|CONCHAS CHINAS ("CHINESE SHELLS")|
Ours were the first footprints and paw prints on the smooth, wet sand at Conchas Chinas beach at 7:30 Saturday morning. Past the sand castle-like rock formations, the horizon was the palest shade of pink. The only sounds on the empty beach were the soft swooshes of small waves touching the shore, which contrasted with the amusing, cackling calls of large chachalaca birds in nearby palms.
At exactly 10:53 the night before, I had heard the first buzz of a cicada in our garden. After sixteen or eighteen years of feeding as nymphs on the juice of roots of trees, they will begin emerging to begin their electric-sounding calls to potential mates. Cicadas signal that the rainy season will soon arrive. June!
|CIGARRA - ES DECIR QUE PRONTO COMIENZAN EL TIEMPO DE LAS LLUVIAS|
Our garden, filled with beautiful vines and flowers and the sweet fragrances of night blooming jasmine, ylang ylang and plumeria, is where two poisoned possoms recently slowly crawled up and over a wall and died.
|MURIERON DOS ZARIGUEYAS EN NUESTRO JARDIN - ENVENENADOS POR OTRO LADO|
On May 3rd, "Tommy," the male tabby I had rescued from the street as a kitten eight years ago, was dead. I found him under our bed in the morning. He had been poisoned and had gone someplace dark to die. "Dexter," our rescued grey and white cat, went missing the same morning and never returned. The same day, a neighbor´s three cats disappeared. They had seen several dead cats in the empty lot next to their home. A few months ago, "Red," our orange cat from the acopio, disappeared forever and I understood he had been poisoned. Years ago, "Betty," a tuxedo cat from the isla Cuale, was poisoned. I came home to find her foaming at the mouth and "pedaling." She was dead within a minute or two in the patio outside our bedroom.
Our cats cannot get out to the street, but from our upper terraces, they can jump onto a couple of other roofs. It is possible someone is putting out poison to kill rats. It is just as likely that poison is being used with the cruel intention to kill cats and dogs. This is a very common practice in Mexico.
PUERTO VALLARTA OPEN: Puerto Vallarta´s first ATP Challenger Tour was held April 30th -May 5th. Location for the event was Parque Parota, an empty lot lined with beautiful parota trees on the wide Avenida México.
|CHANGING OF BALL GIRLS AND BOYS - PARQUE PAROTA|
Men's Singles Final (#1) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras(ESP) defeated (#5) Danillo Petrovic(SERB) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 2hrs:
Men's Doubles Final Ante Pavic(CRO)/Danilo Petrovic(SERB) defeated (#4) Benjamin Lock(ZIMBABWE)/ Fernando Romboli(BRAZIL) 6-7(2), 6-4, 10-5
Petrovic, a very tall player (6´8") from Serbia with long, stick-like legs, lost the hard-fought singles final to Menendez, from Spain. Thirty minutes later, Petrovic was back on the court to play doubles. After winning the doubles final with his Croatian partner, he took off his shirt (borrowing one later for victory photographs) and threw it to the crowd. Petrovic proceeded to do the same with his shorts, then hugged and shook hands with dozens of spectators, who responded in a frenzy of joy. The Puerto Vallarta Open (all male this year) was a big success and will return May 2019. Winners Purse will be raised to $100,000 USD.
|PARQUE PAROTA - PUERTO VALLARTA|
AN EXTRAORDINARY STORE: LACOMER (short for "La Commercial Mexicana) opened a couple of weeks ago. Its parking lot, which includes covered parking, is adjacent to the Costco parking lot. A visit to LaComer is like going to the Disneyland of markets. It´s enormous and it´s beautiful.
|"TORTELLERÍA" - LACOMER|
The market is remarkable for its spaciousness and extremely attractive display areas. The xpressa coffee shop offers a selection of coffees and teas, where one can sip a cup inside, or go out on the terrace for a view of orchid trees and the foothills of the Sierra Madres. Freshly baked rolls are served with your drink at no extra charge. Sandwiches available.
|XPRESSA COFFEE/TEA SHOP - LACOMER - PUERTO VALLARTA|
|PLAZA PRINCIPAL - IXTAPA|
The clinic was located in the same location - in an empty, long rectangular room next to the ayutamiento (local government office). Across the street is the main town square. The plaza, with its basketball court, very small cement playground, white bandstand and white wrought iron benches, is always immaculate. No one except the gardener, who was watering, was there on Friday. There is plenty of grass, flowering bushes and palms, but no shade trees, and it is hot.
|CONCHA, LA ESPOSA DE DR. POLI - AYUDANDO EN LA CLÍNICA DE IXTAPA|
MISSING from the clinic in Ixtapa: A large fan. Hot, humid weather was perhaps inspiration for the theft.
MISSING from the clinic in Mojoneras - two different owners of a cat and a small, white French Poodle mix.
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - MAY 9-12:
Female cats - 30; Male cats - 22; Female dogs - 37;
Male dogs - 18 TOTAL: 107
PLUS pregnancies terminated for:
1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 dog with 4 fetuses
10 animals not born to suffer
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA: 1,140 pesos
PEACEANIMALS EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea, director, is on vacation for four weeks.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
|550 CORREAS/COLLARES DONADOS|
Angela Kelleher - hundreds and hundreds of crayons to accompany the PEACEAnimals coloring books given out at clinics
Christina Vincent - $50 USD
Katharine Ludwick - $20 (monthly starting May)
|"LOUP," HERMOSO PERRO TODAVÍA CON VETERINARIO. VA A SER EN ADOPCIÓN - AYUDAMUTT - FB|
Linda Lake - 600 pesos- surgery for "Loup," an AyudaMutt rescue dog in Boca de Tomatlán
Linda Galston - 600 pesos - for Loup´s surgery
Maca MacMorran - 1800 pesos for Loup´s surgery
|"LOUP" - ADROPEADO EN BOCA - PIERNA QUEBRADA - DOS CIRUGÍAS Y DESPUÉS INFECIÓNES|
VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT: Located 12.6 kilometers northeast of Puerto Vallarta, the drive to the next state usually takes about 30 minutes. On Wednesday, it took an hour to get there because of road work.
|PLAZA PRINCIPAL - VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT|
|LA DELEGACIÓN - LOCAL PARA LA CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO|
The clinic took place in the delegación (government) building at the main plaza. Similar to many plazas in Mexico, the Valle Dorado main square consists of a white, wrought iron bandstand and a small children´s playground. There are also a few grassy areas and a scattering of palm trees, but like the plaza in Ixtapa, no shade trees.
THANK YOU TO LINDA STEWART FOR ORGANIZING THIS CLINIC!
|VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT|
STERILIZATIONS IN VALLE DORADO - MAY 16-19:
FEMALE DOGS - 61; MALE DOGS - 41; FEMALE CATS - 27; MALE CATS - 27 TOTAL: 156 !
PLUS 1 pregnancy terminated for a dog with 10 FETUSES
|ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - VALLE DORADO|
DONATIONS AT VALLE DORADO: 1,810 PESOS (approximately $100 USD)
|DR. PACHECO - CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO|
FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE CITY SHELTER (FORMER CENTRO DE ACOPIO) HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES AND DESCRIPTIONS.
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