The ninth annual 15-day Artisan Expo opened on Febrary 3rd and closes at the end of the day on Monday, February 20th.  It took place under a huge white tent complete with blue carpeting on a large dirt field just south of where the cruise ships dock.  The aromas of cheeses from Oaxaca mingled with the the pleasant aromas of straw baskets, leather shoes, belts and bags and the sweet fragrances of copal and sandalwood incense.  Vendors from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacan, Peru, Argentina and Panama quietly sell their appealing wares – bedspreads, rugs, mole, sweets, spices, soaps, bee products, silver filagree earrings accented with coral, turquoise or pearls, embroidered blouses and dresses, ceramics, wood toys….

My most thrilling sight this week was of two whales as I walked our dogs on the malecón. In the near distance, I saw their curved,  dark shapes, one very large and the other much smaller.  I stopped and watched the “spout” of the warm exhale of their enormous breath.  And then, to my surprise and delight, the large humpback whale propelled its powerful body into the air in a beautiful breach, followed by a frothy white splash back into the rippling bay.

It always looks like an exalted leap for joy to me, but it may be something else – a shaking off of parasites, a way to communicate or a way to get a better look at what is above the water line.  There is the beauty of this connection to all living things.

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!  Benefit concert for the Biblioteca los Mangos on Thursday, March 9th at 7:30 PM – Sheraton Bouganvillas Resort Hotel.  Operatic arias and ballads will sung by soprano Yael del Carmen Jimenez Valdez, who has performed in Belgium, Spain, Austria, Italy and Mexico.  (I´ve been to two of her performances here and she is wonderful).  Also performing – tenor Jose María Aguirre Duriel and pianist Hector Acosta, both of whom have performed at many musical festivals.

CANTANTE YAEL DEL CARMEN JIMENEZ VALDEZ – CONCIERTO EL 9 DE MARZO

Tickets are 380 pesos each in advance and can be purchased at the library or at Candace Shaw Jewelry on B. Badillo.  Tickets at the door are 450 pesos each.

LAS JUNTAS – PEACEAnimals clinics have been to this busy colonia about 35 minutes northeast of Vallarta several times.  This may have something to do with the unusual low number of sterilizations at this week´s clinic.

STERILIZATIONS- LAS JUNTAS – February 15-18

Female Dogs – 29 ; Male dogs -13;   Female cats – 18;  Male cats –  9  TOTAL:  69

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 3 cats with 4 fetuses each: 1 cat with 3 fetuses

DONATIONS AT LAS JUNTAS CLINIC:  820 pesos

DR. PACHECO REGISTRANDO UNA MASCOTA -CLÍNICA EN LAS JUNTAS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Lucy Muñiz´s donation box at Lucy´s CuCu Cabaña –
2,280 pesos plus $10 CA

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea presented to 110 primary students at Juana de Asbaje school in colonia las Juntas on Tuesday, February 14th.

Unfamiliar with the name, what I found on Google was fascinating.   She was born as Juana Inés de Asbaje in 1651 in Mexico, New Spain.  Brilliant and self-taught entered a convent in 1669 in order to continue her studies and writing and became known as Juana de la Cruz.   The first feminist poet of the Americas and probably in the world, de la Cruz was a scholar, philosopher and poet of the baroque school.and the first feminist poet of the Americas and probably the world.   She is authoress of 26 plays, 13 essays and 100 poems, little of which survives. Because of de la Cruz´s defiance of the church in defense of a woman´s right to education, her extensive library of over 4,00 volumes and her musical instruments were either confiscated by the Church or sold by her.  There is no historical agreement on how almost everything vanished.

JUANA DE LA CRUZ BY MIGUEL CABRERA

Condemned for her “waywardness” and after time spent with an inquisitor of the Church, she stopped writing in 1693.   Juana de la Cruz died of the plague in 1695 while administering to the sick.  Her life and works have inspired plays, poetry, opera, literary fiction and film.   What survives of her work, which includes her poetic masterpiece, “The Dream,” can be ordered on Amazon.  For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juana_In%C3%A9s_de_la_Cruz

COLORING BOOKS – Lucy Muñiz, board member, sells charming greeting cards of Ada Colorina´s art work at Lucy´s great shop, Lucy´s CuCu Cabaña on Basilio Badillo.

The colorful, animal-themed cards are for sale for 60 pesos each. Half the money goes to Ada and the other half Lucy is using to pay for 1,500 educational petcare coloring books designed by Paul Mcbromme,  the graphic artist at Guacamole, Inc..  Five hundred of these will be donated to the free mobile spay/neuter clinics of PEACEAnimals and given to children bringing in pets, 500 to PurrProject (cat rescue/adoptions) and 500 to Colina Clinic, which offers 15-20 free sterilizations every Saturday  – calle V. Carranza 491.

LIBROS PARA COLOREAR VAN A SER REGALADOS A NIÑOS QUE VIENEN CON SU FAMILIAS Y MASCOTAS A LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS

Lucy is requesting donations of CRAYONS to accompany the giveaway coloring books.  They can be dropped off at her shop at Basilio Badillo 295 or given to me.

NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE BARRAS DE CERA

32auctions.com – Gross amount raised from our first online auction = $4, 270 USD – which will underwrite two clinics with change left over.  (3 1/2% to 32 Auctions and 3 1/2% to PayPal to be deducted).  We plan to hold another online auction six months from now.  To see what sold and for how much and what did´not sell – www.32auctions.com/PEACEANIMALS

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RESCUE  PUPPIES AND DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT LADRA BOARDING/REFUGE.   CONTACT VIA FB.   TOMANDO UNA SIESTA – CACHORROS Y PERROS RESCATADOS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN EN EL REFUGIO DE LADRA.  CONTACTO:  FACEBOOK

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DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING ANY MONEY:  PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% 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  
EVEN SIMPLER, LOG ON TO WWW.AMAZONSMILE.ORG AND TYPE IN BANDERAS BAY CHARITIES, INC. (PEACEANIMALS RECEIVES ALL OF THESE DONATIONS).

LAS JUNTAS- WAITING IN LINE TO REGISTER PETS – HACIENDA UNA COLA PARA REGISTRAR MASCOTAS.


GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet.  www.greatergood.orgwww.greatergood.com  To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP

HORARIO/SCHEDULE


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.  

February 22-26 – Pitillal – at the market next to the river – en el mercado al lado del río
March 1 – March 4- colonia.aralias – EN LA BODEGA DE SOFI ATRÁS DEL PARQUE

March 8- 11 – San Juan de abajo, Nayarit
March 15 – 18 – San Blas , Nayarit PETS FOR LIFE
March 22 – la peñita de jaltemba, Nayarit (PETS FOR LIFE)

April 5 – april 8 azul turquesa, nayarit


April 8-12 – EASTER VACATION – VACACIÓNES DE PASCUA


DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 3955


To report animal abuse,  phone: 322-223-3690

  

PETS FOR LIFE  SPECIAL  ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.   CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  

     

PETS FOR LIFE, A MEXICAN S.C. (BUSINESS),  IS PAID 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  INDIVIDUALS OR ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.  

For each cat or dog over the number 30 sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.  To sponsor a Sunday clinic, please contact: [email protected]

January 8, 2017 – October 2017 –  ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS PROVIDED FUNDING (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS  FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.   

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS.   REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING AVAILABILITY. 
LA DELEGACIÓN EN LAS JUNTAS

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 private or government groups pay those extra expenses.

DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA – LAS JUNTAS – AFTER STERILIZATION


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.

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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Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.

Please “like” PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero on FaceBook.

CLÍNICA EN LAS JUNTAS


LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.

PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week.  Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected]

                                                         

VOLUNTARIO – LAS JUNTAS

LAS JUNTAS


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.

UN AÑO DE EDAD – RESCATADA, OPERADA, VACUNADA – BUENA CON GATOS, PERROS, NIÑOS Y ADULTOS – ES UNA PERRITA MUY DULCE.
CONTACTO:  [email protected]  RESCUED BY SHANNON BESTON – ,VACCINATED, SPAYED AND GREAT WITH CATS, DOGS, CHILDREN AND ADULTS.  THIS IS A VERY SWEET DOG.

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. 
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.

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.

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:


Thank you for your interest and support.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY – MEXICO CITY





Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.

CALLEJEROS CON CALLEJERA EN CELO – MÉXICO – STREET DOGS FOLLOWING FEMALE IN HEAT.

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

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

NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.   CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.   FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN.  LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS.  GRACIAS.

 TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
[email protected]eaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals