the height of the Mayan empire),  scuba divers have found parts of buildings, ceremonial stones and fragments of pottery.

ANTES DE ENTRAR EN LANCHA ENTRE LOS DOS VOLCANES


On the third morning, a cold wind the night before had blown the ash away and we awoke to brilliant blue skies, a glittering dark blue lake and a spectacular view of the two volcanoes. 

TIENDITA EN SANTIAGO – LAGO DE ATITLÁN

At the nearby lakeside villages of Santa Catarina and Santiago, indigenous women dress in deep blue or purple huipiles (embroidered blouses) and cortes (lengths of cotton wrapped around the body to make a skirt),  reflecting the blue beauty of lake Atitlán.

On a market day, we drove an hour up the steep hill to colorful and touristic Chichicastenango.  Hundreds of vendors sell great quantities food, pottery, wonderful textiles and embroidered clothing.

In the market place, a restaurant owner proudly posed his Mayan profile.

MERCADO EN CHICHI



PEACEANIMALS STERILIZATIONS:  February 11-14 –  colonia Lienzo Charro- Female cats – 30; Male cats – 17; Female dogs – 49; Male dogs – 15    TOTAL:  111

PLUS 1 euthanasia of a female dog too ill to save; 1 pregnancy terminated for a cat with 4 fetuses; 1 pregnancy terminated for a dog with 7 fetuses

DONATIONS at Lienzo Charro clinic:  1 lunch for vet team  and 1,257.50 pesos

Pets for Life clinic in San Blas, Nayarit from February 18-21 was a sponsored one.  Data not received.

PEACEANIMALS STERILIZATIONS:   February 25-28 – La Cruz, Nay.  This clinic was funded by the Funny Bones fundraiser  43 female dogs; 15 male dogs; 26 female cats;
18 male cats TOTAL – 102  PLUS pregnancies terminated for
2 dogs – one with 6 fetuses and another with 7.  Thirteen dogs not born to suffer.

DONATIONS AT LA CRUZ CLINIC: 2,290 pesos

LA CRUZ, NAYARIT – PRIMEROS MOMENTOS DE LA CLÍNICA

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Hannah and Ron Nunn – $100 USD – as a birthday gift to Shelley Rapp.

www.greatergood.com – $195 USD 

Michael Turner – $100 USD (Michael gives $50 USD monthly)

Greater Good.org –  $502 USD

$200 USD –  PurrProject

Melissa Berman – $100 USD (1500 pesos at current exchange rate)  Their Christmas card, containing the check, was sent in November from the U.S. and arrived just in time for Valentine´s Day.

Melissa and Ben Berman have also listed PEACE (designating PEACEAnimals) as a recipient in their living trust.

KATHY & KAREN Y SUS DONACIÓNES

Kathy Stein and Karen Hustad, visiting from Minnesota, brought down a suitcase filled with surgical supplies donated by Kathy´s vet, Northern Valley Animal Clinic and Karen´s vet, Dr. Mei-Yao Louis.  The two friends also brought down a carry-on bag of dog toys which an eleven-year old girl named Emily asked for in lieu of birthday gifts (the bag was delivered to LADRA dog refuge), a carry-on bag of 39 used and 29 new collars and  leashes, and an oversize bag of Lifesavers for children who bring their pets to the clinics.

MÁS DONACIÓNES DE KATHY Y KAREN


GoFundMe – $2,000 USD for a PEACEAnimals memorial clinic for “Sterling,” Candace Shaw´s beautiful Weimar who was poisoned in a neighborhood park.  Net amount to be received will pay for this clinic.  Thank you to Darlene Carucci for creating this cause.

“STERLING,” RESCATADA, ADOPTADA Y ENVENENADA 5 AÑOS DESPÚES EN UN PARQUE

MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS:  Troy Valens – 15 cans of dog food for Freddy, the gentle senior citizen Pit Bull mix who has been at the Centro de Acopio for two years.  Freddy desperately needs a good home.

PUPPY LOVE FUNDRAISER on February 10 in La Cruz – Organized by Dani Summers, the event raised approximately $6,355 USD – which will fund 3.5 clinics.  Kudos to Dani and her group!

GATO/GATA YA TIENE HOGAR EN NEW MEXICO

RESCUED AND ADOPTED:   A homeless cat living outdoors at los Tules condos – by Deanna McQuillan, who is visiting from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Deanna has been calling the cat “Gato,” even though she thought the cat might  be pregnant and didn´t know a female cat would be a “gata.” After I mentioned that there was a sure way to know if the cat were male, Deanna said she hadn´t picked up the cat yet.   After being shaved at Colina clinic on Saturday,  a scar confirmed “Gata” had already been spayed.  She will fly back with her new family the end of March.

“PÉPE” VIVIENDO EN LA PLAYA, RESCATADO Y AHORA VIVIENDO EN VANCOUVER


“Pépe” –  A small white one-year old dog living on the beach next to the río Cuale – by Dr. Drew Hilts, a vet visiting from Vancouver, B.C.  Drew said that Pépe is anemic and that his kidneys aren´t functioning perfectly.  More blood tests will be performed before treatments are begun. 

“PÉPE” RESCATADO EN LA PLAYA Y YA VIVIENDO EN VANCOUVER CON UN AMIGO

“Lindy,” who was brought to me by two little girls who had found her on the street and named the young dog “Linda,” because she was so pretty. The intelligent Husky mix is now living in Vancouver, a more suitable place   for this breed.

“LINDY” RESCATADA Y AHORA VIVIENDO EN CANADA CON UN AMIGO EN EL DÍA DE ST. VALENTÍN

“CAMILO” ADOPTADO

“Camilo,” the white Lab mix rescued from the Acopio and boarded at LADRA for over a year.  His new family in Bucerias is prepared to deal a problematic skin condition that may never go away.

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:  A handsome one-year old Mexican Dog mix – rescued by Penny Isabel in Bucerias and neutered at PEACEAnimals clinic in La Cruz 2/25.  Contact:  [email protected]

RESCATADO Y NECESITAR HOGAR

A beautiful Siamese cat and her five kittens – found  in Nuevo Vallarta by Anne Blondin, who was visiting from Montreal.

“SALOMÉ” Y SUS 5 BÉBES RECATADOS Y NECESITAN HOGARES.

Anne paid all vet expenses and AngeliCAT is now fostering the family.  Contact AngeliCAT by FB if interested in adopting.

“Mona,” the wonderful Pit Bull mix covered in mange that I found on the highway in Mismaloya.  She has been boarded at LADRA for four months so far and will be spayed and vaccinated in the next two weeks.  Because of persistent skin problems due to humidity in Puerto Vallarta, vets recommend she live in a drier climate.

“MONA” (DERRECHA) RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR

“MONA” NECESITA HOGAR

Mona is reported to be doing great with other dogs.  She´s athletic, intelligent and affectionate and will be ready to travel.   Contact LADRA via FB.

Young, male orange kitten found by Shannon Beston on the Isla Cuale and now being fostered by Puro Gato.  Contact them by FB.

NARANJO MACHO RESCATADO DE LA ISLA CUALE NECESITA HOGAR

White “Maybe Manx” spayed female cat with short, curly tail rescued from the Acopio and being fostered by Shannon.  Contact:  [email protected]

RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR

“Rocco,” the little Dobie Mix rescued and fostered by Mateo Jorge.  He´s good looking, smart, playful, affectionate, neutered, vaccinated, housebroken and leash trained.  Contact: Mateo Jorge via FB.

“ROCCO” NECESITA HOGAR


PODENCO DOG

“BRISA” – FROM PURO GATO:  “Adopt a Mexican Podenco Dog”

“She is eight months old, spayed, vaccinated, very friendly with other dogs, but does not like cats.  The dog was rescued from the Romantic Zone.  Food donation needed, please.  If interested,  please contact: [email protected]

NEW DIRECTORY OF RESCUED ANIMALS created by Mateo Jorge – for a three-minute tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvn1wTkWs 
http://gooddog.pw/my-account/

Telephone technology changes quickly. Telephone language really doesn ...NEW DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113 3955 


“LOBA” EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO – ESTÁ EN TRATAMIENTO PARA TVT

HOMES 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.

Dogs at the Centro de Acopio are only walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.   Food is always needed. The government contributes two weeks of food annually.


VOLUNATARIOS DAN PASEOS A LOS PERROS 2 VECES LA SEMANA – LOS ÚNICOS DÍAS QUE SALEN


FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED FOR CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU CAN HELP.

70 PERROS Y COMOO 20 GATOS ESPERANDO ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO

RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED for Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact MEXPUP or NOBARS –  [email protected]; [email protected]

EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO


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/HORARIO  


March 4-7 – La Cruz (Pets for Life clinic)  Both La Cruz clinics will be located opposite Xocolatl restaurant, 100 meters/yards from the traffic light, on the highway. 
  

CLÍNICA EN LA CRUZ


March 11-14 Mezcales, Nay.  Calle Fco. Villa 206
Take the 200 towards Nayarit. Exit on the lateral BEFORE Mezcales. One block before the junction to Valle/San Vicente make a right (it is the corner before the Bancomer), which is Calle Fco. Villa, Drive one block and clinic will be on the corner.

March 18-21 Col Cristobal Colón (tbc) –  in collaboration with health departments officials enforcing the mandatory sterilization for PV residents.  YAY!

March 25-28 – el Tuito – sponsored by fundraiser last year organized by Kai Doyle and other local residents.


CLÍNICA EN LA CRUZ, NAYARIT

        
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.

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. 

JITOMATES EN VENTA EN EL MERCADO DE CHICHICASTENANGO

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.  

VOLUNTARIAS CHECANDO CORAZÓN, TEMPERATURA Y RESPIRACIÓN DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]

If directions needed, please call clinic director, Paulina Stettner:  044-322-779-3585

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 USD. 

VOLUNTARIOS EN LA CLÍNICA DE PEACEANIMALS EN LA CRUZ


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.”
STILL AN ANIMAL LOVER – DAVE DICK WITH LADDIE AND BLUEY
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Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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Telephone technology changes quickly. Telephone language really doesn ...NUEVA LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL DE LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:  (322) 113 3955

 NUEVO DIRECTORIO PARA ANIMALITOS RESCATADOS – creado por  Meteo Jorge – para aprender como usarlo en 3 minutos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvn1wTkWs             
http://gooddog.pw/my-account/

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

FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 210 PESOS 4 DÍAS LA SEMANA Y CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.  GRACIAS.

¡¡¡¡¡NOS URGE VOLUNTARIOS!!!!! 

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