Sunday, August 11, 2019

COLORS OF CANTERA



EL CAÑON EN POLVERÍN - RÍO HORCONES - BOCA DE TOMATLÁN



PAROTA EN POLVERIN - BOCA
For many, Boca de Tomatlán conjures up visions of a fishing village on a small cove at Banderas Bay. Boca is also home to a pristine and gorgeous canyon through which the beautiful Horcones river flows freely from the Sierra Madres to the bay. To visit the canyon, drive approximately one mile south past the Boca exit to a dirt road on the right, where a sign reads "Rancho Polverin."  Follow the winding road down to a magnificent parota tree, park, and then walk a short distance to a locked cyclone fence that reaches from the majestic granite cliff to the river´s edge.  One can go around the fence by clambering over rocks down to the  river and then back up to the dirt trail on the other side of the fence.  It is there that one sees high piles of dynamited rocks blocking the path.





On July 19th, the City of Puerto Vallarta closed down construction of a mini-hydroelectric plan.   The project had begun without permits or licenses on land determined to be in Vallarta and not in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes. The current closure is the second one,  which many hope will be permanent.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbpeR7tUUvM&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2m7YM-WU9JKJp9CNY9zRK4OVkGdtVY0enW6jbvRjT7dkQzbxYydUCsltg

NADANDO CON NIETOS EN EL RÍO HORCONES - JARDÍNES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA
Fifteen minutes south of Boca are the lush Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens, a great spot for delicious lunch, spectacular view and swimming in the cool Horcones river.


CANTERA EN PLAYA GRANDE

On August 3rd, my family and I drove northeast 30 minutes to one of my favorite nearby places,  Playa Grande, where the Pitillal river flows through more than 2,000 acres of pink cantera hills covered by jungle. Playa Grande is ejido (communal) land and owners are paid for the cantera mined there.  The word "cantera" in Spanish means "quarry."  This porous volcanic rock, which allows for detailed carving and cutting for sculptures, columns, fireplaces, tiles, etc., is predominantly green in the southern state of Oaxaca. The color of cantera, formed by volcanic ash and dust, is determined by the colors of already existing earth and stone that are washed into silt beds.  A cantera stone company in the U.S. lists 17 different colors available.  
RIO PITILLAL - PLAYA GRANDE


Next to the river is a perfect, paved road for walking, running and biking. There are swimming holes along the way to Kali Eco Park and half way up, one chooses between wading across the river or walking across on the swinging wooden bridge. The side of the road is where we found three discarded puppies on Saturday, August 3rd. 
  
ABANDONADOS SIN AGUA NI COMIDA EN EL CAMINO DE PLAYA GRANDE - RESCATADOS Y PRONTO EN ADOPCIÓN


Left in a crate in the hot sun with no water or food, the puppies were covered with fleas, ticks and mange. We collected them and drove further up the road to Kali Eco Park, where family zipped while I fed puppies and made sure they didn´t disappear. Brought them home after lunch - sent out emails - and luckily/happily animal advocates Colette Zarry (Colina Clinic) took the beige female Terrier-type on Sunday and Brischa Borgrevink (LADRA) took the little black female on Monday.  The spotted black and white male is with me and I´m calling "Petey." He needs a home.  The three siblings are 4-5 months old and all tested negative for disease.  "Mulberry" is at LADRA and "Belle" is at Colina Clinic.  Contact via FB if interested.

NIETOS - JAMES (14), STELLA (12) Y GIPSY (19)  KALI ECO PARK - PLAY GRANDE - RESCATAMOS 3 CACHORRITOS ENCONTRADOS ABANDONADOS EN LA CALLE.  PARA ADOPTAR

Petey was sterilized at the PEACEAnimals clinic in Ixtapa on August 7th.  On August 6th, he was vaccinated for parvo, distemper and rabies and treated for mange and parasites.  Petey weighs 4.8 kilos and won´t be larger than 10 kilos.  He´s smart, affectionate, very playful...  and surprisingly... is housebroken.  If interested-  gretchen@peaceanimals.org


´´PETEY" CON VOLUNTARIA - CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - RESCATADO Y EN ADOPCIÓN


EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT:  



CLÍNICA EN EL PORVENIR
PEACEAnimals has made previous visits to this immaculate, typical small Mexican town 45-minutes northeast of Vallarta in the state of Nayarit.  Pet owners come from many of the surrounding villages, some arriving as early as 5 AM to wait in line for registration.  This was the case on July 31st, our first day. The clinic took place in the hot and humid local government office, around the corner from the plaza, the modern white church and a leaning, lone pine tree. 




STERLIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT - JULY 31-AUGUST 3: 

Perros/Male dogs -10; Perras/Female dogs - 41; Gatos/Male cats - 32; Gatas/Female cats- 51  Total :  134  PLUS

Abortos/Terminated Pregnancies: 3 cats with 5 fetuses each; 2 cats with 4 fetuses each = 25 animals not born to suffer - 25 animalitos no nacidos para sufrir.



DOS GATITOS ABANDONADOS, RESCATADOS Y ADOPTADOS - CLÍNICA EN EL PORVENIR

THIS CLINIC IS THE FOURTH UNDERWRITTEN BY THE GENEROUS DONATION OF $10,000 FROM AN ANONYMOUS FAMILY FOUNDATION.  THE GIFT WILL UNDERWRITE 5.56 CLINICS.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL PORVENIR- 1,240  PESOS 


EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT



IXTAPA - A large municipality of Puerto Vallarta that PEACEAnimals has visited several times because of the great need.  This location was a new one and because neither the street nor the colonia were available on GPS, I asked a taxi driver just off the road to San Sebastián to guide me there. The clinic took place in the large, covered patio of a handsome terra cotta home in a rural neighborhood.   It was a rainy, muddy morning Wednesday, with a line of people waiting with pets.
CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - JULY 7-10   

CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA

FEMALE DOGS - 13; MALE DOGS - 38; FEMALE CATS - 64; MALE CATS -37

TOTAL:  152!

PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 1 fetus
CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA
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DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - Amount not yet received and will be listed in next blog.  Average donation per cat or dog is 10 pesos - about fifty cents.

This clinic was the fifth underwritten by the generous donation of $10,000 USD by an anonymous family foundation.  This will pay for 5.56 clinics.  

"PETEY" RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR - CON LESLIE, VET TEC  - CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA 

SI LE INTERESA ADOPTAR - gretchen@peaceanimals.org

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On hold until schools back in session.


LIBRITOS EDUCACIÓNAL DE PEACEANIMALS PARA COLOREAR - EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT



DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Anonymous - 90 shares of Apple stock.  Value:  Approximately $18,000 USD. 



In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.

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CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA
SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.


JULIO Y AGOSTO/JULY AND AUGUST


14-17 - Atenguillo (cerca de Mascota)

21-24 - Valle Dorado, Nayarit (organizada por Linda Stewart)

Calle Valle de Navarro 129 - cerca del parque Ávila

28-31 - Col. Mojoneras

SEPTIEMBRE:


2-5 - (lunes, martes, jueves, miércoles) Puerto Vallarta - col. el Mangal


11-14 - Puerto Vallarta - colonia centro ¿el Arrayan?


18-21 - Valle de Banderas, Nayarit

PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690

 FOTOS/NOMBRES/DATOS DE PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) - VEA ARRIBA TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS. 

  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690

 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955  PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  - LLAME  A LA POLICIA - 911 - 
Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE - o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690


LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR VET TEAM.  PEACEAnimals has lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day - 4 days a week.  Extra person
  every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly.  Please advise when you would like to donate. DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.   FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS.
PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher - Coordinadora - kelleher@shaw.ca

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

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Keller, coordinator - kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by.  

ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.

$$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) 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 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 to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  





THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $1,800 US AND MORE:  


            


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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