A federal law in Mexico prohibits the use of wild animals in circuses. Training these animals has almost always meant deprivation of food, isolation, beatings, electrical shocks, and sometimes has resulted in death.
It is thrilling to see dolphins, porpoises and whales in their natural environments. None of these animals belong in tanks for the amusement of humans.
To swim with wild dolphins in Banderas Bay, contact www.wildlifeconnection.com, operated by journalist/researcher Eduardo Lugo and his biologist wife, Maru Rodriguez. The couple is researching and tracking the pod, and can usually locate the curious dolphins.
|NADANDO EN LA BAHÍA CON LAS DELFINAS LIBRES Y MUY CURIOSAS|
Paulina Stettner, director of PEACEAnimals, has been working with Fundación Tierra Nueva por los Animals and Animal AC to find solutions for the many animals that have been leading sad lives in Mexican circuses.
|ENTRENAMENTO PARA ELEFANTES|
|CLÍNICA EN COLONIA VILLA LAS FLORES|
COLONIA VILLA LAS FLORES: After a rare winter ran that lasted the night on Thursday, the potholes in dirt roads in this quiet and clean colonia just east of the airport were filled with water. The clinic took place an an unfinished cinder block house across the street from a sky blue house with a wonderful magenta colored bougainvillea vine. On Friday, the vet team was grateful to have three volunteers, including a vet student, and all were Mexican. The clinics need to be able to count on more volunteers every surgery week. The vets and vet tech work long, intense hours standing up and seldom take a break. They need help in registering pets, monitoring pets in post-op and especially with clean-up at the end of the surgery day, which is about 2 PM.
Among the sights on Friday - Two flour sacks containing one cat each;
|BOLSAS CON GATOS|
|LE FASCINABA LA CLÍNICA|
|OPERADO EL DÍA ANTES, REGRESABA A LA CLÍNICA|
|VILLA LAS FLORES|
STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA VILLA LAS FLORES- JANUARY 28-31
Male dogs: 14; Female dogs: 37; Male cats: 28;
Female cats: 38 TOTAL 117
Gatos :28 ,GATAS :38
PLUS pregnancy terminated for one cat
with 6 fetuses
DONATIONS AT VILLA LAS FLORES CLINIC:
PREGNANCIES TERMINATED AT LAS JUNTAS CLINIC January 21-24:
1 cat with 5 fetuses; 1 dog with 7 fetuses; 1 dog with 8 fetuses
20 animals prevented from being born to a life of suffering.
DONATIONS TO PEACE ANIMALS CLINICS: Hadene and John Klassnik - $100 USD - as a birthday gift to Shelley Rapp
Marion Franc - 10,000 pesos
Maré Hansen - $1,000 USD
MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS: Elaine Ortiz - $30 for the Centro de Acopio (local pound).
POISONED: "Sterling," Candace Shaw´s Weimaraner, that she had rescued five years ago. Sterling had been discarded, but Candace found her and adopted her and loved her. I met this beautiful, gentle dog a few months ago at the clinic Candace held at her home in colonia Palmar de Haramara. Sterling ate poisoned food while walking with Candace in a neighborhood park. This wonderful dog didn´t die of starvation or a disease or because she was hit by a car. Sterling died because she ate something that smelled good. To consume rat poison is an excruciatingly painful way to die.
|BEAUTIFUL "STERLING" ENVENANADA|
Candace, a director of PEACEAnimals, has been a passionate and tireless animal rescuer for many years. If one were to look on any day of the week at FaceBook as a "friend" of Candace´s or as a "friend" of an animal rescue site, one would see a post by Candace and a photograph of a dog that needs a home. She posted the following quote next to a photograph of her dog Sterling:
“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
IN MEMORY OF STERILING: Darlene Carucci has posted a PEACEAnimals clinic memorial fund via GoFundMe. To date, $800 USD has been raised for an April memorial clinic at Candace Shaw´s If you care to donate: http://www.gofundme.com/kv1tbc
CAT POISONINGS: Soraya of Puro Gato (cat rescue) advised that there is a large population of feral cats on a bare piece of land in colonia Lopez Mateos. Neighbors routinely poison the cats in order to control the population, but don´t want to kill them all because of fears the rat and snake population will increase dramatically. Puro Gato has made an agreement with the neighborhood - if the residents stop the poisonings, Puro Gato will trap, sterilize and release the cats back to the same area. To date, Puro Gato has trapped twelve cats, including a pregnant one. They were all sterilized and treated for parasites and fleas at PEACEAnimals clinics. If you can donate or lend traps to Puro Gato, please contact them via FB.
ALERT: Dogs are being poisoned in Olas Altas. Sixteen dogs and cats were reported by a local television news station as having been poisoned in one day at and around the main plaza in Valle Dorado in Nayarit.
ANTIDOTE TO RAT POISON: Induce vomiting immediately. For small dogs, a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide; for large dogs, a shot glass or comparable amount. If not hydrogen peroxide not available, take cat or dog immediately to a vet to have pet´s stomach evacuated. For follow-up, some vets recommend vitamin K injections plus subsequent tablets.
A federal law in Mexico prohibits the use of use rat poison outside one´s own home. It should be illegal to sell it. Dangerous in the extreme, it could be lethal for a child that accidentally touches poisoned food or even traces of it and then touches her or his mouth. Hopefully it will not take the death of a child to outlaw rat poison. It´s not needed to control the rat population. There are traps killing for rats. Cats are great for killing rats. Adopt a cat. Poison left out for cats and dogs is a cowardly, cold-hearted, vicious act. Cats and dogs need to be sterilized to control the overpopulation of pets, to protect wildlife and to keep towns and neighborhoods cleaner, quieter and safer. Education and a mass sterilization program are critical in order to reduce the suffering of animals. Please consider donating to PEACEAnimals clinics.
|"MOOI" RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA POR PAULINA STETTNER (VISITANDO LA CLÍNICA)|
RESCUED AND ADOPTED: "Mooi" - a large male German Shepherd mix that Paulina Stettner found and is keeping. When I asked what his name meant, she said she thought it was Dutch for "Handsome." Paulina brings her three well-behaved rescue dogs to all the clinics.
RECOVERING: "Feliano," rescued by Vicky Boyd in front of a church, he is now on the "extra list" of MexPup. This means the rescuer is responsible for room and board if no foster home available, vet expenses and approving vet recommendations.
|"FELIANO" RECUPERANDO Y NECESITA HOGAR|
The 70 dogs at the Acopio are all so anxious to get out for fresh air and exercise, and very anxious for attention and affection. Among the seventy dogs at the Acopio - a wonderful and gentle dog named "Lobo" who does look like a grey wolf, handsome Pit Bull mixes with intelligent eyes, an extremely pretty brown and white small Boxer-mix and a couple of kennels full of puppies. I didn´t resist the urge to pet and stroke all of them. There are also 8 adult cats waiting for homes. All of these animals are lovable. Please visit the Acopio.
HOMES NEEDED: For the thousands of dogs and cats on the streets here, for hundreds of cats
|GATITA EN ADOPCIÓN EN ANGELICAT|
|CARAS MARAVILLOSAS - ESTÁN EN EL ACOPIO|
Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM. 293-3690 are adoption hours.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.
|EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
Dogs are only walked a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals. Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.
|70 PERROS Y 8 GATOS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO ESPERANDO HOGARES ESTA SEMANA|
RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED: For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. All expenses for dogs paid for. Please contact robin.nobars@gmail or firstname.lastname@example.org
|ESPERANDO HOGAR EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
To donate to PEACEAnimals clinics, please click on this link. http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
|DULCE "LOBO" ESPERANDO HOGAR EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO|
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
February 4-7 - Cañadas
Take the Highway from the airport towards Nayarit. As soon as you pass the Cerveza Corona make a right and drive to the end. Where the street ends (and where the sewer water treatment plant is), make a left. Drive along Avenida Mexico, pass a small Pemex, continue as the road gets rough and bends. Soon you will see the street becomes broader. When you see a Kiosko store, turn right. Pass the Conalep campus and after about 1km (1/2 mile) you will be on Calle Federación. There are no numbers, but the clinic will be at the butcher´s shop,"Carnicería Ñoño, just in front of a welding shop. It´s a small colonia and it only has this main road. Any neighbor can give directions with those landmarks.
Feb 11-14: We are trying to do a clinic in collaboration with the health department. Their staff has been going door to door in Pitillal advising people they must sterilize their pet, or register and pay a breeder´s fee in order to own intact pets. This will be tentatively close to the SPCA where Paulina saw many backyard breeders of Pit Bulls and Dobies. TBC
February 18-21 - San Blas - Casa de la Cultura (Pets for Life clinic)
February 25-28 - La Cruz, Nayarit - Sponsored by Funny Bones
March 4-7 - La Cruz (Pets for Life clinic) Both La Cruz clinics tentatively located opposite Xocolatl restaurant, 100 meters/yards from the traffic light, on the highway.
March 25-28 - el Tuito
March 25-28 - el Tuito
Clinic 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
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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 bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.
|ESPERANDO SU GATITA ATRÁS DE LA CLÍNICA EN COLONIA VILLA LAS FLORES|
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS. Please sign up: email@example.com
|PAULINA EN COLONIA VILLA LAS FLORES|
If directions needed, please call clinic director, Paulina Stettner: 044-322-779-3585
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC 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. Name of recipient of donations for all donations is simply "PEACE."
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Thank you for your interest and support.
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE - www.peaceanimals.org
FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 210 PESOS 4 DÍAS LA SEMANA Y CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS. GRACIAS.
¡¡¡¡¡NOS URGE VOLUNTARIOS!!!!!
¡¡¡¡¡NOS URGE VOLUNTARIOS!!!!!
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva