Young teen-age boys enthusiastically throw rocks up into the mango trees on the isla Cuale and are occasionally successful in knocking down some fruit.  Fathers with their families use long bamboo poles to bring it down.  Squirrels nibble on the ripe fruit, which then falls on the ground and provides bees with something sweet.   At the Biblioteca los Mangos, where there is not much of a squirrel population, the fragrant fruit falls down onto the grass when ripe and is quickly collected.  It is time of the mangos here in Mexico.   We see it being used for chutney, soup, pickles,  pies, yoghurt, ice cream,  salads, juices, smoothies, aguas frescas, tucked into cheese quesadillas and best of all –  alone in mango magnificence.  

ARBOL DE MANGO EN LA ISLA CUALE

The first recordings of mangos date back to 4,000 B.C. in the writings of monks in India and Southeast Asia.  The fragrant fruit arrived in Mexico via the Philippines in the 17th century.  Providing the required tropical or semi-tropical environment, Mexico is now the number one exporter of mangos in the world.

ARBOL DE MANGO EN CENTRO

India is the number one producer of mangos and in part because its 1.3 billion population consumes almost all of its mangos, this fruit has the top spot for the most eaten fruit in the world.

Palmar de Aramara is a quiet, clean colonia just a few blocks southeast of Walmart and Sam´s club.  It has a large, green park a couple of blocks away from the home of Candace Shaw, who generously donated her home as a location for this clinic.  It was in the pretty park that her beautiful Weimar, “Sterling,” was poisoned several months ago.

PALMAR DE ARAMARA

On Wednesday, which is usually our slowest day, 31 animals were spayed and neutered at the Palmar de Aramara.  When I arrived at the clinic a little after nine on Thursday morning, 38 cats and dogs had already been registered.

PALMER DE ARAMARA

A young man came with his two Xolos, a 7-year old female and a 4-year old male. After a few years of breeding them, he can no longer keep his pets.   Please contact Candace Shaw via FB if interested. Almendra brought in some kittens from Puro Gato for sterilization, and immediately adopted the young Russian Blue male cat that Shannon Beston had brought in from the isla Cuale.  Mateo Jorge arrived with pretty little “Pickles,”

“PICKLES” DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA – PARA ADOPCIÓN

whom he had rescued a few weeks ago from the street.  She´s about 10 weeks old and available for adoption.  Contact Mateo Jorge by FB.

On Friday, Dr. Javier Santana, who is the new vet at Colina clinic (free spay/neuter), volunteered his services.  Forty-one cats and dogs were sterilize that day, which may be a record for the PEACEAnimals clinics.

STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA PALMAR DE ARAMARA 5/13-5/16
male dogs – 24; female dogs – 32;
male cats – 42; female cats- 47 

TOTAL:  147!!! A RECORD FOR PEACEANIMALS

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC:
Darlene Carucci launched a GoFundMe campaign, which paid for this clinic.  The clinic in Palmar de Aramara was in memory of Candace Shaw´s dog,  “Sterling.”
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  $35 USD from Friends of PV Animals via PayPal.  This donation is associated with the rescue, neutering at PEACEAnimals clinic and transport of “Rocco” to Canada.

Amazon Smile – $11.00 USD for the period January 1-March 15, which represented .05% of some purchases made by supporters.  When ordering from Amazon, you can help fund our clinics by clicking on this link and designating PEACEAnimals: 
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038

CLÍNICA DE PALMAR DE ARAMARA

MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS:   Sandra and Arthur Hildebrand from Edmonton, Canada – 500 pesos for cat food.  We met as they were bringing water and I was bringing cat food to two cats living in an abandoned house on calle Aldama at Matamoros in Centro. The black female and the tabby male, both sterilized, are great cats.  They need a home.  The third cat is a small black and white one and I have heard the cries of kittens inside the house.  Please contact me if you can give one or both of the very tame cats a good home.

MAMÁ Y SU BEBÉ – CLÍNICA EN PALMAR DE ARAMARA

ADOPTIONS:  A young male Russian Blue cat Shannon Beston found on the isla Cuale and brought to the clinic on Thursday.  Alemendra of Puro Gato took him home with her.

“Solo Vino” (which can mean either “only wine” or “came alone”) came alone to Robbin Richardson´s doorstep in centro.  The little black male Terrier or Schnauzer mix flew home with Robbin to North Carolina on May 13th, two days before the heat embargo was put in place by the airlines.  No more pets flying in cargo until November.

“Oso,” a sweet five-month old male puppy covered in mange.  Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, owners of LADRA boarding/refuge and on the advisory board of PEACEAnimals,

“OSO,” UN CACHORRO CON SARNA – RESCATADO Y ADOPTADO

found him wandering the street in colonia Buenos Aires.  They paid for his meds and found a loving home for Oso in their neighborhood.

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.
VOLUNTARIA CON PERRO QUE TIENE MESES EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO

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

LESLIE CARATACHEA, VET TEC Y DIRECTORA DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN
CLÍNICA EN COLONIA PALMAR DE ARAMARA

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]
DR. POLI – PALMAR DE ARAMARA

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To donate to PEACEAnimals clinics, please click on this link.  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
OTRA MAMÁ Y SU BEBÉ – PALMAR DE ARAMARA


DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 
ALMORZANDO VIERNES DESPUÉS DE HABIAN ESTERILIZADO A 41 ANIMALITOS – PALMAR DE ARAMARA

IZ. –  DR. JAVIER SANTANA (VOLUNTARIO); DR. ANTHONY; VOLUNTARIA DESS MARTIN (AMARILLO), DUEÑA DE UNA MASCOTA CON SU HIJA Y DR. POLY

SHEDULE/HORARIO  

20-23 -Colonia Coapinole – 8 de mayo  #1040 esquina con Bolivia

 

27-30 – Colonia Volcanes – at the local community center where free English and computer classes are given.  Megan Jane Shelton, who organizes and teaches this program,  requested this clinic and will secure donations of lunches and funds to cover the extra gas and driving time for the vet team.

Map:  https://www.google.com.mx/maps/dir/20.6414453,-105.2235365/20.6747474,-105.1827344/@20.6512404,-105.2149305,4237m/am=t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

IRENE ARREOLA- MADRE DE SORAYA Y ALMENDRA DE PURO GATO – PALMAR DE ARAMARA

NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.
CLÍNICA EN COLONIA PALMAR DE ARAMARA


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website on the calendar tabwww.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 individual (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches. 
ANTES DE CIRUGÍA EN LA CLINICA DE PALMAR DE ARAMARA

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.  
MONA KINES, VOLUNTARIA – COLONIA PALMAR DE ARAMARA


MÁS VOLUNTARIAS EN LA CLÍNICA DE PALMAR DE ARAMARA – CHECANDO TEMPERATURA, RESPIRACIÓN Y CORAZÓN DE GATOS EN RECUPERACIÓN

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]
If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog.
T-SHIRT WORN BY CANDACE SHAW AT THE PALMAR DE ARAMARA CLINIC
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 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.”

ESPERANDO CIRUGIÁ EN COLONIA PALMAR DE ARAMARA Y TAMBIÉN NUEVO HOGAR – XOLO EN ADOPCIÓN

TAMBIÉN ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA EN COLONIA PALMAR DE ARAMARA

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