|EXUBERANT YELLOW BLOSSOMS ON THE PRIMAVERA ("SPRING") TREE|
The vernal equinox took place on March 20, marking the first day of spring. “Equinox,” a word I hope to be able to play one day in Scrabble, means the “time or date when the sun crosses the celestial equator.” The tilt of the earth´s axis is neither inclined towards nor away from the sun, making the hours of the day and the night equal in time. Daylight hours will now get longer until the third week of September, when the autumnal equinox occurs.
It seemed fitting, though it wasn´t quite yet spring, to be driving to Rancho Primavera in el Tuito this week to deliver Bella to her new home. After finding the beautiful year-old Weimaraner and after Matt Messner and Neil Sechan fostered and fattened her up for two weeks, we all wanted to see where Bella would be living.
I wasn´t prepared for so much beauty... two hundred acres of meadows, streams, orchards, papaya, mango and banana trees, blooming plants and vines, riding and walking trails in all directions, and a small lake with a boat. Twenty horses roam free and follow one around for pats and nuzzles. A small green parrot flew onto my shoulder and stayed there for half-an-hour while I wandered along trails with Bella. Shy with the six other rescue dogs who followed, Bella loped gracefully over green fields, jumped up on dark boulders, surprised when she stepped into a pond, ran fast circles around me when I sat down and rolled blissfully on her back in the grass. After living hungry and homeless on dusty streets, Bella is where she belongs.
|BONNIE GETTING A NUZZLE|
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PETS FOR LIFE is the vet team PEACEAnimals employs for its free mobile spay/neuter clinics. PFL has its own separate business and plans to secure approximately 19 funded clinics a year in the states of Nayarit and Oaxaca. PEACEAnimals clinics will now only need to find funding for approximately 30 clinics annually, almost exclusively in the area of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
This week PFL was in city of Tepic and the town of San Blás in the state of Nayarit. Located on the banks of the Mololoa and Tepic rivers, Tepic is the capital and largest city in Nayarit. The vet team always complains of the abundance of mosquitoes there. San Blás is a small port town and tourist destination. As in almost all parts of Mexico, there is an extreme overpopulation of pets in both places.
|SAN BLÁS, NAYARIT|
STERILIZATIONS IN NAYARIT (PfL) - March 19-23: 95 cats and dogs in San Blas; 52 cats and dogs in Tepic.
ADOPTIONS: The Centro de Acopio (Vallarta´s no-kill pound) holds an adoptathon every 4th Saturday of the month at the ex-city hall. On March 22, eight lucky dogs found homes. Unfortunately, no cats or kittens were adopted.
|"BELLA" BEFORE (AT PEACEANIMALS CLINIC, WHERE SHE WAS SPAYED)|
|"BELLA" NOW AT RANCHO PRIMAVERA|
March 24 - (Dr. Poli and Paulina Stettner will help Dr. Gretel at Colina free clinic) - 491 Venustiano Carranza Doors open at 9 AM. Arrive early!
March 26-29 - PEACEANIMALS clinc - Gringo Gulch -621 calle Cuauhtemoc - Col. el Centro - Prolongacion de la calle Guerrero - Puerto Vallarta
APRIL 2-5 Las Juntas (at the Delegación, same place as last time)
APRIL 9-12 opp. the airport, covering Colonia Villa Las Flores-Villa de Guadalupe (waiting for exact adddress)
Semana Santa - OFF
Pascua (EASTER) APRIL 23-26 La Peñita (JBAR- MexiCan - PfL)
27 Adopta un amigo - PfL intensive clinic in Tepic
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PEACEAnimals clinics open at 9 AM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which is half-day only. Arrive early. No food or water after midnight before surgery day. Animals must be at least 8 weeks old. They will be treated for parasites, fleas, ticks and mange, if it is present. Pregnancies terminated on request. Euthanasia performed if animal critically ill or injured. All services are free.
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COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS $1,500 USD.
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Gretchen DeWitt - President - Board of Directors . PEACEAnimals
PARA TRADUIR LA PARTE DE ARRIBA
NECESITAN SER RESCATADOS: Los miles de perros y gatos en las calles. Las docenas de gatos y perros en el Centro de Acopio. Abierto lunes-sábado apartir de las 8 hasta las 2.
HORARIO PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS DE PEACEANIMALS: ARRIBA EN LA PARTE INGLÉS.
El horario, con direcciónes, está en mi blog cada semana. www-gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com y también en el website: www.peaceanimals.org
Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes y Sábado (medio dia Sábado)
Llegue temprano. Los animales están tratados para parásitos, garrapatas, pulgas y sarna, si existe. Los perros y gatos deben tener de 8 semanas o más de edad . Favor de no dar ni comida ni agua después de la medianoche antes del día de la cirugía. Todo es GRATIS.
El costo para nosotros de una clínica cada semana es de $ 1,500 EE.UU.
LAS CLÍNICAS NECESITAN FONDOS. Por favor, considere donar.
Para obtener más información sobre las clínicas y del rescate de animalitos:
Gracias por su interés y su apoyo.
Gretchen DeWitt - Presidente - Mesa Directiva de PEACEAnimals