ARRIBA DEL MALECÓN EN CENTRO

AFTER THE RECENT RAINS, the skies are so beautifully blue, the jungles are intensely emerald green, the flora is gorgeous in the extreme and the air is fresh and breezy.  Many of the beaches are still covered with stones and the sand and rock sculptures off the malecón will be missing until the storms end.   Temperature of the rippling bay now ranges between 82 and 84 degrees, almost matching air temperature.

Multi-colored sunsets are spectacular.  The buzz of male cicadas, newly emerged after a thirteen or seventeen-year underground cycle

feeding on the juice of roots, is heard every night.  The choruses of mating calls signal the beginning of not only their love fests, but the rainy season. More rain and thrilling thunderstorms are anticipated for next week.

June 19, 2013 was the first surgery week for PEACEAnimals.  In two years, we have sterilized more than 8,000 cats and dogs, preventing the future suffering of many thousands of animals.  Towns and neighborhoods are cleaner, safer and quieter and wildlife is at less risk for decimation with the reduction of unwanted pets.  PEACEAnimals needs financial support to continue this important work.

WINNERS!!!!!  Pets for Life, our independent contractors,  competed against 21 vet teams at the Consulta Internaciónal in Manzanillo in the state of Colima the week of June 3rd. Pets for Life placed first.   PEACEAnimals has a fantastic team.  **************************************************************

Villas del Puerto is a middle-class neighborhood with no villas in sight, but not far from the port.   It´s about a twenty-minute drive from centro, just northeast of Sam´s and Walmart, which are located across the busy intersection from the cruise ships docks.  The clinic took place in an empty rental house on a quiet, tree-lined street a few blocks away from a small Catholic church.

CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DEL PUERTO

At the clinics, cats and kittens are normally sterilized first, as they take the longest to wake up from anesthesia.  On Thursday, a very aggressive male German Shepherd was tranquilized and anesthetized right away  so his owner could come back for him as early as possible.  Volunteer Frank Ohly was extra cautious monitoring the Shepherd at the recovery table, not wanting the dog to suddenly wake up and bite and/or bolt before it could be put into a kennel.  Angelica of AngeliCAT was there with four rescue kittens for sterilization.   She often comes to more than one clinic a week,  as there is a never-ending supply of rescued cats and kittens.  AngeliCAT has approximately 70 cats and kittens for adoption at any given moment and will deliver a variety to your home to choose from.  If interested, contact AngeliCAT via FB.

STERILIZATIONS at COLONIA VILLAS DEL PUERTO – June 17-20

Female dogs; 50; Male dogs: 24; Female cats: 24; Male cats: 23  

TOTAL: 121 

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 5 fetuses and 2 cats with 3 fetuses each

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.
PERRO MUY AGRESIVO OPERADO PRIMERO

DONATIONS AT CLINIC in Villas del Puerto: 1,689 pesos

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea presented to 224 young people at Secundaria Foránea Número 60 in colonia la Aurora.  She says that parents of children who were part of presentations continue to bring in pets.

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Secretary of Health – Puerto Vallarta – Zoletil- enough to anesthetize 200 cats and dogs.  This was donated to Pets for Life, our independent contractors.  As the health department here requires that the medicine be used in Puerto Vallarta, Pets for Life has passed the donation on to PEACEAnimals for our clinics.  Pets for Life clinics take place outside of Vallarta.

Michael Turner – $50 USD (monthly donation- which sterilizes approximately 33 cats and dogs annually.  This makes a big difference in the unwanted pet population).

Vicky Boyd/VISA matching gift –  $1,200 USD

Pat and Dave Dick – $500 CA

Thank you to Maru Garcia Lorenzo for securing the space for the clinic in colonia Palmar de Progreso.

Thank you to Jhovanee Monge, editor of VIP magazine, for donating an empty rental house she owns in Villas del Puerto for the clinic there.

DR. POLI, SAUL Y LESLIE – FELIZES CON LA NUEVA MANGUERA – PEACEANIMALS BOARD APPROVED THE PURCHASE OF A  POWER HOSE FOR THE CLINICS, WHICH WAS DELIVERED TO THIS WEEK´S CLINIC.

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/

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:  Antonio Gradilla Ulloa found an abandoned female Doberman mix on los Muertos Beach.

MEZCLA DOBERMAN RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR

He says she is about one-year old, unspayed and very sweet with adults and children.  I´ve asked Antonio to take this dog to a PEACEAnimals clinic as soon as possible.   If interested:  antongra@icloud.com

By Lucerine Luis Rodriguez Ovalle Rodriguez – two dogs – a six-month old female Lab-mix puppy and an adult male Belgian Shepherd.  Lucerine says the Belgian is very educated and sweet and that both dogs are great with cats, dogs, children and adults.  If interested:  [email protected]

MEZCLA LAB – RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR – TIENE 6 MESES

PASTOR BELGA RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR

Paulina Stettner, former director of PEACEAnimals, says there is an epidemic of abandoned Belgian Shepherds and that it will probably get worse after the release of the film “Max,” which features one of these beautiful and intelligent dogs.

Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, advisory board member of PEACEAnimals and owners of LADRA dog boarding and refuge, have recently taken in nine very young puppies found in a dumpster and twelve other abandoned puppies.  The twenty-one puppies are at their home, and all the rescued adult dogs at the LADRA ranch.  The Borchgrevinks need help with fosters and adoptions!  Please contact LADRA via FB.

RESCATADOS Y EN ADOPCIÓN – LADRA

NEEDS HOME:   Gabriela Maravilla has been feeding a pregnant white dog in colonia Lomas de Coapinole.  I happened to see the photo of this dog on FB Friday morning and responded. The person was at work so couldn´t collect the dog Friday to take to the PEACEAnimals clinic for termination of the pregnancy.  Dr. Poli said he thought it was Gabriela brought the dog in Saturday and who will foster her for three days.   If you can give this dog a temporary or permanent home, please contact Gabriela via FB. The dog will have to be put back on the street if no solution found.  Homeless dogs  and cats tearing apart garbage bags searching for food are usual sights here.

PERRA MUY PREÑADA  BUSCANDO ALIMENTO EL LA BASURA- COLONIA LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

SAFELY BACK HOME:  “Canela,” the dog wandering around the PEACEAnimals clinic in Volcanes that was in heat.

“CANELA” REGRESADA A SU CASA DESPUÉS DE ESTAR OPERADA Y EN CASA PUENTE 2 SEMANAS DESPÚES POR ESTAR EN CELO Y SUELTA EN LA CALLE IN VOLCANES.

Her family agreed to have her spayed and taken to Soraya for a two-week stay afterwards.  As mentioned in a previous blog, the scent of estrus lingers for two weeks and Canela, an unsupervised dog running loose,  would have been mounted and probably injured in colonia Volcanes..

DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 
ALEX – HERMANO DE ANDREA  – AYUDANDO EN VILLAS DEL PUERTO

RESCATADO Y EN ADOPCIÓN – PURO GATO

EN ADOPCPIÓN – CENTRO DE ACOPIO

Dogs at the Centro de Acopio are only walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals. 
 

PERROS NOBLES EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO ESPERANDO HOGARES.  UNOS HAN ESTADO POR DOS AÑOS ALLÁ. 

Food is always needed. The government contributes two weeks of food annually.
EN ADOPCIÓN – CENTRO DE ACOPO    293 3690

FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED FOR CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU CAN HELP.
ANGELICA DE ANGELICAT – EL ALIMENTO ES PARA DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA

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]
FRANK Y  JOVEN VOLUNTARIO ALEX-  COLONIA  VILLA DEL PUERTO

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
CLÍNICA EN VILLAS DEL PUERTO

SHEDULE/HORARIO:
 
June 24-27:  Colonia 5 de diciembre –  restaurante el Palador Consentido – calle  San Salvador between Costa Rica and Ecuador


JULY 1-4 – Colonia Emiliano Zapata ¿Qué Pasa? (restaurante) Aquiles Serdan # 625 (Se puede estacionar en el camino directamente atrás del río cuale.   Parking available in back of the restaurant on the dirt road next to the río cuale.)

JULY 8-11 – Please check FB or website.  I will be traveling June 27-July 7.

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.
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
ANDREA Y LESLIE EN PRE-CIRUGÍA – VILLAS DEL PUERTO

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. 
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.  
ANDREA – ESTUDIANDO PARA SER VETERINARIA Y VOLUNTARIA EN VILLAS DEL PUERTO

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.
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.”
HAPPY FATHER´S DAY!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
  
 


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Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955

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