|BOCA DE TOMATLÁN photo: Lalo Govea|
|LA BAHÍA DE BANDERAS, PUERTO VALLARTA|
|LODO LLEVADO DEL RÍO CUALE HASTA LA BAHÍA DESPUÉS DE UNA LLUVIA|
It rains more frequently up in the mountains. Rivers carry silt, topsoil and manure from farms and ranches down to Banderas Bay, leaving a pale brown smear close to the mouths of the area´s seven rivers. Two days after the rain, the bay is clear again.
|NADANDO EN PLAYA ROSITA TEMPRANO EN LA MAÑANA|
Early morning swimmers and fishermen arrive at the same time town roosters are crowing at the sun and prehistoric-looking pelicans are skimming close to the water before their dives for fish begin.
|TEMPRANO EN PLAYA LOS MUERTOS|
Far out in the bay in a panga, the water is the clearest Mediterannean blue, with temperatures of 86-87 degrees. Several olive ridley turtles were dozing on the surface. They are very still until a boat approaches, and then heads pop up, eyes blink, and with a push of their flippers and a small swoosh of water, the turtles submerge and disappear. Recently removed from the endangered species list, the olive ridley is so named for the greenish tinge of its shell. The ridleys are the smallest of the seven species of sea turtles, with a size of 2-2.5 feet and a weight of up to 100 pounds. Average life span in the wild is 50 years, but only one in one thousand is estimated to reach adulthood. Main predators of adult turtles are sharks and humans.
|TORTUGA OLIVE RIDLEY|
With a pool net on a pole, Karla de la Peña scoops up plastic bottles, large chunks of styrofoam and helium balloons. Some read "Happy Graduation" and "Happy Birthday" in Spanish and often are found in the same areas, sent off from a party boat.
|EL TEMPLO INCONCLUSIVO DE LA PRECIOSA SANGRE - MASCOTA|
MASCOTA: The word in Spanish means "pet," but this name is derived from the Teco word "amaxacotlán mazacota," meaning "place of deer and snakes."
Located 60 miles (90 kilometers) from Puerto Vallarta, Mascota is at an altitude of 4,160 feet (1,268 meters) on a plateau in the western Sierra Madres. Mascota is a municipality consisting of 40 small towns, of which the town of Mascota is the largest and the seat of the municipality.
|PLAZA PRINCIPAL - MASCOTA|
Important sights - the lovely Templo Inconcluso de la Preciosa Sangre, an unfinished sanctuary begun in the 19th century and the 18th century church, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.
|LA IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LOS DOLORES|
|HOTEL BOUTIQUE SANTA LUCIA|
|GERENTE JORGE PÉREZ Y SU GATITO "HORUS"|
|VOLUNTARIAS - MASCOTA|
The clinic took place in the Club de Leones (Lions Club), a couple of blocks from the plaza. Amongst the volunteers were Laura Cecilia Belloso and Maricela Peña Rodriguez, members of La Fondación Amigos de los Animales. The foundation, consisting of a couple of dozen members, raised 3,000 pesos to help pay the extra costs (gasoline and driving time for vet team) of our out-of-town clinic. The ayutamiento (local government) paid another 3,000 pesos.
|PERRA Y PERRO RESCATADOS - ANTES Y DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA. LOS HERIDOS EN LA CADERA DE LA HEMBRA FUERON POR LOS HUESOS SALIDOS. MASCOTA|
At the clinic, a sturdy young man brought two large, tan Shepherd-mix dogs he had rescued from a ranch. The brother and sister dogs had been tied up for days without food or water and were starving. The female dog had two raw, round wounds on her backside where her bones had been protruding. After the dogs were sterilized, the man carried them back to his red pick-up truck. The rear window has a sticker reading "I (heart) Dogs."
|CAMIONETA DEL RESCATADOR DE MUCHOS PERROS, INCLUYO 2 QUE TRAJO EL PRIMER DÍA A LA CLÍNICA EN MASCOTA. ANTES ESTABAN AMARRADOS EN UN RANCHO SIN AGUA Y COMIDA Y MURIENDO DE HAMBRE. YA ESTERILIZADOS, ÉL VA A BUSCAR HOGARES PARA ELLOS.|
|DR. PACHECO SACANDO UN TUMOR|
At the end of the day, I noticed Dr. Pacheco performing surgery on a small, white Poodle-mix female. He was very carefully removing an apricot-size malignant tumor on her belly. The work was intense, taking 30 minutes for the surgery and 10 minutes for stitching the wound. The dog´s life was saved.
|ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - CLÍNICA EN MASCOTA|
|DR. ANTHONY PREPARANDOSE PARA CIRUGÍAS - MASCOTA|
|"HORUS" - CLÍNICA EN MASCOTA|
|MASCOTAS EN MASCOTA|
MALE CATS - 11; FEMALE CATS - 27; MALE DOGS - 15; FEMALE DOGS - 73 TOTAL: 126
plus pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 6 fetuses and 1 dog with 1 fetus
|NIÑAS CON SUS MASCOTAS- CLÍNICA EN MASCOTA|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN MASCOTA: 850 PESOS
|DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA - MASCOTA|
VALLE DORADO, NAYARIT: Second clinic in a row at this location. Nearby La Misíon, a poor area overloaded with dogs, was cancelled as there was no secure place in which to store meds, surgical instruments and kennels.
|DR. POLI - LAVANDO INSTRUMENTOS DE CIRUGÍA - VALLE DORADO photo: Linda Stewart|
PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR 1 DOG WITH 5 FETUSES; 2 CATS WITH 3 FETUSES EACH
All lunches for the vet team provided by the community.
|CLÍNICA EN VALLE DORADO, NAY. photo: Linda Stewart|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Donna Cramin - $300 USD
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. INFOPEACEANMALS@GMAIL.COM
TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.
GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva