|LA PLAZA DE SAN SEBASTIÁN DEL OESTE|
“San Sebastián was founded as a mining town in 1605, during the early Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain period. Gold, silver and lead were mined in the area. More than 25 mines and a number of foundries were established by 1785. The town was formally established as a city in 1812.”
|COMO MEDIA HORA DE SAN SEBASTIÁN Y DONDE NOS PARAMOS PARA ALMORZAR REGRESANDO|
Today, The picturesque pueblo San Sebastián looks like a movie set for an old-style western. It is always clean and currently is pleasantly cool, with daytime temperatures in the mid-60´s.
|LLEGANDO A SAN SEBASTIÁN|
Sitting outdoors at night at the plaza, one hears the clippity-clop of the hooves of horses and then sees a ranchero returning home in his straw hat, sometimes with a rope hitched on to another horse carrying a couple of small children. At night, for the entire month of October, trumpeters playing music for rosarios walk through the quiet streets, followed by the towns people. Simple and beautiful and serene.
Originally scheduled by the presidencia of San Sebastián for the Casa de Cultura, the location for the clinics was changed last minute to the auditorium. There was nothing in it other than a cement stage and three workmen applying cement to the far wall. Twenty-three cats and dogs were sterilized on Wednesday, but the vet team had had time to do more.
|UNA COCKER DEMASIADO ENFERMA PARA ESTERILIZAR|
Wednesday and Thursday mornings, I did what I used to do in Vallarta – walk and drive around a village or neighborhood asking if people would like their pets spayed and neutered for free, plus treated for ticks, fleas, parasites and mange. I collected a female cat at a small grocery store and a sweet, reddish- brown Cocker mama and her two black and white puppies from a muddy yard. The owner of the dogs, a tanned man with a broken tooth in a sweat-soaked cotton turquoise shirt said he wanted to breed the female German Shepherd that was living in a bird aviary. Sadly, at the clinic the Cocker mama couldn´t be spayed as she had bloody diarrhea. The vets gave her a shot of antibiotics and said she might have parvo and therefore a 50% chance of surviving.
|SALIENDO DE LA CLÍNICA DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA IN S.S. NO QUERIÁ OPERAR A LA HERMANA DE SU PERRO. OWNER LEAVING AFTER HIS FEMALE DOG WAS SPAYED. DIDN´T WANT HER BROTHER NEUTERED.|
|VISTA DE UN RESTAURANTE EN LA PLAZA DE SAN SEBASTIÁN|
|SAUL REGISTRANDO MASCOTA EN S.S.|
We loaded him and two Black Labs and a Chihuahua belonging to the owners of la Quinta coffee factory into the truck and took them to the clinic. That evening walking back to the home where we were staying, I heard the loud howling of a puppy. The sounds were coming from the back of the house of the woman who “hated animals.” I walked to the back part of the property and saw a grey puppy with long, floppy ears in a muddy pen surrounded by chickens. There was the sound of mewing young kittens nearby.
INDECISIOSA CON SU PERRO TRANQUILIZADO
A policeman in a navy blue uniform strode purposefully into the auditorium to collect “Puma,” a blonde, tan Terrier-Doxie mix. His wife had given us permission to neuter their dog, but her husband was against it, and Puma left intact.
|CACHORROS HUSKY EN VENTA EN LA CALLE DE SAN SEBASTÍAN. SE QUEDARON TODO EL DÍA EN ESTA HAULA. HUSKIES FOR SALE KEPT ALL DAY LIKE THIS IN SAN SEBASTIÁN.|
A pretty teen-age girl, encouraged by her friends who called out “take him, take him,” brought her male German Shepherd after much hesitation and cried as she left him behind for surgery.
|VINO DE LA ESTANCIA CON SUS MASCOTA|
|AVISO EN EL PUEBLO DE SANTIAGO DE LOS PINOS -NOTICE IN SANTIAGO REGARDING THE NEAR EXTINCTION OF THE JAGUAR.|
As there were only sixteen surgeries on Thursday, with the approval of the clinic sponsors, Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber, the vet team drove to Santiago de los Pinos on Thursday afternoon to set up for clinics there on Friday and Saturday. The 30-minute winding, green drive there Friday morning was very beautiful.
|MAIZ EN LAS COLINAS MUY INCLINADAS FUERA DE SANTIAGO DE LOS PINOS|
I had never before seen very steep, high hills covered in corn. This is difficult work in the planting and harvesting.
|SANTIAGO DE LOS PINOS|
The population of San Sebastián is five-hundred persons. Santiago de los Pinos has a population of one thousand. The most prevalent responses from women and men in both places regarding free clinics were “Why? He is a male.” Or “No, I want her (or him) to have babies.”
|UNA HEMBRA QUE HABÍA DADO LA LUZ HACE UN MES – AFUERA DE LA PANADERÍA EN SANTIAGO DE LOS PINOS. FEMALE DOG THAT HAD GIVEN BIRTH 4 WEEKS AGO OUTSIDE THE PANADERÍA IN SANTIAGO.|
Considering these are ranch areas with small populations that have never been exposed to a spay/neuter campaign, we are all glad for what was accomplished. Next year will be better.
THANK YOU to board members Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber for sponsoring this clinic, for letting us stay in their wonderful home, for putting up posters and for asking the village priest to make announcements for the clinic; to Margarita, owner of el Fortin for treating the team to lunch on Wednesday; to Coco and Walter, owners of Monte Bello
|EN EL JARDÍN DEL RESTAURANTE MONTE BELLO|
for treating the team to lunch on Thursday; and to Krystal Frost for inviting the team to stay at her home.
|SALIENDO DESPUÉS DE LA CIRUGÍA PARA SU MASCOTA – S.S.|
Claudia and Chuck Richardson – $100 USD
Patricia Sechan – $100 USD – a gift to her brother Neil on his birthday
|HERMOSA SEÑORITA DE LA ESTANCIA TRAJO SU PERRITA PARA CIRUGÍA A S.S.|
|ESTA PERRA FUÉ OPERADA AL FINAL DEL DÍA JUEVES. AQUÍ ESTÁ 5 MINUTOS DESPUÉS DE CIRUGIA EN SAN SEBASTIÁN. LAST DOG SPAYED ON THURSDAY. PHOTO TAKEN 5 MINUTES AFTER HER SURGERY.|
|SHANNON CON CHIHUAHUA RESCATADA Y YA EN ADOPCIÓN – CONTACO: PURO GATO POR FB.|
RESCUED AND NEED HOMES: Shannon Beston, normally a cat rescuer, stopped by Costco on her way from the airport and saw a family holding a black Chihuahua up in the air. They said they were moving, couldn´t take the dog with them, and would leave it there. This is a sweet female dog that Puro Gato is now fostering. If interested, please contact Puro Gato via FB.
|LESLIE PREPARANDO UNA GATA PARA CIRUGÍA EN SANTIAGO|
RESCUED, ADOPTED AND THRIVING! “Rabbit,”the deaf and blind male Great Dane puppy adopted by Troy Valens, Troy emailed to say that “Rabbit” and “Bunny,” the other rescued and adopted white, blind and deaf female Great Dane are “mostly friends, except for when she wants to sleep and he wants to play.”
|RESCATADOS – DOS GRAN DANESES SORDOS Y CIEGOS – “BUNNY” (HEMBRA) Y “RABBIT” (MACHO)|
Troy reports that Rabbit´s skin condition has totally improved with antibiotics and mild pain meds are helping with his hip dysplasia. Troy´s vet is hopeful that with more weight gain and muscle mass, Rabbit´s hips will get stronger.
|“RABBIT” RESCATADO Y ADOPTADO|
|DOS RECATADOS – “RABBIT” (SORDO Y CIEGO) Y “KATIE” PASEANDO EN OREGON CON TROY|
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|SAN SEBASTIÁN EN UN DÍA NUBLADO|
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; 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 -https://www.facebook.com/casamaliapv
Casa Mariposa in San Sebastián – two nights for up to eight persons –
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
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 –
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
28-30 de octubre -San Vicente, Nayarit – en el salón de ejidos – Take the turn off at Mezcales and head east. San Vicente will be the second town.
NO CLÍNICA SÁBADO PORQUE LA DELEGACIÓN NO ESTÁ DISPONIBLE. NO CLINIC SATURDAY AS NO LOCATION AVAILABLE.
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
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|DOS NIÑAS OBSERVANDO LA CLÍNICA EN SANTIAGO DE LOS PINOS|
|JARDÍN ATRAS DE LA QUINTA (FABRICA DE CAFÉ) EN SAN SEBASTIÁN|
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