At 7 o´clock in the morning on April 15,  a hail storm colored streets white in San Francisco.  On April 17, a lusty rooster crowed.  A warm breeze blew.  I was back in Mexico and two whales had been seen in Banderas Bay this past week.  They may have been the last until November.

BALLENAS EN LA BAHÍA DE BANDERAS – TERCERA SEMANA DE ABRIL

Next Saturday is the last week-end for the popular produce and artisan mercado  at Lazaro Cardenás park until November.  The very large crowds in the market and in town are gone.  Snowbirds fly north in April and May, returning in November and December.  Weather remains heavenly – 82 degrees with 70% humidity.

MERCADO – PARQUE LÁZARO CÁRDENAS – TODOS LOS SÁBADOS HASTA MAYO.
STREET ART NEAR LÁZARO CARDENÁS PARK – ARTE DE LA CALLE

COLONIA LA MODERNA – APRIL 11-14

I was in San Francisco for six days, so missed this clinic.  Frank Ohly, star volunteer, took all photos at the Moderna clinic. Looking at a map, one can see that this colonia is not far from the city shelter (centro de control asistencia animal=acopio) and the beautiful playa grande.

STERILIZATIONS IN LA MODERNA: 

MALE DOGS -17; FEMALE DOGS -66; MALE CATS -19 ; FEMALE CATS – 34

TOTAL:136  

PLUS:  Pregnancies terminated resulting in 10 animals not born to suffer.

DONATIONS AT LA MODERNA CLINIC: 1,380 PESOS






EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On Tuesday, April 10th, Leslie Caratachea presented to 50 students at the José Gonzalez Torres school in colonia la Moderna.


SAN JUAN DE ABAJO, NAYARIT: – APRIL 18-21

FRUTA EN VENTA EN LA CARRETERA A SAN JUAN DE ABAJO

Once making the turn east at Mezcales, this is a rural, peaceful drive an hour from centro Vallarta.  I passed small fields of corn and larger, parched fields with cows holding their heads close to the ground searching for grass.  A truck in front of me carrying crowded cattle turned off the main road and I hoped to not give in to an In n´Out Burger in California.  Passing taco stands with bony, black dogs lingering nearby, I stopped to buy green grapes,  red grapes, mangos and strawberries that had made the long journey from Michoacan and Aguascalientes.  Across the street in front of a vet´s clinic, four white baby bunnies and a chicken and rooster were in cages and for sale – as pets and providers of eggs.

ATRÁS DE LA CALLE Y EN FRENTE DE UNA CLÍNICA VETERINARIA – CONEJITOS, UNA GALLINA Y UN GALLO EN VENTA

STERILIZATIONS AT SAN JUAN DE ABAJO CLINIC:

MALE DOGS: 4; FEMALE DOGS: 89;
MALE CATS: 15; FEMALE CATS: 27  TOTAL:  145!

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 5 fetuses; 2 cats with 4 fetuses each

Twenty-one animals not born to suffer.

THANK YOU TO TAMMY AND EDWARD PASATIEMPO AND THEIR FAMILY
FOR SPONSORING THIS CLINIC.

DONATIONS AT SAN JUAN DE ABAJO:  1500 PESOS PLUS  plus volunteers, breakfasts and lunches provided daily for vet team and volunteers. PEACEAnimals visits San Juan twice a year and always receives great support.  The clinics have always been held in the same location – the front patio of a private home.  

REGISTRANDO SU MASCOTA – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Because of the distance, no presentation to a school in San Juan de Abajo.

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  None these past two weeks.




PEACEANIMALS 2ND ONLINE AUCTION:  Our second online auction ended at 10 PM on April 17th.  Fifty-one items were open for bids.  Amount raised:  $4,507 USD.  

There are a few unsold items remaining (rose painting by Maria Mihanovich sold after auction closed) and can be seen at – www.32auctions.com/PEACEANIMALS2018

If you would like to purchase something at the minimum bid, please contact me.  Payments can be made via check, PayPal, credit card or cash.  (Banderas Bay Charities – earmarked for PEACEAnimals)  

Thank you to all who participated in this fundraising effort – to those who donated, to those who bid, and to the persons mentioned below who secured donations:

Laura Chavez-Halberg – hotel rep and dedicated animal advocate (Las Palmas Resort; Plaza Pelicanos Club Beach Resort; San Marino Hotel;Vista Vallarta Suites)

Lucy Muñiz – owner of Lucy´s CuCu Cabana and member of the board of directors of PEACEAnimals (2 store gift certificates; Montebello restaurant; CrossFit Gym; Cork & Bottle)

Amy Welch – treasurer and advisory board member of PEACEAnimals (2 Punta de Mita golf certificates; Chica Locca boat trip; 2 small acrylic paintings by Victoria Ryan)

SAN JUAN DE ABAJO – VOLUNTEER´S T-SHIRT THAT READS:  “NINE OUT OF EVERY 10 PETS THAT ARE BORN WILL NOT FIND A HOME.  TO STERILIZE IS A HUMANE ACT.” 


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.

NATALIE JARNSTEDT Y SU PERRITA “COOKIE,” RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA  HACE 10 AÑOS


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

RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred  PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with extra-long straps were ordered and a few are still 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
PERRA TRANQUILIZADA ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO


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.  


TAMBIÉN ESPERANDO – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

April 25-28  Cañadas, Puerto Vallarta – en el edificio de la productiva
May 2-5 – Mojoneras, Puerto Vallarta – en la delegación – calle Jalisco con Guanajuato # 520
May 23-26 – las Varas

June 27-30 – Volcanes – in the school (en la escuela)
LLEGANDO A LA CLÍNICA EN SAN JUAN DE ABAJO

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955
TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO – 322-293-3690 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:   https://www.facebook.com/cualespayneuterclinics/
  
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.

LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.

LOCAL PARA LA CLÍNICA EN SAN JUAN DE ABAJO
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.
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ANTES DE ESTAR TRANQUILIZADA – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO

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.


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.

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 – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO

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.

     

DR. PACHECO TRANQUILIZANDO UNA PERRA ANTES DE CIRUGÍA – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO

    
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. 

DR. ANTHONY Y DR. POLI EN CIRUGÍA
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.
DR. PACHECO – SAN JUAN DE ABAJO


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.
PUERTO VALLARTA

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol


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