EJIDO DE EL JORULLO- RÍO CUALE

Current water temperature in the Bay of Banderas is approximately 85 degrees, which doesn´t offer much cooling off from the oppressive heat – high 80´s to low 90´s- and high humidity this past week.

I drive beside the river, going under the brick arches that enter into the Ejido land of el Jurullo,  passing signs advising to care for the river and the environment.

I park my car where the cement bridge is and where locals splash underneath.

ABAJO DEL PUENTE ALMANECER EL EL JURULLO

and walk with our three dogs along the wide dirt trail that I´ve ridden so many times.

After crossing the river, it will lead to the swimming hole the rancheros take their clients to on horseback.  The path is completely shaded by large, leafy trees and is completely empty of riders and people.

MÉXICO LINDO Y QUERIDO

EL JORULLO A UN LADO DEL RÍO CUALE

There are two untethered horses munching on grass next to the river,  and a few dogs belonging to the scattered small homes bark at us as we pass by.  The río Cuale is shallow where I am now, but it runs fast and cool.  I sit in the rock and boulder-filled river with the jungled  foothills of the Sierra Madres tumbling down to it on both sides. The only sounds are of the rushing of the river and the joyful screeching of small green parrots as they fly high above me.  At this blissful moment, where I am is exactly where I want to be.   

LAS JUNTAS  is a 30-minute drive north on the highway, heading east the first stoplight after passing Home Depot.

LA IGLESIA FRENTE DE LA PLAZA EN LAS JUNTAS

One follows Revolución for several blocks to the main square, which faces the church on one side and the delegación offices on another. There were people waiting with their pets near the bandstand at the plaza  when I arrived shortly before 9 o´clock on Saturday morning.

A woman with her small daughter brought in a mostly black female  Pit Bull that she said might bite someone if the dog felt nervous.  Instead of waiting for all the cats to be operated on, this dog was tranquilized right away and was the first animal sterilized.

There are more than two dozen Pit Bulls waiting at the Centro de Acopio for adoption.  Some have been there for two years.  They need homes.   This is a no-kill pound except for cases when the animal is dangerous or too sick to save.  Please visit the pound (Acopio) if you are considering adopting a cat or a dog.  

DUEÑA CON SU HIJA Y PIT BULL EN LAS JUNTAS

After registering his two-year old English Sheepdog and her six-month old daughter and leaving them at the clinic, the tall, tan man in the orange t-shirt returned to the clinic.

LAS JUNTAS

I asked him if he had a question regarding the surgeries.  He said he just wanted to know if he needed a receipt so he would be sure to get his dogs back.  No receipts are given, but registration forms have owner´s name, signature, address and telephone number on them.  As the young boy who brought in his black cat wasn´t old enough to sign his permission, his father returned to sign for him.

NIÑO CON SU GATO – SU PAPÁ FIRMÓ EL PERMISO PARA ESTERILIZAR AL GATO


Regarding black cats – Several cat refuges are not giving out any black cats in adoption this month.  Unfortunately there are uneducated and superstitious people who choose this month of Día de los Muertos to sacrifice black cats. 

TRAILER DE PEACEANIMALS FRENTE DE LA DELEGACIÓN EN LAS JUNTAS

Almost all the people who bring their pets to our clinics are Mexicans, but on Saturday,  an American (non-national) couple living in Bucerias brought four dogs they had rescued there.  Las Juntas is about 25 minutes southeast of Bucerias.  For those not familiar with the area of the Bay of Banderas,  Bucerias is the beach community half-way between Vallarta and Sayulita, the popular surfing and tourist beach town in Nayarit.

LAS JUNTAS- PERROS RESCATADOS EN BUCERIAS  por CLAUDIA Y CHUCK RICHARDSON

 

STERILIZATIONS IN LAS JUNTAS October 14-17:  Male dogs: 13; Female dogs:  33; Male cats:  23; Female cats: 43  TOTAL:  112

LAS JUNTAS

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS JUNTAS:  938 pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS – none this week

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN MOJONERAS – October 7-10   1,020 pesos

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  No schools have been available for the past two weeks. Due to the two-hour travel travel time to San Sebastian on Tuesday, there will be no education presentation there.

ADOPTIONS:  “Charley,” the adorable male Poodle mix featured in last week´s blog.

“CANELO,” a Pit Bull who was at the Acopio for over two years, was adopted this week.  

“CANELO” ADOPTADO DESPUÉS DE ESTAR EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO POR MÁS DE 2 AÑOS.  HAY APROXIMADAMENTEE 20 PIT BULLS ESPERANDO ADOPCIÓN ALLÁ.  FAVOR DE VISITAR EL ACOPIO.

RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME:  Ralph Osborne, PEACEAnimals board member, found a pretty, three-month old female puppy on a road in Mismaloya.  Her mama and 5 siblings have been spotted nearby and hopefully they can all be rescued.   If you would like to meet this puppy, she will have had her first shots and been spayed.  Contact: [email protected]

RESCATADA EN MISMALOYAY NECESITA HOGAR.  OPERADA Y VACUNADA.


10TH ANNUAL PET PICNIC AT DAIQUIRI DICK´S TO BENEFIT PEACEANIMALS!!

 Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Daiquiri Dick’s – Olas Altas 314 (Tel:) 222 0566
 11am – 1pm 12 N –  Costume Contest followed by Best Trained Competition
 Boxed Lunch and Doggie Treats; Fashion Show; Raffle; Live Auction
 
$300 pesos in advance and $350 pesos at the door
Purchase tickets at Daiquiri Dick’s.
Space is limited.

I have volunteered to secure items for the live auction.  If you have something wonderful to donate (dinners in private homes; sails on the bay; tennis or golf lessons with a pro; a piece of art; hotel overnights, villa overnights, etc;  cooking classes; etc.) please contact me.  Robert Burkheimer, auctioneer extraordinaire,  has donated his professional services to this event.  To date,  the following has been confirmed:

Rancho Primavera in el Tuito- the lake house – one night for two persons – www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com

Casa Malia in Gringo Gulch, Puerto Vallarta – two nights for two persons  –

Casa Mariposa in San Sebastián – two nights for up to eight persons –
https://www.flipkey.com/san-sebastian-del-oeste-villa-rentals/p1323418/

Casa Encantada – Patzcuaro, Morelia – two nights for two persons  http://www.hotelcasaencantada.com/

Gourmet dinner for eight persons catered, served and joined by exuberant hosts Nick Walker and Larry Loyd at their fabulous villa, Casa Chickie – Puerto Vallarta
http://www.timothyrealestategroup.com/properties/casa-chickie/

Hotel Lagunita in Yelapa – two nights for two persons- http://hotel-lagunita.com/

Garlands del Ró – the sensational new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta –  two nights for two persons – www.garlandsdelrio.com

Dinner for two at The Iguana, the Mexican specialty restaurant at the soon-to-be open Casa Kimberly Hotel.

HERMOSOS GATOS TRAIDOS A LA CLÍNICA EN LAS JUNTAS


SMILEAMAZON– This is fast and simple! When ordering on Amazon, 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


SU PAPÁ REGRESÓ PARA DAR PERMISO DE ESTERILIZAR AL GATO NEGRO DE SU HIJO – LAS JUNTAS


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

October 21-24 – San Sebastián – casa de cultura – Sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber, board members of PEACEAnimals and NOBARS.

The government will supply a truck to bring in and return pets from Los Reyes y Santena on the 22nd, Santiago de Pinos on the 23rd and La Estancia on the 24th. 

Margarita of el Fortin restaurant will provide lunches to the team for the four days of surgery and Coco and Walter, owners of Monte Bello, are donating one dinner.  Krystal Frost has donated her home to the vet team for this clinic and Sharon and Martin have invited my husband Ned and me to stay in their home for the four days.  

At masses this week, the local priest is announcing the clinics.  Hooray for birth control!!!

28-30 de octubre -San Vicente, Nayarit – en el salón de ejidos –
NO CLÍNICA SÁBADO PORQUE LA DELEGACIÓN NO ESTÁ DISPONIBLE.


November – 4-7 La Peñita,  Nay. (Pets for Life clinic) – followed by
Oaxaca for two condensed weeks (Pets for Life clinic)
December 2-5 – San Pancho, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 9-12 – San Blas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 16 – Colonia Coapinole, Puerto Vallarta (Demonio Blanco) Francisco Madero # 569

Take Francisco Villa north, passing through the church and plaza in Pitillal.  Drive straight until you reach the cross street of 16 de septiembre.  No street sign, but landmark is a yellow, orange and navy blue restaurant called “La Hamburguesa.”  Turn right and continue up hill.  At top of street is calle Guerrero.  Continue one more block until you reach calle Francisco Madero.  A lime green two-story building will be on your left. Turn left.  Continue 1 1/2 blocks on this paved road until it turns into a dirt road.  We will be on the left hand side of the road in an orange house.

December 23-January 5 – VACACIÓNES 

January 6 – TBA

 January 13-16 –  Bucerias, Nay. – location TBA – Harold Sokolove and other locals are raising the funds for this clinic.


LAS JUNTAS
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected]
ESPERANDO EN LAS JUNTAS
If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955
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.
DONATION change effective October 1, 2015:
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc, a US 501 (c)(3) charity  located in Portland, Oregon, will focus on the greater area surrounding the Bay of Banderas (Puerto Vallarta) through a variety of organizations, including PEACEAnimals.  
Donations for PEACEAnimals should be earmarked as such and payments made out to BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  See www.bbcinc.org
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer, [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217      503 285 4007
(PEACE will continue fund PEACE Punta de Mita education and health programs in the areas of Punta de Mita and Higuera Blanca).

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

 
 


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FLORES A UN LADO DEL RÍO EN PASO GUAYABO

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