In Puerto Vallarta, the first Twelve Days of Christmas are observed with evening “pilgrimages” along cobbled Juarez street, a main artery into centro.  The processions end at the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the great ringing of bells.  The celebrations are a combination of religion and carnival.  Candle-holding worshipers singing the not very melodic”la Guadalupana,” brass marching bands and folkloric and Aztec costumed dancers.  Street food is sold on all sides of every corner – tacos, tostadas, tamales, enchiladas, quesadillas, hamburgers, hot dogs and an enormous variety of desserts, many of them homemade.  Families sit on sidewalks watching the show while children laugh as they chase  bubbles being blown by vendors.  

PROCESSIONS ON JUAREZ STREET – PEREGRINACIÓNES


GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS:  An anonymous animal lover/advocate/rescuer has pledged to match donations made to PEACEAnimals up to $3,000 USD. To donate, please go to our website – www.peaceanimals – and click on “donate” if you would like to help animals here at Christmas.  There is an endless supply of animals needing to be sterilized.  This generous matching gift offer is good through January 1, 2019.

CAFE CHAPULTEPEC – SUBASTA EN EL INTERNET PARA PEACEANIMALS  www.32auctions.com/AuctionPA2019


PEACEANIMALS ONLINE AUCTION:  There are a few hours lfet to bid.  Auction closes at 8 PM on Saturday, December 15th.  As of this writing, $5,013 US has been raised.  
www.32auctions.com/AuctionPA2019

Cuadro de Lee Chapman en la subasta del internet para conseguir fondos para PEACEAnimals.


ELUSIVE REDHEAD:  The red-headed Xoloscuintle 
(Mexican Hairless dog) had been named “Shakira” by her owner.  She was beaten and left on the highway near Playas Gemalas after killing one of the man´s chickens.  For several years, a few individuals had tried to capture the elusive and beautiful Xolo.  At least one  male dog found her during some of her heats.  It´s very possible the Xolo had given birth to dozens of puppies over the years.

A year-and-a-half ago, Juanito Osuna began feeding and giving water to the Xolo.  He hired Anabel to help him build a sheltered corral in the hills where the Xolo and her pups of different ages could eat and sleep.  Weeks ago Juanito noticed that Shakira was pregnant again and made the decision to begin an emergency capture/rescue.  
“SHAKIRA” EL 6 DE DICIEMBRE


Ofelia Osuna McHugh,  PEACEanimamls board member and her brother Juanito employed a cousin, Fernando Holschneider, a wildlife management expert, to capture Shakira.  A 4´x 6´trap was built, with the hope that the Xolo would go into it before giving birth. But on December 8th, Shakira was discovered in full labor next to the corral.  Eight puppies were born on the hill.  Peacefully taken to MASCOTAS vet clinic, the mama Xolo gave birth to four more there.
Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, owners of LADRA rescue refuge and advisory board members of PEACEAnimals, agreed to take the family of thirteen the following day.  Hopefully Shakira, who will get a new name, will be socialized during the three-month wait for the puppies to get their first vaccines and be sterilized.  Shakira´s romeo, a handsome, black retriever-mix, will be neutered this week. 

BEBÉ – EN MASCOTAS EL 8 DE DICIEMBRE

Ongoing efforts are underway to trap and sterilize the four older siblings of the new puppies.  If unable to be socialized, they will be released where found.  As of this writing, the older pups have been avoid the trap.  The only animal caught after the mama was taken from the hill was a tlacuache.

Juan Osuna is sponsoring the Xolo family at LADRA.  Four of the newborn puppies are hairless like their mama.  If interested, please contact LADRA via FB.
SHAKIRA EL 9 DE DICIEMBRE – EN LADRA CON SUS 12 BEBÉS

Note:  In July, Juan was able to capture one of Shakira´s black puppies, which was accepted at the SPCAPV,  named “Milo” and for adoption. 

PLAZA PRINCIPAL DE IXTAPA – ATRÁS DEL AYUTAMIENTO DONDE SIEMPRE TENEMOS LAS CLÍNICAS


MANDARINAS EN EL MERCADO DE IXTAPA

IXTAPA: Although we had held a 3 1/2-day clinic in this municipality a 45-minute drive northeast from Vallarta approximately a month ago, the demand was great for a return visit.
I was at the clinic Wednesday, which is always the weekly outdoor market surrounding the main plaza.  Fragrant tangerines from Vera Cruz were being sold at 25 pesos for three kilos.  With tender memories of Christmas stockings filled with tangerines, chocolates and small treasures, I bought nine kilos of tangerines,  

UNA PAREJA DE VALLARTA QUE TRAYERON PERROS RESCATADOS


IXTAPA – DECIDIÓ ULTIMAMENTE QUE SÍ


Kennels at the clinic were full of animals waiting to be sterilized.  A young couple from Puerto Vallarta brought in two dogs they had rescued from the street.   The pretty, young woman helped me convince a large man with no upper front teeth to leave his dog at the clinic for neutering.  

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA- 
DECEMBER 12-15: Male dogs -17 ; Female dogs – 60; Male cats – 28; Female cats – 48

TOTAL: 153!
PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses and 1 cat with 5 fetuses

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA: 1,600 pesos

DR. ANTHONY- CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA


THE CLINIC IN IXTAPA WAS POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE FUND (Scotland).

DR. POLI – CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Pat and Dave Dick – $500 CA

Corinne Eastham -Wells Cargo 12-foot cargo trailer purchased in 2000. It has two doors,  plenty of stand-up room and will be painted red, lettered with PEACEAnimals and used for our mobile clinics.  http://wellscargo.com/models#281

Steve Stowell – “Big fan here.  I’m rewriting my living trust and would like to include the Peace Clinic.  Could you please tell me the exact Legal Name and provide the EIN and any other info you think essential…”

Bo Jarnstedt – $100 USD

Leslie Unger – $100 USD

DONATION TO THE VET TEAM:

Troy Valens, owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey, invited to the vet team and their available partners to Cheeky Monkey for dinner on December 14th.

VICKI THORNE-OHLY, FRANK OHLY(STAR VOLUNTEER), DR. POLI AND HIS WIFE CONCHA, DR. PACHECO (ACROSS FROM CONCHA); LESLIE CARATACHEA AND DR. ANTHONY –  CHEEKY MONKEY


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  No school program for Ixtapa on December 11th.

CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA


HORARIO/SCHEDULE:
DECEMBER

17-20 (LUNES HASTA MEDIO DÍA JUEVES) – PORVENIR
(2 rancherías después de Mezcales) calle 12 de Octubre – espaldas Casa Ejidal Hwy 200 north into Nayarit
After Walmart stay in right lane. No not go over bridge
Go right at light in Mezcales
Drive through San Vicente
Enter El Porvenir
Turn left on Calle Benito Juarez (just before town square)
Park your car and walk left around the corner  on Calle 12 de Octubre. Peace trailer off the street.

VACACIÓNES – CHRISTMAS VACATION

JANUARY

9-12 -Parque Lineal – Pitillal

13-19 – Parque Lineal – Pitillal

23-26 – Valle Dorado – en la delegación

30-2 February – los Tamarindos

FEBRUARY 6-9 – Coapinole

February 13-16 – EL TUITO- la casita de Kai Doyle

20-23 – San Blas, Nayarit – PETS FOR LIFE

27-March 2 – Bucerias, Nayarit – PETS FOR LIFE

March 6-9 – la Cruz, Nayarit – PETS FOR LIFE

APRIL – TBA

MAY – 15-18 – San Juan de Abajo

CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA

   


FOR INFORMATION ON RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE CITY SHELTER (FORMER CENTRO DE ACOPIO) HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES,  DESCRIPTIONS AND HOW LONG THE DOG HAS BEEN THERE.

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

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).

IXTAPA – 12/12/2017

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 CITY SHELTER – 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.



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 clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a registered Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.

LESLIE, VET TECH, PREPARANDO UNA GATA PARA CIRUGÍA – IXTAPA

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. 

CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA

PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week.  The fifth person every Wednesday and Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly.  If donating, please advise day so we can create lunch schedule.  Donated lunches mean savings can be used for purchases of clinic supplies.  

NECESITATAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO

WE ARE IN VERY SERIOUS NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AT  CLINICS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or [email protected], or just drop by. 

FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

WE NEED USED OR NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS.  WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.  PLEASE DONATE IF POSSIBLE.

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

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:  

            


  

FELIZ NAVIDAD



Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

PEACEANIMALS, A.C.
RFC  PEA140306l12
Our mailing address is:
La Puntilla – 6B
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, NAY 63732
MEXICO
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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.

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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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