EASTER is a two-week holiday in Mexico. Beginning with Semana Santa (Holy Week) on Palm Sunday, it ends with Easter on Saturday. That evening, as we were walking by the front of the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we saw worshipers assembled and waiting to go inside. Dangling over the heads was a paper maché, life-size figure of Jesus, with a large, metal crown of thorns encircling his torso. Inside the church above the altar, a porcelain Jesus on the cross was draped in purple.
|LA IGLEASA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE - PASCUA|
|LA PLAZA - PASCUA|
Pascua (Easter week) begins on Easter Sunday and ends on Saturday. These two weeks are a mix of religion and robust vacation time. The first week of Easter is the busiest, with families from Mexico City, Guadalajara and other towns arriving in buses, trucks and carloads. Traffic is bumper to bumper to the beaches, so locals tend to stay home. The second week is less frantic and crowded, but beaches and streets are still busier than at any other time of year.
PLAYA LOS MUERTOS - SEMANA SANTA - PUERTO VALLARTA
Locals are commenting on the unusually gorgeous weather in Puerto Vallarta. The sun warms but doesn´t burn. Mornings and evenings are cool, days are breezy and the air is delicious and seems to be constantly moving. Skies are completely blue and cloudless and the brightest-yellow-possible of blossoms on primavera trees are astonishing in their splendor.
|BOCA DE TOMATLÁN|
|PASEO AL RÍO- JARDINES BOTÁNICOS|
|RÍO DE TOMATLÁN|
CABO CORRIENTES ("CAPE CURRENTS") Cabo Corrientes is a municipality of Puerto Vallarta and marks the southernmost tip of the Bay of Banderas.. Because of the distance, I didn´t drive the four hours south to attend three separate clinics in Cabo Corrientes. All photos of clinics were taken by Leslie Caratachea, vet tech and director of education. Although PEACEAnimals educational coloring books were handed out to children, no school presentation on Tuesday because that day was spent driving and setting up clinic
Three small and very poor towns were visited - one day in el Tule, one day in la Cruz de Loreto (on the way to the beach village of Mayto) and two days in Tequesquite. One of the local women provided meals to the vet team for the four days they were there. A school teacher (on crutches as a result of a car accident) saved money for several months to pay vet team´s gas and extra driving time to a location outside Puerto Vallarta. A vacant house was where the vet team slept and showered with buckets.
STERILIZATIONS IN EL TULE, CABO CORRIENTES - APRIL 3-7
MALE DOGS - 18; FEMALE DOGS -81; MALE CATS - 17; FEMALE CATS - 21
PLUS: Pregnancies terminated for 2 cats with 3 fetuses each
DONATIONS AT CABO CORRIENTES CLINICS: 950 PESOS
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: Marsha Stanek: $50 USD
Michael Turner - $50 USD (monthly)
Ralph Osborne - $2,000 USD (over and above annual board of directors contribution)
Sue Hunter - $19 USD (monthly)
Tammy and Edward Pasatiempo and family - $1,800 USD (underwrites one clinic)
ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER: The bidding has begun on second annual PEACEAnimals auction. Launched on April 3rd, the auction will be open until April 17th. There is an interesting assortment of items, including hotel stays, which make nice gifts for friends or family. Please take a look and please consider sharing. www.32auctions.comPEACEANIMALS2018
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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.
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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