Spring somersaulted into the San Francisco Bay Area with a light shower.  In Marin, the air is scented with the fragrance of orange blossoms and lavender wisteria.  Wisterious.   Sitting inside a restaurant a day later, a light breeze gently blew the white blossoms of a  long line of plum trees onto the sidewalk, giving it the look of having been dusted with snow.  Back in Vallarta two weeks later, although the temperatures are higher than normal,  the hills are still green from unseasonal rains and the lipstick pink blossoms on the amapas trees and the sun yellow blossoms on the primavera trees are in full bloom. 

CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO

 
Alas, I missed the clinic in el Tuito.  Kai Doyle, chief organizer, sent me photos.  Volunteers went to Barrio Pobre in an attempt to bring back cats and dogs to the clinic.  At the first home they visited, there were ten aggressive dogs, none sterilized and most of them chained.  The owner wasn´t willing to have any of them fixed, but agreed to let Kai take the gentle female, whose eleven puppies were nestled in the hollow of a tree.

11 CACHORRITOS EN EL LA PROPRIEDAD DE UN SEÑOR CON 10 PERROS NO ESERILIZADOS

Unfortunately this dog could not be spayed because she still had too much milk.  The next-door neighbor agreed to have his two dogs sterilized, but the man with so many dogs is contributing to a serious overpopulation of unwanted pets.  Back at the clinic, Paulina joined Don Luis in singinga sweet, old Mexican children´s song to his dogs as they were succumbing to the anesthesia.

STERILIZATIONS AT EL TUITO CLINIC March 25-28:

Male dogs:  21; Female dogs:  47; Male cats:  12; Female cats:  22  TOTAL:  102

DONATIONS AT EL TUITO CLINIC:  1,409 pesos plus all meals donated for the team.

STERILIZATIONS AT LOS SAUCES CLINIC- March 18-21: 

Male cats: 33;  Female cats:  20; Male dogs:  33;  Female dogs:  15 
TOTAL:  101

DONATIONS AT LOS SAUCES CLINIC:  $1,560 MXN
1 lunch provided by AngeliCat

DONATIONS AT MEZCALES CLINIC:  March 11-14  1,450 pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Michael Turner – $50 USD (Michael donates this amount every month).

MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS: Elaine Ortiz, who has a costume jewelry business in California, donated bags of jewelry, which will be given to Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals to be auctioned off at a future fundraiser for the Centro de Acopio.  Elaine also donated 11 new leashes and 4 new collars, which will be taken to a PEACEAnimals clinic.  So many dogs arrive with a rope tied around their necks or with nothing at all.

ADOPTED:  “Rocco” spent just a few days in a foster home in Edmonton before he was adopted by a loving family.

“ROCCO” YA ADOPTADO Y VIVIENDO EN EDMONTON, CANADA


“Katie,”  formerly called “Canela,”  who was found on the street with Rocco, flew to Oregon with Troy Valens on March 30th. On the way from the airport to his home, a drunk driver ran into Troy´s and Ron Thomas´vehicle and totaled it.

RON THOMAS CON KATIE (ANTES- CANELA)

As Canela was bounced around, Troy took her to the vet for x-rays.  No broken bones, only bruises.  Troy slept on the downstairs couch with Canela the first few nights because she was in too much pain to walk up the stairs.  He reports that she is fitting in with all the other dogs beautifully.

PURO GATO – ADOPTADO

Shannon Beston, regular cat and kitten rescuer, primarily from the Isla Cuale, sent me a photo of one of the kittens I had found there and delivered to her offices.  From there, the four beautiful male kittens went to Puro Gato, where the one in the photograph was adopted.


RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR
DOBIE RESCATADO CON MALA PIERNA

RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME:   Ruth Hazlewood in Bucerias found a disoriented female Doberman mix in the middle of the highway walking in circles.  Ruth took her to a vet for a check-up, where the dog was found to have very little eye sight left and a leg that was broken long ago.  The dog runs very well on three legs, is disease free, and though she at least ten-years old, is described by Ruth as having “plenty of life left in her.”   This is a very friendly dog and needs a home.   Please contact Ruth  if you can help: [email protected]


 

NEW DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)  044 322 113 3955 

ESPERANDO HOGAR EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO

JOVEN VOLUNTARIO EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO.  DÍAS PARA LOS PASEOS SON MIÉRCOLES Y SÁBADO.

ESPERANDO HOGAR EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO POR MUCHO TIEMPO

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.

PERROS PARA ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO.  VOLUNTARIOS DAN PASEOS CON ELLOS DOS VECES LA SEMANA. 

Friends of PV Animals, which accepts donations and purchases supplies and medicines for the Acopio,  is in the process of securing its AC (“Asociación Civil).  PEACE can now include this support organization for the Centro de Acopio under its umbrella, thereby offering tax deductions for donations.  


“FIESTA” EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL REFUGIO DE LADRA – CONTACTA POR FACEBOOK

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

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]
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

DON LUÍS Y SUS DOS PERROS A QUIÉNES ESTABA CANTANDO EN LA CLÍNICA ANTES DE ESTAR OPERADOS

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:
APRIL:

8-11 – Colonia Independencia – Calle  Juan Acevedo 269, esq Av Playa Grande.   Health Dept. confirmed their participation and efforts will be made to bust all the P itBull backyard breeders in the colonia with the new law.
Directions:
From Costco,  cross towards the Banamex and stay on that street until the end (you will find the British School). Make a left on the cobble stone road and take the 2nd St to the right (calle Pavo Real). Pass Colegio Ameyali and a couple streets later you will come to a SEAPAL city water pump. Turn left immediately. That is calle Playa Grande, go ahead another block and you will find us at the next corner on your left hand side.

15-18  Col. López Mateos: Rio Grande 408 – near the corner of Rio Lerma

From Libramiento turn inland at Rio de la Plata (same street of the pedestrian bridge and the Red Cross). 

Drive down a couple of blocks until the end and turn right. 
At the first block turn left and you´ll find us almost at the corner.

Ubicar la Cruz Roja y cruzar el Libramiento dejando atrás el hospital. Avanzar dos cuadras y donde cierra la calle dar vuelta a la derecha. En la próxima esquina nos va a encontrar.


22-25 Pets for Life –  La Peñita/Guayabitos, Nayarit

29-2 May –  San Vicente, Nayarit: En la cancha, a un costado de la Plaza Principal, entrada por la rosticería.

On the Hwy 200, turn inland at Mezcales. Take that 4 lane road until the next village (that is San Vicente). Upon entry, you will soon find the main plaza and the clinic will be held in the sportfield next to it. The field has tall walls, but the entrance is by the chicken rotisserie at the square.
Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org and on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com
Please “like” PEACEAnimals on FaceBook.

CATHY GORDON Y KAI DOYLE RECOGIENDO ALMUERZOS PARA LA CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO

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 be used for purchases of supplies and medicines.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]
If directions needed, please call clinic director, Paulina Stettner:  044-322-779-3585 or our new dedicated line.  Directions are only in Spanish.
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 USD. 
CLÍNICA EN EL TUITO
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.

Wishing all a joyful and blessed Easter and Passover…

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

################################################# 
  
NUEVA LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL DE LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:  044 322 113 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