Saturday, August 11, 2018

SEA TURTLES AND MAGNETIC FIELDS

PLAYA A UN LADO DEL MALECÓN - PUERTO VALLARTA

By the time our dogs and I arrived on the beach next to the malecón, the "green patrol" had already arrived.  A large, olive ridley sea turtle was making her slow, inclined journey back to the bay.  Several romping dogs had disturbed the turtle.  She was leaving the beach before having scooped out a sandy nest where she would have deposited dozens of eggs.  The olive ridley vanished into a small, white-crested wave, but would return to the same spot.  Sea turtles have been known to hold their eggs for as long as two years.
POR ESTAR ASUSTADA POR UNOS PERROS, NO HIZO SU NIDO EN LA ARENA.

After possible migrations of thousands of miles, females return to the place where they were hatched, where they mate and deposit their eggs.  This fantastic navigation of oceans occurs due to the sea turtles´reliance on earth´s magnetic fields.  This is the same way that migrating monarch butterflies are able to navigate through clouds.  
REGRESÓ AL MAR,  PERO VA A REGRESAR A ESTE LUGAR DONDE NACIÓ.


In the area of Banderas Bay, turtle nests are reported to ecology groups who arrive to dig up the eggs.  They are counted and  reburied in a secured beach corral with markers noting date eggs were deposited and how many.  The eggs are now protected from dogs and humans.  Approximately 45 days later at the time of hatching,  the baby turtles are taken down to the edge of the bay and released.  This happens in the evening, which saves many of them from birds, but not from fish.

Short video of the first sea turtle seen this year preparing its nest in Boca de Tomatlán.  The 95 eggs were dug up and reburied in a safer location on the beach.

www.facebook.com/katherine.c.santos.3/videos/2128249553854819/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDM0ODM4Nzk4MToxOTMxNDkwNTQzNTM5MjA2/
PLAYA LOS MUERTOS

"CHUKK" - PLAYA LOS MUERTOS
Beaches are filled with summer vacationers, who often leave trash behind.  A very large block of styrofoam washed up onto los muertos beach, where tiny particles of styrofoam were entangled in algae.  The block was heavy,  as it had a coating of cement on one end of it.  I asked two restaurant workers to carry it up to the sidewalk so the toxic block could be carried away to a dump.  Walking home an hour later, I noticed the styrofoam block in a large rain drain on the beach.  It would break up into smaller pieces. most of which would be washed into the bay and from there to the ocean to be consumed by birds and fish.
STYROFOAM QUE ESTABA EN LA ORILLA DE PLAYA LOS MUERTOS.  DESPUE´S DE LLEVARLO HASTA ARRIBA, ALGUIÉN LO TIRÓ EN EL DESAGUE DONDE Y LUEGO A LA BAHIA, EVENTUALMENTE EN PARTÍCULAS PEQUEÑAS QUE SON TÓXICAS.Y COMIDAS POR PEZES Y PÁJAROS.
EARLY MORNING NEAR THE PIER AT LOS MUERTOS BEACH.  TEMPRANO EN LA MAÑANA- PLAYA LOS MUERTOS - CERCA DEL MUELLE

Rains and summer vacationers always result in more trash in the bay.  Last week-end,  dolphins were swimming through a current that was carrying plastic bottles, bags and chunks of styrofoam out to the Pacific. There was even a floating television set in the bay, providing a tiny island of shade for fish.  Scientific estimates are that in 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean, per weight, than fish.
BOTELLAS Y BOLSAS DE PLÁSTICO Y AÚN UN TELEVISOR FLOTANDO EN LA BAHÍA.
In the far distance and without binoculars, c
aptain Daniel spotted a large flock of birds.  We sped towards them, slowing down as we approached.  The birds were boobies ("pájaro bobo") and in a fish-feeding frenzy -  diving, quacking, fighting over fish and gulping them down.  
BOBOS CON DELFINES - BAHÍA DE BANDERAS
Feeding with the bobos was a pod of spotted dolphins.  With about eight of them on the surface, several of whom were breaching repeatedly,  there might have been many more underneath them.   

VERY STILL FISH - PEZES TRANQUILOS - BAHIÁ DE BANDERAS        foto:  Karla de la Peña
DELFINES- BAHÍA DE BANDERAS                      foto:   Karla de la Peña


STARVING DOGS:  Maritza Liney sent me the below photo.  She is feeding the dogs some kibble and tortillas, but can´t do more than that.  Dogs are located in colonia floresta, calle rosa, next to the San Agustín farm.  Please contact Maritza if you can help. The dogs need to be fed and fixed and if possible,  adopted.  maritzalineygutierriezvalencia@gmail.com
CALLEJEROS MURIENDO DE HAMBRE NECESITAN AYUDA - STARVING DOGS NEED HELP


BARRIO (NEIGHBORHOOD) SANTA MARÍA - A small, quiet neighborhood not far from the busy four-lane tunnel ("libramiento") road.  The clinic took place in the government´s mobile unit in front of the animal health offices at the very small coyules park.

"ZEUS" - FUÉ A LA CLÍNICA EN STA. MARÍA Y  YA ESTÁ ESPERANDO VUELO A CANADÁ CON MEXPUP.

Serendipity - I mentioned to an attractive, athletic-looking young man sitting next to his large and very beautiful male Husky that it was unusual to see purebred dogs at our clinics. 
ZEUS TRANQUIILIIZADO, ANESTIZADO Y  ESPERANDO  CIRUGÍA 
He replied that his father was ill and now allergic to dogs,  so they could no longer keep "Zeus," who would go to a foster home after surgery.  I contacted Mexpup, who confirmed Zeus will fly to Canada as soon as the dog rescue organization finds a flight for him.

                                      At the end of the clinic day, Dr. Anthony removed a large lump of fat from our dog Chook´s chest.  It had been diagnosed a few days earlier by our vet as a possible tumor.  Instead, it was only a glob of fat, which looked very different from the malignant tumor Dr. Pacheco removed from a dog´s chest at the clinic in Mascota the week before.  
UNA BOLA DE GRASA DEL PECHO DE UN PERRO
CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA

TUMOR MALIGNO - CLÍNICA EN MASCOTA




STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN BARRIO STA. MARÍA - AUGUST 1-4:  MALE DOGS - 20; FEMALE DOGS -18; MALE CATS - 44; FEMALE CATS - 51  TOTAL: 133  PLUS 

One euthanasia performed by request of owner for his 14-year old terminally ill dog;  and one pregnancy terminated for a cat with 5 fetuses
GATITOS RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN - CLÍNICA EN BARRIO STA. MARÍA

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA - 
1,280  PESOS

NIÑOS OBSERVANDO GATOS EN EL ÁREA DE RECUPERACIÓN - BARRIO STA. MARÍA
FRANK OHLY - VOLUNTARIO 2 VECES LA SEMANA


COLONIA DÍAZ ORDAZ:  Located just off avenida México, the main road in and out of town, this is a mixed neighborhood of mostly one-story concrete houses, businesses, government offices and Plaza Caracól, a large shopping mall.  The clinic took place again in the government´s mobile unit, which isn´t very roomy or airy for three vets and a vet tech.  The recovery table was set up under a tent next to the mobile unit.

CLÍNICA EN COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ
STERILIZATIONS IN COL DÍAZ ORDAZ - AUGUST 8-11:

Male dogs - 17; Female dogs - 39; Male cats - 28; Female cats - 60 

TOTAL:  144    PLUS pregnancies terminated for:

1 dog with 11 fetuses; 1 dog with 7 fetuses; 1 cat with 5 fetuses;   
1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 cat with 2 fetuses

TOTAL:  29 animals not born to suffer

DONATIONS AT CLINIC: $1,835.20 PESOS

Sofia Sanchez had contacted me regarding an abandoned female Chihuahua in her neighborhood and brought "LuLu" to the clinic.  
"LULU" - RESCATADA Y EN ADOPCIÓN - TIENE UN AÑO . CONTACTO:   colettedogs@gmail.com or 322 104-6609   

The dog tested negative for all diseases at the nearby clinic of Mascotas, but as her temperature was high, spaying was not advisable that day.  Colette Zarry, owner of Colina free clinic, is fostering the pretty, year-old dog.  Please contact Colette if interested:  colettedogs@gmail.com or 322 104-6609  (she has several more rescues for adoption, including a white male Chihuahua).


SOFIA SANCHEZ CON "LULU" - UNA CHIHUAHUA QUE RESCATÓ.  TIENE UN AÑO Y ESTÁ EN ADOPCIÓN.  CONTACTO ARRIBA.

"Oso," a beautiful, large and very friendly male dog rescued a month ago in Mojoneras was brought in for neutering and is for adoption.
RESCATADO EN MOJONERAS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN.  ESTERILIZADO EN DÍAZ ORDAZ


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Sue Hunter - $19 USD (monthly)  

Monzón Brewing Company- 769 PESOS PEACEAnimals was one of two charities in July to benefit from the monthly bottle cap donation program.
REID MORTIMER -HEAD BREWER AND CO-FOUNDER WITH HIS WIFE MIRANDA
 Customers are given bottle caps from purchases and place them in an identified bucket.  One peso per bottle cap translates into a one peso donation. MONZÓN -V. Carranza 239 -  Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta    

XOLO (MEXICAN HAIRLESS) ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - COLONIA DÍAZ ORDAZ


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 program.  In 2017, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,357 cats and dogs.

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.

PARA FOTOS, NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (ANTES CENTRO DE ACOPIO) QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:  https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html


RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred  PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with extra-long straps were originally ordered and a few are still available for purchase.  All profits go directly to cost of clinics.  The PEACEAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other.  Bags are 200 pesos each and can be purchased at:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo  (closed until October 25)

Choco Museo - Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno - 561 Morelos - Centro

Colleción la Bohemia  -  Constitución and Basilio Badillo

Cork & Bottle - Los Mercados - Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie's Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

Galeria Dante - 269 Basilio Badillo 


La Cruz Inn - at the plaza in la Cruz, Nayarit
  
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)

Salon Divas - Melchor Ocampo 51 - Bucerias


COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ


YOU CAN DONATE TO PEACEANIMALS WITH YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES.   Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247   OR... log on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).


Troy Valens -  Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants -
 $10  USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for "sharing" AmazonSmile post.



GREATERGOOD - PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. 

ÁREA DE RECUPERACIÓN - CLÍNICA MÓVIL EN COLONIA DÍAZ ORDAZ


COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS OF CLINICS.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS.


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

August 15-18 - col. del Villar - calle Tauro #191-  frente de la estacionamiento de camiones de Versalles - Pto. Vallarta

August 22-25 - col. Mojoneras - calle Jalisco -  en la delegación - Pto. Vallarta

August 29- September 1 - Colonia Villa de Guadalupe . Calle Lazaro Cardenas #807.  East (toward the hills) from the main plaza of Pitillal  - Pto. Vallarta   Al este de la plaza principal de Pitillal.

September 5-8 - NO CLINIC (vet team attending conference)

September 12-15  

September - date TBA -  Jarretaderas, Nayarit

LESLIE CARATACHEA - VET TEC - COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ


DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO - 322-293-3690 OR THE POLICE - 911 -  AND ASK FOR THE "GREEN PATROL" ("PATRULLA VERDE")

CUALE SPAY/NEUTER FREE CLINICS - ARE HELD AT THE ISLA CUALE IN THE CULTURAL CENTER - FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.  CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  VET TEAM IS PETS FOR LIFE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION:  

 
https://www.facebook.com/cualespayneuterclinics/
  
COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC - Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals to arrive will be accepted.  Address: 496 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata.  Clinic is in front of Carnicería Colin, between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic - Facebook.
ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ


LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.



NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.


PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.
GATOS LLEGANDO EN CAJAS Y BOLSAS - COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ

CATS AND KITTENS ARRIVING IN BOXES, BACKPACKS AND PLASTIC STORAGE BINS

DENTRO - 2 MAMÁS CON SUS 2 BEBÉS CADA UNA - 2 MAMAS WITH 2 KITTENS EACH -  COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health.


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.

CONCHA, ESPOSA DE DR. POLI - VOLUNTARIA EN LA CLÍNICA DE DÍAZ ORDAZ Y MUCHAS OTRAS




LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.
POR FAVOR - NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO, 


PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week. 
Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, savings can used for purchases of clinic supplies.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com, or just drop by.  

FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 


JULIANA HEMMER - VOLUNTARIA
BARRIO SANTA MARÍA, PUERTO VALLARTA
 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties


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.

 
COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ

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 DÍAZ ORDAZ


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.

DENTRO DE LA CÍNICA MÓVIL DEL GOBIERNO - COL. DÍAZ ORDAZ -  ANTHONY, POLI Y PACHECO



Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007





THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  




























THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

BIRTH OF A CLOUD.  NACIMIENTO DE UN NUBE.




Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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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.

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.

INFOPEACEANIMALS@GMAIL.COM

http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.


Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org

www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

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