SEEN IN CENTRO:  Centro, a neighborhood a few blocks above the malecón (paved “boardwalk”), is filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants.  It is also seeing the beginnings of artfully painted facades of businesses and homes.  In anticipation of street repairs, stones are lined up in piles next to sidewalks where work will soon begin.  Mariachis can be seen on corners practicing on their instruments and in front of the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, photographs of colorful and well-attended weddings and quinceañeras are regularly being taken.

   




EDIFICIOS EN CENTRO


  

MARIACHIS EN CENTRO


LA IGLESA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE


SCENE IN LA ZONA ROMANTICA:  On the other side of town is the Zona Romantica, where almost a dozen new condos are going up.  Streets are a mess, traffic difficult, and there are no apparently steps being taken to improve the infrastructure.  With studios a couple of blocks away from the beach selling for as low as $133,000 USD,  buyers are flocking here.  The tall buildings will hide the sun in the romantic zone part of the day and will block ocean breezes for people who live in colonia Emiliano Zapata,  behind the romantic zone.   Puerto Vallarta is booming, and there are many who don´t think this is necessarily a good thing.



UNA DE LAS CALLES EN LA ZONA ROMANTICA


SEEN IN BOCA DE TOMATLÁN:  Sunday was a perfect, beautiful blue day with temperatures in the mid-eighties.  We shared the bay for three hours with scores of white terns that whirled through the air like confetti, diving for fish below.  There were also close encounters with several whales, including a few moments of an unpleasant odor.  One of the whales was in the process of an “evacuation.”  Red tide prevented us from swimming in our favorite coves.     Afterwards, I visited the studio of well-known artist, Pipo Brockmann, to pick up a painting he had chosen to donate to the PEACEAnimals online auction.  The outdoor space was crammed with paintings and sculptures, and in the background of the collection of clay dogs, a glorious amapas tree in full pink bloom.



ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PEACEANIMALS CLINICS:



Auction will launch the first week of April.  To date, we have received commitments from the following:

Boca Divers – Boca de Tomatlán
Casa Colibri – Rancho Primavera, el Tuito
Casa Karma – Puerto Vallarta
Cassandra Shaw Jewelry – Puerto Vallarta
Chica Locca – La Cruz, Nayarit
ChocoMuseo – Puerto Vallarta
Daquiri Dick´s restaurant- Puerto Vallarta
DavannaYoga – Puerto Vallarta
Guadalajara Plaza hotels
Lagunita Hotel –  Yelapa
La Mer Bleue restaurant-  Boca de Tomatlán
Langostinos restaurant- Puerto Vallarta
Las Palmas by the Sea Hotel – Puerto Vallarta
Lucy´s CuCu Cabana – Puerto Vallarta
Mexico Boutique Hotels – Casona María – Puebla
Pipo Brockmann (painter/sculptor)

OIL – 60″x 60″  – PIPO BROCKMANN – DONATED TO AUCTION



Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Punta de Mita Golf Club
Rivera del Rio boutique hotel – Puerto Vallarta
Salon Divas – Bucerias
Thomas Simon Salon – Puerto Vallarta
Vallarta Adventures
Villa Mandarinas – Mismaloya
Vista Vallarta Suites – Bucerias


If you would like to donate an auction item or know someone who would, please contact me.


PALMA REAL:  A twenty-five minute drive northeast from centro, passing through Pitillal.  The clinic took place in one of the most attractive locations we´ve ever visited – an open-air event rental building adorned with colorful piñatas and an adjoining green lawn  lined with palms and pink, lavender and fuschia bougainvillea .

CLÍNICA EN PALMA REAL


On Friday, a woman who had rescued and adopted a very pregnant street dog weeks ago,  brought the dog in with her eight two-month old puppies. The pregnancy had been an extremely advanced one when the woman found the dog.  Also at the clinic –  “Chili,” a small, homeless white female dog with a mostly brown face.  She had been staying outside the Volcanes Education Project and as she was in heat, receiving very close attention from male dogs.   One of the teachers picked up the sweet,  little dog that has just been adopted by the school.  Chili will live there and enjoy the company of four-hundred students. 

“CHILI”  PERRA RESCATAD EN VOLCANES Y ADOPTADA POR LA ESCUELA ALLÁ – ESTERILIZADA EN LA CLÍNICA DE PALMA REAL.  VA A VIVIR EN LA ESCUELA, Y DURANTE EL DÍA, CON 400 ESTUDIANTES.



STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN PALMA REAL -MARCH 7-10:  

FEMALE CATS – 26; MALE CATS -18; FEMALE DOGS – 52; MALE DOGS – 30 TOTAL: 126

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PALMA REAL: 820 pesos



THIS CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT OF $11,000 USD FROM FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA)


COMPOSTELA:  This is a second visit to the town in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes (“Cape Currents”), and as it is a 2 1/2 hour drive south of Vallarta, I didn´t attend.



PEACEANIMALS TEAM WITH VOLUNTEERS IN COMPOSTELA, CABO CORRIENTES – EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS CON VOLUNTARIAS   photo:  anonymous volunteer



STERILIZATIONS IN COMPOSTELA – MARCH  14-17:  Female dogs:  61; Male dogs:  24; Female cats- 24; Male cats – 9  TOTAL:  118 

PLUS 1 pregnancy terminated for a cat with 5 fetuses



DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COMPOSTELA:  840 pesos


THIS CLINIC WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT OF $11,000 USD FROM FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA)


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

Mike Smith – $500 USD 

Sue Hunter – $19 USD (monthly)

Maca MacMorran – 1,000 pesos

Angel of Hope Animal Rescue – 20 breathing tubes for dogs (used while sedated); several thermometers and stethescopes; 3 dozen dog and cat collars; a few handmade acrylic blankets; small assortment of cat and dog toys

Angela Kelleher – 3 used pet kennels and 50 used dog collars (collected from Canadian friends)

Carolann McAnsland – 500 pesos plus 40 clamps and two spay/neuter kits (each containing approximately 90 items)


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  

LESLIE CARATACHEA – DIRECTORA DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN – CLÍNICA EN PALMA ROYAL

As original location was a last-minute cancellation, no time to reschedule a school.  No program in Compostela on Tuesday, March 13th due to the long drive there of 2 1/2 hours.

The mission of PEACEAnimals is to end the future suffering of cats and dogs.  The most efficient way to do this is via a massive, free spay/neuter clinic.  In 2017, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,357 cats and dogs.


CLINICA EN PALMA ROYAL – UNA DE LOS 8 CACHORRITOS EN ADOPCIÓN


FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE CITY SHELTER (FORMER CENTRO DE ACOPIO) HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES AND DESCRIPTIONS.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN ALBERGUE (EX CENTRO DE ACOPIO) DE VALLARTA QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:

UNO DE LOS 8 CACHORRITOS DE LA PERRA RESCATADA YA MUY PREÑADA – CLÍNICA EN PALMA ROYAL

RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred  PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with extra-long straps were ordered and available for purchase.  All profits go directly to cost of clinics.  The PEACEAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other.  Bags are 200 pesos each and can be purchased at:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo 
Choco Museo – Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno – 561 Morelos – Centro

Colleción la Bohemia  –  Constitución and Basilio Badillo

Cork & Bottle – Los Mercados – Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie’s Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

Galeria Dante – 269 Basilio Badillo 

La Cruz Inn – at the plaza in la Cruz, Nayarit

  
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)

Salon Divas-  Melchor Ocampo 51 – Bucerias


CLÍNICA EN COMPOSTELA, CABO CORRIENTES   Photo:  Leslie Caratachea

DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING 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, long on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).

Troy Valens –  Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants –
 $10  USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for “sharing” AmazonSmile post.


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:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP

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.  

DR. POLI OPERANDO A LA MAMÁ DE LOS 8 CACHORRITOS – PALMA DE REAL

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

March 21-24 – La Peñita, Nayarit (PETS FOR LIFE)
March 26-April 2 – Easter break
April 4-7 – El Tule, Cabo Corrientes

May
June 27-30 – Volcanes – in the school

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955
TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 322-223-3690 OR THE POLICE – 911 –  AND ASK FOR THE “GREEN PATROL” (“PATROLLA VERDE”)
  
CUALE SPAY AND NEUTER CLINICS – ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.   CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  VET TEAM IS PETS FOR LIFE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE THEIR PAGE ON FACEBOOK.



March clinic was underwritten by PEACEAnimals board
member, Trisha Aljoe.  Thefollowing eleven clinics are partially
sponsored by an anonymous donation.

  
COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC – Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals to arrive will be accepted.  Address: 496 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata.  Clinic is in front of Carnicería Colin, between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic on Facebook.
DR.ANTHONY – CLÍNICA EN PALMA REAL


LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM 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 private or government groups pay those extra expenses.


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.
.
PUTTING HIS CAT INTO A KENNEL – CLÍNICA EN PALMA ROYAL


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



LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.

NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO DE 5


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 clinic supplies.

VOLUNTARIO – COMPOSTELA       photo:  Leslie Caratachea

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected], or just drop by.  

VOLUNTARIAS – CIELO, ANGELA Y CAROLANN – CLÍNICA EN PALMA ROYAL

FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 
 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

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.

             

CLÍNICA EN CABO CORRIENTES  photo:  Leslie Caratachea

    
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 VET TEAM – EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS – DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
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
PUERTO VALLARTA BOTANICAL GARDENS



THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  




THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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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.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME  A LA POLICA – 911 – Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio   293 3690


 
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
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.
http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.

Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva



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