|CANTERA HILLS - PLAYA GRANDE - CERROS DE CANTERA|
SANTA FE, NAYARIT is 18 km. northeast of Vallarta, a 45-minute drive. Turning east at Mezcales, the first saintly town in the municipality of the Valle de Banderas is San Clemente, followed by el Porvenir ("future"), San Vicente, San Jose, Santa Fe and finally San Juan. This was our first visit to Santa Fe.
Thank you to Janina Erban, owner
of Paraiso Felino (cat shelter with 320 kitties) in San Juan, for
securing location and volunteers and paying the extra gasoline and driving time costs for a clinic outside Vallarta. The clinic took place in an empty, very small cement house in a modest residential area.
|ON THE ROAD WEST TO SAN JOSÉ FROM SANTA FE. - HEMBRA MUY SOCIABLE VIVIENDO PARA SER GUARDIÁN DE UN CAMBALACHE PARA VEHÍCULOS|
|PERRA MUY MUY PREÑADA VIVIENDO EN UN CAMBALACHE DE VEHÍCULOS CERCA DE SANTA FE.|
STERILIZATIONS AT SANTE FE, NAYARIT - July 8-11
Female dogs - 44; Male dogs - 17; Female cats - 67; Male cats - 40
TOTAL: 168 PLUS
Pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 cat with 3 fetuses; 1 cat with 2 fetuses = 23 animals not born to suffer
DONATIONS AT SANTA FE: 1,720 PESOS
|PLAZA - EL POVENIR|
|CLÍNICA EN UNA BODEGA EN EL PORVENIR|
|PERROS FELIZES EN LOS CHARCOS GRANDES / PLAZA DE EL PORVENIR|
Female Dogs - 55; Male Dogs - 12; Female Cats - 55; Male Cats: 21
|CLÏINICA EN EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT|
Alexis Higginbotham - $100 US (erroneously reported as $40 US in previous blog)
Connie Farion - $300 CA (monthly)
Suzanne and Bryan French - 5,000 pesos
Ron Harner - $100 US
Lisa and Mike Mahoney - almost new large dog crate
Clare Leach (board member) $50 monthly for discounted dog food from PETCO.
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Due to coronavirus, on hold until classes resume.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Mexicans are very sociable. We are missing the embraces and kisses on the cheek.
Shop owners required to wear masks. Not to comply can result in a 5,000 peso fine. Hospital occupancy currently at 27%. If at 50%, Vallarta goes into 14-day lockdown. W Hotel at the long, powdery white sandy beach at Destiladeras beach in Nayarit is open. Pool open. Beach closed. All beaches in Nayarit, with the inexplicable exception of Sayulita, are closed. A pity, as there is so much space and never necessary to cluster. Vallarta beaches and those to the south open.
WHITE KITTEN: Loud kitten meows from our patio. A tiny white kitten, not more than a couple of days old, was crawling very slowly and blindly across the tiles.
|GATITO CUANDO LO ENCONTRÉ|
EN NUESTRO PATIO.
|"ANGELITO" CON SUZANNA PERSA - FOTO - SUZANNA|
BROWN PUPPY: As quickly as its little legs would go, the tiny brown puppy was trotting down the dusty road in Paso Guayabitos. Stopped the car, picked it up and drove home. She had sweet puppy breath and was full of worms. The vet said she was not more than five weeks old. I called her "Petunia." She spent a week with us before A Dogs New Life shelter found a foster home for Petunia in Bucerias. After a very short stay, the adorable puppy was adopted. www.adogsnewlife.org
CACHORRITA DE 5 SEMANAS QUE ENCONTRÉ EN LA CALLE DEPASO GUAYABITOS. EL REFUGIO DE
"A DOGS NEW LIFE" EN BUCERIAS ENCONTRÓ BUENA FAMILIA PARA ELLA. ADOPTIVE FAMILY.
PLAYA GRANDE: To escape from a multitude of masks, we take our dogs to Playa Grande, a 25-minute drive from centro. The small village, only reachable by a dirt road, had been closed to outsiders for two months. Behind the village are more than 2,000 hectares of ejido land. No fishing or hunting allowed.
|PLAYA GRANDE - EL RÍO DE PITIALLA Y SUS COLINAS DE CANTERA Y GRANITO|
Playa Grande is not a "big beach." The río Cuale runs through the canyon, and on its banks are a few small, sandy beaches. The river is bordered on both sides by pink cantera and grey granite cliffs covered in dense, emerald green jungle. There is a great gash on one of the cantera hills from strip mining, which gives the community a source of income.