Saturday, August 1, 2020

SHELTERING IN GREEN



"THE GREEN BLANKET" COVERING THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA MADRES DURING RAINY SEASON
"LA MANTA VERDE" CUBRIENDO LAS COLINAS DURANTE EL TIEMPO DE LAS LLUVIAS - PUERTO VALLARTA
TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES is a small inland town about  two hours south of Puerto Vallarta.  Tomatlán, meaning "Tomato Land" or "Place of Tomatoes," has been described as a town "one doesn´t need to see."  Because of that and the distance, have never been.
DR. PACHECO - TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES
PEACEAnimals 
visits Tomatlán twice a year, with clinics always taking place at the local community center. Locals, who are very appreciative, raise the required extra costs for driving time and gas  outside Vallarta.


STERILIZATIONS AT TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES:

Female cats: 41; Male cats: 11;  Female dogs: 94; Male dogs: 21   

TOTAL:  167!  PLUS  pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 12 fetuses; 1 dog with 9 fetuses; 1 dog with 8 fetuses; 1 dog with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 2 fetuses = 37 animals not born to suffer


DR. ANTHONY - TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN TOMATLÁN:  1,580 pesos
Daily lunches for vet team provided by the community.


VOLUNTARIAS - TOMATLÁN, CABO CORRIENTES -  todas fotos de Tomatlán-:  Dr. Poli
COAPINOLE, a municipality of Puerto Vallarta, was founded in 1937 with an original ejido land endowment of 1,414 hectares that now include the municipality of Pitillal.

"Demonio Blanco" ("White Demon"), the area of Coapinole where the clinic took place, is named after a famous Mexican wrestler who founded a gym and arena in the neighborhood and put his name on them. They no longer exist, but Manuel Lopez Coronado, aka "The White Demon," lives with his family on the same street as Julie Bunker, who donated the use of her lovely lavender  home for this clinic.  
COAPINOLE

sAt 8:30 AM on Wednesday, the clinic was full,  with pet owners still waiting in line.  Those turned away were registered as the first to be served Thursday morning.  Cats were much more in attendance than dogs, and although our guidelines specify dogs in kennels or on leashes and cats in kennels, boxes, bags, etc., several were simply carried to the clinic in the owner´s arms.  Risky.  
CLÍNICA EN DEMONIO BLANCO, COAPINOLE, PUERTO VALLARTA
STERILIZATIONS AT DEMONIO BLANCO,  COAPINOLE, PUERTO VALLARTA - AUGUST 5-8: Female Dogs - 34; 
Male dogs - 10; Female cats - 73; Male cats - 47

TOTAL:  164!  PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 5 fetuses; 1 euthanasia for female dog with metastatic cancer,  per request by owner

DONATIONS AT DEMONIO BLANCO,  COAPINOLE, PV:
2,120 PESOS

Molly Fisher - $50 US for vet team lunches
COAPINOLE


THANK YOU to Carey and Brad Riley for sponsoring the clinic in Coapinole.



LOS 3 VETERINARIOS DE PEACEANIMALS
DR. PACHECO, DR. POLI; DR. ANTHONY
CLÍNICA EN TOMATLÁN
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Carey and Brad Riley (Fishers, Indiana)  $2,000 US - listed on sponsor section of website.

Mike Smith (Berkeley, CA) $500 US

Connie Farion -  $300 CA ($3,600 CA annually (listed on sponsor section of website)

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Due to coronavirus, on hold until classes resume.
COAPINOLE - NIÑOS MASCOTAS Y LIBRITOS  EDUCACIONALES  PARA  COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS





SHELTERING IN GREEN
LA MANTA VERDE - FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA MADRES - PUERTO VALLARTA


"The green blanket" is what my friend Marlee calls the lush, 
rain-fed growth of jungle covering the hills above Banderas Bay.  This wild beauty, with a few restaurants tucked away next to a river (there are seven flowing into the bay), is minutes away from town and seems very far away from a pandemic.
SHELTERING IN GREEN - BOCA DE TOMATLÁN


The water in the bay is now peridot green, utterly transparent and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Reflections of ripples in the water are mirrored on the sandy bottom below, resembling brightly lit, oversize spider webs.  Curious small fish swim around us, and we stay in the water for an hour at a time, sheltering in green.  


AGUA MUY TRANSPARENTE,  COLOR PERIDOTE VERDE - PLAYA CONCHAS CHINAS

Early one dog walking morning on playa Rosita, a longboarder suddenly stopped paddling.  Large, large black triangular fins were swirling around him. Wing-like, pectoral fins of two enormous mantas gracefully and noisily slapped the water as they swam back and forth in front of the beach, feeding. Diet for mantas is zooplankton - fish eggs, crab larva, mollusk larvae, etc.. Alas, I was too excited to get a good photo.   
TEMPRANO EN LA MAÑANA - PLAYA ROSITA - PUERTO VALLARTA
  
DOS HERMOSAS Y ENORMES MANTAS NADANDO CERCA DE LA ORILLA - PLAYA LA ROSITA

 "Sheltering in," the request made by the local government, is not very difficult here.  Beaches, bay, ocean, rivers and jungle offer beauty and bliss. Many restaurants have stayed open and many are open-air.  Gyms have reopened. Stadium remains closed and is very grassy. Stores open and require masks. Illogically, sections of the northern half of malecón, the bay promenade, are still taped off and masks required. Bars and clubs closed again, resulting in a 400-person protest.
PARTE NORTE DEL MALECÓN DONDE SE  NECESITA  PONER CUBREBOCA.  AL SUR, NO SE NECESITA.

CLINIC SCHEDULE/HORARIO PARA LAS CLÍNICAS:


AGOSTO- 5-8 - Colonia Buenos Aires, Puerto Vallarta - Salon de Beto, Avenida Manantial    (calle principal) Almost directly across the street, river side, from the new Kiosko and next to basketball court.

12-15 Valle Dorado o Mezcalitos, Nay.  esperando confirmation.
Waiting for confirmation.

19-22 - Ixtapa

26-29 - San Vicente, Nay.

SEPTIEMBRE

16-19 - Coapinole (Demonio Blanco), Puerto Vallarta
Calle Francisco I. Madero 569, entre 20 de mayo y 1 de junio. Casa lavanda sin número frente de una palmera.

OCTUBRE

21-24 - la Cruz, Nay. - The Kids Club

28-31- Punta de Mita, Nay. - Casa Comunidad de PEACE PUNTA DE MITA - SPONSORED BY THE MAHONEY FOUNDATION
aaCLÍKNICA EN COAPINOLE... GATOS SUELTOS ES TENER RIESGO.

Noviembre

4-7 - Puerto Vallarta - TBA - esperando confirmación

11-14 - Pino Suarez, Tomatlán

18-21 - Bucerias - PFL

25-28 - San Juan, Nayarit

2021

Marzo - 10-13 - la Cruz, Nay. - PFL





INFORMACÍON DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:  

http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol


"PETUNIA" AKA "PIPER")  - ADOPTADA,  PERO REGRESADA PORQUE ELLA ESTABA INFELIZ CON LOS MUY JOVENES NIÑOS.  YA TIENE COMO 10 SEMANAS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN OTRA VEZ.  CONTACTO:: adogsnewlife@gmail.com  "PETUNIA"  (AKA "PIPER") RETURNED TO A DOGS NEW LIFE BY ADOPTIVE FAMILY BECAUSE THE CHILDREN DIDN´T TREAT HER CAREFULLY. FOR ADOPTION:                       adogsnewlife@gmail.com

CLÍNICA EN COAPINOLE


DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL
Y SALUD (ACOPIO)   ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED 
AND STERILIZED.  CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS. 
(322) 293 3690 http://www.animal-adoptions-pv.com/index.html
NEW SCHEDULE:  9-1 - Monday-Friday.
SARAH - 1.5 AÑOS/YEARS


ANDRES FERNANDO - 3.3 YEARS./AÑOS


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  Y DESCRIPCIÓNES.  Tel.  (322) 293-3690  http://www.animal-adoptions-pv.com/index.html   NUEVO HORARIO- 9-1 lunes-viernes

MORE DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE NEW "A DOGS NEW LIFE" SHELTER IN BUCERIAS.  PHOTOS AND INFO:  https://www.adogsnewlife.org/adopt

Más perros para adopción en el nuevo refugio de Buceras - A Dogs New Life.  https://www.adogsnewlife.org/adopt

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


PLEASE 
 DONATE LUNCHES TO OUR VET TEAM. 
FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS `PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO.

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES
A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA: 
(322) 113 3955  www.peaceanimals.org

We appreciate our volunteers.  
Estamos agradecidos por nuestros voluntarios.

Please contact Angela Kelleher, coordinator for Puerto Vallarta
coordinadora de voluntarios para Puerto Vallarta kelleher@shaw.ca  
  
For Nayarit, please contact Linda Stewart, coordinator 
coordinadora de voluntarios para Nayarit - Linda Stewart
hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com
    
NEEDED AND APPRECIATED: USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS;  NEW/USED DOG COLLARS AND LEASHES; 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 headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  Please donate to BBC (or use full name) and donor direct to PEACEAnimals.  BBC has tax-deductible status in the U.S. and partners with other foundations in Canada and Mexico.

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


PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM  EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY; EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA; DR. POLI;  DR. PACHECO
For a list of clinic sponsors and business donors, please see our website

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
www.peaceanimals.org; gretchen@peaceanimals.org


www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.    RFC  PEA140306l12



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