TEMPORARY TOWERS (TORRES) BUILT ON THE MALECÓN
FOR THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS SYMPOSIUM

TOROS Y TORRES EN EL MALECÓN

BULLS ON THE MALECÓN- Eight life size, aluminum and paper-covered bulls announced the arrival of the 17th International Symposium of Fireworks May 6-10.  The last one held in Vallarta was ten years ago, when towers were built at the stadium for launching the extraordinary “luces artificiales.”

MALECÓN                                        Photo credit: Nancy Chapman

My favorite bull was the glittering one with no bandarillas piercing
its body.  Bullfighting is not a sport.  The costumes,  music and pageantry are wonderful, but this  “competition” is not a fair one and is extreme cruelty to animals.

Wednesday, May 8th at 2 pm was the only daylight display of fireworks.  Low towers built next to the bulls were used to set off very loud bangs and hisses of oversize firecrackers on spinning wheels of different sizes.  Onlookers were enveloped in clouds of rainbow-colored sulphur in the closed-off street next to the malecón.

All other firework displays were set off at about 9:30 at night from three very high, temporary towers on the malecón and several tethered barges in the bay facing the malecón.  The shows lasted approximately thirty minutes each night and were spectacularly beautiful.  Accompanied by booms, squeals, crackles,  sizzles and fizzles,  the sky dazzled and glittered with otherworldly meteors, comets, asteroids, falling stars and shooting stars.  Above this brilliant display was a slender white crescent moon surrounded by unseen stars.

Alas, fireworks are pollutants, leaving behind smoke, metal particles, and harmful chemicals  and toxins, some of which never decompose or disintegrate.  In Sydney, Australia, fireworks are 100% carbon neutral, and in parts of Europe, there are “quiet” fireworks, to prevent livestock and pets from being terrorized.

                                BARCAZAS EN LA BAHÍA FRENTE DEL MALECÓN       photo credit:  Nancy Chapman                                     

IZGLESIA DE LA LUZ DEL MUNDO
ATRÁS DE LA CLÍNICA EN MEZCALES

MEZCALES – Driving north 40 minutes on highway 200 and before reaching the upscale beach town of Bucerias, is the small, inland town of Mezcales in the state of nearby Nayarit.   The clinic took place in a small, unoccupied one-story cement house across the street from the very tall and imposing Pentecostal Iglesia de la Luz del Mundo.  There is a matching one in Puerto Vallarta off the libramiento, aka tunnel road.  Both are very visible landmarks in the area of Banderas Bay.

As in most Mexican towns and neighborhoods, there is poverty in Mezcales.  A colorfully dressed woman wearing a pink bandana and pink athletic shoes brought in her two medium-size dogs.  The female, whose long, withered teats were evidence of litters of puppies,  was in heat.  When I asked the owner how many litters the dog had had, she shook her head,  threw her arms up in the air and exclaimed “at least five.”  I watched the two dogs follow her home to the tin shack next to the freeway.

ELEGIENDO COLLARES PARA SUS PERROS QUE ANDAN SUELTOS EN LA CALLE.  LA HEMBRA HABIA TENIDO MÁS QUE 5 CAMADAS Y ESTABA EN CELO.  MEZCALES.  CHOOSING COLLARS FOR HER DOGS THAT RUN LOOSE ON THE STREET.  THE FEMALE WAS IN HEAT.


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC- MEZCALES, NAYARIT- 
MAY 8-11: 

SACANDO CUERDAS Y PONIENDO COLLARES Y CORREAS DONADOS  EN SUS PERROS RESCATADOS.
REMOVING ROPE “LEASHES” AND PUTTING DONATED COLLARS AND LEASHES ON THEIR RESCUE DOGS. MEZCALES

Female dogs – 46; Male dogs- 21; Female cats – 26 ; Male cats – 20 

TOTAL:  113

67% (77 cats and dogs) of the clinic in Mezcales was made possible by the generous matching gift of $3,000 USD made in December by Juanito Osuna.  Combined with 128 animals sterilized in Pitillal the week before, Juanito´s donation resulted in the sterilization of 174 cats and dogs.  

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN MEZCALES:  1,120 pesos

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL May 2-4: 1,100 pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  None recorded this past week.  Amy Welch, treasurer, is on an extended vacation with very little access to internet.  

CLÍNICA EN MEZCALES

In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.

GATITO JDE 8 SEMANAS ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA – MEZCALES
8-WEEK OLD KITTEN NAPPING BEFORE SURGERY


HORARIO/SCHEDULE:
15-18 – San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit
22-25 Mascota, Jalisco – at the Lion´s Club – main road in town
28-31 – San Blas, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

JUNIO

June 5-8- Nayarit (organized by Linda Stewart)
JUNE 12-15 – Colonia Volcanes, Puerto Vallarta (organized by Megan Shelton)
June 19-22 – Parque Lineal, Pitillal
June 26-29 – Nayarit (organized by Linda Stewart)

JULIO


24-27 -Tomatlán – Cabo Corrientes

PERRO SUELTO Y NO ESTERILIZADO FRENTE DE LA CLÍNICA EN MEZCALES
FRIENDLY UNNEUTERED  DOG LOOSE IN THE STREET ACROSS FROM THE CLINIC IN MEZCALES
PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE, THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690
 FOTOS/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE
  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);   OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER – (322) 293-3690

 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  – LLAME  A LA POLICA – 911 – 

Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE – o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690



LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/

PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR OUR VET TEAM.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

 has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week.  Extra person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise when you would like to donate.  DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.

¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS en PUERTO VALLARTA.  Siempre tenemos en Nayarit.
 PARA AVISAR:  Leslie Caratachea por FB o [email protected]gmail.com
                                                          http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

         

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS in Puerto Vallarta.  Clinics in the state of Nayarit are always fully staffed with volunteers.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or just drop by.  
FOR INFORMATION:   http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
   
EL PERRO CON OJOS AZULES CHECANDO PERROS EN HAULAS – MEZCALES
ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.

 $$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) 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 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 to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007
PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM – EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
 Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $1,800 US AND MORE:  
            

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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