“It is very hot” was the daily message from my husband while I was visiting family in Marin County and San Francisco.   San Francisco was enjoying rare balmy, summer days with no wind or fog.  In Sleepy Hollow in San Anselmo,  stream beds are empty of water, deer munch on garden greenery,  a solitary solitary rooster crows at various times during the day,  and when it´s very dark, one can hear the yip yip yipping of coyotes.

 At six o´clock the morning before I left for the airport,  two curious, tan-colored coyotes stood silently staring at us from behind the property line fence sixty yards away. Very close to them, a third one rolled happily on its back on the dry grassy knoll.  They resembled some of the dogs I see in Mexico, but better fed.  There are so many deer in the brown hills.

FRIDAY NIGHT IN PUERTO VALLARTA/VIERNES EN PUERTO VALLARTA   photo credit:  Josef Kandoll

The flight to Puerto Vallarta on July 8th descended into a bumpy, milky white sky.  It was raining heavily.    The taxi driver said that for the first time in ten years, June was almost completely rainless in Puerto Vallarta.  For three weeks, weather had been humidity in the 80´s and air temperature in the low 90´s.  Crackling lightning and torrential rain on Friday night and subsequent cloudy days will keep temperatures and humidity lower for awhile.

MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING IN COLONIA 12 DE OCTUBRE

 

12 DE OCTUBRE:  With different meanings for different people, this date is celebrated by many.  For some, it is “el Día de Colón,”  the date Columbus arrived in the Americas.  El 12 de octubre is also called “el Día de la Hispanidad,” observed by Spanish-speaking people all over the world.  And for indigenous people this date is called “el Día de la Raza,” which celebrates their communal heritage. 

COLONIA 12 DE OCTUBRE

Colonia 12 de octubre is reached by driving northeast about 25 minutes over paved, cobbled and very rough, rocky dirt roads. Due to the recent rains, it was necessary to drive through three partially water-filled arroyos before reaching this very rural, remote and sparsely populated colonia.  The countryside,  close to the foothills of the Sierra Madres, is lush and beautiful in places. 

CASA HUMILDE EN 12 DE OCTUBRE

If standing in the right spot, one can see all the way down to the blue strip of the distant bay.  One can also see poverty.  There aren´t many homes in the area, but there are plenty of cats and dogs.  Some people came to the multi-purpose building with their families and pets in taxis, while others walked long distances. 

PERRITO DEMACRADO BUSCANDO ALIMENTO EL LA SELVA

After leaving the clinic on Friday, I saw a  skinny, shiny-coated black Lab mix puppy looking for garbage in the high grass.  One sees so many dogs and cats that need rescuing and it feels very sad not to be able to help all of them.  The mission of PEACEAnimals remains the same – “to prevent the future suffering of animals.”

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA 12 DE OCTUBRE JULY 8-1l:   
Male dogs:  15;  Female dogs: 33;
Male cats: 17; Female cats: 28
TOTAL:  93

Plus one pregnancy terminated for a cat
with four fetuses.

DONATIONS IN COLONIA 12 DE OCTUBRE:  320 pesos

STERILIZATIONS in colonia Emiliano Zapata – July 1-4 (location of clinic was changed to Colina clinic instead of ¿Qué Pasa? restaurant.)

22 Male dogs; 26 Female dogs; 22 Male cats; 43 Female cats  TOTAL:  113
Plus pregnancy terminated for one cat with 4 fetuses.
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 in Emiliano Zapata:  1,294 pesos
Lunches for team donated by Pamela Evans on July 1. 

CORRECTION: Clinic held June 24-27 was in colonia 5 de diciembre, not 5 de Mayo as previously reported.

Sterilizations in colonia 5 de diciembre:  Female dogs:  33; Male dogs: 18; Female cats: 58; Male cats: 32  TOTAL:  141
Plus pregnancies terminated for 2 cats with 4 fetuses each and 2 cat with 5 fetuses

DONATIONS:  5 de diciembre clinic:  2,730 pesos

JESÚS PACHECO –  VETERINARIO VOLUNTARIO – 12 DE OCTUBRE

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:   Joan C. Bennett of Portland, Oregon –  102  individual packets of sutures plus four boxes of sutures – Dr. Poli said this would cover the surgeries of approximately 200 cats and dogs. 

Heather Lacelle – $25 USD (monthly pledge)
Vickie Smith – $100 USD
Textilpro – 30 used white hand towels


PARA NUESTRO PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN, ESTA FOTO ES UNA DE LAS 6 QUE USAMOS Y CASI TODOS LOS NIÑOS DICEN QUE HAN VISTO UN PERRO IGUAL.

EDUCATION PROGRAM: None these past two weeks, as schools are in recess.  Below is one of the six photos that are shown to the children and teenagers.  Photographs were blown up to large poster size and mounted on cardboard for easy display.  When the question was asked in classrooms, almost every child raised a hand to confirm that she or he had seen a dog that looked like the one in the photo above. 

DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 
SALIENDO DE LA CLÍNICA EN TAXI CON SUS MASCOTAS EN 12 DE OCTUBRE

ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 293-3690

PERRA EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO ESPERANDO HOGAR

Dogs at the Centro de Acopio are only walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals. 
GATOS Y GATITOS ESPERANDO HOGARES EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 293-3690

Food is always needed. The government contributes two weeks of food annually.  Tel.:  293-3690

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:   Rocio Gonzalez rescued four small puppies and was able to find homes for the two males.  The two four-month old females still need homes. 

CACHORRITA DE 4 MESES RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR. ESTÁ ESTERILIZADA Y TRATADA POR PULGAS, GARRAPATAS Y GUSANOS.

They´re spayed, dewormed and have been treated for fleas and ticks and are healthy and wonderful looking.  Please contact:

Rocio Gonzalez[email protected] – 322 2781544

CACHORRITA DE 4 MESES RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR.  ESTÁ OPERADA Y TRATADA POR PULGAS, GARRAPATAS Y GUSANOS

FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED FOR CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU CAN HELP.
CLÍNICA EN 12 DE OCTUBRE

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]

RESCUED AND ADOPTED:  

Troy Valens has given the following dogs a loving home:  “Bunny” (formerly “Albina,” the deaf and blind Great Dane that spent over a year at the Acopio); “Katie” (formerly “Canela,” the Weimar found looking for garbage in the streets); and “Zuti” (found starving on the streets and taken to a vet to be rehabilitated.
“Bunny,” “Katie” and “Zuti” – rescatados y adoptados por Troy Valens
Troy and his partner live in the small coastal town (600 residents) of Yachats, Oregon with seven dogs. Even though their home sits on several acres,  the beach is the best running place for Katie, who is being treated with Rimadyl for hip dysplasia.
“KATIE” RESCATADA, ADOPTADA Y VIVIENDO EN OREGON

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
ANDREA – VOLUNTARIA Y VETERINARIA PARA EL FUTURO – 12 DE OCTUBRE


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

12 DE OCTUBRE

SHEDULE/HORARIO:

July 15-18- Colonia López Mateos – corner (esquina de) of calle Rio Grande and calle Rio Lerma

July 22-25 – San Blas, Nayarit (Pets for Life clinic)

July 29-August 1 – Colonia las Aralias – en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez en frente del parque los sauces

12 DE OCTUBRE

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
12 DE OCTUBRE

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. 
DR. POLI LAVANDO EQUIPO EN 12 DE OCTUBRE

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.  

12 DE OCTUBRE

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. 
ANOTHER PHOTO USED IN OUR EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS/OTRA FOTO QUE USAMOS EN NUESTRO PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN.

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:
  

  
 


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