So far, the rainy season has been a very meager one, with only a couple of brief, light downpours and a few sprinkles.  Temperatures remain in the low nineties with an average humidity of 85%.  

The heat and summer vacation mean some beaches are littered with more than the usual amount of cigarette butts, styrofoam, plastic and other kinds of trash.  There is currently a movement underway in Puerto Vallarta to eliminate all plastic straws, plastic bags and styrofoam. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which covers more than the combined countries France, Germany and Spain, contains an estimated total of 1.8  billion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons.

“PLASTIC DOESN´T RETURN BY ITSELF.  TAKE IT BACK HOME WITH YOU.”

Consuming plastic is lethal for the accounted for hundreds of thousands of sea animals and a million sea birds annually.  On a recent panga excursion in Banderas Bay with Karla de la Peña, owner of Boca Divers, we encountered many turtles.  This is mating season and turtles do have to come up for air.  Gestation is usually 7-10 weeks, but turtles have held on to fertilized eggs for as long as two years.  Incubation is 60 days with approximately 100 eggs laid.

TORTUGA CON POPOTE EN LA NARIZ.  TURTLE WITH 12 CM. STRAW UP ITS NOSTRIL.  EN RESTAURANTES Y EN BARS, FAVOR DE PEDIR “POR FAVOR, NO POPOTE.  PLEASE REQUEST NO STRAW WITH YOUR DRINKS.

As we swam near the dolphins that had approached us, we at once noticed by sight or by sting, the many dozens of small jellyfish in the water. This means fine dining for turtles.  Plastic bags are sometimes mistaken for jellyfish, and we always see some plastic or styrofoam in the bay.  On every excursion, Karla has a pool net with an extension pole for collecting trash.

BELLA BAHÍA DE BANDERAS

On the way to Sayulita,  I stopped off at Destiladeras beach for a swim.  A friend from Mexico City was involved in a film being made there, and invited me for lunch and what was a wonderful time body surfing in front of the W Hotel.  As Destiladeras is 22 miles north of centro Vallarta, it´s not a beach I visit often.  It is an absolutely gorgeous, three-mile long, palm-lined beach with talcum-powdery sand.  The rolling, white-crested waves are perfect for body surfing, and when they get big, Destiladeras is great for board surfing.

HERMOSÍSSIMA PLAYA DE DESTILADERAS
DESTILADERAS – FRENTE DEL HOTEL “W”


SAYULITA during summer, Easter and Christmas, the beach town is jammed with nationals and foreigners.  The water at the main beach in town is not perfect, so if one must swim in Sayulita, best to go to the walkable los Muertos beach to the south,  or to the beach at very northern end of town. 

SAYULITA   photo:  Huffington Post


There are several good restaurants in Sayulita and Don Pedro´s, located next to the beach near the surfboard rentals, offers  delicious fresh ahi tuna tostadas. 

MIRANDO SOCCER EN LOS TELES DE DON PEDRO – SAYULITA.  WATCHING WORLD SOCCER ON T.V.´S IN FRONT OF DON PEDRO´S – SAYULITA
FRENTE DE LA PLAYA – SAYULITA – IN FRONT OF THE BEACH IN SAYULITA

Clothing, jewelry and home accessories shops are plentiful, sophisticated and usually pricier than shops in Vallarta, but the merchandise can be uniquely beautiful .

DENTRO DE UNA DE LAS TIENDAS EN SAYULITA


PELICANO EN MAL ESTADO -A UN LADO DEL MALECÓN

ON THE BEACH IN PUERTO VALLARTA:

Two men on the beach next to the malecón were hunched over  a arge object.  
Approaching, I could see that it was a pelican.  One of the men was stroking its head as the other held the bird´s bill open to see if something were caught in its throat.  When they let go of the pelican,  it feebly tried to flap his wings and then collapsed onto the sand.  I called 911,  and asked for the “patrulla verde” (“green patrol”), a section of the police department trained for animal rescue.  In fifteen minutes, three uniformed officers arrived in the patrulla verde truck. 

One of them put on gloves and held the pelican´s defensive, snapping bill shut while the other two carefully loaded the ill or injured pelican into a large dog kennel.  They promised they were taking the pelican to the ecological offices to see if it could be saved.

IF YOU SEE AN ANIMAL IN DISTRESS OR ABUSED,  PLEASE CALL 911 AND ASK FOR THE GREEN PATROL.  

ALTAVELA (“High Sail”), NAYARIT.  No sails in sight at this newish community a couple of miles off the highway at Mezcales, halfway point between Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita.  At this inland location in the neighboring state of Nayarit, there are rows and rows of small, single-story cement houses on streets named after different seas in the world.  The clinic took place in one of these empty houses on Mar Amarillo (“Yellow Sea”), across the street from a large primary school.  A sail would not have done well this far sea.  There were no breezes and it was very hot and very humid – approximately 93 degrees Fahrenheit (33 Celcius) with 73% humidity. 

VOLUNTARIO FRANK OHLY –  SU PLAYERA ERA PRUEBA DEL CALOR. WET  TSHIRT PROOF OF THE HEAT
ALTAVELA, NAYARIT.



STERILIZATIONS AT ALTAVELA – JULY 4-7

Male dogs – 13; Female dogs – 35; Male cats – 23; Female cats – 52

TOTAL: 123  PLUS

Pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses and 1 cat with 3 fetuses

ALTAVELA, NAYARIT       photo:  Frank Ohly

ALTAVELA, NAYARIT -NO QUERÍA ESTERILIZAR  A SU PERRO.  CHOSE NOT TO NEUTER HIS DOG.

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

GATOS DURMIENDO DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA – ALTAVELA


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN ALTAVELA: 1.600 PESOS (1,000 of which were donated by good friend Maca MacMorran, who was happy to visit the clinic with me).


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Schools out for summer vacation.  No education programs until classes resume.

NIÑOS CON LOS LIBRITOS EDUCACIÓNAL DE PEACEANIMALS PARA COLOREAR – ALTAVELA, NAYARIT



VALLE DORADO:  PEACEAnimals visited this inland town close to Nuevo Vallarta a couple of months ago.  As the need was so great then, the team returned to the same location at the grassy plaza.  At six-thirty Wednesday morning, the line to register pets had begun to form.  At 8:30, the vets began their work in the small, enclosed office space.  Unfortunately, the AC wasn´t working, so fans were brought in.   Our clinic will be in Valle Dorado again next week.

CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN VALLE DORADO:

MALE DOGS – 15; FEMALE DOGS – 52; MALE CATS – 24; FEMALE CATS – 54

TOTAL:  145  PLUS  PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR:

1 DOG WITH 8 FETUSES;  1 DOG WITH 5 FETUSES; 1 CAT WITH 4 FETUSES; 1 CAT WITH 3 FETUSES; 1 CAT WITH 
2 FETUSES …  TOTAL ANIMALS NOT BORN TO SUFFER:  22

VALLE DORADO


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN VALLE DORADO: 1,710 PESOS

Aurora Ubeda Perez- daily lunches for the vet team  MIL GRACIAS

LESLIE CARATACHEA – VALLE DORADO – photo:  Linda Stewart

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN VOLCANES:  460 PESOS (July 30)



DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  

Michael Turner – $50 USD (monthly)
Humane Society – Portland, Ore. – 3 small used kennels and 2 used wire kennels – collected and brought down by Amy Welch, treasurer of PEACEAnimals and Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.

CHECANDO SU MASCOTA ANTES DE CIRUGÍA – VALLE DORADO


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.


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


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

ESPERANDO SUS MASCOTAS – VALLE DORADO




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 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


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.


GREATERGOOD – PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. 
LESLIE – PREPARANDO DAR UN TRANQUILZANTE A UN PERRO BRAVO – ALTAVELA – PREPARING TO TRANQUILIZE AN AGGRESSIVE DOG BEFORE SURGERY



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.



SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT


July 18-21 – Valle Dorado, Nayarit – calle Valle Grande – en la oficina de la delegación cerca de la iglesia – MISMO LUGAR QUE LA SEMANA PASADA.
  
Hwy 200 north into Nayarit.   After Waterpark on the left you will see a big Pemex on the right.
Slow down and be in the right lane. Before the road starts up hill over a bridge, be in the far right lane exit lane.   1st light (by Chedraui Shopping Center) turn right on Valle de Mexico.   Go about 7 blocks and right on Valle Grande,   then about 3 blocks – the square is on the left side.
Left on Valle de Aosta. 

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.

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.


VINO PARA ESTERILIZAR A UNA HEMBRA Y UN MACHO – VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT


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

VOLUNTARIAS – VALLE DORADO – foto:  Linda Stewart

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.

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

VOLUNTARIAS – VALLE DORADO – photo:  Linda Stewart (organizadora de la clíknica)


LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.

NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO, POR FAVOR


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, 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

VOLUNTARIA LIMPIANDO EQUIPO DE CIRUGÍA – ALTAVELA – YOUNG VOLUNTEER CLEANING SURGICAL EQUIPMENT

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.

VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT

    

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



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