CALLE EASY – CONCHAS CHINAS
EASY STREET (Calle Easy),  in lower Conchas Chinas,  a few miles south of town, is the cobbled road with a stone retaining wall.  The road curves down from the two-lane “highway” 200 and leads to a very pretty beach with sand castle-like rock formations and small coves.   During summer months, the main main part of Conchas Chinas beach is sprinkled with colorful, rented umbrellas.  

Early mornings, when the sun is sending its first, soft light to earth, and late in the day when the sun begins to disappear, are perfect times for a swim. The beach is almost empty and the temperature of the water is a bit cooler than the 84 degrees at other hours.

There are been grey-clouded teases of rain in late afternoons.  Cicadas send their electric buzzes out into dark night and the air in our garden is dense with the fragrance of night blooming jasmine.
But it doesn´t rain.  Rains for June are more than 50% less than the amount of rain received in Puerto Vallarta last June.  Weather forecasts for July are upwards of 50% less rain than July 2018.  Water reserves are low and there is no more taking it for granted.

DAWN – CONCHAS CHINAS BEACH – LA MADRUGADA – PLAYA CONCHAS CHINAS

         

LATER AFTERNOON SWIM AT CONCHAS CHINAS –  NADANDO MUY TARDE
Below is weather forecast beginning Sunday, July 14th.  To date, these have been about 30% accurate.
Sun
Scattered Thunderstorms
30°
26°
Mon
Thunderstorm
31°
25°
Tue
Scattered Thunderstorms
31°
25°
Wed
Scattered Thunderstorms
32°
25°
Thu
Scattered Thunderstorms
32°
26°
Fri
Thunderstorm
30°
24°
Sat
Thunderstorm
29°
24°
Sun
Thunderstorm
30°
24°

WATER:  If you live here, you are no doubt aware of the situation regarding the Horcones river.  This beautiful river forks down from the pine-topped Sierra Madres and empties into the fishing village of Boca de Tomatlán.  The plan made by an individual or business entity was to build a hydroelectric plant at the Horcones.

Dynamiting took place without legal permits, causing damage to the environment and killing scores of fish and shrimp.  Protests have been organized and two temporary stop work orders have been put in place.  There are rumors about who or what is in charge of this project, but no confirmation to date.  The great singer and songwriter, Lila Downs, has spoken out against damming the río Horcones.   http://aguaparatodos.org.mx/video-defensa-del-rio-los-horcones-puerto-vallarta-jalisco-mexico-por-lila-downs/

LILA DOWNS HABLA POR EL RÍO HORCONES

To know more about the Horcones river and the plans for damming it – Spanish or English – https://www.change.org/p/sergio-grafm-lopezobrador-victormtoledo-semarnat-mx-declarar-el-ca%C3%B1%C3%B3n-r%C3%ADo-los-horcones-%C3%A1rea-natural-protegida-protect-the-horcones-river    Signing the petition against it may help, ditto letters to newspapers and the mayor.

PEACEANIMALS ADVISORY BOARD:  Angela Kelleher,  tireless and enthusiastic volunteer from Canada, has been unanimously voted on to the advisory board.  She has been great at securing and organizing needed volunteers for the clinics and has agreed to be volunteer coordinator.  Angela is a three-quarter time resident of Puerto Vallarta.

ANGELA KELLEHER, VOLUNTARIA EXTRAORDINARIA Y NUEVA COORDINADORA DE VOLUNTARIOS – IXTAPA

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On hold until schools back in session.

VICKI – ADORABLE JOVEN VOLUNTARIA QUE TIENE PLAN PARA SER VETERINARIA –
ADORABLE YOUNG VOLUNTEER WHO PLANS TO BE A VET

IXTAPA is a busy municipality northeast of centro Vallarta, just off the 544 road to San Sebastián.  Approaching Ixtapa, one passes  a large prison on the right.  There are booths across the street from the prison that rent hats, purses and clothing so visitors can look their best.

VOLUNTARIAS- IXTAPA

PEACEAnimals has visited Ixtapa several times, always using the location in the empty government space across from the main plaza.  This time we were in a large cluster of small, cement houses.  In one of them, donated by the very gracious owner,  the vet team operated inside an empty downstairs room.  Volunteers, and there were several, monitored pets post surgery in the adjoining cement patio. On Wednesday, our first clinic day and with only two vets, 43 cats and dogs were sterilized.  This would not have been possible without the several volunteers who assisted.  Angela Kelleher played no small part in this very successful clinic.

FELIZES EN IXTAPA


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA – July 3-6

FEMALE DOGS –  30 
MALE DOGS – 16 
FEMALE CATS – 59;
MALE CATS – 44

TOTAL: 149!  

PLUS pregnancies terminated for:
1 dog with 4 fetuses; 3 cats with 4 fetuses each; 1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 5 fetuses =
27 animals not born to suffer.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA;  1,220 pesos

The clinic was underwritten in part by the anonymous and generous donation of $10,000 USD, which pays for 5.56 PEACEAnimals clinics.  56% cost of this clinic resulted in the sterilization of
83  cats and dogs.  TOTAL: 785 

LAS VARAS, NAYARIT is a 2-2.5 hour drive south from Vallarta.  Because of the distance, I didn´t attend this clinic.  The internet describes las Varas as a former  hacienda (estate) that became a pueblo in 1935.  It is as a small, traditional Mexican town with poverty, about 12 km from the popular beach resort of Chacala.

Las Varas, Nayarit

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS VARAS, NAYARIT – JULY 10-13

MALE DOGS: 7; FEMALE DOGS: 103; MALE CATS – 12; FEMALE CATS – 31  

TOTAL: 153!  (note the usual disparity between male and female sterilizations).

PLUS PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR:  1 dog with 11 fetuses; 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 6 fetuses  = 25 animals not born to suffer

GATOS RECUPERANDO – LAS VARAS, NAY.    foto:  Leslie Caratachea

THIS CLINIC WAS UNDERWRITTEN BY THE GENEROUS DONATION OF $10,000 FROM AN ANONYMOUS FAMILY FOUNDATION.  THE GIFT WILL UNDERWRITE 5.56 CLINICS.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS VARAS – 210 PESOS – an indicator of the difficult economic situation there.

LAS VARAS, NAYARIT –  foto:  leslie Caratachea

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Michael Turner – $50 USD (monthly)
Nancy Chapman – 2 used Costco dog beds – passed on to LADRA

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

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OTRA JOVEN VOLUNTARIA – IXTAPA
ANOTHER YOUNG VOLUNTEER


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

JULIO

17-20 -Puerto Vallarta – col. la Floresta (48290) calle Miguel Ángel Robles # 281 – en la Hacienda las Méxicanas – cruza con calle Jalisco (direcciónens abajo)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/20%C2%B040’04.1%22N+105%C2%B013’05.7%22W/@20.6678056,-105.2204387,17z/data=!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x84214f615993181d:0xa6122b5c9a45ea8f!2sMiguel+Angel+Robles,+Puerto+Vallarta,+Jal.!3b1!8m2!3d20.667201!4d-105.2170306!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d20.6678133!4d-105.2182537

24-27 -Tomatlán – Cabo Corrientes – salon de usos múltiples Abel Salgado Velasco –
avenida Revolución (sin número) esquina Chapultepec frente a la espalda.


31-3 de Agosto – el Porvenir, Nayarit – en la casa ejidal – entre calles 12 de octubre y
16 de octubre (organizada por Linda Stewart)

LAS VARAS NAYARIT – foto:  Leslie Caratachea

7-10 – Ixtapa –

14-17 – Atenguillo (cerca de Mascota)

21-24 – Valle Dorado, Nayarit (organizada por Linda Stewart)

28-31 – Puerto Vallarta – Col. Mojoneras

CLÍNICA EN LAS VARAS – foto: Leslie Caratachea

SEPTIEMBRE:

2-5 – (lunes, martes, jueves, miércoles) Puerto Vallarta – col. el Mangal

11-14 – Puerto Vallarta – colonia centro ¿el Arrayan?

18-21 – Valle de Banderas, Nayarit
PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690
BILL ADOPTÓ UNA MEZCLA SALCHICHA DE 10 AÑOS EN EL ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) – CON DRA. NAYELI

My friend Bill Goodloe wanted to adopt an older dog that didn´t have much chance of finding a home.  At the Acopio/Albergue (no-kill city shelter), he chose “Sandy,” a ten-year old female Doxie-mix.  She had arrived at the shelter with broken ribs after having been hit by a car. Sandy is now happily at home with “Corky,” the small female dog Bill adopted at the Acopio/Albergue two years ago.

“Chapo” (“Shorty”),  a Pit Bull who had lived in a cage at the Acopio for four years, was recently adopted by César, who  renamed his new pet “Guapo” (“Handsome”).    César, who volunteers at the Acopio almost daily, said Guapo was the first dog he had walked there, and changed apartments so he could give this great dog a home.

“GUAPO” – ADOPTADO DESPUÉS DE VIVIR 4 AÑOS EN EL ACOPIO/ALBERGUE – PÒR VOLUNTARIO CÉSAR

There are more than 60 dogs and a couple of dozen kittens and cats waiting for adoption at the Albergue (Acopio).  Approximately one-third of the dogs are Pit Bulls.  All dogs will have been vaccinated against parvo and distemper, tested for disease and sterilized before going to new homes.  Cats are tested for leukemia and AIDS and given the triplicate vaccine. Adoption fee for small dogs and cats is 263 pesos.  For dogs that weigh over 10 kilos – 473 pesos.

 FOTOS/NOMBRES/DATOS DE PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE (ACOPIO).
DONACIÓN:  273 PESOS          https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html
TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS. 
  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) 113-3955  PARA 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.  PEACEAnimals has 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.  
 FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS en PUERTO VALLARTA.  

 
PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher – Coordinadora – [email protected]
                                                          http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

         

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS in Puerto Vallarta.    Please contact Angela Keller, coordinator – [email protected], or just drop by.  FOR INFORMATION:
 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

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
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