|PALMAS – EL DOMINGO ANTES DE PASCUA – LA IGLEASIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE|
The ringing of church bells began in the early morning on Palm Sunday. Churches were bedecked inside and out with palms, and on steps and sidewalks outside the churches, a large variety of decorative woven palms were being sold.
The Sunday before was our normal panga excursion from Boca de Tomatlán.
|BAHÍA DE BANDERAS – AVES Y DELFINES COMIENDO CAMARONES|
Observing a large flock of seabirds after an hour of navigating towards the Marietas islands, captain Daniel approached and idled the engine. In the water were large numbers of tiny orange shrimp. Devouring them were terns and boobies and a mega pod of dolphins. Curious, some of the dolphins swam next to and under the panga. Because they continued to stay near us, we slid into the water, where could hear their squeaks and clicks and know we were being beamed by dolphins.
BOCA DE TOMATLAN:
|FOTO DEL MUELLE EN BOCA – TEMPRANO EN LA MAÑANA – VIEW FROM BOCA PIER EARLY MORNING|
This small village has been the site this last week for a peaceful protest against plans to dam the Horcones (“Forks”) river and build a hydroelectric plant for a real estate development. This is the beautiful river that wends its way down 6,000 feet from the Sierras, runs through the beautiful Botanical Gardens and empties into Boca. For an excellent report written for Banderas News: http://www.banderasnews.com/1902/nb-vallarta-rio-horcones-canyon-endangered.htm
|RÍO HORCONES – JARDÍNES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA|
SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT: This is a ranch and agricultural valley with three towns named after saints. After driving north and turning east at Mezcales, the first town is San Vicente, followed by San Jose del Valle (created from six large haciendas) and then San Juan de Abajo. PEACEAnimals visits these areas regularly due to the enormous need for spay/neuter.
The drive from Vallarta, depending on which saint one is visiting, takes 45-60 minutes. There was a long line of pet owners waiting with their cats and dogs when I arrived at 8 AM on Wednesday, March 27th. The location was at the end of a very long driveway next to a private home. A tent had been set up to provide shade. A very pleasant, middle-age woman with long, loose black hair and dark red lipstick brought in five, two-month old abandoned kittens and four homeless cats. She hopes to find homes for all of them, as her neighbors are poisoning cats.
|CLÍNICA EN SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT|
TOTAL: 135 PLUS pregnancies terminated for:
1 cat with 6 fetuses; 3 cats with 4 fetuses each;
1 dog with 4 fetuses = 18 animals not born to suffer
Donations at clinic in San Jose del Valle, Nayarit:
|FLAQUITA PERRITA CALLEJERA ADOPTADA Y TRAIDA A LA CLÍNICA EN SAN JOSE – SKINNY, YOUNG STREET DOG ADOPTED TWO WEEKS AGO AND BROUGHT TO CLINIC IN SAN JOSÉ.|
This clinic was made possible by a generous donation from
FRIENDS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS (FOHA). www.fohari.com
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Monzón Brewing (www.monzonbrewing.com) – 1,400 pesos (“Drops in a Bucket” program for the month of March).
Pam Lock – $100 USD
|5 GATITOS – RESCATADOS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT|
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea, director of education program, presented to 60 students at the Secundaria 29 school in colonia Infonavit on March 29th.
|NIÑA CON SU MASCOTA Y LIBRITO DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAY.|
In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.
|ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA – SAN JOSÉ DEL VALLE, NAYARIT|