November 12th was a perfect panga Sunday. The water temperature is still 84 degrees and remains a clear Mediterranean blue. Motoring out an hour into the bay, we thought the two motionless dolphins we saw were dead, but they were resting horizontally on the surface of the water and made dives as we approached. Dolphins do rest and sleep, and are able to use only half their brain while sleeping. They would suffocate if not fully conscious.
|BALLENAS - BAHÍA DE BANDERAS - 12 DE NOVIEMBRE|
For an interesting article: https://www.wired.com/2009/06/whalepeople/
December 1st is the official opening of whale watching season, when humpbacks arrive in Puerto Vallarta to birth and to breed. Heat and humidity have fiercely lingered the first two weeks of November. Temperatures remain at approximately 90 degrees fahrenheit, but humidity has dropped from 85% to 68%. Weather should be perfect in two more weeks.
After seeing more dolphins - and they came very close to the panga - we stopped at a very small cove I had never seen before. The water was very clear and a beautiful blue-green, with many different kinds of tropical fish. After snorkeling next to jungle-covered sand-colored stone cliffs, we headed back to Boca, where we bought delicious fresh ceviche to take home for lunch.
|BEAUTIFUL SMALL COVE SOUTH OF QUIMIXTO|
A forty-minute drive northeast from centro has its beginning on cobbled roads, then paved, cobbled again, up a dirt road called "Monte Everest" and a dusty finale at an empty blue and white one-story cement building on calle "Nevada Toluca." More mystery - the word "nevada" in Spanish means "snowy," and Toluca is the name of the capitol of the state of México. High in altitude, the colonial city of Toluca does have a winter view of a snowy, extinct volcano named "Nevado de Toluca."
|TOLUCA - EL CAPITOLIO DEL ESTADO DE MÉXICO - LA CALLE ("NEVADA DE TOLUCA") DONDE TUVIMOS LA CLÍNICA EN VOLCANES ESTÁ NOMBRADA POR ESTA CIUDAD COLONIAL|
Volcanes has a very good school with a community education program supported by private donations. This municipality of Puerto Vallarta is poor, and although above sea level, will never see snow nor ash from a volcano.
It seemed such a short time ago that PEACEAnimals had held a clinic in Volcanes, but it had been seven months. The clinic took place in the same empty blue and white cement building intersecting two rubbled, dirt roads. This is a very rural area and there are no "blocks" here.
|LUGAR PARA LA CLÍNICA EN VOLCANES|
When I arrived at 8:30 on Wednesday morning, there were only two animals at the clinic - a tan and white cat and the tan and white TVT Pit Bull for its fourth and next-to-last treatment of chemo. The malignant tumor on his testicles, which had been enormous, have shrunk to what looks like a red blister, smaller than a dime in size. Dr. Poli, who came to work even though he had dengue, neutered the dog.
|DUEÑA DEL PERRO CON TVT- PARA SU CUARTO TRATAMIENTO DE QUIMO Y ESTERILIZACIÓN - VOLCANES|
Because only six animals had been brought in by 9 AM, I took a walk looking for more. A woman standing at the top of an outdoor wooden staircase with a brown and white female Pit Bull declined to let me take her dog for spaying.
|EL JOVEN ARANAÑZAO POR SU GATA QUE ESCAPÓ. LE PRESTAMOS UNA HAULA PARA REGREAR CON ELLA. KENNEL LOANED TO THE BOY WHOSE CAT ESCAPED. VOLCANES|
STERILIZATIONS AT VOLCANES:
|CLÍNICA EN VOLCANES|
Male cats -7 ;Female cats -14; Male dogs - 13; Female dogs -26
TOTAL: 60 (low number indicates low response, not a shortage of animals).
PLUS: Pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses
DONATIONS AT VOLCANES CLINIC: 610 pesos
PETS FOR LIFE - ISLA CUALE CLINIC - On the first Sunday of November, four vets sterilized 101 cats and dogs. Thirty-five pet owners were turned away. Some went to the government-sponsored free clinics operating that week in Pitillal. Pets for Life is the vet team (3 vets and 1 vet tech) with which PEACEAnimals has a work agreement.
|PRIMERA LLEGADA ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN - VOLCANES - FIRST TO ARRIVE.|
TOMATLÁN ("PLACE OF TOMATOES"), CABO CORRIENTES ("CAPE CURRENTS")
It is a two-hour drive south, inland from the coast, and a place I´ve never seen before. Frank Ohly, star volunteer, made the trip, sent photos and said Tomatlán was a "well-laid out, pretty, very Mexican town with great people." The local government paid for the vet team to stay at a clean, very basic hotel near the clinic.
|TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES|
The clinic took place in a large, community center, complete with basketball court. On Wednesday, our first day clinic day and normally the slowest, fifty-five cats and dogs were sterilized. After half-day Saturday, two hundred and fourteen cats and dogs had been sterilized - and many turned away. This is a record for PEACEAnimals and a testimony not only to the need and acceptance of free spay/neuter clinics, but to the excellence of our vet team.
|HOGAR - CENTRO DE COMUNIDAD - PARA LA CLÍNICA EN TOMATLÁN|
STERILIZATIONS AT THE CLINIC IN TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES - NOVEMBER 15-18 = 212!!!!!
(Breakdown not yet received and will be included in next blog).
|CLÍNICA EN TOMATLÁN - PERRITA DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA - SMALL DOG AFTER SURGERY.|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES: Financials not yet received and will be noted in next blog.
Three meals daily for the vet team from Angélica González, a loving lady that makes and sell piñatas.
|ANGÉLICA GONZÁLEZ DONÓ 3 COMIDAS DIARO AL EQUIPO EN TOMATLÁN|
(FOTO - JORGE Y DR. ANTHONY)
|ANGÉLICA GONZÁLEZ - QUIÉN HACE Y VENDE PIÑATAS|
THE CLINIC IN TOMATLÁN WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE FONDATION MARCHIG. www.marchigtrust.org
The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust was established in 1989 by the late
Madame Jeanne Marchig of Geneva, because of her deep concern for nature and
animals and in memory of her husband, the painter Giannino Marchig.
The objects of the Trust are to protect animals and to promote and encourage practical work in preventing animal cruelty and the relief of animal suffering.
(Two grants were given - $5, 000 USD from the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust, headquartered in Scotland and $5,000 USD from the Fondation Marchig, headquartered in Switzerland. This is the fifth clinic @$1,800 USD sponsored by Marchig).
AMAZONSMILE - $75.61 - From percentages of purchases made between July 1 and September 30, 2017. (To raise funds for PEACEAnimals when you shop on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/
Steve Stowell - 4,500 pesos. Processed through Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., the umbrella 501 (c)(3) for PEACEAnimals. these funds are earmarked for an Isla Cuale clinic in January.
|"BAMBU" - ADOPTADO EN LA ISLA POR STEVE STOWELL|
GATOS ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN - TOMATLÁN
|NO SE PODÍA DECIR SI ERA CALLEJERO Y TENÍA DUEÑO. BUSCANDO COMIDA. IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL IF HOMELESS OR HAD OWNER - SEARCHING FOR FOOD - VOLCANES|
Leslie Caratachea, director, was ill two weeks ago and unable make a presentation in Volcanes.
|ESTUDIANTES DE VOLCANES|
FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING:
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.
|CLÍNICA EN TOMATLAN|
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
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
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