Sunday, April 28, 2013

BUCERIAS AND BEAUTIFUL BEASTS

YOUNG WOMEN FROM ZINACANTAN SELLING AT THE BUCERIAS MARKET ON SUNDAY
            SEÑORITAS DE ZINACANTAN, CHIAPAS, EN EL MERCADO DE BUCERIAS



An intended drive to La Cruz in the nearby State of Nayarit on Sunday to visit the local market, normally an hour trip, took two hours due to a very crowded bicycle race.   My friend Patricia and I headed back to Bucerias, 40 minutes north of Vallarta, and enjoyed a delicious lunch on the beach, where it is always breezy,  the bay is always rippling and there are  always horses to be ridden.
There are small vendor shops open every day, and on Sunday, for two more Sundays, young women from Chiapas sell wonderful looking machine embroidered rebozos and long skirts.  They will go back to San Cristobal and Zinacantán,  returning in December to the area of the Bay of Banderas to sell the charming handmade stuffed wool animals and embroidered bags and clothing.









ACOPIO DESK AT ADOPTATHON APRIL 20


At the Centro de Acopio adoption day April 21st at the former city hall, I was glad to have been there when two puppies and two dogs, all male and all neutered, were adopted.

FRENCH POODLE ADOPTED FROM THE ACOPIO
AUSTRALIAN SHEEPDOG MIX FROM THE ACOPIO ADOPTED

 A lovely family from Nuevo Vallarta has rescued an 8 month old Terrier mix and brought him to the adoptions (sterilized) in hopes of finding a good home for him – and did.   A white male French Poodle with a Mohawk was brought in by a handsome young man who had found him on the street a week ago.  At the end of the day, it was adopted by a family who waited patiently while their new pet was neutered.  A temporary tent had been set up next to the adoption area for sterilizations.  Thirteen cats and dogs had been sterilized the day before at the Acopio´s mobile clinic in San Esteban.  The people and their pets who had been turned away were told to come to the Adoptathon.  On Saturday,  Dr. Olga sterilized ten cats and dogs.

DR. OLGA IN SURGERY AT ADOPTATHON



PUPPY FROM THE ACOPIO ADOPTED TO FAMILY

TOTAL ADOPTIONS AT THE ADOPTATHON:  Two sterilized kittens from AngeliCAT;

ANGELICAT ADULT CATS FOR ADOPTION

5 sterilized puppies/dogs from the Centro de Acopio; 1 rescued male French Poodle;
RESCUED FRENCH POODLE WITH MOHAWK ADOPTED (RESCATADO & ADOPTADO)
and “Guapo,” the 8-month old Terrier mix that a family found on the street in Nayarit and brought to the Adopathon.  
"GUAPO" BROUGHT IN (NEUTERED) FROM THE STREET AND ADOPTED (RESCATADO & ADOPTADO)
"Guapo" was adopted by Jan Lavender, owner of Galeria Uno, for her son Jason. 



ACOPIO CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ADOPTATHON - NONE WERE

Visiting the Acopio several days later with a gentleman interested in adopting a large dog, I saw the two Xolos tied up in the garden for some fresh air.  They have been at the pound for five months.  “Gringo,” a green-eyed brown and white dog, medium/large size about one year old was also outside.  At the Acopio since October,  he was brought by his owner with such a severe case of mange that most of his hair was missing.  He has recovered and is very pretty, sweet and smart. 

"GRINGO," A GREAT DOG THAT HAS BEEN AT THE ACOPIO FOR 6 MONTHS (EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO. YA TIENE 6 MESES ALLÁ)

 Three of the little black dog´s puppies have died, probably from distemper.  The small brown mama dog and her nine puppies are thriving. Two small dogs left at the Acopio with neurological symptoms are being treated for distemper.  A small, skinny brown dog gave birth at the Acopio but didn´t tear open the sacs and all puppies died.  She is being treated for TVT (transmissible venereal tumor), rampant in Mexico. The tumors are malignant and fatal without treatment – another critical reason for a mass sterilization program. 

CATTERY AT THE ACOPIO

GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO

Approximately 25 beautiful cats and kittens in all colors and sizes rub up against the chicken wire-covered windows of the cattery for scratches and rubs.  Please consider adopting a pet.

CAT WANTS A RUB

DONATIONS FOR SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS:

Connie and Ross Shapiro - $100 U.S.

Carmen Dubroth - $5.00 U.S.

Sandra Essex - $100 CA via CCSHF

Candace Magowan -   $750 CA via CCSHF – “In Honor of Churchill´s spay/neuter services in Puerto Vallarta.”  Her husband, Michael Martin, made the donation through Canadian Children´s Shelter of Hope Foundation (CCSHF).  Martin had won a ride in a P51 Mustang plane at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Florida a couple of weeks ago.   Unable to use the prize, he raffled it off for $750 Canadian.  His wife Candace, a passionate advocate for animals,  requested that the money be donated to the free spay/ neuter clinics in Puerto Vallarta.

Anonymous - $1,000 U.S.  – via TIDES – which charges a 17% processing fee.  Resulting funds for clinics = $865.77 

IF YOU ARE CANADIAN, PLEASE USE CCSHF FOR DONATING TO PEACE CLINICS.  THEIR CHARGES FOR PROCESSING DONATIONS ARE 5%.

!!On April 22, total donations received- $5,227 – matching the $5,000 grant money pledged by generous animal advocates, Neil Sechan and Matt Messner!!   $10,227 raised to date.

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS:

Jennifer Wilde – 6,100 pesos ($500 U.S.)
Ron Ragsdale - $1,000 U.S.
Humane Society International - $10,000 U.S.

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED TO DATE:  $21,666

PLEDGED:  Intuit - $100 – matching gift for Kelly Kowalchuk´s donation.

Sharon Bradford - $10,000 U.S.  matching gift from her family´s WWW Foundation.  Please help us match this!

On one of Sharon´s stays with me, we visited the Acopio, where she adopted a matted and very dirty  two-year old  female white Poodle mix.  Sharon flew home to Santa Barbara with her, where “Olivia” was diagnosed with heartworm and a severe bacterial infection.   Olivia is now six years old, beautiful and thriving. 

SHARON BRADFORD AND OLIVIA (UNA PERRA ADOPTADA DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO HACE 4 AÑOS)

Jennifer Page - $50 CA every first of the month via CCSHF.

PLEASE DONATE SO CLINICS CAN MATCH THE $10,000 PLEDGE!

STERILIZATIONS:  San Pancho, Nay. -  April 17-21  Female Cats – 17; Male cats – 8; Female dogs – 33; Male dogs – 21  TOTAL= 79  PLUS  Pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 7 fetuses; 1 cat with 3 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses; and a consultation for a cat.

Bucerias, Nay.  April 24-27 – Male cats – 6; Female cats – 19; male dogs – 4; Female dogs – 21 TOTAL= 50 plus pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 cat with 3 fetuses; 1 dog with 8 fetutus: 1 dog with 12 fetusus

CLINIC SCHEDULE:  May 2-May 4 – Valle Dorado, Nay.   Address:  Villa Alegre · 288 (almost at the corner of Valle Hermoso).  Note: No clinic Wednesday because of national holiday.  

MAY 8-11 - DOWNTOWN PUERTO VALLARTA -  at Unique ATV tours, on Basillio Badilo (between Jacarandas y Aguacate)

MAY 15-18- LA CRUZ, NAY.

MAY 22-25- DOWNTOWN PUERTO VALLARTA - at Que Pasa on Aquiles Serdan (at Lázaro Cárdenas) in Colonia Caloso

My 29-JUNE 1 - BUCERÍAS, NAY.

MAY CLINICS ARE PAID FOR BY A $10,000 GRANT FROM HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL.

5 PUPPIES FOUND HOMES
MISCELLANEOUS ADOPTIONS:  Ross Shapiro found homes for all five female puppies that were found in a plastic bag by Norma and Larry Schuh.  Destiny, Joy and Hope were adopted by an AmerIcan woman who lives here full time.  The third puppy is for her daughter-in-law.  Faith was adopted to a friend of the Shapiros named Faith.  Grace has been adopted by Ross and his wife Connie and will live part-time in Phoenix. 

“Pu” and “Pul,” the two puppies rescued by Amélia Montez.  Because they are in a weakened state from parasites, sterilizations have been postponed for a few weeks.

By artist Judith Ewing Morlan –We met Angelica of AngeliCAT at MacroPlaza and followed her to the little house rented for cats.  Judith quickly chose two blue-eyed white kittens, a brother and sister, that had been abandoned and locked up for two days without food or water at                                                                                a construction site.

ARTIST JUDITH EWING MORLAN WITH TWO KITTENS ADOPTED FROM ANGELICAT
(2 GATITOS-HERMANOS- ADOPTADOS DE ANGELICAT)

 RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:  “Pépe,”  handsome black Lab mix approximately one-year old:  He will be neutered and vaccinated, is sweet, beautiful and intelligent.    Contact Joey Iglesias – joeyglesias@hotmail.com 

"PEPE" RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME (RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR)

“Lola,” a white Terrier/Poodle mix found matted and dirty on the street by Katy Ochoa.  The adorable dog, now groomed, is one year old, tested negative for disease and will be spayed and vaccinated.  Sweet, playful, housebroken, walks on leash.  Contact:  iguana19@hotmail.com 

LOLA AFTER GROOMING (DESPUÉS DE SER RESCATADA - EN ADOPCIÓN)
LOLA AT TIME OF RESCUE (ANTES)


NEEDS RIDE TO CANADA:  “Duke,” a rescued German Shepherd mix, can fly courtesy of No Borders on Westjet to Calgary or Edmonton before the heat embargo takes place on May 1st.  Duke needs to be accompanied.  His expenses are paid for.  Please contact Merry Collins if you can help.   mexicomerry@gmail.com
DUQUE NEEDS RIDE OR ADOPTING HERE

NEED RESCUING: The cats on the Isla Cuale.  The dogs and cats on the streets.  The dogs and cats at the Centro de Acopio.  The pound is open Monday-Saturday from 8-2.  Tel:  293-3690   For photos and information - PV Animal page of FB as well as on the Acopio page -


There are several blogspots and websites that have photographs and descriptions of dogs and cats that have been lost and/or found, animals that need rescuing and/or fostering, animals for adoption and requests from people who would like to adopt a cat or dog.  For local animal information and photographs on Facebook, please view:  "Angelicat;" "AyudaMutt;  centro de acopio animl pv (note:  there is no “a” in the “animal”); "Cuidando sus Huellitas;" "Paraiso Felino;" "PV Animal;" "PVDOGNEWS;"  Plus:   www.mexpup.com; www.PurrProject.com;  spcapv.blogspot.com; and www.friendsofpvshelter.com 


BEAUTIFUL CAT AT ANGELICAT NEEDS HOME  (GATA EN ADOPCIÓN DE ANGELICAT)



Please visit http://peacemexico.org/donate/other_ways_to_donate to make a tax deductible donation. After you have donated send an email to Amy Welch at amywelchpdx@comcast.net to let her know your donation is earmarked for the animal clinics.

In PEACE,

Gretchen DeWitt –volunteer for PEACE clinics and former PEACEMEXICO board member (July 2009-July 2013)

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DISCULPEN… POR TANTO TRABAJO, NO TENGO TIEMPO ESTA SEMANA PARA TRADUIR MI BLOG.  SI TIENEN PREGUNTAS… FAVOR DE CONTACTARME. gretchen@peacemexico.org

PROXIMA CLÍNCA GRATIS DE PEACE:  4-7 DE MAYO – VALLE DORADO..  Calle Villa Alegre ·# 288, casi a la esquina de Valle Hermoso

NECESITAN SER RESCATADOS:  Los gatos en la Isla Cuale. Los perros y gatos en las calles. Los perros y los gatos en el Centro de Acopio que está abierto de lunes a sábado de las 8a las 2. Tel: 293-3690 .  Para fotos y información - página PV Animal de FB, así como en la páginadel Centro de Acopio - http://www.facebook.com/centro.animl?ref=ts&fref=ts   Tel.  293-3690

Para obtener información de animales perdidos, encontrados, deaseados y en adopciòn y sus fotos en Facebook, por favor vea: Angelicat;
AyudaMutt:  Cuidando sus Huellitas; Paraíso Felino; "PV Animal; y PVDOGNEWS, Ademàs: www.mexpup.com; www.PurrProject.com;
spcapv.blogspot.com

CLÍNICA GRATIS DE COLINA PARA GATOS Y PERROS:  491 V. Carranza-  044  322 104-6609 Abierta todos los domingos apartir de las 9 hasta las 2.  Solamente se puede operar a 15 animalitos el día, entonces sería buen idea llegar antes de las 9.

INFORMACIÒN DE LAS CLÌNICAS GRATIS DE PEACE:

Para ser voluntario o para direciònes especificas o si se pierde en camino:  Llame a Lalo - 044 322 141 1031
Direciònes normalmente no estàn disponibles antes del martes cada semana.  Favor de no dar ni agua no alimento  despuès de medianoche antes de llevar su mascota a la clìnica.  Perros y gatos necesitan tener por lo menos ocho semanas de edad por estar esterilizados.  Mascotas estàn tratadas por pulgas, garrapatas, parasìtos y sarna.  Favor de llegar temprao.  El lìmite es 25 animals el dìa.  Primeros llegados, primeros servidos. 
 Horas:  Apartir de las 9 hasta las 2 el mièrcoles hasta el viernes y 9-12 el sàbado.


FAVOR DE APOYAR NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS.  NO PODEMOS CONTINUAR SIN DONACIÓNES.

Gracias,

Gretchen (DeWitt)  Voluntaria para las clínicas gratis de PEACE y exmiembre de la mesa directiva de julio 2002-julio 2012










1 comment:

  1. We are staying at a home in Bucerias just up from Karen's Place. The resident Siamese Cat has gone missing now for three days, which has never happened. She is grey/white with black ears and has a blue collar with a small bell. Her name is Federika. If you hear of anyone finding a cat with this description her owners can be contacted at
    arturo@boutiquevillas.com or through myself at les.lawson@telus.net

    Thank you
    Lesley

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