Saturday, August 27, 2016

RIVER SWIM


A gorgeous 40-minute coastal drive south to the Botanical Gardens means cooler, breezier weather.   The Gardens continue to expand, adding more and more beauty to the property.  There are several shaded up and down trails, with the names of exotic trees and plants clearly marked.   And there is a path down to the Tomatlán river.
CAMINO DE LOS JARDINES BOTÁNICOS HASTA EL RÍO TOMATLÁN

During the rainy season, the river is rushing and a cool place for a swim.  Like other rivers,  unless pollution has killed off all life,  the Tomatán has the wonderful earthy smell of minerals and seagrass.   Cascades tumble over giant grey boulders, perfect places for jumping into the foaming water and then carried by currents to a small spit of land in the middle of the river.  Sitting there, breathing in the damp fragrance of the river as small, yellow butterflies fluttered overhead, it was impossible to think of anything other than the beauty of this earth. 
NADANDO EN EL RÍO TOMATLÁN ABAJO DE LOS JARDINES BOTÁNICOS


VISTA DE LA TERRAZA DEL RESTAURANTE DEL LOS JARDINES BOTANICOS
After more than an hour of frolicking in the river, my two young granddaughters and I walked back up the trail to enjoy a delicious lunch on the deck of the second-story garden restaurant.  The view there is superb. On looks directly across at the glistening, green jungle, and below is the Tomatlán river, winding through the jungle on its way to the beach in the small village of Boca de Tomatlán, the "mouth" of the river.




Late summer is my favorite time of year in Vallarta. The skies in early evenings often turn steely grey, winds begin to blow, followed by fantastic tropical storms electrifying the night, clearing and cooling the air.   Rivers run faster and deeper, children are back in school, there are less tourists, restaurants don´t require a reservation, beaches are deserted and the very busy high season is still two months away.  These are quiet, beautiful times.



PITILLAL is the lively municipality twenty minutes north of centro Vallarta.  The clinic took place in an empty cement storefront underneath a rather large cement chicken "farm," where roosters were still crowing at 9 AM.  Across the street on another rooftop, two large, brown dogs raced back and forth, barking at whomever called up to them.  Rooftop dogs are very common sights in Mexico.  If they´re lucky, they have some kind of protection from sun and rain.
PERROS ARRIBA DE UN TECHO ATRÁS DE LA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL.  ROOF DOGS ACROSS FROM THE CLINIC IN PITILLAL..

The turnout at the Pitillal clinic was slightly lower than usual,due to heavy rain on the first day.  Leslie, our vet tech, said it was also because of some laziness on the part of the locals.  She said that a couple who brought in their dog told her they were glad that the clinic was in their neighborhood because they wouldn´t have wanted to walk more than a few blocks to get it sterilized.  A middle-aged woman passing by told Leslie that she lived two blocks away, but couldn´t manage to bring her four dogs to be fixed.  Leslie suggested she bring one dog at a time each day, but the woman wasn´t interested.

DR. ANTHONY Y DR. PACHECO - CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL


STERILIZATIONS AT PITILLAL CLINIC - AUGUST 17-20:  33 Female cats; 17 Male cats;
33 Female dogs; 13 Male dogs

TOTAL:  96

PLUS: Pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 dog with 1 fetus; 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 2 fetuses
PERRITO ESTERILIZADO - CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL
ESTA HERMOSA SEÑORITA ATRAYÓ UN CALLEJERO A LA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL.  THIS PRETTY, YOUNG WOMAN LURED A STREET DOG TO THE CLINIC FOR NEUTERING.

DONATIONS AT PITILLAL CLINIC - AUGUST 17-20:  2,060 PESOS

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CLINICA EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS - AUGUST 24-27 -























 PARQUE LOS SAUCES EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS - ATRÁS DE LA BODEGA DONDE
TUVIMOS LA CLÍNICA - LOS SAUCES PARK IN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS.




This colonia, several blocks east of Costo, is a central location for many pet owners who have vehicles.  Sofi Gonzalez, animal advocate, has donated her bodega across from los Sauces park many times during the past few years.  The park is green and clean and a shady place for dog walking and playing with children.

There are many other neighborhoods where there are no grassy parks and no vets.  These are the disenfranchised areas where torn shower curtains are the front doors to houses with dirt floors.  These are the places without street lights and where raw sewage runs down pitted, trash-strewn dirt roads.  This is where cats and dogs are everywhere.  Very few of the residents in these places have a way to transport their pets to the free clinics.  PEACEAnimals is attempting to find locations for our clinics in these poorest of neighborhoods.  We have been to some, including Basurero and Volcanes, and we need to go to more.




REGISTRANDO TRESS HERMOSOS PERRITOS, DOS DE LOS CUALES QUE FUERON XOLOS, EN LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS.  REGISTERING THREE PRETTY DOGS, TWO OF WHICH WERE XOLOS (MEXICAN HAIRLESS) AT THE CLINIC EN LAS ARALIAS.



STERILIZATIONS AT LAS ARALIAS CLINIC AUGUST 24-27:  22 FEMALE CATS; 25 MALE CATS, 27 FEMALE DOGS; 17 MALE DOGS     TOTAL:  91

PLUS PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR TWO DOGS - ONE WITH 10 FETUSES AND ONE WITH 8 FETUSES

DONATIONS AT LAS ARALIAS CLINIC: 2,791 PESOS

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  None for the past two weks.


VALLARTA ADVENTURES ADOPTIONS:  On an earlier Vallarta Adventures promenade, Frida´s
photo was included in this blog.  Mario Perez and his daughter Genesis met with seven-month old
Frida and her rescuer, Mónica Díaz.  The following day, the lovely family adopted the very sweet and pretty puppy, who looks like a Belgian Shepherd.  All of Mónica´s rescues are vaccinated, sterilized and treated for fleas, ticks and worms before they go to their new homes.

                    
    

"FRIDA," PERRITA RESCATADA POR MÓNICA DÍAZ FUE ADOPTADA POR MARIO PEREZ EL 19 DE AGOSTO.  FRIDA FUÉ PARTICIPANTE EN LA CAMINANTA DE VALLARTA ADVENTURES.

NATIONAL DOG DAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 - Was the third Vallarta Adventures dog adoption walk on the malecón.  People interested in adopting were given orange slips of paper with names, telephone numbers and emails. After being contacted, an at-home interview with the specific dog will take place. 

TERCERA CAMINATA DE LA CAMPAÑA DE ADOPCIÓN DE VALLARTA ADVENTURES - EL MALE´CON
Beginning at 7 PM at Hotel Rosita,  a dozen rescue dogs enjoyed occasional stops for water on their leisurely walk to los arcos and back.  Rescue dogs were from LADRA, Colette Zarry, owner of Colinia clinic, and regular dog rescuer, Mónica Díaz.

THANK YOU to Ricardo Farkas, owner of Vallarta Adventures, for initiating this adoption program and to Patti Meneses for organizing the very lovely volunteers, all employees of of Vallarta Adventures.
MÓNICA DÍAZ CON "GUAPO," EL WEIMAR QUE ELLA RESCATÓ Y PARA ADOPCIÓN


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Schools are back in session and the presentations are starting up again.

DR. ANTHONY Y DR. PACHECO - SURGERY - CIRUGÍA (ESTERILIZACIÓN) - LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS


TAIJI, JAPAN ("THE COVE") PROTEST IN VALLARTA - The brutal dolphin drive opens September 1 and lasts until March.  It will be observed in Puerto Vallarta with a peaceful protest in front of the stoplight at Francisco Medina Ascencio Ave and Fluvial from 2:30-4:30 PM on Thursday, September 1.   Participants are asked to wear red, color of the blood of many hundreds of dolphins that will be slaughtered at this utterly savage and unnecessary hunt.  The dolphin drive is against life and beauty and all that is good.

TO PROTEST TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN:  Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html    PARA PROTESTAR


DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER AT THE COVE - TAIJI - MATANZA EN JAPON.  MANFESTACIÓN EL 1 DE SEPTIEMBRE APARTIR DE LAS 230-430    SE SOLICITA QUE LAS PERSONAS QUE PARTICIPEN, SE VISTAN DE COLOR ROJO, REPRESENTANDO LA SANGRE QUE SE DERRAMA EN LA MATANZA DE DELFINES.
En los semáforos de Fluvial y
Francisco Medina Ascencio            

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If you would like PEACEAnimals to be the charity receiving a percentage of your purchases on AmazonSmile, please list Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  PEACEAnimals receives all these donations.  Thank you.

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HERMOSO GATO Y PERRA  ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN - PITILLAL - BEAUTIFUL CAT AND DOG  WAITING TO BE STERILIZED.







HORARIO/SCHEDULE


August 31-September 3 - Colonia la Floresta - calle Veracruz # 399 between 21 de Marzo y Pablo Franco

September 7-10 - NO CLINIC 

September 13 al 16 de septiembre (ESTA SEMANA LA CLINIC COMIENZA MARTES HAST VIERNES)  colonia Joyas de Pedregal en el lienzo charro -  calle avenida Víctor Iturbe #540 esquina con agua marina y calle topacio

September 21-24 . las Juntas, Jal. -calle Revolución - en la delegación frente de la plaza principal

September 28-October 1 - sAN jUAN DE aBAJO, nAYAR - CALLE 5 DE MAYO #5

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR OTHER DATES.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA OTRAS FECHAS.

October 26-29 - San Vicente, Nayarit
 
November 9-12 - La Peñita, Nay.  (Pets for Life)

OAXACA PETS FOR LIFE CLINICS IN DECEMBER HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE BLOCKING OF ROADS BY THE TEACHERS UNION.  

December 21-January 4, 2017 - CHRISTMAS VACATION

January 11-14, 2017 - Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)



CALENDAR FOR SPECIAL SUNDAY ONE-DAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE, WHERE SO MANY CATS AND KITTENS ARE ABANDONED.  PURO GATO WILL HOLD ADOPTIONS ON THE ISLA FROM 11-2 ON THESE SAME DATES.  THE CLINICS OPEN AT 9 AM.  ARRIVE EARLY!


Septiembre 4 - domingo -CASA YVONNEKA
Octubre 2  - domingo - PURR PROJECT
Noviembre 6 - domingo -  PV ANIMAL
            Diciembre 4- domingo - PURO GATO

2017 - January 7, 2017 - ANONYMOUS DONOR #1 (limited to 30 animals)

February - November -  PEACEANIMALS - 10 Sundays have been underwritten by anonymous donor #2


THE ABOVE GROUPS HAVE HIRED AND WILL PAY PETS FOR LIFE 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  THE SAME ORGANIZATIONS WILL REQUEST DONATIONS FROM THEIR SUPPORTERS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. For each cat or dog over the number 30 sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.

GATITO RESCATADO Y ADOPTADO POR BENEDICTE LAUR - EL OTRO ES UNMACHO DE UN AÑO, MUY MANCITO,  DE LA CALLE Y NECESITA HOGAR.  LOS DOS ESTERILIZADOS EN LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS.  B/W KITTEN RESCUED AND ADOPTED.  THE BEAUTIFUL ONE-YEAR OLD SIAMESE MALE IS FROM THE STREET AND NEEDS HOME.  BOTH STERILIZED AT CLINIC EN LAS ARALIAS.  CONTACT BENEDICTE LAUR VIA FB IF YOU CAN GIVE THIS WONDERFUL CAT A GOOD HOME.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A ONE-DAY SUNDAY CLINIC ON THE ISLA CUALE, THE COST IS ONLY 4,500 PESOS TO STERILIZE 30 CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT SHANNON@BESTONPROPERTIES.COM


DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH – (322) 113 3955
To report animal abuse,  phone: 322-223-3690
  

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS.   REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING AVAILABILITY. 

TRAILER ATRÁS DE LA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL.  PEACEANIMALS TRAILER PARKED ACROSS STREET FROM CLINIC LOCATION IN PITILLAL.


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.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.
BENEDICTE LAUR, AMADORA FRANCESA DE ANIMALES - TRAJO UN GATO DE LA CALLE A LA CLÍNICA EN 
LAS ARALIAS.  El hermoso gato mezcla Siamese tiene un año y es muy mancito.    SI LE INTERESA ADOPTAR, CONTACT BENE POR FB.  Benedicte brought a beautiful and very tame street cat to the clinic in las Aralias.  If interested in adopting, please contact Bene via FB.

PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.



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.

LESLIE PREPARANDO UNA PERRA PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN - LAS ARALIAS


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.




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 advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.

BENEDICTE LAUR - FRENTE DE LA CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS.  TRAJO GATITOS PARA PURO GATO, UNO DE LA CALLE Y UN GATITO QUE RESCATÓ Y ADOPTÓ.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com




3 PERRITOS HERMANITOS ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN - PITILLAL - 3 SIBLING PUPPIES WAITING TO BE STERILIZED




WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES.

PERRITO RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN- CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS.  RECOVERY TABLE AFTER BEING NEUTERED.


If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955
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.




PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.   Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
































Thank you for your interest and support.


BOTANICAL GARDENS - PUERTO VALLARTA


Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955

PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES -  293 3690

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, POR FAVOR.
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals













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