Sunday, August 23, 2015

ARE ALL CALICO CATS FEMALE?


                                            NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE IN OUR GARDEN

I have relented.  Our AC has now been turned on in our bedrooms in the evenings and stays on most of the night.  I miss the heady perfume of the night blooming jasmine that wafts up from the garden to our bedroom window, but it´s too hot, even at midnight.  The heat and humidity are briefly broken by drenching rainfalls, which are almost always accompanied by loud cracking of lightning and waves of thunder that seem to roll like ocean waves across the night skies.  But there is less rain this year, and the oppressive weather arrived in June,  which was two months earlier than usual.   The water temperature in Banderas Bay is in the mid-80´s, which makes for a tepid swim.  The water in the rivers are cooler than the water in Banderas Bay and often favored by locals for swims. 
PARQUE LOS SAUCES EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS

PEACEAnimals has held several clinics in colonia las Aralias, a quiet middle-class neighborhood directly to the east of Costco.  Las aralias means "weeping willows" in Spanish.  Supposedly there were many weeping willows in this area before it was developed, but though there must be a few left, I didn´t see any.   Sofi Gonzalez, animal advocate and constant rescuer, always lends the team her spacious indoor/outdoor bodega,  which is directly across the street from the leafy green parque los Sauces. 
BODEGA DE SOFI GONZALEZ EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS
The pleasant park, which has a very small playground and a white bandstand with red tile roof, was empty of people and dogs on Thursday morning when I went to the clinic. I was especially glad to see young Pit Bull siblings there for spaying and neutering - because this is still uncommon for this breed -
PIT BULL - HEMBRA PARA ESTERILIZAR
and grateful to see the feral cats that Soraya of Puro Gato and Luz Wong had brought in to be sterilized and then released where found.    On Wednesday, the first day of our surgery weeks, the team sterilized 46 cats and dogs, 30 of which were rescue cats and kittens from AngeliCAT and Puro Gato.  Frank Ohly, who always volunteers on Wednesdays and Thursdays sent me a photo of five pretty puppies that had come in that day.  He said he didn´t understand how they could hear anything, because all of their ears were stuffed with enormously bloated ticks.  All ticks were removed with tweezers and dropped in a glass of alcohol while the puppies were sedated.
ARRIBA - 5 CACHORRITOS QUIÉNES OREJAS ESTABAN LLENAS DE GARRAPATAS ENORMES


STERILIZATIONS in COLONIA LAS ARALIAS - August 19-23

Female dogs: 45; Male dogs:  18; Female cats: 48; Male cats: 26
TOTAL STERILIZATIONS:  137

PLUS 1 pregnancy terminated for a dog with 10 fetuses.

We have a truly remarkable team.


All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.


DONATIONS AT CLINIC in COLONIA LAS ARALIAS; 2,230 pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

Hadene and John Klassnik - $100 USD - "This donation is in honor of ´Boesman,´ the most wonderful companion and canine member of The Ackerman Family. He will be sorely missed. He was one in a million, a very special boy!" 

Marsha Stanek - $50 USD

AmazonSmile Foundation -  as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2015 - $11.44

SMILEAMAZON– So many people shop on Amazon.  When ordering from that website, you can very easily designate PEACEAnimals as a recipient of Amazon´s donation of  0.5% of some of your purchases.  It doesn´t take any longer to do it this way.    Just go to: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038

RESCUED AND ADOPTED:

RESCATADA DE LA ISLA CUALE Y ADOPTADA
 "Sheba" - the very confident Siamese-mix cat abandoned and living mostly in a tree on the Isla Cuale.  She had been  collected by Puro Gato and taken to a PEACEAnimals clinic to be spayed.  Less than a year old, she was pregnant and aborted.

A few days after surgery, she was returned to the island, where she was being fed by Shannon and Adriana. She always ran down from her tree to see our dogs, so it was easy to see that a cat bite on her side was infected.  I took her to our vet, Dr. Tamayo, and then home to treat with antibiotics for two weeks and meds for hook worms.  Am keeping her, and so far my husband hasn´t noticed that we have one more cat.

By Dr. Poli for his daughter in Long Beach, who was visiting him here - a small female puppy rescued by Soraya of Puro Gato.
PERRITA RESCATADA DE SORAYA DE PURO GATO Y ADOPTADA POR DR. POLI PARA SU  HIJA QUIÉN VIVE EN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA Y AHORA ESTÁ VISITANDO A SU PAPÁ.


"Cricket" - A female calico named by Gracie, Jack and Max Hite - is one of the four kittens that were brought to me in a parrot cage.  This lucky kitty will be living with Anna Laurita, her husband David Hite and their three children, whose home is a few blocks away from ours.  Anna is the owner and excellent instructor of Davanna Yoga. www.davannayoga.com  The kitten will be spayed after she reaches 8 weeks of age.
GATITA CALICO ADOPTADA-  CON GRACIE HITE


One of the two male kittens that arrived at my door in the parrot cage.  Friday morning I asked one of the trainers at The Fit Club if he knew anyone who wanted to adopt a kitten.
JAZMIN NOLAZCO ADOPTÓ EL TERCER GATITO DE LA HAULA PARA UN LORO.  QUEDA UNO MÁS.
José directed me across the street to a massage/facialist, etc. business, where his friend Jazmin Nolazco works and she confirmed she wanted one of the two brothers. 

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:

GATITA DE 7 SEMANAS - NECESITA HOGAR.  CONTACTO:  PURO GATO POR FB


Last week just before I was going to leave the house for an appointment, the doorbell rang.  Two men that I didn´t know were standing in front of me when I opened the door.   On the sidewalk a couple of feet away was an old white parrot cage with a panting, terrified calico cat and her four nursing babies inside.  The taller man of the two said he had found the family outside his front door.  I asked the men to wait while I called a few cat refuges and vets that sometimes can foster.  No luck.
The rescuer left with the parrot cage and the look-alike calico kitten with him.  I  kept the three four-week-old kittens in our bodega.  The mother jumps out the window of the bodega and up to the top terrace whenever I enter and watches me carefully while I socialize with her babies. 
LA MAMÁ CALICO PREOCUPADA MIRANDO DE LA SEGUNDA TERRAZA A SUS BEBÉS EN LA BODEGA ABAJO

SOS!!  As I am going to California for 2 1/2 weeks,  the one remaining tabby/white male kitten needs a foster or permanent home.  The mama will be fed by our housesitter and hopefully she´ll still be here when I return.  Soraya will help me trap her and then she´ll be spayed.  As the uterus is fragile for 8 weeks after giving birth, there is a risk for rupturing if spayed sooner.




RESCATADOS - LA CALICO (MÁS ARRIBA EN LA CAJA)  Y UN MACHO ESTÁN ADOPTADOS.  EL OTRO MACHO NECESITA HOGAR.. FAVOR DE CONTACTAR PURO GATO POR FB.




RE CALICO CATS:  The only calico cats I´ve spotted as calicos have been black, orange and white, so I didn´t recognize the grey, beige and white kitten I was fostering as a calico.  I checked what I thought was only an almost-calico kitten for sex, and it was a female.  When Anna and her family took the kitten to their vet for a check-up on Friday, he said because it was a calico, it was a female cat and therefore unnecessary to check sex.  It was a very safe bet.  But not a100% certainty.
CALICOS

I learned a few years ago that a calico cat is not always female.   One in approximately three thousand calicos is male and only one in ten thousand of male calicos is fertile.  For a male cat to have the tri-coloration of a calico, the feline has to have an extra X-chromosome.
TABBY CALICO
The X-chromosome is what determines, with the possible exception of white, fur color in a cat.  The Y chromosome of course determines the sex. 
CALICO
THE XXY COMBINATION FOUND IN MALE CALICOS CAN OCCUR WHEN THERE IS AN INCOMPLETE DIVISION OF THE MALE´S XY CHROMOSOME PAIR AT THE TIME OF FERTILIZATION - AND IT DOESN´T JUST HAPPEN IN CATS, IT ALSO OCCURS WITH HUMANS. 



AMANDA LOUISE JIMENEZ FREDERICK RESCUED A PUPPY WITH SEVERE MANGE.  THE 4-MONTH PUPPY IS NOW COMPLETELY CURED AND WAS SPAYED AT THE RECENT PEACEANIMALS CLINIC IN COLONIA VALLE DORADO.   SHE IS VACCINATED, HOUSE TRAINED AND UTTERLY SWEET WITH HUMANS, CATS AND DOGS.  CONTACT AMANDA VIA FB.
ANTES/BEFORE  SUFRIENDO DE SARNA - SUFFERING FROM MANGE

DESPUÉS/AFTER - TIENE 4 MESES - OPERADA- VACUNADA- BUENA CON PERROS Y GATOS, ENTRENADA Y ES MY DULCE

REGARDING CATS AND KITTENS IN PUERTO VALLARTA:  There are literally thousands living on the streets.  This week, I asked a few of the cat sanctuaries how many they had in residence.
PURO GATO - ADOPTATÓN- 2 ENCONTRARON HOGARES
Responses:  Puro Gato - 35 cats and 35 kittens; Paraiso Felino: 275 cats and 25 kittens; PurrProject:  150 cats and 20-25 kittens: AngeliCAT:   Centro de Acopio (no-kill pound) 35 cats and kittens  Dozens are living on the Isla Cuale. If you happen to be in the park there and see any discarded kittens, please gather up and 

give to one of the gardeners, who will make sure that Shannon Beston gets them for fostering, sterilizing and releasing back to the island if no homes found.

ACOPIO ADOPTATHON:   Adoptions from the no-kill pound are held monthly at the former city hall across from los arcos on the malecón.  On Saturday, five dogs were adopted, which is fantastic!  Only the small black Lab mix went back to the Acopio.  The cats and kittens for adoption looked hot and stressed.  Two PURO GATO kittens rescued from the Isla were adopted.

FIRST FREE VET CLINIC IN MEXICO OPENING SOON!  Location is in Iztapalapa, a very poor and very rough area of DF.  This is an exciting beginning for future permanent free vet clinics in this country.
ADOPTADO/A EL 22 DE AGOSTO EN EL ADOPTATÓN DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO


BARBARIC BULLFIGHTS NOW BANNED IN THREE MEXICAN STATES: Sonora, Guerrero and as of this week, Coahuila.  Bullfighting is not a sport.  It is animal cruelty.  The music and costumes are great inside a bullring, but the torture of the bull is a hideous spectacle.  Information on what the bull endures is available on the internet.




WONDERFUL VIDEO OF DOCILE BULL SAVED FROM THE BULLRING:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scfxJk_VQ_Uhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z7TCE-h5-DY/VdjAzK0a3SI/AAAAAAAAJ8g/6VjFn24pCXY/s400/BULL.jpg


ADOPTADO/A EL 22 DE AGOSTO EN EL ADOPTATÓN DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO



ACOPIO DOG FINDS HOME AT THE ADOPTATHON AT THE EX-CITY HALL ON SATURDAY




GREATERGOOD - PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet.  www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com  To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals, please click on:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP




DR. ANTHONY Y DR. POLI EN LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


August 26- 29 - La Cruz, Nayarit (Pets for Life clinic)
Carr. Punta de Mita and Marlin - On the lateral - ocean side - across highway from Roberto's Restaurant - next door to Pets n Vets



September 2-5 - Colonia el Mangal -   Calle Corea del Sur #708 esquina con  (corner of) constituyente  a  2  cuadras (two blocks from) del tecnológico y del cecytej 

EL MANGAL
 

September 23-26 - Mezcalitos, Nayarit 

September 30-October 3 . Colonia las Aralias - en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez - atrás del parque los Sauces



October 21-24 - San Sebastián - salón de ejidos - Sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber.






 
DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 

ADOPTADA EL 22 DE AGOSTO EN EL ADOPTATÓN DEL CENTRO DE ACOPIO


WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING SPACE.


CLÍNICA EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS


NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.


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





Please "like" PEACEAnimals and Calle Cero  on FaceBook.

LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team individual (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.  





WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com

If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog.

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 GENEROUS SPONSORS:


  
 





GreaterGood.org

  






      
  
  
Thank you for your interest and support.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

    

################################################# 

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955




NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS.
PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.


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.

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, PORFA.

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.

Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals









 



























 La sobrepoblación canina y felina se origina en nuestras casas. De igual manera, la solución está en las manos de todos nosotros. Esterilizar a nuestros animales de compañía es una acto de compasión que trae infinidad de beneficios.
Este 31 de agosto arrancaremos actividades en Fundación Calle Cero con una mega-jornada de esterilización en La Cofradía, una zona de bajos recursos a las afueras de Guadalajara, donde la gente ama a sus animales, pero no tiene acceso a servicios veterinarios. Esto será posible gracias al apoyo que recibimos de todos ustedes durante el Movimiento Azteca.

No comments:

Post a Comment