Friday, November 7, 2014

BACK FROM BURMA

TEMPLES AND STUPAS OF BAGAN

VISTA SOBRE UN PEQUEÑO TEMPLO
BAGAN, BURMA
And scores of homeless animals.  Unlike Mexico, I saw no starving, injured or mistreated cats or dogs and only a few thin, nursing dogs.
  Bowls were set up outside restaurants with food for cats and dogs, families shared picnics with dogs at temples and even the poorest people shared their bowls of rice with the animals. Thirty-eight percent of the Burmese people live on $1.00 a day.



 Disembarking from the ten-hour river trip on the Irawaddyfrom Mandalay to Bagan, I felt as though  I had landed on another planet.  Over 2,200 temples and stupas, some dating back to the 9th century, are scattered across Bagan.  At the height of the kingdom´s power between the 11th and 13th century, 10,000 of these monuments were built.  Today, people live and farm amongst them, giving Bagan an other-worldly look.  
LAGO DE INLE EN BURMA


Another stop in Burma was Lake Inle, where we boated past purple water hyacinths to floating markets and floating gardens growing cherry tomatoes and other vegetables.  Passing a large and beautiful timber building in old Burmese-style architecture, we asked the boatman to turn back. The Inthar Heritage House was an unexpected pleasure. It is a charming restaurant with delicious and beautifully presented food, with views of the hills and banana fields on one side and rice paddies on the other.  The surprise was to discover that it is where  the Burmese cat preservation project keeps its adult cats.  Pregnant mamas and babies are kept at a different location so their peace isn´t disturbed by visitors.  
UNA DE LAS VARIAS CASITAS PARA GATOS BURMESES
Purebred Burmese cats in all of Burma became extinct years ago.  Although Burmese cats come in various colors, cat experts believe that sable brown was their original color.
GATOS BURMESES


With the cooperation of the China Exploration and Research Society and Inle Princess Resort & Inthar Heritage House, the goal is to reintroduce the original Burmese silky, sable brown cat into designated areas of Burma. For photos of Inthar Heritage House and its Burmese cats:  www.intharheritagehouse.com


DONATIONS TO PEACE ANIMALS:  Alpha Dog - Mill Valley, CA - three used collars and three used leashes

Please donate anything a vet or pet could use to PEACEAnimals.  Thank you.


"GABRIELA" NECESITA HOGAR
 ADOPTIONS:  "Alberto" -  The little male puppy left with his sister in front of a neighborhood mercado in centro and fostered by Deborah Eklund in Nuevo Vallarta.  Deborah has adopted Alberto, who is now called "Beto."
"BETO" ADOPTADO
The person who wanted to adopt his sister, "Gabriela," never showed up.  She is a tan-colored, three months old, very pretty puppy that is paper trained and has shots.  Contact me if interested.



"NENA" RECUPERANDO DE SARNA Y NECESITA HOGAR
RECOVERING:  "Nena," the eight-month old female Pit Bull mix found in Pitillal and fostered by both Magadalena and Soraya.  While being treated for non-contagious mange, her hair fell out, but is slowly coming back.  She is a very sweet dog and will be available for adoption after she is completely well and has been spayed.  Contact:  Puro Gato via FB.

"MONA" TAMBIÉN RECUPERANDO DE SARNA
Also still recovering  from mange,  "Mona," the dog I picked up on carretera 200 near Mismaloya. She is being boarded at LADRA and will be available for adoption.  Mona is two years old and a great dog.  Contact:  Ladra via FB.


"SANTO" AL FIN FELIZ Y SEGURO
BLOOMING:  "Santo," the formerly abused el Tuito bloodhound rescued and then adopted by Linda Lestz and her husband.  She is sharing a wonderful life with her new parents and two Chihuahuas in las Juntas y los Veranos.


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

November 5-8 - La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life with JBARS/MEXCAN)
November 12-15 - Las Varas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
November 18-29 - Oaxaca (Pets for Life)
December 3-6 - San Pancho, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 10-13 - TBA
December 17-20 - TBA
December 25-January 6 - VACATION
January 7-10, 2015 - Punta de Mita-  Casa de Comunidad in Corral del Risco.
January 14-17 -la Floresta - home of Cherie Verber

Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org and on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches.  Please consider donating a lunch when bringing your dog or cat to a clinic.  If you can do this, please advise amywelchpdx@comcast.net so we can create a lunch schedule.  By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines. Thank you.


"ERIKA" EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO


Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance) AND Macro Plaza.  Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.  Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.

RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact robin.nobars@gmail or patty@mexpup.com


If traveling to Barcelona, an animal lover will pay for the transportation of cats from Vallarta.  She can accept up to 40 felines for her refuge there.   Contact:   mrnrique@gmail.com

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SMILEAMAZON– When ordering on Amazon, if you click on the following link you can designate PEACEAnimals as a recipient of Amazon´s donation of  0.5% of some of your purchases.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038




WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS   Paulina Stettner is back!  please sign up:  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com
If directions needed, please call her:  044-322-779-3585


COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,700 USD. 


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Thank you for your interest and support.
EN BAGAN, BURMA
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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Necesitamos donaciónes de almuerzos para el equipo.  PEACEAnimals tiene un presupuesto de 70 pesos por las tres personas 4 días la semana.  Este dinero podría ser por suministros.  Favor de coordinar con Paulina Stettner si puede ayudar.


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