The skies are still blue in Puerto Vallarta and the air is still moving. It is not oppressive October weather with its usual dense grey, steamroom skies. After the 10 PM fireworks Friday night (if weather permits, we have fireworks nightly), Vallarta enjoyed a drenching tropical rainstorm accompanied by grumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning. Saturday was almost balmy (low 80´s), except for the 75% humidity. Early mornings are always fresh and with beautiful cloud formations. It´s a perfect time for beach swims.
In Hawaii, I didn´t see any wild dolphins, but as I swam in front of the Outrigger Club one overcast morning, a young monk seal made its way onto the small, empty beach and took a long, undisturbed siesta there. It came back to the same spot the following morning.
|FRONT GATE OF HOME ON DIAMOND HEAD – PUERTA DE UNA CASA EN HAWAII|
OPC – OFICINA DE PROYECTOS CULTURALES (OFFICE OF CULTURAL PROJECTS)
Saturday evening was the opening reception for the exhibit of Gil Garea, entitled “Al Astracto Ranchero Al Naquismo Mágico.” This is a very playful title. The word “abstracto” (“abstract”) for people living in the country is prounced without the “b.” A “naco” (“naquismo” is a superlative, like “machismo”) is someone, usually a country person, who has come into some money, but has no culture. And so this is a playful, earthy exhibit and fun to see. The opening party was filled with attractive young Mexicans, with a sprinkling of northerners. The outdoor space of OPC was tented, where drinks, including topped-off coconuts accompanied by straws, were served.
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Artist Gil Garea´s exhibit will be on display until January 7 ,2017.
OPC – 598 Juarez esq. Aldama – Centro – Puerto Vallarta Phone: +52 322 222 0541
Miércoles – Viernes: 11:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00 Sábados: 10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00 Saturday: 10:00 / 14:00
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PALMAR DEL PROGRESO
I walked our dogs in the dark at 6:30 Saturday morning so I could get to el Progreso in time for pet registration. At 7:30, as I drove past the stadium across the street from the Sheraton, the sun was almost ready to appear from behind the foothills of the Sierra Madres.
|CASI AMANECER – PASANDO AL ESTADIO ALMOST SUNRISE . DRIVING PAST THE STADIUM IN VALLARTA.|
|POBRE PERRA TAN FLACA CON SU DUEÑA – EL PROGRESO|
It was about a 30-minute ride northeast to Palmar del Progreso, a semi-rural colonia with green areas, cinderblock homes and lots of dogs. The clinic took place in the front part of a home owned by by a slim, attractive dark-haired man in his late 30´s who showed me his four rescue dogs and one purchased Chihuahua. He said he had offered his home because it makes him “feel bad” to see so many animals suffering on the streets. One of the most emaciated dogs I have ever seen was not a street dog. The female dog arrived in a metal cart with her owner, who said the dog had given birth two months ago and wasn´t eating. I bought a bag of kibble at a small nearby store, gave it to the woman and advised her that the dog would die if not fed.
I wasn´t at the clinic on Wednesday when the young female dog with a severe case of non-contagious manage and smelling of decay was found in one of our kennels. She had come on her own and was was extremely malnutritioned, dehydrated and covered with fleas and ticks. And the dog knew that she needed help. Brischa Borchgrevink, advisory board member of PEACEAnimals and co-owner of LADRA rescue and boarding with her husband Ted, was contacted and arrived immediately. She named the sweet dog “Waffles,” as she resembled another dog they had rescued and had given that name to. After a few days of treatment at Dr. Peña´s (224-0319), Waffles will go to a foster home and then for adoption via MexPup (FB) when she recovers. She will be a very pretty and very grateful pet.
|“WAFFLES”- NOMBRADA POR BRISCHA BORCHGREVINK|
|PERRITA CUBIERTA DE SARNA ENTRÓ SOLA A LA CLÍNICA EN EL PROGRESO Y GATEÓ DENTRO DE UNA DE NUESTRAS HAULAS. STARVING YOUNG DOG WITH SEVERE MANGE ARRIVED ALONE AT THE CLINIC IN EL PROGRESO AND CRAWLED INTO ONE OF OUR KENNELS.|
|“WAFFLES,” – HEMBRA 1-1/2 AÑOS – TRAIDO POR BRISCHA BORCHGREVINK A MASCOTAS, LA CLÍNICA DE DR. PEÑA. VA ESTAR EN ADOPCIÓN. CONTACTO: MEXPUP POR FB|
STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA PALMAR DEL PROGRESO – OCTOBER 5-8:
DONATIONS at clinic in Palmar del Progreso -Amount not yet received.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Dr. Conrad Zagory – $50 USD – “It is a small tribute to my late wife, Maré, whose love of dogs knew no bounds.”
|BASTANTE GATOS LLEGARO EN CAJAS – PALMAR DEL PROGRESO|
|MANY CATS ARRIVED IN CARBOARD BOXES. THIS ONE WINS THE PRIZE FOR BEST DECORATED. ¡LA CAJA MÁS BONITA!|
STERILIZATIONS at the Isla Cuale special Sunday clinic on October 2 – sponsored by PurrProject:
72 cats and dogs spayed and neutered. Several people with their pets had to be turned away.
|PETS FOR LIFE – CLÍNICA ESPECIAL EN LA ISLA CUALE E 2 DE OCTUBRE – PAGADA POR PURRPROJECT|
|WILLIAM GOODLOE CHECKING HEART RATES ON RECOVERY TABLE. CHECANDO GATOS DESPUÉS DE CIRUGIA EN LA ISLA CUALE.|
|VOLUNTARIAS DE PURRPROJECT – CLÍNICA EN LA ISLA CUALE|
VALLARTA ADVENTURES DOG ADOPTION WALK: Patricia Meneses, organizer of this event, advised that the dog walk will take place every other Friday at 7 PM. The starting point is in front of MacDonald´s on the north end of the malecón and continues to los arcos and back. Rescue dogs for adoption will be wearing neon green jackets that say “Adoptame.” Patti needs more volunteers to help with this walk, which is an enjoyable one. Please contact her at [email protected]
PERRITO ANTES DE ESTERILIZACIÓN EN LA CLÍNICA DE PALMAR DEL PROGRESO
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, October 4th, Leslie Caratachea, education director, visited the Escuela secundaria Federal 60 and presented to 120 middle school students. Education program includes not only the importance of spay/neuter and adopting rather than purchasing pets, but care and respect for pets, wildlife and the environment.
|WAITING TURN AT PALMAR DEL PROGRESO. ESPERANDO.|
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. This is a very simple way to help fund our clinics: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247
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
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PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS. FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES.
October 12-15- Col. Coapinole – Calle Ramon Corea #1387 entre Corea Norte y Corea Sur
October 19-21 San Vicente, Nayarit – At main plaza next to el Pechugon. THREE DAY CLINIC ONLY. NO SATURDAY, AS BUILDING IS RENTED FOR A QUINCEAÑERA.
October 26-29 – Col. Del Mar (TAMBIÉN CONOCIDA COMO COLONIA RAMBLASES – ALSO KNOWN AS COLONIA RAMBLASES) Calle de los Arroyos #374
November 9-12 – La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life)
OAXACA PETS FOR LIFE CLINICS IN DECEMBER HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE BLOCKING OF ROADS BY THE TEACHERS UNION.
December 21-January 4, 2017 – CHRISTMAS VACATION
January 11-14, 2017 – Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
|PALMAR DE PROGRESO|
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 – October 2017 – ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS DONATED FUNDS TO PAY FOR THESE 10 CLINICS.
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.
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.
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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.
Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero on FaceBook.
|PALMAR DE PROGRESO|
WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.
|PALMAR DEL PROGRESO – AL AMANECER – DAYBREAK|
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