A large, dark bat flutters around our outdoor dining in the morning and then disappears higher up in the garden where our papayas are ripening.

PAPAYAS EN EL JARDÍN

Sparkle,  the kitten that I thought was a female until I took her to a clinic this week, joyfully flings a tiny grey dead mouse repeatedly into the air and the bougainvillea bursts magenta blossoms against the blue sky.  At 8:30, the little Saturday market in front of the wooden swinging bridge to the isla Cuale opens for business.   Later in the afternoon, pick-up trucks drive up our street selling oranges, apples, blackberries, grapes, avocados, strawberries, bananas, papayas, mangos and melons.from different parts of México.

MERCADITO EN FRENTE DEL PUENTE COLGANTE A LA ISLA CUALE – TODOS LOS SÁBADOS

VENDIENDO FRUTAEN LAS CALLES DE PUERTO VALLARTA

There was a small fiasco at the cultural center on the isla Cuale.  When the vet team arrived at 7:30 in the morning on Wednesday, our first day, there was an educational group already there and setting up for an 8 AM start.  Management had double booked the space we were to use, so we were fortunate in being able to move over to Colina clinic, a few blocks away.   Puro Gato posted signs at the cultural center advising of change of location and a sign also posted on the door of Colina clinic.  Heather and Rob, who live in la Peñita, Nayarit, were there on the first day to volunteer.

“LALO” RESCATADO, OPERADO Y ADOPTADO EN LA CLÍNICA DE EMILIANO ZAPATA

They brought “Lalo,” with them,  a young grey and white male kitten that had been rescued in Guayabito.  Lalo was neutered and an American woman named Nancy, who had come to the clinic, adopted him immediately.

“LALO” DESPERTADO DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA CON VOLUNTARIO ROB DE LA PEÑITA, NAYARIT



Saturday was the busiest day.  A long line was waiting when I arrived at 8:30 at Colina clinic in colonia Emiliano Zapata. 

Colette Zarry, owner of Colina clinic (open every Saturday at 9 AM),  showed me the large blonde Lab mix that has been living and breeding on the streets for two years.   She had been captured a couple of days ago because her friend Joanna had been able to catch the dog´s puppy and keep her at her home next to the clinic.  The mama couldn´t stay away.  Both were spayed and are for adoption.  Contact Colina clinic via FB if interested.  Carmelita is the puppy´s name and the mama has been named Loretta.  FOSTER HOMES NEEDED ASAP!   Scrolling down is a photo of a beautiful one-year old female Terrier that Colette rescued and is fostering.  “Puka” needs a home.

RESCATADA DE LA CALLE Y OPERADA – 3 MESES DE EDAD – CONTACTO:  COLINA CLINIC POR FB

STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA EMILIANO ZAPATA:

Male dogs:  17; Female dogs: 29; Male cats: 21; Female cats: 32

TOTAL:  99 

This clinic was made possible by a generous grant from the Richard R. Reed Foundation. 

EN LA CAJA – UNA MAMÁ Y SUS 4 BEBÉS DE 3 MESES DE EDAD – COL. EMILIANO ZAPATA


DONATIONS AT EMILIANO ZAPATA: 2,380 pesos
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.
DR. ANTHONY OPERANDO A UN PERRITO EN LA CLÍNICA DE COL. EMILIANO ZAPATA


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:   In lieu of gifts for his wife Shelley´s birthday party, her husband Jerry Rapp requested donations for the clinics –  $150 USD in checks and 300 pesos
Maré Hanson – $1,000 USD
GreaterGood = $268 USD
Purr Project = $200 USD
Hadene Klassnik – $100 USD – in memory of James´and Jason´s wonderful cat
Graham Keever – $25 USD
Anonymous – $1,800 USD
Hadene and John Klassnik – $250 USD –  “In loving memory of our darling son, Wayde Jonathon Klassnik.”

The above donations received this week will sponsor two PEACEAnimals clinics in the future.


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea, director, was able to visit the Escuela (school) Emilio Zapata on Olas Altas street on February 2nd.  Her presentation included the announcement that the first three students to arrive at the clinic on Wednesday and on Saturday would receive the gift of a PEACE spay/neuter t-shirt.  Leslie reported a very enthusiastic response from the 43 students.

ADOPTION:  “Tato.”   Tito Gutierrez, our terrific computer techie, admired  “Sparkle,” my Siamese-mix rescue from the Isla Cuale.    I suggested he contact Puro Gato, the organization of two sisters who rescue so many cats and kittens from the island.  Tito went to their refuge and chose a small male Siamese mix. 
“TATO” – RESCATADO POR PURO GATO EN LA ISLA CUALE Y ADOPTADO

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.  
DOS PERROS JUGETONES ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA – COL. EMILIANO ZAPATA

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
HEATHER LIMPIANDO LAS OREJAS DE UNA PERRA MIENTRAS ESTÁ RECUPERANDO DE CIRUGÍA

                                          EN LA CLÍNICA DE COL. EMILIANO ZAPATA

 SCHEDULE:  HORARIO:


FEBRUARY 10-13 – colonia López Mateos – Puerto Vallarta
Rio Grijalva 730, Esq. Rio Colorado (muy cerca de la Cruz Roja)
MAPA   https://www.google.com/maps/place/R%C3%ADo+Grijalva+730,+Agua+Azul,+48340+Puerto+Vallarta,+Jal.,+Mexico/@20.622116,-105.2232439,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8421455fa02eeb55:0x4a8b964b4fde4a27
February 17-20 – la Cruz, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

FEBRUARY 24-27 – Valle Dorado, Nayarit – en la plaza cívica

MARCH 2-5 – Puerto Vallarta – location TBA

MARCH 9-12 – Puerto Vallarta – location TBA

MARCH 16-19 – el Porvenir

MARCH 23-26 – EASTER VACATION 

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 – Puerto Vallarta – location TBA

April 6-9 – La Peñita, Nayarit – (PETS FOR LIFE CLINIC)

April 13-16 – el Tuito- From Puerto Vallarta south on carretera 200 – one hour driving time.  After passing through el Columpio, you will soon you will see a sign saying “La Hermosa.”


Look for the next right, which is a wide road that veers off to the right. There is a large, blue sign that says “Cabo Corrientes” right before you veer off to the right. (There are a bunch of tow trucks parked on the right side.) Take that road.


Proceed on that road. Soon you will cross a little bridge. Continue straight for approx.1 block. Turn right at the stop sign. Go approx. 2-3 blocks, (you will pass the supermarket on the right). When you see the church, on your left, go to the end of that block. Turn right onto Calle Jalisco. (there is a vacant lot on the corner with a cyclone fence & a “Se Vende” sign).  The clinic will be held in the first house on the left, recognizable by a cement bottle wall.

APRIL 20-23 – San Vicente, Nayarit

APRIL 27-30 – Puerto Vallarta – location TBA 

MAY 4-7 – Bucerias, Nayarit 

CALENDAR FOR SPECIAL SUNDAY ONE-DAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE, WHERE SO MANY CATS AND KITTENS ARE ABANDONED.  PURO GATO WILL HOLD ADOPTIONS ON THE ISLA FROM 11-2 ON THESE SAME DATES.

CLÍNICA EN COL. EMILIANO ZAPATA

Marzo 6 – domingo –  COLINA

            April 3- domingo –  PURR PROJECT

Mayo 8 – domingo –  PV ANIMAL
Junio 5 -domingo –  SHANNON BESTON
July 3 – domingo – PEACEAnimals
Agosto 7 – domingo –  SPCA
Septiembre 4 – domingo – ANGELICAT
Octubre 2  – domingo – PURR PROJECT
Noviembre 6 – domingo –  PV ANIMAL

           Diciembre 4- domingo – PURO GATO

THE ABOVE GROUPS HAVE HIRED AND WILL PAY PETS FOR LIFE 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  THE SAME ORGANIZATIONS WILL REQUEST DONATIONS FROM THEIR SUPPORTERS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.

“PUKA” – LA HERMOSA Y TIERNA PEQUEÑA TERRIER GRIS DE UN AÑO FUÉ RESCATADA POR COLETTE ZARRY Y ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN.  CONTACTO:  COLINA CLINIC POR FB

 

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 0942
  
CLÍNICA EN COLONIA EMILIANO ZAPATA

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.

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.  We ask that individuals, private or government groups pay those extra expenses.
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
ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA – COL. EMILIANO ZAPATA

Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero  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. 
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.  
VOLUNTARIO FRANK OHLY – QUIÉN ASISTE 2 DÍAS CADA SEMANA – COLONIA EMILINO ZAPATA
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected]
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. 
ESPERANDO SUS MASCOTAS- COLONIA EMILIANO ZAPATA

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 Oct 1, 2015:
PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.   Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  www.bbcinc.org
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: 

GreaterGood.org

  


       Richard R. Reed Foundation 

 

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

NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.
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.
NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, PORFA.

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