The very deeply rutted dirt portion of the road in colonia Paso Ancho to the colonia of Paso Guayabo from was usually either a hazardous dusty or hazardous muddy ride, depending on the time of year. That stretch of the road is now paved, so the only bumps on this 15-minute ride from the libramiento (tunnel road) above centro to Paso Guayabo are on the cobblestone sections.
|PUERTO VALLARTA – ADA COLORINA|
On Thursday we drove along the río Cuale, passing through colonia Buenos Aires where Brischa and Ted Borgrevink´s B & B, Hacienda las Ánimas is. Colonia Paso Ancho (“wide crossing”) a couple of miles further east, is where the very popular artist, Ada Colorina has her home and studio. It´s also where one can rent horses next to the white iron bandstand at the river and ride up to a perfect swimming hole in the río Cuale.
|BRINCANDO Y NADANDO EN EL RÍO CUALE – PASO ANCHO|
A small waterfall splashes down from the high hill next to the cobbled road before one reaches the high, double stone arches of the ejido land of Paso Guayabo (“nostalgic crossing”). It´s there, next to the river, where we love to have a very good lunch under a palapa roof at Paraiso Moro.
A few wooden steps lead down to the grassy riverbank, where one can wade across to a deeper, faster section of the river to sit with a lemonade, or something more exciting, in the cool water.
NEW FOR VALLARTA: Arturo Dávalos, member of the Citizens Movement party, was sworn in for his three-year term as mayor (mayors are called “presidentes” in México) on September 30th. Garbage collection hopefully is at the top of his agenda for the city.
|PAINTING BY PASO ANCHO ARTIST, ADA COLORINA|
Recently put into effect- an “animal control, care and surveillance unit,” consisting of eight specially trained police officers. To report abuse, neglect, abandonment of cats and dogs, call 066.
Male dogs: 15; Female dogs: 43; Male cats; 13; Female cats:13
|SÁBADO EN LAS ARALIAS|
LAS ARALIAS is a colonia PEACEAnimals has visited several times. It´s about a mile to the east of Costco, so very easy for many people to get to. On Wednesday, Benedicte Laur, the French owner of the lovely Casa Malia brought a neighbor´s cat plus two tame female street cats from Gringo Gulch and stayed to volunteer.
I brought a six-month old beautiful male Siamese cat for neutering that Shannon Beston had rescued (she has three more white rescue cats for adoption) and one of the two little male tabby kittens that I had found a home for after it was brought to me in a parrot cage with its mama and three siblings.
After I left for California, the calico mama unfortunately disappeared. She´ll get pregnant somewhere again soon.
A small team of attractive, smiling Mexican women brought in rescued cats and dogs, helped with registration and post-op and donated a delicious ceviche lunch to the team.
On Saturday, I returned to the clinic at 9 AM with a neighbor and his dog Becky for spaying. After forty-five animals were registered,the vets asked that no more be accepted.
|SÁBADO – LAS ARALIAS|
At 10 AM, an exception was made for a very pregnant black and white cat that had just been found on the street. The woman who collected her hoped the cat wouldn´t run away after she took it home.
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS ARALIAS September 30-
October 3:Male dogs: 20; Female dogs: 44; Male cats: 20; Female cats: 38 PLUS one pregnancy terminated for a cat with 5 fetuses
and one euthanasia of an animal too ill to be saved.
TOTAL CATS AND DOGS STERILIZED: 127
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS ARALIAS- One wonderful ceviche lunch on Wednesday
Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Goode Trust – $3,600 USD grant confirmed 9/30 via the Humane Society. This amount will pay for two clinics, resulting in the anticipated sterilization of more than 200 cats and dogs.
World Vets – in-kind donation of syringes; skin staples; surgery and exam gloves; gauze and laparotomy sponges; ET tubes; surgical and exam gloves; EconPak gowns; 2 inch tape
Ron and Hannah Nunn- $100 USD (pays for the sterilization of 5 cats/dogs)
GeaterGood – $153.00 U.S. from payout for donations through 6/30/2015
The Fit Club – 2 huge bags of used hand towels (took one of the bags to the Centro de Acopio)
|ESTUDIANTE BRAULIO CARRATACHEA – 11 AÑOS|
ADOPTED AND IN HIS NEW HOME: “Rabbit,” an 8-month old male white Great Dane that is deaf and blind. After being fostered for several weeks by Gaby Garcia, manager of one of Troy Valens´and Ron Thomas´restaurants (Cheeky Monkey and Sea Monkey).
|TROY VALENS, “RABBIT” (GRAN DANESE SORDO Y CIEGO de 7 MESES) Y GABY GARCIA|
Troy flew to Mexico last week-end and returned to his home on the Oregon coast with Rabbit on Thursday. Rabbit will join seven other rescue dogs belonging to Troy and Ron, including a three-year old white female Great Dane named Bunny, who is also deaf and blind. Troy liked the idea of “Bunny & Rabbit” for the names of these two dogs.
|DR.POLI – LAS ARALIAS|
RESCUED AND NEED HOMES: Soraya of Puro Gato saw a small female dog in Olas Altas last week that that apparently been hit by a vehicle. The dog´s left eye was bulging out of its skull and it was obviously in great pain. Soraya took her to Dr. Tamayo, who confirmed that two bones had been broken in one of her back rear paws. The dog´s eye was impossible to save, and so was extirpated the following day.
|“MALIBU” – RESCATADA Y LUEGO TUVO CIRUGÍA PARA SACAR SU OJITO MUY DAÑADO. NECESITA HOGAR ESTÁ MUY DUOLCE Y AGRADECIDA.|
Soraya of Puro Gato is fostering this 18-month dog, whom she describes as “very sweet and thankful.” She has named the dog “Malibu.” If interested in adopting this dog, please contact: Puro Gato – FB.
|Three tiny puppies were left on September 29th at Carolina Archer´s doorstep in Paso Ancho. They´re 6 weeks old and all female, which may mean that at least one male puppy was kept by the owner. Carolina took the puppies to her vet, where they were treated for fleas and parasites. The following day, Tanya Pavia and her mother, Esmeralda Pavia, volunteered as fosters if food were supplied. Two bags of puppy food were immediately donated. In two weeks, the puppies will be spayed and available for adoption. Carolina will pay for their first vaccines. These three little puppies are quite adorable. If interested in meeting them, please contact Tanya: [email protected]
“Snowflake,” the little white kitten in the photo below,
|UNOS GATOS BLANCOS RESCATADOS PARA ADOPCIÓN – CONTACTO: [email protected]|
was rescued from the street. Dr. Tamayo treated her for a respiratory infection and advise she had suffered a skull fracture, resulting in some brain damage. She is playful and sweet, but cannot protect herself from children, dogs or cats that play roughly. Snowflake is a beautiful kitten and waiting for a perfect home. Contact: [email protected]
On Friday, I took one of the very large bags of donated hand towels from The Fit Club to the Acopio (the other was for our clinics). The improvements from years ago have been enormous, but there are still loads of animals waiting for homes – approximately 70 dogs, 1/3 of which are Pit Bulls. The cat population is much smaller, and ranges between 12 and 20 in any given week. Please visit the Acopio if you would like to adopt a dog or cat, and don´t be discouraged by the bad road. The Acopio is about a 10 or 15-minute drive east of Costco.
|SÁBADO – LAS ARALIAS|
|LAS ARALIAS – NOS ACABARON LAS HAULAS SÁBADO – ENTONCES ESTÁ ESPERANDO FUERA PARA CIRUGÍA|
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|POISONING: “Tobias,” Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink´s rescue dog was poisoned on his morning walk in colonia Buenos Aires. Their vet told them that the poison was so strong that just one lick would have killed Tobias. Ted wrote on his FB page, “How someone can do this is beyond me but the world is a lesser place without our sweet “Broken Teddy Bear” who was the welcoming dog for all our rescues.” Tobias is just one of dozens and dozens of cats and dogs that die of poisoning on a very regular basis in the area of the Bay of Banderas. It´s an extremely painful and cruel death.||
Rat poison should be outlawed. Cats and rat traps work extremely well and are not dangerous. It may take the death of a child to make rat poison illegal.
|DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA EN CLÍNICA DE LAS ARALIAS|
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7-10 de octubre – mojoneras – en la delegación – calle Jalisco con Guanajuato – drive north on Avenida México, the main entrance and exit for Puerto Vallarta- stay right and continue north to the large Corona sign – exit right and go to end of this street. Turn left and after a few blocks there will be a “polleria” (chicken sign) on one´s right. Turn right into Mojoneras and drive about two blocks to the delegación.
October 21-24 – San Sebastián – salón de ejidos – Sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber, board members of PEACEAnimals and NOBARS.
28-31 de octubre -San Vicente, Nayarit – en el salón de ejidos
November – TBA
December 2-5 – La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life clinic) – followed by:
Oaxaca for two condensed weeks (Pets for Life clinic)
December 16 – TBA
December 23-January 5 – VACACIÓNES
|PERROS VAGANDOS CERCA DEL HOTEL COSTA DEL SUR EN VALLARTA. SE NECESITAN ESTAR CAPUTADOS Y LLEVADOS A UNA CLÍNICA GRATIS. SI NO,VAN A SER MUCHOS MUCHOS MÁS. THESE HOMELESS DOGS WERE SEEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED NEAR THE COSTA DEL SUR HOTEL IN VALLARTA THIS PAST WEEK. THEY NEED TO BE CAPTURED AND TAKEN TO A FREE CLINIC FOR STERILIZATION. THE POTENTIAL MULTIPLICATION OF THESE DOGS IS FRIGHTENING.|
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