Saturday, November 16, 2019

NAVIDAD & YERBABUENA



MASCOTA: After the heavy rains of late summer,  the narrow road climbing up the foothills of the Sierra Madres is filled with dozens of potholes,  and the yellow paint on many of the speed bumps has been washed away, resulting in some unpleasant surprises.

MASCOTA, JALISCO
Mascota is a quiet, colonial style town on a high plateau (4,921 feet/1599 meters) in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. 

The free mobile clinics always take place amidst the graceful columns and arches of the Club de Leones.  This was the fourth visit by the vet team.


STERILIZATIONS AT MASCOTA - NOVEMBER 6-9
LEFT TO RIGHT - DR. ANTHONY; DR. PACHECO, DR. POLI -MASCOTA (IZQUIERDA. A DERRECHA.)

Male dogs - 16; Female dogs - 65; Male cats - 21; Female cats - 51
TOTAL:  153!

PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses


CLÍNICA EN EL CLUB DE LEONES - MASCOTA - ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA.  NI PERROS NI PERSONAS SE CONOCÍAN ANTES. THE  DOGS AND THE TWO PEOPLE HAD NEVER MET BEFORE.


DONATIONS AT MASCOTA CLINIC:  1,200  pesos

Navidad restaurant - Delicious breakfast and lunch for the vet team on Thursday.  The restaurant is named after the owner´s nearby village, which we were to visit the following day.  
LLEGANDO CON DOS CACHORROS - MASCOTA

CLÍNICA IN INFONAVIT

INFONAVIT - A UN LADO DEL RÍO PITILLAL

COLONIA INFONAVIT:  PEACEAnimals has visited this easy to get to location just before crossing the river into the municipality of Pitillal,  The clinic takes place in the empty police office across from a dirt field.  In back of the field is a dirt road that leads to the Pitillal river.  Sadly, the road is littered with trash and garbage.  Much of it will be carried by the river into the bay and out to sea.  

On Wednesday, Dr.Poli was the only vet able to attend and managed to sterilize 26 cats and dogs on his own.   
COLONIA INFONAVIT Y EL RÍO PITILLAL

STERILIZATIONS AT COL. INFONAVIT NOV. 13-16:

MALE DOGS - 14; FEMALE DOGS - 39; MALE CATS - 43;
FEMALE CATS:  63   TOTAL:  160!

DONATIONS AT COL. INFONAVIT:  1,220 pesos


ANTES DE CIRUGÍA - INFONAVIT

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

Elaine Ortiz - $22 US plus 7 new dog leashes; 3 new "glow" collars; 1 pkg of 4 plastic doggy bags
Pamela Lock - $250 US 
VallartaAdventures - 5,000 pesos worth of vet supplies (monthly November-May)
Lucy´s CuCu Cabaña donation box -  2,202 pesos (Lucy Muñiz is a PEACEAnimals board member)
ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - INFONAVIT

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On Tuesday, November 12th, Leslie Caratachea presented to 30 students as the Secundaria 60 school in colonia la Aurora.

MASCOTA TO YERBABUENA AND NAVIDAD:  At Mascota we stayed overnight at the small Santa Lucia hotel boutique, a couple of blocks away from the main plaza. 


HOTEL BOUTIQUE SANTA LUCIA . MASCOTA


"CHANCHITA" - HOTEL SANTA LUCIA- MASCOTA
This is a very friendly, simple  hotel owned by a charming, tall Venetian and his pretty Mexican wife.  It offers a swimming pool,  grassy garden with fruit trees, cats and dogs and "Chanchito" ("Little Pig"), an enormous Vietnamese pig. When my husband saw it from our terrace, he thought it was a boulder.  Rates include a good breakfast.
https://santalucia-hotel-boutique-mascota.booked.net/





YERBABUENA ("good herb"):  After visiting the clinic on Wednesday, we drove fifteen minutes northeast on a tree-lined country road to the nearby pueblo of YerbaBuena, part of the municipality of Mascota.   The interior of one of the three or four small churches was a pretty sight.  Painted in pastel pink and green, the altar area was covered in white artificial flowers.  
IGLESIA IN YERBABUENA, MUNICIPALIDAD DE MASCOTA
Across from the main plaza with its church and bandstand is a small lagoon bordered by a sidewalk.  Following the sidewalk for a short distance is a cobblestone path leading to a much larger lagoon,  home to several ducks and a solitary swan.  

LA LAGUNA DE YERBABUENA




PUEBLO DE CIMARRÓN CHICO - 
NAVIDAD ("Christmas"):  We continued our ascent up the serpentine, combination cobbled and paved road, passing through the tiny village of Cimarrón Chico ("small wild sheep" or "small, free spirited person").  The blue and white church adjacent to the curve in the road looked almost other worldly compared  to the nearby simple adobe and tile roofed homes.
Climbing and endlessly curving, we drove past centuries-old, blackened low stone walls and hundreds and hundreds and
hundreds of acres of cornfields glistening green in the soft sunlight.  I felt the rush of air around a curve in the road and then saw the cascade tumbling down the forested mountain.
  
Thirty minutes after a dazzlingly beautiful drive from YerbaBuena,  we arrived in Navidad, 6,102 feet (1,860 meters) high up in the Sierra Madres.



LLEGANDO A NAVIDAD
The only people we saw in this village were a young mother in jeans with three little girls in party dresses.  They were shouting happily as they ran races around the town square in front of the church, which was closed.  Every door on every building surrounding the town square was closed. 
VISTA DEL RESTAURANTE QUE NO TENÍA NOMBRE

We walked up a flight of wooden stairs across from the plaza and found ourselves in an empty, rather large rustic restaurant.  The waitress prepared fresh orange juice and tea and told us that she thought 150 people lived in her village. The extreme beauty of the drive to Navidad is the reason to visit.
NAVIDAD, JALISCO - MUNICIPALIDAD DE MASCOTA

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

Sí no están un local o una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.

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

.SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

Noviembre
GATA CALICO - ANTES DE CIRUGÍA - MASCOTA

20-23 - Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

27-30 - La Peñita, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

Diciembre -

4-7 - San Pancho, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

11-14 - San Juan, Nayarit

18-21 - Tomatlán

Enero 2020

8-11 - Ixtapa - en la delegación - atrás de la plaza principal
CLÍNICA EN MASCOTA

15-18- Col Mariano Otero (acostado del barrio Santa María - paseo de las Palmas 136 int. 2 - "Perritus Place" - en la clínica de dra. Giuliana (vamos estar ayudando a "Cartonlandia," muy cerquita y muy pobre con muchos animales).

22-25 - Las Varas, Nayarit - calle Veracruz sin número entre Hidalgo y Juan Escutia en el comisariado de las Varas

29-Febrero 1 - Col. las Aralias en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez - calle Pavo Real #181


Febrero 2020

19-22 - el Tuito - en la casita de Kai Doyle

26-29 - Bucerias, Nay. (Pets for Life)


Marzo


4-7 - Talpa (organizada por Laura Chavez-Halberg)

11-14 - La Cruz, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

Sí no está una dirección o lugar, es porque todavía no tenemos.


DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO)   ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED AND STERILIZED.  CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS.

(322) 293-3690

PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO) -   TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS.  HAZ CLICK EN EL ENLACE PARA FOTOS.




HEMBRA DE 2 AÑOS (?) VIVIENDO EN LA CALLE EN ALTAVELA - NECESITA HOGAR - 311 158 5366



HEMBRA 2 AÑOS DE EDAD VIVIENDO EN LA CALLE EN ALTAVELA
¡SOS!  I had told volunteers at the AltaVela clinic that I would publish photos of two homeless dogs they brought in for spay/neuter.  The photos didn´t arrive in time, so here they are - two dogs approx. 2 yrs old.  After living on the street for 7 months, they are now both spayed.  If Interested,  contact: Mireya:  311 158 5366 o Viancka -   azvianck@gmail.com

 LAS DOS CALLEJERAS EN ALTAVELA - tienen como 7 meses viviendo en la calle. Están operadas y sanas y muy nobles.  Contactos arriba.



  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. Vet team 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  para Vallarta- kelleher@shaw.ca
Linda Stewart - Coordinadora para Nayarit - hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com

 
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
                          
We need volunteers. 

For Puerto Vallarta, please contact Angele Kelleher, coordinator:  kelleher@shaw.ca
For Nayarit, please contact Linda Stewart, coordinator:
hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com

Drop-bys welcome at all locations.  
         
MASCOTAS REGISTRADAS Y ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - INFONAVIT

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

Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO













THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS GRANTS OF $2,500 US OR MORE:


            


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
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