|FIRST REAL CLOUD AT DAYBREAK. PRIMER NUBE VERDADERO AL AMANECER.|
|NUBRES ROSADOS-DORADOS NACIENDO SOBRE LAS COLINAS AL SUR|
There is often a solitary, white puff of a cloud on the horizon early in the morning when I look out of our bedroom window. By the time I arrive at Conchas Chinas beach, rose-gold clouds are being born over the Sierra Madre foothills to the south.
|DESAYUNANDO EN LA PLAYA DE BOCA DE TOMATLÁN|
Large, silvery fish splashed in the cove at Boca de Tomatlán as we enjoyed juevos rancheros and juevos mexicanos at a beach restaurant.
|WATER TAXI- BOCA|
Afterwards, we took the 15-minute panga ride along the beautiful volcanic coastline to las Ánimas for swims and lemonades. There are almost always two women who walk the beach with round trays on their heads selling large slices of “Yelapa” pies- coconut, pecan, apple, cheese and lemon meringue. We were there early, so the delicious pies were still warm from the oven. Back in Boca, a large, white towtruck backed into our car as we were leaving. Nothing to be done about that, and car repairs and body work are very inexpensive in Mexico.
|CLOSE TO EL CABALLO (“HORSE) BEACH ON THE WAY TO LAS ÁNIMAS. CERCA DE LA PLAYA EL CABALLO, ANTES DE LLEGAR A LAS ÁNIMAS.|
LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE: A 35-minute drive northeast, winding up to a largely rural area close to the foothills of the Sierra Madres.
When I arrived on Friday, only three dogs and two kittens were waiting to be picked up by their owners. Because of the intense heat, the vet team had opened at 8 in the morning instead of the customary 9 AM. The clinic took place under tied-together sheets, forming a low tent in a cemented outdoor area of a small empty cinderblock building. Two blocks away is a large unmown and unfenced playland/park with a cluster of mature mango trees. Two small black chickens and a rooster pecked at the earth and half-a-dozen docile bulls and a brown calf grazed in the high grass neat the goal post.
|PARQUE EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC EN PALMAR DEL PROGRESO – SEPTEMBER 4-7 – 1,180 PESOS
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE OCTOBER 12-15:
Female dogs: 62; Male dogs: 19; Female cats; 34; Male cats: 22
There is usually a substantial discrepancy between male dogs and female dogs sterilized in Mexico. The concern is not always for the female dogs that will be impregnated, but showing a photo of a dog with TVT (transmissible veneral tumor) wrapped around its genitals sometimes helps convince an owner to neuter his pet. The discrepancy isn´t as great regarding the cats we sterilize, as many of them come from cat rescue organizations that understand males and females need to be fixed in order to reduce the huge overpopulation of pets here in Mexico.
ABORTOS/TERMINATED PREGNANCIES: 25
1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 12 fetuses; 1 dog with 5 fetuses
|DOS GATITOS RECUPERANDO DESPUE´S DE ESTERILIZACIÓN EN LA CLÍNICA DE LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE: 1,720 PESOS
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Humane Society of the United States – Humane Society International to the Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Good Trust – $2,000 USD – a grant earmarked specifically for our education program.
ADOPTED! On Tuesday, I took my friend William Goodloe to the Acopio for the second time. With its added-on airy kennels and large, fenced-in grassy space for running and cavorting, it looks quite wonderful. After showing us a few tan, medium-size female dogs, which is what William was most interested in, Manuel, dog trainer extraordinare, told William he had the perfect dog for him – “very sweet female, very clean and doesn´t need a lot of exercise.” At the Acopio for four months, “Minelli” had been hit by a car, brought to the Acopio and put into quarantine while her paw was wrapped and the bones mended. William is mulling over a new name for his pet.
|WILLIAM AND MANUEL AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
If interested in adopting a cat or dog, there are many wonderful ones to choose from at the Acopio. Manuel works with all the animals and can advise on personalities, which dogs are good with cats and other dogs, which dogs need the most exercise, which cats don´t get along with other cats, etc. Open Monday-Saturday. 293-3690 CURRENT PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE DOGS FOR ADOPTION CAN BE SEEN ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF DOGS FOR LIFE.
VALLARTA ADVENTURES DOG ADOPTION WALK: Patricia Meneses, organizer, 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.”
|CAMPAÑA DE ADOPCIÓN DE VALLARTA ADVENTURES – SE NECESITA VOLUNTARIOS – CONTACTO: [email protected] PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN, VEA LA PÁGINA DE PEACEANIMALS – FB. LA PRÓXIMA CAMINATA VA A SER VIERNES EL 21 DE OCTUBRE A LAS 7 DE LA NOCHE. SE PUEDE TRAER PERROS ESTERILIZADOS PARA ADOPCIÓN.|
Dogs are not given in adoption during or immediately after the walk. Interested parties must participate in an evaluation at the dog´s foster home. Patti needs volunteers to help with this (maximum two hours) walk, which is an enjoyable one. Please contact her at [email protected] NEXT DOG WALK IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 7 PM
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, October 11th, Leslie Caratachea, education director, visited the Primaria Fausto Prieto Sanchez school in Coapinole.
Leslie presented to a total of 120 students plus some visiting parents. On Thursday, two girls from the school came in with their dogs and on Saturday, one boy came in with his dog. They were given the 100% cotton, handblocked t-shirts.
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
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|PERRITO DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE – AFTER STERILIZATION|
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.
|MAREADA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN -GROGGY AFTER BEING SPAYED – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE|
|ESPERANDO EL MOTO – Y SU DUEÑA LEYENDO LAS INSTRUCCIONES COMO CUIDAR UNA MASCOTA DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN. WAITING FOR HER RIDE HOME ON THE MOTORSCOOTER. OWNER IS READING CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PETS AFTER STERILIZATION – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE.|
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. TRES DÍAS SOLAMENTE… NO SÁBADO.
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)
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. THEY WILL ALL TAKE PLACE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED.
THE GROUPS LISTED ABOVE 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.
|DR. PACHECO CON OTRA MAREADA – LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE – ANOTHER GROGGY FEMALE DOG AFTER SURGERY|
|SUBIENDOLA CON CUIDADO… LIFING HER UP CAREFULLY|
|AND TAKING HER HOME… Y REGRESANDOLA A CASA|
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.
|(IN FRONT OF THE LCINIC LOCATION) FRENTE DE LA CLÍNICA EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE|
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.
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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.
|TRES ALUMNOS DE LA ESCUELA EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE TRAYERON SUS MASCOTAS Y RECIBIERON LAS HERMOSAS PLAYERAS DE PEACEANIMALS.|
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