EL DESFILE DE CHARROS EN VALLARTA         todas fotos del día del charro:  Vicki Thorne-Ohly

DÍA DEL CHARRO –  A native of the province of Salamanca, Spain, is called a “charro.”  One surmises that these Spaniards brought horses and the word “charro” with them to Jalisco and other central Mexican states after the conquest of México.  Similar to a “vaquero” (“cowboy,” derived from the Spanish word “vaca,” meaning “cow”) and also similar to a “ranchero,” a charro is different regarding culture, etiquette, and social status. 

EMILIANO ZAPATA  EN COSTUMBRE DE CHARRO – LEADING FIGURE OF THE 1910 REVOLUTION AND ADMIRED FOR HIS EXCELLENT HORSEMANSHIP AND TRAINER OF HORSES.
FATHER OF 16 CHILDREN,  HIS DAUGHTER ANITA ( short for Paulina Ana Marímarcha Zapata Portillo ) WAS A SUFFRAGIST WHO FOUGHT FOR THE VOTE OF MEXICAN WOMEN AND WAS THE FIRST FEMALE FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF MORELOS. 

The traditional dress of the charro is very distinctive – a heavily embroidered jacket and tightly cut trousers worn with an oversize, wide-brimmed sombrero.  


After the conquest of Mexico by Spain in the early 16th century,  the Viceroyalty of New Spain, with very few exceptions, prohibited Native Americans from riding or owning horses.  After the 1810 Mexican War of Independence, horse riding became popular and provided jobs for plantation workers,  messengers, mercenaries and bandits.  It also provided a pleasant pastime.


In the 1930´s the “charreada” (“charrería”) became the official sport of Mexico. A competitive sixteenth century Spanish tradition, the charreada is similar to a rodeo.  It always involves cattle and/or horses and consists of nine events for men and one for women.


The National Day of the Charro is celebrated every September 14th with parades, charreadas and fiestas.   The parade on the malecón of gorgeous, prancing horses and elegant charros was a thrilling sight. 

ALL THE PRANCING HORSES



“EL GRITO”/MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY  – Every year on September 15th at approximately 11 PM, Mexico celebrates the “Grito de la Indpendencia,”  the call to arms made by Miguel Hidalgo. a Roman Catholic priest.  The call to revolt, accompanied by ringing of the church bell in Dolores (now named Dolores Hidalgo),  Guanajuato, was made at 2:30 on the morning of September 16th, 1810. 

   
The Mexican War of Independence of 1810 is not to be confused with the Mexican Revolution, also known as the Mexican Civil War, which took place one hundred years later.

CALLE JUAREZ / PTO. VALLARTA – SEPTMEIBRE


To celebrate the ringing of the church bell in Dolores on what is now Independence Day, red, white and green tinsel Christmas bell decorations were strung across Juarez, the main street in centro.  They will stay in place until after the New Year.

PUESTA DEL SOL – PUERTO VALLARTA – SUNSET


Weather stays remarkably pleasant for the normally hot and humid month of September.  Although the cicadas have flown away, it is still raining every week, which wasn´t the case this past summer.  Temperatures are in the low 90´s with humidity in the mid-80s.  Skies are still blue,  breezes are blowing and even though glasses fog over when exiting an AC car,  the heat is not yet oppressive.

EMPTY PLAZA DE LAS JUNTAS – PLAZA VACÍA 


BEACH DOG:  He arrived at la Rosita beach while I was away for two weeks.  After seeing him twice when I returned, the dog migrated down to los muertos beach.  He has been playing there in the mornings with other dogs and spends afternoons sleeping at the nearby Page in the Sun restaurant.   I picked him up there a week ago Saturday afternoon, named him “Bruno” for now and took him the following morning to the Sunday free Colina clinic.  He was diagnosed with giardia, an intestinal infection resulting from drinking contaminated water and a mild case of ehrlichia, transmitted by the brown tick.  Bruno was boarded at the Old Town Vet for a week while he recovered. He is four years old,  sweet, smart, playful and needs a good home.   You can meet Bruno at Page in the Sun any afternoon.  Employees are giving him his daily meds for the next three weeks.

NOTE:  Dr. Javier at “Old Town Vet” gives 20% discount for rescues.  322 276-2591

A DAILY SIESTA AT PAGE IN THE SUN FOR BRUNO – SE PUEDE ENCONTRAR ESTE CALLEJERO EN PAGE IN THE SUN – TIENE 4 AÑOS –  ES NOBLE Y DULCE Y NECESITA HOGAR.



LAS JUNTAS is a small town located in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta.  The drive takes about 40 minutes from centro driving north on highway 200.   Past the airport is Home Deport and immediately after it is a stop light where one makes an immediate turn to the east.  That street is Revolución, which leads directly to the town plaza where the church and government offices  (la delegación) are. 

On one side of the square is a rather unusual looking, modern brick and cement church with two steeples.  Immediately adjacent to it is a tortilla factory.  Parked in front of it the morning I was there was a truck loaded with heavy bags of white corn.  One person would slide a bag from the far end of the inside of the truck and lift it onto the back of the second person´s sweat-soaked t-shirt, who would carry it into the factory.

 A UN LADO DE LA IGLESIA – UNA TORTILLERÍA – LAS JUNTAS



The clinic in las Juntas took place, and always takes place,  in an  untidy, windowless room in the delegación (local government building).  Unfortunately, some of the locals lining up with their pets had to be turned away because the clinics were full every day.

DR. PACHECO EN LA DELEGACIÓN DE LAS JUNTAS

STERILIZATIONS EN LAS JUNTAS – SEPTEMBER 19-22

MALE DOGS – 26; FEMALE DOGS – 45; MALE CATS – 28; FEMALE CATS – 61  TOTAL:  160!  plus

CLÍNICA EN LAS JUNTAS



PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR 1 DOG WITH 11 FETUSES; 2 CATS WITH 4 FETUSES EACH; 2 CATS WITH 3 FETUSES EACH  =  
24 ANIMALS NOT BORN TO SUFFER.


ESPERANDO ESTERILIZCIÓN – DELEGACIÓN DE LAS JUNTAS

DONATIONS AT LAS JUNTAS: 1,660 PESOS (es decir – más o menos 10 pesos por animal en donaciónes – which equals about $.50 USD donation per animal sterilized.

CLÍNICA EN CAMPO VERDE


CAMPO VERDE:  (“Green Field”) – And there were green fields driving past the dusty neighborhood of Mojoneras to this tidy municipality of small, cement houses and paved, cobbled and dirt roads.  Campo Verde is a 30-minute drive northeast from centro Vallarta.


As the original location was found to be unsuitable for this clinic, the state-owned mobile trailer parked in Puerto Vallarta was brought to Campo Verde.  The space inside is small for three vets and a vet tech, but there is AC and we are always grateful for this back-up option.  The tented recovery table was set up outside the mobile unit.  After 9:30, no more pets were able to be registered due to lack of kennels. WE NEED DONATIONS, PLEASE, OF KENNELS.

LESLIE CARATACHEA – PRE-OP – CAMPO VERDE

Cats were, as usual, brought to us in boxes, bird cages and bags.  Several of them had to stay in these improvised carriers until surgery and then put back after they had been monitored and recovered from anesthesia. 

GATITA 3 8 SEMANAS PARA ESTEIRLIZACION – CAMPO VERDE

STERILIZATIONS IN CAMPO VERDE – SEPTEMBER 25-28:

MALE DOGS – 11; FEMALE DOGS – 36; MALE CATS – 23; FEMALE CATS – 43    TOTAL:  113

DONATIONS AT CAMPO VERDE:  Numbers not yet received and will be reported in next blog.

SU TÍO HABÍA QUE NO ESTERIZA, PERO LO TRAJO PARA ESTERILIZAR – CAMPO VERDE – THE YOUNG
BOY´S UNCLE  HAD TOLD THE BOY NOT TO NEUTER HIS DOG, BUT THE BOY MADE THE DECISION TO HAVE THE SURGERY DONE.

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Lilka Jones – $17 USD

Greater Good – $306 USD

Jon Scott – A soft small dog/cat carrier filled with a small collar and leash, dog toys and some meds.  All had belonged to Jon´s beautiful little dog Chai, who was poisoned not very long ago.

JON SCOTT WITH CHAI


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Vet tech and education director, Leslie Caratacha, presented to 40 students at the 21 de marzo school in Coapinole on Tuesday, September 18th.

ESTUDIANTES DE LA ESCUELA JUAN ROLFO EN CAMPO VERDE – photo:  Leslie Caratachea


On Tuesday, September 25. Leslie presented to 63 students at the Juan Rolfo school in Campo Verde.


ESTUDIANTES DE LA ESCUELA JUANROLFO  VISITANDO LA CLÍNICA EN CAMPO VERDE    photo:  leslie

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.
LAS JUNTAS – CON SU GATA ANTES DE CIRUGÍA

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:
October/OCTUBRE

3-6 – Coapinole, Puerto Vallarta – Calle Francisco I. Madero #569….entre 10 de Mayo y 1 de Junio In the section of Coapinole known as Demonio Blanco)  Coming from Costco it takes 10-15 minutes. Continue straight on Calle Francisco Villa passing through Pitillal. Keep going until you see La Hamburguesa Grill on a corner (Calle 16 de Septiembre).  Turn right on 16 of Septiembre, and go up the hill  about 2 blocks until you see a blue and pale green house on the corner ( Calle Francisco I Madero). Turn left and continue on for 1.5 blocks.  You’ll eventually be on a dirt road. A lavender house is on the left side of the street with a palm tree in front.  You will have arrived.

CAMPO VERDE

10-13 – Mezcales, Nayarit – calle Hidalgo entre ave. México y Nezahulcoyoc

17-20 – TBA (todavía no sabemos- pero en Vallarta)

24-27 – Tomatlán, Cabo Nayarit


NOVEMBER 10 &11-MÁSIVA CAMPAÑA DE ESTERILIZACIÓN DE LA FUNDACIÓN CALLE CERO – MUNICIPALIDAD DE LAS JUNTAS – PUERTO VALLARTA


NO HABÍA ESPACIO PARA ELLOS VIERNES EN LAS JUNTAS – NO SPACE FOR THESE DOGS FRIDAY.


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

SWEET DOG IN LAS JUNTAS HAD GIVEN BIRTH 4 WEEKS BEFORE, SO NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SPAYING.  DULCE PERRITA HABÍA DADO LA LUZ 4 SEMANAS ANTES, ENTONCES ERA DEMASIADO PRONTO PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN.  SE NECESITAN 8 SEMANAS.

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).

LESLIE CARATACHEA – VET TECH Y DIRECTORA DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN – LAS JUNTAS

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

DESIGNATED LINE WITH WEEKLY 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” (“PATRULLA VERDE”)

  
COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC – Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals  will be accepted.  Address: 496 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic – Facebook.

LOCAL EN CAMPO VERDE PARA LA CLÍNICA


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

SKINNY. YOUNG DOG ABANDONED BY OWNERS AFTER DOG GAVE BIRTH TO A LITTER.  NEIGHBORS ARE FEEDING HER AND BROUGHT THE DOG TO CLINIC IN CAMPO VERDE.  JOVEN PERRITA FLACA ABANDONADA POR SUS DUEÑOS DESPUÉS DE ELLA DIÓ LA LUZ.  LOS VECINOS ESTÁN DANDOLA DE COMER Y LA TRAJERON PARA ESTERILIZAR. – CAMPO VERDE.


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.


If you would like to hire the Pets for Life team for your area,  please contact the director, Dr. Poli.  Poli and his team are also available for individual vet services.   [email protected]  

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 registered Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.

GATA EN BOLSA PARA ESTERILIZAR – CAMPO VERDE

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.

PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR VET TEAM.   PEDIMOS 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.  The fifth person every Wednesdays and Thursdays is star volunteer, Frank Ohly.


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.

FRANK OHLY – STAR VOLUNTEER – CAMPO VERDE – EN VALLARTA, ES RARO TENER MÁS VOLUNTARIOS QUE FRANK.  NECESITAMOS.

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: 

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 CAMPO VERDE

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 CAMPO VERDE

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
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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  (322) 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.
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.
RFC  PEA140306l12

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