The comforter I brought out of a storage closet on October 31st and put back immediately is now on our bed. After the big week-end rains, mornings and evenings are now cool at last and the hours in between are heavenly. Piñatas are decorating the streets and for sale on several of them. Trucks are laden with ripe, sweet tangerines from Vera Cruz and they will remind me of my
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childhood. Tangerines were always in my Christmas stocking, along with chocolates the size of fifty-cent pieces encased in gold foil. My favorite Christmases were then, living on a large farm in southern California. I always woke up about five in the morning to see what magic Santa had left under the Christmas tree, and if he had taken a bite out of the cookie I had left for him. And then I would run several minutes on a frosty path in the dark to my cousins´ house to see what was under their tree, passing the creche-like scene of sleeping cows and goats and sheep. Their warm breath created steamy mists in the cold morning air. Our parents slept through these early secret moments. Later in the morning, my grandmother would ask if I had heard Santa shout out over the roof top, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight,” and I always replied “yes!”
STERILIZATIONS AT COAPINOLE CLINIC – December 16-19 – This colonia is reached by driving north, passing the church in the bustling municipality of Pitillal and then heading east towards the foothills of the Sierra Madress. It´s about a 25-minute drive from centro.
Forty-two cats and dogs arrived on the first day, thirty-eight on Thursday and forty-two on Friday.
Total number of sterilizations and donations to be reported in January, as we leave for a two-week family visit in California on Saturday, December 19th. No blogs will be written until the first week of January.
THIS CLINIC WAS SPONSORED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONATION. THANK YOU!
Thank you to Julie Bunker, who let PEACEAnimals use her lovely home for the 3 1/2 day clinic.
DONATIONS AT CLINIC. By Dr. Leslie Korn – Six delicious lunches for our team of three plus volunteers – on December 16th.
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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 TO PEACEANIMALS:
Helga Rogers – $100 USD
Dahl Family Foundation – $2,000 USD – earmarked for a clinic in Bucerías. (added to the 25,000 pesos donated by Lucy Muniz and Gil Gevins, plus GoFundMe program initiated by Harold Sokolove, two clinics in Bucerias have now been paid for).
Hadene and John Klassnik – $250 USD “in memory of their darling son, Wayde Jonathan Klassnik”
Sandra and Art Hildebrand – 1,000 pesos for cat food – which I passed on to Puro Gato. Sandra and Art, from Canada, rent a place near our home. During their stays in Vallarta, they bring fresh water to the cats I feed in the abandoned house. The white cat splattered with grey marks was once the cat I called the “devil cat” because he could get into our garden and then would fight with our cats. He was skinny and skanky and completely wild. With the years, he came to trust me and would let me pet him and eventually take him to be neutered. He´s now fat and clean and would rather be petted than pay attention to food. He lives with three other cats, a wonderful male tabby, a sleek black male cat with a white stripe down its nose and a black ,long-haired female. They have all been sterilized at PEACEAnimals clinics and are extremely tame and affectionate. They live in the empty house on Aldama and Guadalupe Sanchez in Centro. I wish for a home for all of them.
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FUN FUNDRAISER FOR PEACEANIMALS! MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm – DRINKS AND SUPPER
8:15: pm – SCREENING OF “ELLA ES RAMONA”
A charming, intelligent romp of a romantic black comedy! Spanish with English subtitles. Filmed in Mexico.
Popcorn and candy will be served!
VILLA BALBOA – PUERTO VALLARTA – Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km 3.8 #1730, Playa Venados [email protected]
This is a beautiful villa overlooking the bay, complete with a deluxe screening room.
500 PESO DONATION
100% OF TICKET SALES MONEY WILL SUPPORT PEACEANIMALS CLINICS
SPACE LIMITED TO 38 TICKETS. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. PLEASE DON´T DELAY IN PURCHASING YOURS!
Due to non-sterilization and a lack of education, there are thousands of homeless cats and dogs living on the streets in Puerto Vallarta. There are many hundreds waiting to be adopted in foster homes, sanctuaries and the Centro de Acopio. If you can foster an animal, have found a cat or dog, or would like to adopt a cat or dog, Please check our website on the “resource” tab for names and contacts of refuges, vets, etc.
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GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK! Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on: http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
– community center – map:
January 13-16 – Bucerias, Nay. – Calle 16 de Septiembre between Matamoros and Pipilas, Col. La Unidad. The Bucerias Community Center (BBC, formerly BBCC Bucieras Bilingual Community Center) building).
Location is easily accessible from north or south on Carr. 200.
Both: Stay on the northbound lateral to Av. Matamoros (just before the pedestrian bridge.) Turn right, go two blocks, turn right again.
January 20-23- Puerto Vallarta – location TBA
!!!NOTE: I CAN´T FIND CONTACT FOR THE CLINIC ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS JANUARY 20-23. PLEASE EMAIL ME TO RESCHEDULE THIS CLINIC FOR FEBRUARY. VET DECISION IS TO HOLD CLINIC IN MISMALOYA THEN AND TRY TO FIND SHUTTLE BACK AND FORTH TO LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS. With the combined two clinics there is an opportunity to get more animals sterilized. Locals in both communities will raise the extra monies for travel time and gas.
FEBRUARY 3-6 – Isla Cuale – in the art center area
ISLA CUALE – The poisonings of cats continue and sadly, possums and other animals that eat kibble are also dying a very painful death. In reaction to this crisis, Luz Wong has organized one-day PETS FOR LIFE clinics in the art center area of the Isla Cuale. These clinics are being sponsored by various animal rescue groups. CLINICS WILL OPEN AT 8 AM. Below is the schedule for the extra clinics:
Diciembre 4- PURO GATO
Worrisome regarding the isla Cuale – Dogs running loose on the isla. They are at risk for being poisoned and they also prevent a danger to the cats living on the isla Cuale. An eight-year old female Siamese-mix cat was brutally killed there this week by an aggressive dog. The law requires that dogs be kept on leashes at all times on the island.
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CONTACTO PARA ADOPTAR GATITOS O GATOS DE LA ISLA: PURO GATO – FB
Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero on FaceBook.
Please consider bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.
WISHING ALL A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!
SWEET CHRISTMAS VIDEO FILMED IN NEW ZEALAND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWq60oyrHVQ
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: (322) 113 3955