|POR TANTA LLUVIA, EL AGUA DE LA LAGUNA YA ESTÁ MÁS CERCA DE LA PLAYA Y YA HAY UNA MALLA.|
CROCODILES! Very recently, a large crocodile was caught in the marina, transported to the Ameca river and released there. A year or two ago, a chocolate Lab wearing a red collar had jumped into the water after a ball at the marina and was taken under by a crocodile. Horrified onlookers watched and filmed the crocodile as it swam leisurely between yachts and sailboats for two hours with the dog in its jaws. A few weeks ago, a fisherman up to his ankles in the Ameca river was grabbed by a crocodile and drowned. His body showed marks of having been bitten by a crocodile. Crocodiles are protected here, and as a result, have no fear of humans.
|PLAYA BOCA NEGRA|
At Boca Negra beach close to the airport, there is a large lagoon filled with crocodiles. All one had to do to see them in the past was go to the tree-lined edge of the lagoon and move a tree branch back and forth in the water for a couple of minutes. This would signal that a bird, dog, raccoon or other small mammal could be in the water. Across the lagoon and at first looking like a log or a large piece of driftwood, one would almost immediately see a crocodile approaching. And then a couple more would glide silently to the place where the water was being disturbed. This was the time to return to the beach.
Boca Negra is a very long, often windswept beach, marked by black rocks reaching out in the water in the middle of it. During turtle egg-laying season, there is usually a camp set up for a turtle study group from the University of Guadalajara.
|PLAYA BOCA NEGRA - UN CAMPAMIENTO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA PARA ESTUDIAR TORTUGAS|
Last week I took our dogs for an afternoon walk at Boca Negra. Due to continued rains, the edge of the lagoon has moved further up on the sandy beach. There is now a fence in place in front of the narrow dirt path to the lagoon and next to the old warning signs. There is no fence in front the beach where the lagoon has extended. As the dogs approached the edge of the new perimeter of the lagoon, I shouted anxiously at them to come back.
It´s a very short distance now across the sand from the lagoon to the edge of the bay, and as the water isn´t clear at Boca Negra, I choose not to swim. Crocodiles have glands in their tongues that alligators don´t have. These special glands excrete excess salt from their bodies, which means they can spend up to several weeks in sea water.
|MI PERRITA JUANITA - BOCA NEGRA|
ANOTHER BOCA - de Tomatlán.
|BOCA DE TOMATLÁN|
|PLAYITAS Y CUEVITAS AL SUR - BEACHES AND SMALL CAVES SO THE SOUTH|
|DESAYUNANDO EN LA BAHIA|
Stormy weather is tossing up thousands of rocks onto some of the local beaches. Rivers carry down more rocks, accompanied by large amounts of plastic and Styrofoam products. Plastic straws, completely unnecessary, are the number one plastic contaminant in the world. Globally, 31 trillion pounds of Styrofoam are produced annually. It is a particularly insidious type of trash pollution, as it is lightweight and breaks up very easily into toxic microplastics. We have choices to make regarding which plastic and Styrofoam products we can live without.
|PLAYA CAMARRONES - "SHRIMP BEACH" - NAMED BECAUSE IN THE PAST THERE WAS AN ARROYO HERE WITH SHRIMP IN IT. THE SHRIMP AND THE ARROYO ARE GONE. NOMBRADO PORQUE ANTES HABÍA UN ARROYO CON CAMARRONES. YA NO HAY ARROYO NI CAMARRONES.|
SEPTEMBER 16TH - To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the bell ringing associated with "el Grito," Christmas bell decorations were strung up over and over the streets of Puerto Vallarta. They will probably remain there until January. Costco´s Christmas decorations were on display the first week of September.
|CAMPANAS EN VALLARTA PARA CELEBRAR EL DÍA DE INDEPENDENCIA Y LUEGO QUIZÁS PARA NAVIDAD|
|BELLS FOR "EL GRITO" AND FOR CHRISTMAS. CAMPANAS PARA "EL GRITO" Y PARA NAVIDAD" |
Because el Día de la Independencia fell on a Saturday this year, anticipating a low turn-out for Saturday when parades take place, the PEACEAnimals clinic held a Tuesday-Friday schedule instead of Wednesday-Saturday.
COLONIA JOYAS DE PEDREGAL:
|LIENZO CHARRO - JOYAS DE PEDREGAL|
Dr. Poli and Dr. Pacheco set up two tents at a charrería (show place for traditional equestrian livestock herding) close to the foothills of the Sierra Madres, about a 40-minute drive from centro Vallarta. (Santa) Elena brought more cats and dogs from the people who contact her for help. As she was unloading one of the cats from a kennel, it escaped and ran under a nearby truck. Elena crawled under the vehicle and was able to retrieve it. It makes an interesting photo...
|(SANTA) ELENA RECOGIENDO UN GATO QUE LE ESCAPÓ EN LA CLÍNICA DE JOYAS DE PEDREGAL|
STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA JOYAS DE PEDREGAL:
SEPTEMBER 12-14: MALE DOGS-14; - FEMALE DOGS - 33 ; MALE CATS - 16 ; FEMALE CATS - 36 TOTAL: 89
|DR. POLI Y DR.PACHECO - JOYAS DE PEDREGAL|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN JOYAS DE PEDREGAL: 920 PESOS
|JOYAS DE PEDREGAL|
PEACEANIMALS EDUCATION PROGRAM:
|ESTUDIANTES CON SUS LIBRITOS DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS|
Leslie Caratachea presented to 75 students at the Escuela Primaria Federal Constitución in colonia Pitillal on Monday, September 14th.
CLINIC IN COLONIA RAMBLASES SEPTEMBER 20-23:
Ramblases is a quiet neighborhood high up above Biblioteca los Mangos, the public library in Puerto Vallarta. The clinic took place in a bodega in back of a small, neat home where one of the owners was shaving her legs with an electric razor on the front steps.
|RAMBLASES - 2 BLOCKS FROM THE CLINIC - 2 CUADRAS DE LA CLÍNICA|
|ATRÁS DE LA CLÌNICA EN RAMBLASES, LO QUE ERA UNA PISCINA PUBLICA. YA HAY PLATOS PARA AGUA PARA LOS GATOS.|
STERILIZATIONS IN COLONIA RAMBLASES:
MALE DOGS - 9; FEMALE DOGS - 26; MALE CATS - 16; FEMALE CATS - 48 TOTAL: 99
PLUS 1 euthanasia for a female dog with TVT (transmissible venereal tumors= malignant)
1 eutanacias por tvt perra
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS LAST 2 WEEKS - NONE
|CLÍNICA EN RAMBLASES|
PEACEANIMALS EDUCATION PROGRAM: On Tuesday, September 29th, Leslie presented to 35 students at primaria Juan Escutia in colonia Ramblases.
LAILA SOS FUND: 500 pesos for "Chata," a one-year old female dog suffering from severe cases of manage and anemia. The donation was given to Chata´s account number at Oxxo (Mexican chain convenience store) for Casita Animal y Bahia, the organization that rescued her. Chata died a few days later at the vet clinic of Farvet. She had lived a very short, sad life.
|"CHATA" - PERRITA DE UN AÑO CON SARNA Y ANEMIA SEVERA RESCATADA POR CASITA ANIMAL Y BAHIA. TRISTAMENTE, SE MURIÓ DÍAS DESPUÉS.|
The mission of PEACEAnimals is to end the future suffering of cats and dogs. The most efficient way to do this is via a massive, free spay/neuter clinic. In 2016, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,403 cats and dogs.
|LESLIE CARATACHEA - RAMBLASES|
FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING:
WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.
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 VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
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.
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217
503 285 4007
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.
PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:
PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio 293 3690
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
NECESITAMOS SU APOYO. FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS. CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS. FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN. LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS. GRACIAS.
TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva