Sunday, July 23, 2017

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA




MISMALOYA - A word that comes from the Nahuatl word, "michmaloyan," meaning "place where they grab fish with their hands."  In the early 60´s, Puerto Vallarta was a small fisherman´s town of 15,000 inhabitants.  Mismaloya, a municipality of Vallarta, was a village located 12.4 miles south of Vallarta, only reachable by boat or by hacking through the jungle. 
"NOCHE DE LA IGUANA" - MISMALOYA

In 1963, Puerto Vallarta became famous, thanks to the filming of Tennessee Williams´ "Night of the Iguana."   With approximately 2,000 now people living in Mismaloya, it is still a small village, and there is poverty. Most of the nicest homes are on the hill overlooking the cove where Ava Gardener danced barefoot on the sand.  
PRETTY PATH ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COVE LEADS TO THE OLD HOTEL IN "NIGHT OF THE IGUANA."   CAMINITO HERMOSO HASTA EL HOTEL DE LA PELÍCULA  "NOCHE DE LA IGUANA."
LA ENSENADA DE MISMALOYA - COVE OF "NIGHT OF THE IGUANA"
HERMOSA MISMALOYA - ATRÁS DE LA CARRETERA  - ACROSS THE HIGHWAY - BEAUTIFUL MISMALOYA




The clinic took place in the village kindergarden, which provided a large space and open air.  Unfortunately, our banners had been stolen at a recent clinic, so we had no signage and no way for people to see the clinic walking or driving by the school.  Our first day, usually our slowest, was our busiest. Thirty-eight cats and dogs were brought in from Boca, el Nogalito and Mismaloya. On my way there again on Friday morning, I saw a small, grey Terrier, tongue hanging out, running rapidly down the two-lane, curvy coastal "highway." Afraid it would be hit, I drove slightly ahead of the frantic dog, stopped the car, jumped out and tried to grab it.  I tried this several times without success, so followed the exhausted dog two miles into Mismaloya.
VOLUNTARIO DAVE WRIGHT CON PERRITO RESCATADO CORRIENDO EN LA CARRETERA - MISMALOYA  RESCUED ON THE HIGHWAY AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT THE SPCAPV.


Next to the highway, I was able to edge the little dog into the trash collection area, where it lay down next to the overflowing dumpster and a small, black and white dog. I immediately went to the clinic and asked for help. Dave Wright, volunteer and local resident, drove back to the site with me and coaxed and caught the scared dog by putting a cup of water next to it.  After being neutered and treated for fleas, ticks and parasites, a phone call was made to the SPCAPV, photo emailed, dog accepted and delivered to their vet for tests.  This is a very pretty and very sweet, three-year old dog.  

Friday was very slow.  Only thirteen animals were brought in, which is always a concern for following days. On Saturday, I stopped off in el Nogalito and collected two female dogs from a man walking with them on the road. After delivering them to clinic, I drove up and down the Mismaloya road and was able to collect seven more. Volunteers brought in dogs from the beach and el Nogalito. 
PERRO ATTROPEADO EN LA CARRETERA DE MISMALOYA - SUERTE - NO FRACTURA.



I was flagged down on the highway by a grey-haired, pony-tailed, ornately tattooed man. He said his German Shepherd-mix dog had had been hit by a car three days before and had difficulty walking.  Driving back to the clinic with the dog, the husky-voiced man told me he was a musician from Spain and had moved to Mexico six years ago because he "loved the music here."  Dr. Anthony confirmed there were no fractures and gave the owner pain meds for the gentle dog. Neutering not possible for at least another week because of injury.
DR. ANTHONY CON EL DUEÑO ESPAÑOL DE UN PERRO ATTROPEADO EN LA CARRETERA. - MISMALOYA
On Sunday, Karla de la Peña returned from Boca with her friend Cynthia  with four dogs for sterilization. They were intent on catching three very large, feral female dogs that live next to the highway.  Karla had given them bits of hot dogs the day before,  in order to gain the dogs´ confidence. On Sunday, Dr. Poli spiked several hot dogs with tranquilizers and Karla and Cynthia drove to the shack off the highway where the dogs spend time.  The three dogs with pendulous teats were there. Karla sat down and slowly tossed pieces of the hot dogs to each individual dog.  After an hour of waiting, the skittish dogs were still alert and impossible to lasso. They will continue to have two litters a year until they can be socialized,  caught and spayed.  
KARLA DE LA PEÑA DANDO SALCHICHAS  CON TRANQUILIZANTES A 3 PERRAS GRANDOTES ASILVESTRADAS EN MISMALOYA.  DESPUÉS DE UNA HORA ESPERANDO, NO DURMIERON Y NO PUDIMOS LLEVARLAS PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN.  LÁSTIMA, PORQUE VAN A TENER 2 CAMADAS CADA AÑO.


Karla told me there was an old, bearded man living close to the zoo who owned about fifteen dogs.  He had brought seven in on our first day, but hadn´t returned.  I drove to the very poor home and thirteen large, friendly dogs ran out in a pack to greet me. Also outside the shack were a very fat, tied-up pig, a tethered burro and a small, sick-looking puppy. 
POBRE CASA CON 15 GRANDES PERROS - SOLO 8 FUERON ESTERILIZADOS PURQUE EL DUEÑO NO PUEDO CAPTURAR LOS OTROS - MISMALOYA
The amiable owner, wearing a torn straw hat, said he had been unable to catch the other dogs.  His grandson grabbed a young, brown dog and handed me the puppy.  The dog was neutered at the clinic, but the puppy was too sick for surgery,  so was only given meds for parasites.  The remaining seven dogs will continue to breed.

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN MISMALOYA:

MALE CATS -10;  FEMALE CATS - 23 ; MALE DOGS- 23 ; FEMALE DOGS - 34

TOTAL: 90

PLUS PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR:  1 cat with 4 fetuses:  1 dog with 4 fetuses


CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA -  BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG, SWEET DOG THAT LIVES ON THE HIGHWAY.  IF INTERESTED - HE WILL BE EASY TO FIND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FOSTER OR ADOPT..  CALLEJERO - FÁCIL ENCONTRAR SI QUISIERA ADOPTAR.  
NOBLE CALLEJERO PARA ADOPCIÓN EN MISMALOYA - TGREAT DOG THAT LIVES ON THE STREET IN MISMALOYA NEEDS ADOPTING.



DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN MISMALOYA- 450  PESOS

Daily "wonderful" lunches and dinners delivered by board member, Ralph Osborne, who lives in Mismaloya.  He also provided bedrooms for the vet team.

Angela Kelleher brought a couple of dozen bundles of crayons and colored markers for the PEACEnimals educational coloring books.
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS WATCHING THEIR CATS IN RECOVERY.  HERMOSAS NIÑAS MIRANDO A SUS GATOS EN RECUPERACIÓN - CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA


Among the volunteers at the Mismaloya clinic was Angela Kelleher (with her friend Jessica Gunn), who stayed in Vallarta an extra week so she could participate.  Angela and her husband, Dave Mcintyre,  arrived in Vallarta from Vancouver for the first time in December. Since then,  Angela has been 
ANGELA KELLEHER - VOLUNTARIA - CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA
volunteering twice at week at our clinics, once or twice a week at the Acopio as a dog walker, and once or twice a week with Rubbish Rebels collecting trash near playa los muertos and the río cuale.  She and Dave will return in December because they have "fallen in love with Puerto Vallarta."


Another great volunteer who left town is Ian Duncanson, a 15-year old high school student from Mill Valley, California. Ian volunteered twice a week at clinics and twice a week at an orphanage for over a month.  He told his parents that volunteering here had been a "life-changing experience."





CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA




DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

Portland Humane Society - 7 used kennels (to be brought down first week of August by PEACEAnimals treasurer, Amy Welch)

Bo Jarnstedt - $100 USD

Mary Pat Powers - $200 USD
CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA


EDUCATION PROGRAM- SUMMER VACATION.  SCHOOLS CLOSED.


All vacation weeks in Vallarta mean more trash. Walking dogs on the beach early mornings means encountering plastic bags, bottles, bottle caps, straws, broken-up styrofoam etc.  Even though there are trash containers regularly placed at the edge of the sand, partiers and picnickers often leave their rubbish where they have been sitting or lying.  Much of it is carried out into the bay and then into the Pacific.  So... if you are going on any beach or river walks, please consider taking an oversize garbage bag with you to help this part of the planet.
PLAYA LA ROSITA - PUERTO VALLARTA


RUBBISH REBELS:  Volunteers needed to clean up beach and river locations in Vallarta.  Bring gloves and bags. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM. Contact Vicki Ohly at Rubbish Rebels via FB for locations.   


"ANIMALS DON´T DIRTY THE WOODS AND THE MOUNTAINS - PEOPLE DO.  WE BEG YOU TO BEHAVE LIKE ANIMALS."


LAILA SOS FUND:  An emaciated male Pit Bull with TVT was rescued in Ixtapa and reported by animals rescuer, Maritza Liney. The dog is now in foster home.  Chemotherapy - purchased at 50% discount by Dr. Poli = 1,000 pesos for five sessions over a five-week period of time.  Dr. Poli will be administering the meds.  The rescue dog´s name is now "JACK."
PERRO RESCATADO CON TVT Y EN CASA PUENTE.  VA ESTAR EN TRATAMIENTO DE QUIMOTERAPÍA.  Lo han nombrado "JACK."





FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE ACOPIO HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES DESCRIPTIONS.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:

MISMALOYA -DR.POLI CON PERRITO  MUY BELLO PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN



RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with,extra-long straps are now available. The PEACEAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other.  Bags are 200 pesos each and  can be purchased at:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo (AFTER OCTOBER 25TH)

Choco Museo - Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno - 561 Morelos

Colleción la Bohemia at Constitución and Basilio

Cork & Bottle - Los Mercados - Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie's Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

Galeria Dante - 269 Basilio Badillo 

Macaria- Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 129, between Morelos and the malecón.   

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)
LESLIE WITH VOLUNTEER DAVE WRIGHT, WHO BROUGHT IN A HOMELESS MALE BEACH DOG FOR NEUTERING - MISMALOYA - PERRO DE LA PLAYA PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN



DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY:  PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.  This is a very simple way to help fund our clinics:    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247  Even simpler, long on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).
MARCOS ALONSO BROUGHT HIS CHICHUAHUA AND STAYED TO HELP MONITOR THE CATS IN RECOVERY - MIAMALOYA.  TRAJO SU CHIHUAHUA Y SE QUEDÓ PARA AYUDA A LOS GATOS EN RECUPERACIÓN.

Troy Valens -  Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants - $10  USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for "sharing" AmazonSmile post.



GREATERGOOD - PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. www.greatergood.orgwww.greatergood.com   To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS.FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES.  

EN MISMALOYA - OTRO MUCHACHO AYUDANDO QUE DIJO QUE YA QUERÍA SER VETERINARIO.  ANOTHER YOUNG HELPER WHO SAID HE NOW WANTS TO BE A VET.


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

July 26-29 - San Vicente, Nayarit - salon ejidal a un lado de la plaza principal - next to the main plaza

August 7, 8 and 9 - MASCOTA - -Calle Hidalgo #79 en el club de leones


DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955

KARLA DE LA PEÑA, ORGANIZADORA DE LA CLÍNICA DE MISMALOYA, REGISTRANDO UNA MASCOTA.  ORGANIZER OF THIS CLINIC WAS KARLA DE LA PEÑA, WHO SECURED LOCATION, DISTRIBUTED 50 FLYERS AND TALKED TO THE WATER TAXISTAS AND LOCALS ABOUT THIS EVENT.  KARLA IS HEAD OF "AYUDAMUTT" IN BOCA TOMATLÁN AND OWNER OF BOCA DIVERS.


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO - 322-223-3690 OR THE POLICE - 911 -  AND ASK FOR THE "GREEN PATROL" ("PATROLLA VERDE")

  

PETS FOR LIFE  SPECIAL  ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.   CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  
     
PETS FOR LIFE, A MEXICAN S.C. (BUSINESS),  IS PAID 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  INDIVIDUALS OR ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.  
For each cat or dog over the number 30,  sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.  To sponsor a Sunday clinic, please contact: shannon@bestonproperties.com

LESLIE - CON PERRA DE EL NOGALITO - CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA


January 8, 2017 - October 2017 -  ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS PROVIDED FUNDING (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS  FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.  (As SPCAPV paid for 100% of the April clinic, the anonymous donor´s donation for 10 clinics of 30 animals each will include November).    


LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.

KINDERGARDEN CLASSROOM USED FOR CLINIC IN MISMALOYA.  CUARTO DE KINDER PARA LA CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA.


NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.

DR. ANTHONY - MISMALOYA




PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.


All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
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Leslie con perrita de el Nogalito - clínica en Mismaloya


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.





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LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.

PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week. 
Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of clinic supplies.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short on volunteers.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com - or just drop by and spend as much or as little time as you like or are able.
VOLUNTARIA ANGELA - MISMALOYA




FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties




WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES.
GATITO DE NOGALITO -KITTEN BROUGHT FROM THE VILLAGE OF EL NOGALITO  CLÍNICA EN MISMALOYA
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.

GIRLS CHOOSING PEACEANIMALS LEASHES AT MISMALOYA CLINIC.  VOLUNTEERS ANGELA AND FRANK IN BACKGROUND.  NIÑAS ELEGIENDO CORREAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN LA CLÍNICA DE MISMALOYA.  VOLUNTARIOS ANGELA Y FRANK ATRÁS.

                         

If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955 

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC 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 VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO


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 Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.


"DAY TRIPPERS" - OIL PAINTING BY WWW.BRADFORDOVERTON.COM




Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:























THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.


"BUSTER"




Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:




PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio   293 3690


 
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955







NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.






INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE - www.peaceanimals.org



NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.   CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.   FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN.  LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS.  GRACIAS.

 TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.

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

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.

Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals