SAN VICENTE, NAYARIT is a 45- minute drive northeast of Vallarta and where we visit two or three times a year.
The clinic took place in a neighborhood we had never been to before, not far from the town plaza, where skinny dogs roam streets searching for something to eat.Villas Miramar- San Vicente, Nayarit
Remberto Valdez Montoñoz -uno de los 3 organizadores de la clínica en San Vicente - con 2 gatitos que rescató
Three devoted animal rescuers contacted Dr. Poli asking for a clinic in the colonia of Villas Miramar in San Vicente - Professor Eli Remberto Valdez Montoñez, Fernando Eliutt Dominguez Barrera and Mercedez Gómez Santos. Fernando has thirteen cats and eight dogs that he found on the streets. Remberto showed me a tiny, almost blind grey and white kitten he had rescued the day before.
This is a poor colonia, but even in these very difficult times, the community raised the extra funds (gasoline & driving time) for an outside of Vallarta clinic. Locals provided an empty cinderblock house as a location and secured volunteers, breakfasts and lunches for the vet team. They were kind and generous, and grateful that there would be less suffering for animals in their neighborhood.
STERLIZATIONS IN SAN VICENTE - AUGUST 26-29:
Female dogs - 54; Female dogs - 17; Female cats - 52; Male cats - 33; TOTAL 156 ... PLUS
Pregnancies terminated (abortos) for 1 dog with 3 fetuses and 1 cat with 5 fetusesClínica en San Vicente - Niñas con libritos educacional para colorear - PEACEAnimals coloring books
DONATIONS AT SAN VICENTE CLINIC: 1,710 PESOS
The clinic in Villas Miramar, San Vicente, Nayarit was underwritten by the generous donation of $5,000 US from Diane B. Wilsey. At $1,800 US per 3.5-day clinic, this gift will pay the costs of two clinics plus 78% of a third.Clínica en San Vicente, Nayarit - otra organizadora - Mercedes Gomez Santos - en playera roja:
COLONIA INFONAVIT, PUERTO VALLARTA - The neighborhood is situated about 15 minutes north east of centro Vallarta, directly in back of MacroPlaza, a very large shopping mall where residents wearing masks are taking their morning and evening walks in the spacious, tree-filled parking lot. Several blocks east is an empty police station where the clinics always take place. The streets are full of roaming dogs.
A young man said at 6:20 AM he was the third person to be at the clinic for registration. A friend had just given him a very pregnant brown Pit Bull whose hip bones and spine were visible. The meek dog,
Perra muy malcuidada y preñada fué regalada a este joven - Infonavit
now rescued, had been utterly neglected by her owner. Later that morning her pregnancy (13 fetuses) was terminated. After delivering the 2-cup bags of kibble (I gave two to the new dog owner), PEACEAnimals coloring books and lasso leashes, I walked across the street to the muddy road that leads to the Pitillal river. It is high and flowing fast and the trees next to it are tall and old and beautiful.río Pitillal - Infonavit
But piles of garbage and trash litter the side of the dirt road and there are always barking dogs on the loose. While taking a photo of a cluster of small puppies in the middle of the muddied dirt road, I felt a sudden, sharp pain on my left calf. The black mama dog with white chest had gotten up from her resting place under a beaten-up white truck and given me a hard bite on my bare leg. I slowly backed away until she stopped following, all the while barking and baring her teeth.
Neighbors said the mama dog is homeless and has seven more puppies from her previous litter, making fifteen total living on the road Those that survive will suffer and add to the overpopulation of homeless dogs next to the river. I gave some bags of kibble and a few leashes to a ten-year old boy who lives nearby, telling him I would pay 50 pesos for each dog he could bring to the clinic. Situation reported and photos sent to Vallarta shelters and local government agency. Dr. Diego, head of the city shelter, Centro de Control y Salud Animal, responded that he would visit the area.
STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA INFONAVIT SEPTEMBER 2-5: Female dogs - 32; Male cogs - 12;
Female cats - 67; Male cats - 39 TOTAl: 150 PLUS pregnancies terminated (abortos) for
1 dog (the tan Pit Bull) with 13 fetuses; 2 cats with 5 fetuses each= 23 animals not born to suffer
The clinic at Infonavit was the second one underwritten by the generous donation of $5,000 US from Diane B. Wilsey. At $1,800 US per 3.5-day clinic, this gift will pay the costs of two clinics plus 78% of a third.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Marzo - 10-13 - la Cruz, Nay. - PFL