|LA MARINA DE PUERTO VALLARTA|
SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS IN BANDERAS BAY: We left the marina in the late morning and sped northwest towards the the northern tip of the horseshoe-shaped bay in search of dolphins. We had been promised that we would see them, but whether we would actually swim with them would be completely up to the dolphins. The boat slowed down as we reached the area where the Ameca river
empties into the bay after its long trip from the mountains. The water there was densely brown with sediment and topsoil that were washed down the river from heavy rains. Sardines and other small fish are also washed down into the bay, and it was there that we saw several dolphins on the surface, including two adults with a baby.
|DELFINES EN LA BAHÍA DE BANDERAS|
We motored on to the northernmost tip of the bay in hopes of seeing more dolphins in clear waters, and though the ride was gorgeous, we didn´t until we returned to the same area two hours later. The dolphins were still feeding, but when they dove, they appeared as dark, blurred blobs below the surface. Nevertheless, we swam there, taking some pleasure in knowing we were sharing space in the bay with dolphins.
|BUSCANDO DELFINES EN LA BAHÍA DE BANDERAS|
Eduard Lugo, owner of Wildlife Connection Vallarta with his wife Eugenia (“Maru”)Rodríguez Vázquez, a marine biologist, has been tracking one of the three pods (approximately 100 in each pod) of bottleneck dolphins for sixteen years. For information/reservations: www.wildlifeconnection.com
COLONIA SAN JOSE DEL VALLE : Born out of six large estates, San Jose del Valle is a small town located in the agrarian municipality of the Bay of Banderas and very close to upscale Nuevo Vallarta. Because of family visiting and the serious traffic slowdown due to road construction on highway 200 going north, I made the decision to skip San Jose del Valle. Volunteer Frank Ohly took the photograph for this clinic.
STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA SAN JOSE DEL VALLE – AUGUST 3-6
Female dogs – 64; Male dogs -18;
Female cats -31 ; Male cats -18
PLUS pregnancies terminated for one cat with 5 fetuses and one cat with 6 fetuses
DONATIONS AT COLONIA SAN JOSE DEL VALLEY, NAYARIT: 1,056 PESOS
PETS FOR LIFE ONE-DAY CLINIC ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 7- Thirty-nine cats and dogs were sterilized at this clinic sponsored by the SPCAPV. Normally more can be done if the sponsor is willing to pay the extra costs. Unfortunately, Dr. Poli was not there, so there were two vets instead of three. Dr. Poli was in the hospital after an emergency apendectomy on Saturday and will not be returning to work for several weeks. Dr. Poli is the director of Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business) and the director of PEACEAnimals. We will be missing him and hoping for an easy and fast recovery.
COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN, PUERTO VALLARTA -The directions were the same as they were for colonia Villas de Guadalupe, where the clinic took place on calle Alemania (Germany street). A thirty-minute drive northeast, the clinic in San Esteban took place on calle Japon (Japan street).
For me, the word “Japan” has an immediate association with the annual dolphin drive at Taiiji and the cruel slaughter of hundreds of dolphins for human consumption and the capture of hundreds of others for sale to to aquariums and swim with dolphin programs all over the world. Regarding health reasons for eating these highly intelligent and socialable mammals, it is not advised because of their high mercury level. Regarding the sale of wild dolphins, prices can be as high as $150,000 per animal. The dolphin drive in Taiiji begins September 1 and lasts until March. Brava to Caroline Kennedy, ambassador from the U.S. to Japan, for her politcal tweet that the dolphin herding is “inhumane.”
If you are against this slaughter, please protest to the Japanese embassy in your country. One could mention that Japanese businesses and products will be boycotted.
Phone: +1 202-238-6700 e-,IL: [email protected]
PARA PROTESTAR: Embajada de Japon:
Paseo de la Reforma 243, Torre Mapfre, Piso 9, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, D.F.
Back to the business of cats and dogs. The PEACEAnimals clinic took place in a small cement community building between a miniature grassy playground and a basketball court. A two-minute walk from the community center on a muddy dirt road is an astonishly beautiful green area next to the Pitillal river, which flows down from a small village high up in the mountains.
When I arrived at 8:45 AM on Thursday, thirty-one cats and dogs had already been registered. A friendly couple soon arrived with a small white dog and a crate holding four small kittens, all for sterilization. Soon afterwards, a volunteer appropriately named “Angelica” from the nearby neighborhood of Coapinole, arrived in a truck with four dogs in PEACE kennels. She had borrowed them to go door-to-door offering to drive people´s pets to the clinic. Angelica smiled broadly as she told me she had brought ten dogs on Wednesday, including a beautiful homeless female Pit Bull with TVT (transmissible veneral tumor). She will try to raise the funds for her chemotherapy, because “this is a very noble dog and will fight to live.” Angelica brought six more dogs on Friday.
STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN August 10-13:
35 Female Dogs; 27 Male dogs; 23 Female cats; 21 Male cats
PLUS pregnancy for one cat with 5 fetuses terminated and pregnancy for one dog with 8 fetuses terminated.
DONATIONS AT COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN CLINIC: 1,990 PESOS
|THE PEACEANIMALS CLINIC IN COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN WAS MADE PARTIALLY POSSIBLE (25%) BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST (MAWT)/FONDATION MARCHIG (FM) A TOTAL OF 675 CATS AND DOGS WERE STERILIZED AS A RESULT OF THIS GRANT.|
|RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN|
|LESLIE PREPARANDO ANIMALITOS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN Y DR. ANTHONY – COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN|
|DR. PACHECO – COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Michael Turner – $50 USD (This is a monthly donation that pays for three sterilizations of cats/dogs. Thirty-six animals annually makes an impact on the unwanted pet population here in Mexico).
|UNOS DE LOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LA CAMPAÑA DE ADOPCIÓN EL 5 DE AGOSTO. HABIÁN 9 PERROS TOTAL EN ADOPCIÓN. VALLARTA ADVENTURES = AZUL; LADRA= NEGRO. EN EL MALECÓN DE PUERTO VALLARTA VALLARTA ADVENTURES VOLUNTEERS IN BLUE; LADRA VOLUNTEERS IN BLACK|
DOG ADOPTION CAMPAIGN: Patricia Meneses of Vallarta Adventures coordinated again with Colette Zarry, owner of Colinia clinic, and Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, owners of LADRA boarding and refuge, for a two-hour adoption walk on the malecòn Friday evening, August 5th. Six volunteers from Vallarta Adventures joined LADRA part-time summer employees, Hannah Buffam and Wesley Edwards from London with LADRA rescues “Malcolm” a black, 7-month old Pit Bull- mix puppy, “Oreo,” a 5 month-old brown and white Pointer mix and “Sammy,” a young adult beige Poodle mix.
|BRISCHA CON EL PERRITO PARA ADOPCIÓN DE LADRA Y MÓNICA DÍAZ CON 6 RESCATADOS. TRES DE ELLOS ESTÁN PARA ADOPCIÓN, ENCLUSO EL WEIMAR. BRISCHA BORCHGREVINK, OWNER OF LADRA, IN BACKGROUND. MONICA DÍAZ, WHO RESCUES MANY DOGS, IN FOREGROUND.|
|“FRIDA” – PERRA DE 7 MESES YA ESTERILIZADA – UNA DE LAS PERRAS RESCATADAS POR MÓNICA DIAZ Y EN ADOPCIÓN. CONTACTO: [email protected]|
Mónica Diaz was just starting out with her most recent rescues, so joined us.
“HUESOS” (“BONES”) – EN EL PASEO ORGANIZADO POR VALLARTA ADVENTURES. RESCATADO Y EN ADOPCIÓN. CONTACTO: LADRA POR FACEBOOK
Huesos was rescued by Brischa and Ted after they received a report of an emaciated, injured dog next to a gas station in el Tuito, an hour away by car. He was unable to walk when they picked him up now is completely healthy and goes on regular romps. If interested in adopting, please contact LADRA via FB.
|CAMPAÑA DE ADOPCIÓN – PASEO EN EL MALECÓN|
Other rescue dogs for adoption that evening included a purebred male Weimaraner, a lively, little male Chihuahua mix and a couple of beautiful six-month old Belgian Shepherd- mix sisters. On the Vallarta Adventures promenades, people interested in a particular dog are given contact information and will be visited for at-home interviews.
|8 PERROS RESCATADOS Y EN ADOPCIÓN (“HUESOS” LLEGÓ DEMASIADO TARDE PARA LA FOTO) VOLUNTARIOS EN AZUL SON DE VALLARTA ADVENTURES Y LOS DOS EN NEGRO SON DE LADRA. EIGHT RESCUED DOGS FOR ADOPTION- “HUESOS” ARRIVED TOO LATE FOR PHOTO.|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Schools are out for summer vacation.
|LLEGANDO A LA CLÍNICA EN SAN ESTEBAN CON 4 GATITOS. ARRIVING WITH 4 KITTENS.|
DOG FIGHTING: Is not illegal in México. Please sign the petition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMjm6Qmih60&feature=youtu.be
|TRANSFERRING KITTENS INTO PEACE KENNELS BEFORE SURGERY. TRANSFERENCIA DE LOS GATITOS A HAULAS DE PEACE ANTES DE ESTERILIZACIÓN.|
AMAZONSMILE – PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247
If you would like PEACEAnimals to be the charity receiving a percentage of your purchases on AmazonSmile, please list Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. PEACEAnimals receives all these donations. Thank you.
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|CLÍNICA EN SAN ESTEBAN – UNO DE MUCHOS PERROS LLEVADO POR ANGELICA DE COAPINOLE|
August 17-20 – Pitillal (centro) Between calles Revolución y 24 de Febrero.
August 24-27 – Colonia las Aralias – atrás del parque los sauces in la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez
August 31-September 3 – Colonia la Floresta – calle Veracruz # 399 between 21 de Marzo y Pablo Franco
September 7-10 – NO CLINIC
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG FOR OTHER DATES. FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE O BLOG PARA OTRAS FECHAS.
October 26-29 – San Vicente, Nayarit
November 9-12 – La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life)
November 16 – Oaxaca (Pets for Life) until the first week of December (this may be canceled because of the teachers union strikes)
January 11-14, 2017 – Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
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. THE CLINICS OPEN AT 9 AM. ARRIVE EARLY!
Diciembre 4- domingo – PURO GATO
2017 – January 7, 2017 – ANONYMOUS DONOR #1 (limited to 30 animals)
February – November – 10 Sundays have been underwritten by anonymous donor #2
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. For each cat or dog over the number 30, sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.
|ANGELICA QUIÉN TRAJO MUCHOS PERROS DE SUS VECINOS Y DE LA CALLE EN COAPINOLE – REISTRANDOLOS EN COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN. ANGELICA REGISTERING STREET DOGS AND DOGS OF HER NEIGHBORS IN COAPINOLE – CLINIC IN SAN ESTEBAN.|
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A ONE-DAY SUNDAY CLINIC ON THE ISLA CUALE, THE COST IS ONLY 4,500 PESOS TO STERILIZE 30 CATS AND DOGS. PLEASE CONTACT SHANN[email protected]
PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations. All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics. Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.
|PERRITA PARA ESTEIRLIZACIÓN – COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN|
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.
Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero on FaceBook.
|EL DUEÑO PROMETIÓ QUE IBA A TRAER SU PERRO VIERNES. PROMISED TO BRING HIS DOG TO THE CLINIC FRIDAY – COLONIA SAN ESTEBAN|
WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES.
|A WELL-CARED FOR PIT BULL THAT OWNER PLANS TO BREED – SAN ESTEBAN EL DUEÑO NO QUERÍA ESTERILIZAR A SU MUY BIEN CUIDADO PIT BULL.|
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: (322) 113 3955
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES – 293 3690