LA HERMOSA Y FELIZ PEPA

It was a friend´s birthday celebration last week-end at her beautiful ranch surrounded in greenness and vistas of the distant, seemingly blue foothills.  After admiring newly born chicks, ducklings, a white rooster galloping after an assortment of chickens, a new black Lab-mix puppy and a grey tabby cat nibbling on people´s toes, we were taken to a hedge where “Pepa,” an imposing pot-bellied pig, was reposing in the shade.  She snorted a couple of times, but never opened her eyes to have a look at us.  I asked our hostess what Pepa eats.  “EVERYTHING.”  (Pepa herself will not be eaten).


PEPA –  LE ENCANTA CARICIAS EN SU ESTÓMAGO.  PEPA ENJOYS TUMMY TICKLES.


As we are in Mexico and the guest list was at least half Mexican, an enormous lunch of steak, baked potatoes, green salade and mushrooms was served at approximately 5 o´clock.  Pepa, slowly waddling, and an assortment of ranch dogs joined us on the grass for tosses of leftovers.  With tickets for an 8 o-clock ballet performance, we left this heavenly spot immediately after rounds of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” were sung and chocolate birthday cake served.  Home at 7:30, we were on time for the ballet.

It was a one-evening only performance at Teatro Vallarta of BOLERO,  performed by France´s Francois Mauduit Select Ballet Company.   The repertoire was a mix of classic and traditional ballet with contemporary, avant-garde dance, and was an impressive display of athleticism and grace. The recorded music, including songs sung by Charles Aznavour, left one longing a bit for Paris. 

Sunday morning, June 17th, the streets of Puerto Vallarta looked as if it were the end of the world.  No people or cars on the street.  It was the World Cup and Mexico was playing Germany.  The excited shrieks and cheers when Mexico´s Javier “Chicharito” Hernández  made the first goal were heard on every street in town.  Mexico, the underdog, beat Germany!  Mexico – 1; Germany – 0.

MORE GOOD NEWS FOR MEXICO: ISAAC HERNÁNDEZ, a twenty-eight year native of Guadalajara, has recently been awarded the prestigious Benois de la Danse prize.  Considered the Oscar of ballet, the ceremony took place at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on June 6th.  

ISAAC HERNÁNDEZ

Hernández is the first Mexican to be given this award.  Last November, he won the award for best male dancer at the United Kingdom´s National Dance Awards.  Hernández is the lead principal dancer with the English National Ballet, and returns to Mexico to present his ballet gala DESPERTARES at the National Auditorium (seats 10,000 people) in Mexico City on August 25th. 

ANOTHER BABY POSSUM:  Late one evening, one of my two new kittens was tapping a small, dark object in the corner of our living room.  It was a hissing, curled up baby possum.  It had survived somewhere for ten days after its poisoned mother had died in our garden. The female possum is now with its two sisters and an orphaned male possum with Dr. Eva of Sabueso´s. 

TERCER TLACUACHE ENCONTRADO EN NUESTRO SALON DESPUES DE 10 DÍAS DE ENCONTRAR SU MAMA MUERTA EN EL JARDÍN – ENVENENADA.  YA ESTÁ CON SUS HERMANITAS EN EL CUIDADO DE DR. EVA DE SABUESO´S.

          
LOUP – THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX:  Hit by a car in Boca, Loup suffered a broken femur.  After two surgeries to repair the damage, his right hind leg broke again and was amputated on June 18th.  He about 18 months old, a wonderful dog and is making a fast recovery.  Loup needs a good home.  Contact:  Karla de la Peña at Boca Divers on FB.    Thank you very much to those who helped with Loup´s vet expenses.  We had all hoped his leg could be saved.

“LOUP” – EN ADOPCIÓN – CONTACTO:  BOCA DIVERS POR FB.


HERE´S TO BEER! Monzón (“Monsoon” in Spanish) Brewery has chosen PEACEAnimals to be one of two charities in July to benefit from their monthly bottle cap program. Customers are given the bottle cap from the beer they have ordered and can then place it in an identified bucket.  One peso per bottle cap in the PEACEAnimals bucket will be donated to us for the free clinics.

 Venustiano Carranza 239 –  Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Puerto Vallarta   322 260 9718


COLONIA LAS ARALIAS (“the willows”)- PUERTO VALLARTA – Due to a scheduling problem and subsequent cancellation of colonia el Mangal, the clinic was back in las Aralias two weeks later.

LAS ARALIAS OTRA VEZ, PORQUE  EL MANGAL.FUÉ CANCELADO.



STERILIZATIONS IN LAS ARALIAS JUNE 20-23: 

MALE DOGS – 16; FEMALE DOGS – 45; MALE CATS – 29; FEMALE CATS – 50

TOTAL: 140 – PLUS  pregnancy terminated for a dog with 6 fetuses 

LAS ARALIAS – PERRITA TRANQUILIZADA Y ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA

THIS IS THE FIFTH CLINIC MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT OF $10,000 USD (5.5 CLINICS) FROM A FOUNDATION THAT WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. 

DONATIONS AT LAS ARALIAS:  1,420 PESOS

HEMBRA PIT BULL Y DR. POLI – LAS ARALIAS

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea, educator director, presented to 35 students at the Secundaria 29 school in las Aralias.  

LESLIE CARATACHEA, DIRECTOR DEL PROGRAM DE EDUCACIÓN Y VET TEC  (LAS ARALIAS)


COLONIA VOLCANES, PUERTO VALLARTA

VOLCANCES – ATRÁS DEL CUARTO MULTI-USOS – ACROSS FROM THE MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM OF SCHOOL


This rural location is located approximately thirty minutes northeast of centro Vallarta.  The clinic took place in the open-air, multi-purpose room down the road from the classroom buildings of the very highly rated escuela primaria de volcanes.

MEGAN GALLAGHER CON UNAS DE LOS ALUMNOS DE PETALUMA – TODAS VOLUNTARIAS.  RUBY ES LA MUCHACHA CON LAS CORREAS/COLLARS DE PEACEANIMALS DONADAS POR PAM LOCK. SAVANNAH, 11 AÑOS Y LA ÚLTIMA A LA DERRECHA, DIJO QUE “SIEMPRE QUERÍA UNA VETERINARIA.”  MEGAN WITH SOME OF THE STUDENTS.  RUBY IS HOLDING THE PEACE/ANIMALS COLLARS/LEASHES DONATED BY PAM LOCK.  SAVANNAH, AGE 11, LAST STUDENT ON THE RIGHT,
SAID  SHE HAD “ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A VET.”


Megan Gallagher, organizer of the clinic, was the English coordinator at the Volcanes school from 2010 to 2014, and is now the lead middle school teacher at the Spring School in Petaluma, California. 

VOLUNTARIO FRANK OHLY CON ALUMNOS – VOLCANES

Volcanes is its sister school, and students are matched as “pen pals” with Skype conversations during the school year.  Eleven students from the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades flew down with Megan to help teach English, volunteer at the clinic and meet their pen pals.   

NIÑO LLEVANDO SU GATITO PARA ESTERILIZAR – BRINGING KITTEN FOR STERILIZATION – VOLCANES

Sweet sight:  A young, shirtless boy with a wonderful head of hair bicycling up the dirt road to the clinic holding a small orange and white kitten.  Pets arrived in bags, boxes, towels and wheelbarrows.  “Santa” Elena Moreno brought fifteen dogs in her pick-up truck.

CAROLINE, 12  AÑOS – VOLCANES

The children were all enthusiastic …rushing around the colonia asking permission from owners to bring pets back to the clinic … rubbing cats enthusiastically on the post-op table …checking heart rates and respiration … and after an initial reluctance, even taking temperatures.  Because of the participation of the students and three of their teachers, Danielle Wegner, Cynthia Díaz and Jamie Shelton, this was a particularly joyful clinic.

FOTOS ARRIBA – VOLCANES


Volcanes was made possible by the organizational and fundraising efforts of Megan Gallagher.  Victor Aguirre, English coordinator of the school, made sure parents were advised and posters put up,  and Megan´s friends in the Petaluma community raised $1,800 USD.  Donors  include:


Mark Richardson; Renate Bohn; Suzanne Sherman; the Taylor family; Erica Forsyth; Jamie and Mark Shelton; David Zimmerman; Leslie Ungermann,  and Megan and Chez Gallagher 

MAMÁ CON SUS 2 BEBÉS DE UN PARTO Y 4 DEL SIGUENTE – VOLCANES



STERILIZATIONS AT LOS VOLCANES  JUNE 27-30:

Male dogs – 28; Female dogs – 55; Male cats – 27; Female cats – 54

TOTAL:  164!

If not our highest number ever, it is certainly one of our very highest.  

BOLSAS DE GATOS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN – VOLCANES.  CATS BROUGHT IN BAGS FOR STERILIZATION.


DONATIONS AT LOS VOLCANES:  Waiting for numbers from Dr. Poli and will be posted in next clinic.

Note:  More attention seems to be being paid these last weeks to World Cup soccer than to the July 1 elections.  After beating Germany 1-0, Mexico beat South Korea 2-1.  At the Volcanes clinics, a cell phone with live coverage was set up on the recovery table, where student volunteers could watch.  The vet team could only listen.  Score:  Mexico 0 – Sweden 3.  

CONSULADO GENERAL DE COREA DEL SUR – CELEBRANDO MÉXICO EN FRENTE DE LA EMBAJADA

BUT… on the same day, Germany lost to South Korea, knocking Germany out of the World Cup competition and keeping Mexico in.  Hundreds of exuberant Mexicans accompanied by mariachis flocked to the South Korean embassy in Mexico City to celebrate and “thank” the Koreans for keeping Mexico in the finals.  In a party-like atmosphere, and after taking a shot of tequila,  the consul general of the Republic of Korean was hoisted up in the air,  as Mexicans gleefully chanted “Bye, bye Germany.”  Mexico has never made it past the 16th game of World Soccer.  Next match:  Brazil on July 2 – and a new president for Mexico will have been decided.

EMBAJADA DE COREA DEL SUR – EL 27 DE JUNIO
ANUNCIO DE AEROMÉXICO Y 20 % DISCUENTO EN SUS VUELOS A KOREA

(AeroMéxico immediately began a promotion of 20% discount on flights from Mexico to South Korea).

THANKS TO GERMANY´S LOSS TO SOUTH KOREA, MEXICO SQUEEZED INTO THE FINALS



DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  The clinic in Volcanes organized by Megan!  PLUS four suitcases filled with vet supplies!

BARB DRUCKER – DONÓ  22 MANTAS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS


Barbara Drucker – Large bag of used 7 large blankets  and 15 small ones for the clinics.
Lilka Jones – $17 USD


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 program.  In 2017, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,357 cats and dogs.

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.

JAMIE SHELTON, MAESTRA  EN LOS VOLCANES, REGISTRANDO MASCOTAS 


PARA FOTOS, NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (ANTES CENTRO DE ACOPIO) QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:  https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html

LLEGANDO A LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS EN MOTO.  ARRIVING IN A MOTORCYCLE.


RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred  PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with extra-long straps were originally 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  (closed until October 25)

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

DR. POLI REGISTRANDO UNA MASCOTA EN COL. LAS ARALIAS


YOU CAN DONATE TO PEACEANIMALS WITH YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES.   Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247   OR… log 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.

DR. POLI – VOLCANES


GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. 

REGISTRANDO – CLÍNICA EN VOLCANES


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS OF CLINICS.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS.

ALUMNOS  COMO VOLUNTARIOS EN LA CLÍNICA DE VOLCANES


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

July 4-7 – Altavela, Nayarit . Mar Amarillo 699  – frente a la primaria Ignacio Allende  direcciónes:  Hwy 200 north into Nayarit

After the traffic light for Walmart get into far right lane.  Do to go over bridge
At traffic light in Mezcales turn right  Go less than 1 mile (I believe). There is a Pemex on the left side.  Busy uncontrolled intersection, you will Turn left on Paraiso Ave Right on Golfo de Mexico Left Mar Baltico
Right on Mar Amarillo
Mar Amarillo 699

July 11-14 – Valle Dorado, Nayarit – en la delegación,  cerca de la iglesia – calle Valle Grande (dónde estabamos antes) 

July18-21 – la Misión, Nayarit – CANCELLED
July 25-28 – Mascota – Club de Leones – calle principal

August – all clinics to be held in Puerto Vallarta – TODAS LAS CLÍNICAS VAN ESTAR EN VALLARTA PARA EL MES DE AGOSTO.

ESPERANDO REGISTRAR MASCOTAS – VOLCANES


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/NEUTER FREE CLINICS – ARE HELD AT THE ISLA CUALE IN THE CULTURAL CENTER – 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 – Facebook.



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

LA BODEGA EN LAS ARALIAS – EL LUGAR DE LA CLÍNICA – LOCATION FOR CLINIC IN LAS ARALIAS

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.
DR. POLI Y LESLIE – VOLCANES

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 4 PERSONAS.  AYUDANOS, PORFA.


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.  

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.

DANIELLE WEGER, MAEASTRA, REGISTRANDO MASCOTAS Y CALLEJEROS – VOLCANES –   REGISTERING PETS AND HOMELESS DOGS

    

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.  

CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS


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
CLÍNICA EN VOLCANES



THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  




THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

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.

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.  [email protected]

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