Thursday, May 23, 2013

|PEACEAnimals!




STERLIZED DOG GOING HOME IN A WHEELBARROW POST SURGERY
DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA



MAMA DOG AND BABIES RESCUED FROM THE ACOPIO, THE LOCAL POUND


When I moved to Puerto Vallarta almost seven years ago I was struck by the overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs.  Since then, I have been an active and passionate supporter of animal organizations in the area. I co-founded the SPCAPV and later joined the board of directors of PEACE.   During my three-year board term, from July 2009 to July 2012, my fundraising efforts were focused almost entirely on the spay/neuter clinics. 


CONGA LINE OF CATS AND A PUPPY AT FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC
As you may or may not know, PEACE´s programs in Punta de Mita are now being run by a group of donors under a new organization called Peace Punta de Mita, AC. The board of directors has decided to focus primarily on activities in the neighborhoods of Punta de Mita and will no longer run PEACE´s spay & neuter clinics. When that decision was made, I asked a small group of animal advocates, business people who have been physically and financially involved in animal welfare, to help plan for the continuation of the mobile free spay/neuter clinics. Brischa Borchgrevink, Ron Ragsdale, Matt Messner,  Neil Sechan and I compose the membership of the PEACEAnimals fundraising committee.
BEFORE SPAYING

Sterilization programs do the greatest good for the greatest number of animals and are the only solution to reducing animal suffering caused by overpopulation. Last week we met with an accountant and lawyer for PEACE and with Amy Welch, treasurer of PEACE (USA), whose husband Bill Welch acts as the pro bono accountant and lawyer for PEACE (USA).  The intention was to better understand Mexican legal and fiscal considerations involved in supporting clinics. Based on the advice we received, we have determined that the best option is to work with the PEACE vets as independent contractors who will provide spay & neuter clinics as a service to the community. We will provide oversight and raise visibility and funds for the clinics. We are confident we have the right business model for success.

DR. POLI
PEACE has spayed and neutered over 4,000 animals annually for the past few years.  Provided there is funding, PEACE vets, Dr. Poli and Dr. Anthony, will continue to operate at clinics every week for 46-48 weeks a year.   They have chosen to partner with Paulina Stettner, who will serve as vet tech and director of clinics.
DR. ANTHONY WITH TWO WSU VET STUDENTS AT CLINIC


PAULINA STETTNER, VET TECH AND NEW DIRECTOR OF PEACEANIMALS
Paulina is a bilingual former PEACE clinic employee and has also been employed at the SPCAPV shelter in Puerto Vallarta. We are committed to supporting these three exceptionally talented and trustworthy individuals who love animals and who love their work.
For the month of May, the Humane Society International (hsi.org) gave a $10,000 USD grant specifically for the clinics, with the expectation that at least 400 animals would be sterilized. To date, 230 dogs and cats have been sterilized with two more clinics remaining for May.  In addition to the HSI grant, $20,000 USD more has been raised to support the continuation of the clinics. We need to raise approximately $45,000 USD to keep the clinics funded for a year, starting June 12.  The estimated annual budget for clinics is approximately $60,000 USD.

We expect to spay and neuter an average of 80 animals each week for a cost per sterilization of $202.50 Mexican pesos, which at the current exchange rate is $16.5l USD. All funds raised will be used to cover direct costs of operating clinics and every peso or dollar we raise and spend will be disclosed to donors and volunteers under the rule of Complete Transparency.

ESTIMATED MONTHLY BUDGET:

SALARIES: Clinic staff of three, i.e., two vets and one director/vet tech is 39,000 pesos plus VAT tax of 16 % for a total of $45,240 Mexican pesos

MEDICINES AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES:   $21,146.60 Mexican pesos

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES:  Garbage bags, paper towels, adhesive tape, photocopying, gasoline, etc.    $3,813 Mexican pesos

TOTAL:  Approximately $70,200 Mexican pesos, which at the current exchange rate is approximately $5,750 USD

Costs are listed in pesos and subject to fluctuation in exchange rates.

Expenses do not include once-monthly charges of an accountant @ $40-60 USD an hour nor insurance and maintenance of a truck.  At present, PEACEAnimals does not own a truck.   If funds are available, a used truck will be purchased for approximately $2,500  USD.


DR. POLI GIVING SURGERY DEMONSTRATION ON THE MALECÓN

All donations made to PEACEAnimals in the U.S., Canada or Mexico are tax deductible.  We will continue to work with PEACE’s US non-profit organization to provide tax-deductible receipts for donations. For information on how to donate: http://peacemexico.org/donate/other_ways_to_donate.  

Donations in Canada can be made out to CCSHF (Canadian Childrens´ Shelter of Hope Foundation (www.ccshf-ca).   Donations in Mexico can be given to Protectora Nacional, which will not charge a processing fee.  After donating, please send an email to Amy Welch at amywelchpdx@comcast.net  and to me to advise that your donation is earmarked for the animal clinics.  If an individual or group is prepared to underwrite the cost of a clinic, a specific location can be requested.

For those who live in the area of the Bay of Banderas full- or part time or who have visited here, you have seen sad animal sights.  For those of us involved in animal welfare and rescue, we see many sad sights on a regular basis.
STARVING HOMELESS DOG WITH MANGE
PERRO CALLEJERO CON SARNA MURIENDO DE HAMBRE.  
Mange, distemper, parvo, erlichia, heartworm, and transmissible venereal tumors (TVT) are commonplace.  Unwanted animals are born to suffer.
TICK-INFESTED DOG IN RECOVERY.  OVER 1,000 WERE TWEEZED OFF BY 3 VOLUNTEERS IN 2 HOURS
POBRE PERRO CON UNA INFESTACIÓN DE MÁS DE 1,000 GARRAPATAS
They are hit by vehicles, starve, become diseased, poisoned and are abused and abandoned.  And they continue to breed. Sterilization isn´t just about cats and dogs.  Neighborhoods are cleaner, quieter and safer with less animals on the streets and wildlife is less at risk for decimation in open spaces and wild places.  It is estimated that 85% of a local pet population must be sterilized to end the
TVT (TRANSMISSIBLE VENEREAL TUMOR ON EUTHANIZED DOG)

overpopulation and the suffering that goes along with it. Mexico is a very long way away from that number.

The clinics matter.  They´re important.   They have visible impact in the areas where they operate.  Please help.  If you feel that free spay/neuter clinics in Mexico have merit, please consider passing this message on to vet associations, businesses and corporations and to people that you think might have an interest in animal welfare.
                                                                          AFTER SURGERY
                                                               FELIZES DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA


If you would like more information or have questions, please feel free to contact me.

  
Thank you for your consideration.  I hope to receive as many commitments as possible and as soon as possible. 

Sincerely, 

Gretchen DeWitt
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

P.S.  Next week, May 29 30, 31 and half-day the first of June,  clinics will be in Colonia 5 de diciembre,  1243  Costa Rica street at the corner of Honduras street - Puerto Vallarta

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Cuando me mudé a Puerto Vallarta hace casi siete años,  me llamó la atención de  la sobrepoblación de perros y gatos. Desde entonces, he sido una partidaria activa y apasionada de las organizaciones que apoyan a los animalitos en esta área. Soy co-fundadora de la SPCA y después de un año y medio de ser presidente, me cambié a la mesa directiva de PEACEMÉXICO.    Durante mi mandato de tres años, entre julio de 2009 y j ulio de 2012, mis esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos estuvieron centrados casi exclusivamente en las clínicas de esterilización gratuitas.

Como usted sabe, o quizás no, PEACEMÉXICO fue liquidada.  Una nueva organización, Peace Punta de Mita, A.C.,  conservó algunos de los programas de PEACEMÉXICO.  Peace Punta de Mita,A.C. está dirigido por un grupo de donantes  y dueños de casas en Punta de Mita.   La mesa directiva ha decidido centrarse principalmente en las actividades en las cercanías de Punta de Mita y ya no ejecutará las clínicas gratis de PEACE.  Cuando se tomó esta decisión, yo pedí a un pequeño grupo de defensores de animales, empresarios y empresarias que han estado física- y financieramente involucrados en el bienestar animal,  ayuda  para continuar con las clínicas móviles de esterilización gratuita. Brischa Borchgrevink, Ron Ragsdale, Matt Messner, Neil Séchan y yo componemos los miembros del comité de recaudación de fondos para PEACEAnimals.

Los programas de esterilización son la forma más eficiente de ayudar a mayor número de animales y son la única solución para reducir el sufrimiento de animalitos, causada por la sobrepoblación. Esta semana nos reunimos con el contador y el abogado para PEACE y  con Amy Welch (tesorera de PEACE (EE.UU.), cuyo marido, Bill Welch, actúa como contador pro bono  y abogado por PEACE (EE.UU.)). Esta renión se hizo con la intención de comprender mejor  las consideraciones legales y fiscales mexicanas relacionadas con el programa de esterilización gratuita. La  asesoría que recibimos nos llevo a determinar que la mejor opción es trabajar con los veterinarios de PEACE bajo régimen  honorarios.  Nuestro comité va a proporcionar la supervisión y aumentar la visibilidad y los fondos para las clínicas. Estamos seguros que tenemos el modelo de negocio adecuado para el éxito.

PEACE ha esterilizado más de 4.000 animales al año durante los últimos años. Mientras tengamos fondos,  los veterinarios de PEACE, Dr. Poli y el Dr. Anthony, continuarán haciendo cirugías en las clínicas móviles por 46 ó 48 semanas al año. Ellos han optado asociarse con Paulina Stettner, quien se desempeñará como técnica veterinaria y directora de las clínicas. Paulina es un ex-empleada bilingüea de las clínicas de PEACEMEXICO y también ha sido empleada en el refugio de la SPCAPV en Puerto Vallarta. Estamos comprometidos a apoyar a estos tres individuos excepcionalmente talentosos y dignos de confianza que aman a los animales y que aman su trabajo.

Para el mes de mayo, la Sociedad Humanitaria Internacional (hsi.org) dio una concesión de $ 10,000 EE.UU. específicamente para las clínicas, con la esperanza de que al menos 400 animales fueran esterilizados.  Hasta ahora  y después  de 3 semanas  (con 3 ½ jornadas de cirugía por semana), 230 perros y gatos han sido esterilizados, faltando aún dos semanas más de trabajo en este mes de mayo. Además de la concesión de la HSI, $ 20,000 USD más se han planteado para apoyar la continuación de las clínicas. Tenemos que recaudar aproximadamente $ 45,000 EE.UU. para mantener las clínicas financiadas por un año e iniciar a partir del 12 de junio. El presupuesto anual estimado para las clínicas es  aproximadamente de $ 60,000 EE.UU.

Esperamos esterilizar a un promedio de 80 animales cada semana con un costo  de $ 202.50 MX por cirugía, lo que al tipo de cambio actual en este momento se traduce a  $ 16.51 EE.UU.. Todos los fondos recaudados serán utilizados para los costos directos de las clínicas y cada peso o dólar que recaudamos y gastamos se reportará con total transparencía. 

ESTIMADO DE PRESUPUESTO MENSUAL:

SALARIOS:  Personal de las clínicas 3,  es decir dos veterinarios y una directora / vet tech -  39.000 pesos más IVA del 16% para un total de $ 45,240 MX

MEDICAMENTOS Y SUMINISTROS QUIRÚGICOS:  $ 21,146.60 MX

GASTOS DIVERSOS: bolsas para basura, toallas de papel, cinta adhesiva, fotocopias, gasolina, etc.: $ 3,813 MX

TOTAL: Aproximadamente $ 70,200 MX, que al tipo de cambio actual es aproximadamente
 $ 5, 750 EE.UU.

Los costos se enumeran en pesos y sujetos a las fluctuaciones de los tipos de cambio.
Los gastos no incluyen un contador o contadora una vez cada mes @ $ 40 a 60 dólares EE.UU.  Por ahora tampoco incluyen el seguro y el mantenimiento de una camioneta ya que por ahora no contamos con un vehículo.  En un futuro próximo PEACEAnimals espera adquirir una con un valor  aproximado de $ 2,500 EE.UU.

Todos los donativos hechos a PEACEAnimals en los EE.UU., Canadá o México son deducibles de impuestos. Vamos a seguir trabajando con la organización de PEACE  (EE.UU.) para proporcionar recibos deducibles de impuestos para las donaciones. Para obtener información sobre cómo donar visite: http://peacemexico.org/donate/other_ways_to_donate.

Donaciones en Canadá pueden ser hechos a CCSHF  (www.ccshf-ca). Donaciones en México se puede dar a Protectora Nacional, que no cobrará una tarifa de procesamiento. Después de donar, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Amy Welch - amywelchpdx@comcast.net y a mi avisando que su donación es exclusivamente para a las clínicas. Un individuo o grupo que esté dispuesto a financiar el costo de una clínica puede solicitar que se haga en un lugar específico.

Aquellos que viven en el área de la Bahía de Banderas por tiempo completo o parcial, o aquellos que han visitado esta zona, Uds. han podido ver la lamentable situación de los animalitos: padecimientos como sarna, moquillo, parvovirus, ehrlichia, gusano del corazón y tumores venéreos transmisibles (TVT) son muy comunes. Los animales no deseados nacen sólo para sufrir. Ellos son golpeados por vehículos, mueren de hambre, se enferman, son envenenados y abusados para después ser abandonados. Y siguen criando... Con menos nacimientos los barrios estarán más limpios, más tranquilos y más seguros. Con menos animales en las calles la vida silvestre estará en menor riesgo de depredación. Se estima que el 85% de una población local de mascotas debe ser esterilizada para terminar la sobrepoblación y el sufrimiento que la acompaña.   México está muy lejos de ese número.

Las  clínicas son importantes. Ellas tienen un impacto visible en las áreas donde operan. Por favor  ayuda. Si usted siente que las clínicas gratis de esterilización en México tienen mérito, por favor pase este mensaje a su veterinario o a alguna asociación de veterinarios, empresa o corporación. Así, la gente que tenga interés podrá contribuir en el bienestar de los animalitos. Si desea más información o tiene alguna pregunta, favor de ponerse en contacto conmigo.


Gracias por su consideración. Espero recibir tantos compromisos como sea posible y tan pronto como sea posible.

Atentamente,

Gretchen DeWitt
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com 

P.D.  En la semana que entra, el 29, 30, 31 y medio día el el primer día de junio,  las clinicas gratis van estar en colonia 5 de diciemre, calle Costa Rica 1243 en la esquina de Nicaragua - Puerto Vallarta

Saturday, May 11, 2013

free mobile clinics






A DOG THAT LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE THIS AT THE ACOPIO WITH 9 NEW PUPPIES
UNA PERRA QUE PARECE MUCHO A LA PERRA EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO CON SUS 9 BEBÉS




I love México and would love to be writing about the many beautiful places I visit here.  However,  with the restructuring of the organization of the free spay/neuter clinics, there has been very little free time for excursions.  I anticipate that by June or July at the latest, everything will be perfectly in place. 

CLINIC AT UNIQUE ATV TOURS ON BASILIO BADILLO (photo credit:  Darlene Carucci of cupocity)

This past week the free spay/neuter clinics took place at Unique ATV Tours on Basilio Badillo, a cobbled street in Old Vallarta known for its upscale shops, restaurants and beautiful bougainvillea planted by the botanical gardens. At the end of this street is the entrance to the tunnel road, which bypasses downtown.  And on the corner of this entrance is the popular Boutique Theatre.   In front of it is where three large young adult dogs, probably Dalmatian and Doberman mixes, have been socializing and sleeping for approximately one year.  The kind owners of the theatre have been giving food and water to these dogs, but even though they wags their tails on approaching them, the dogs are cautious and not socialized.  Neighbors have complained about the excrement in the area and the territorial barking.  The dogs are not dangerous but have been in danger of being poisoned or hit by speeding cars are driven around the curved corner.
The solution seemed to be to trap and sterilize the two males and one female and then decide if they would be set free and at great risk or to be taken to the Centro de Acopio.   A joint decision by those involved was that the safest course for the handsome dogs would be to take them to the Acopio, which under the new direction, is a caring place.  The vet staff was able to capture and tranquilize one of the males and the female.  The capture entailed a lot of frenzied barking, a cut tongue on the metal pole attached to the noose and vomiting from the medication. It was extremely stressful for the frightened dogs and sad for those watching.  The third dog is on the loose and no doubt looking for his family. I called the Acopio the day after they were caught and was told the dogs hadn´t eaten anything.  No longer wild and free, they will be unaccustomed and depressed in their confined area.  With time and patience, hopefully they will trust humans.   They will need a lot of space at their new homes. 
CAPTURED MALE DOG IN FRONT OF THE BOUTIQUE THEATRE
CLINIC:  Wednesday, Day 1:  at 9:30, I was the last one to bring in animals - two orange and white young male cats from the fish market next to the malecón.  The black and white female that lives on the roof there has been uncatchable and has recently given birth to another litter.  She has kittens three times a year. I will take a trap to the fish market in five weeks and offer a reward to the employee who can catch her for sterilization. 

Five volunteers helped with registration, monitoring vital signs post surgery and clean-up.  At the end of the day, 29 animals had been sterilized and 1,571 pesos donated.   

VOLUNTEER WITH TRANQUILIZED PUPPY PRE-SURGERY.  THE OWNER´S NEIGHBOR HAD DRIVEN HIM DOWN FROM LAS PALMAS, WHICH IS AN HOUR´S DRIVE AWAY
VOLUNTARIA CON UN PERRITO TRANQUILZADO QUE UNA VECINA DEL DUEÑO TRAJO DE LAS PALMAS
(photo credit - Darlene Carucci - Cupocity)

Thursday, Day 2: I took a small and very pretty grey and white male kitten that Brischa Borchgrevink had found on my street the day before.  He was neutered and went home with Angelica of ANGELCAT and 7 other sterilized rescued cats.  Donations of cash, cat food or kitty litter need to be given to Melissa or Angelica, who work so hard to care for and find homes for approximately 45 felines at any given time.  

Three beautiful Shnauzer-mix sisters brought in by owner, who has the parents and cannot keep the puppies.  If interested, please contact:  Raul or Daniel 114-1060

ONE OF THREE 8-MONTH OLD SCHNAUZER MIX SISTERS BROUGHT TO CLINIC
(photo credit- Darlene Carucci - Cupocity)
                   UNA DE 3 MEXLCAS SCHNAUZERS - TODAS HEMBRAS-  EN ADOPCIÓN


Sweet moment on the surgery table:  Owners of a small beige Chihuahua that had given birth to a live puppy and a stillborn the night before brought her in for emergency surgery.
NEWBORN CHIHUAHUA - BEBÉ CHIHUAHUA AL MOMENTO DE NACER

Because of her very small size, the dog had not been able to give birth to the remaining puppies and was in pain and at risk for dying. The vets performed a hysterectomy and delivered another stillborn and a tiny,  breathing white puppy.  The family, who was feeding the puppy born the night before from a doll bottle, raced to the clinic for the mama and baby and took them home in a blanket. 
BREATHING!  ¡RESPIRANDO!

Day 2 - 28 cats and dogs sterilized - 1,875 pesos donated
Day 3 - 37 animals sterilized - 1,250 pesos donated
Day 4 - 25 animals sterilized -  1,130 pesos donated

TOTAL DONATIONS AT BASILIO BADILLO CLINIC:  5,826 PESOS

TOTAL STERILIZATIONS FOR THIS SURGERY WEEK:  113!
This is a record for our two vets operating on their own.  The average number of sterilizations performed by vets in Puerto Vallarta is four a week. 

I am extremely grateful to the vet team for their professionalism and for the love they have for animals and for this important work.   Thank you to the volunteers who registered pets, monitored their vital signs post-op and administered treatments for fleas, ticks and parasites, brought lunches and gently suggested donations be placed in our locked box.   There were three to five volunteers every day and one of them brought lunches every day.  You know who you are.  THANK YOU.  Thank you to Unique ATV Tours for donating this spacious location that was easy to get to.  And thank you to www.cupocity.com for promoting the clinics.

VOLUNTEERS FRONT TO BACK:  CAROLINE, PAT, DIANA AND CATHY

COLINA FREE  SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC:  491 V. Carranza (opposite Colin Meats /1.2 block down from El Brujo) , 044 322 104-6609
Open Sundays from 9-2.  Arrive early.  There is always a line.

PEACE CLINIC INFORMATION:

To volunteer:  gretchen@peacemexico.org Addresses and directions are usually not confirmed until Tuesday evening before scheduled clinic for that week.  No food or water after midnight before bringing pets to clinic.  Minimum age for sterilization for cats and dogs is eight weeks.  Animals are treated for ticks, fleas, parasites and mange.     If lost en route, call:  Poli - 044 322-134-0942

Times:  9 AM-2 PM Wednesday,Thursday and Friday and 9 AM-12 N on Saturday.  Please bring your pets as close to 9 AM as possible and plan to pick them up at approximately 2 PM during the week and at noon on Saturdays.

PEACE FREE MOBILE CLINIC SCHEDULE:

MAY 15-18- LA CRUZ, NAY. - Calle Coral y Dorado en la Casa de la Tercera Edad

MAY 22-25- DOWNTOWN PUERTO VALLARTA - at Que Pasa on Aquiles Serdan (at Lázaro Cárdenas) in Colonia Caloso  

LOCATION FOR NEXT VALLARTA FREE S/N CLINIC
QUE PASA PARA LA PRÓXIMA CLÍNICA GRATIS DE PEACE EN VALLARTA
   
My 29-JUNE 1 - PUERTO VALLARTA- 1243 COSTA RICA,  COLONIA 5 DE DICIEMBRE

MAY CLINICS ARE PAID FOR BY A $10,000 GRANT FROM HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL.

OTHER DONATIONS TO CLINICS:  Pam Welch - $100 U.S.
Michael Turner - $50 U.S. 

STERILIZATIONS:  Valle Dorado, Nay.  May 1-4:  Female dogs - 25; Male dogs - 6; Female cats - 28; Male cats - 11; TOTAL:  68 PLUS
pregnancies terminated for 2 cats with a total of 9 fetuses and 1 dog with 11 fetuses. 

ADOPTIONS:  After six months at the Acopio, the two Xolos were adopted.  The female went to Nayarit and the male is in Vallarta.

PERROS PEQUEÑOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO
SMALL DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO

When I visited the Acopio this week, there were of course new arrivals - lots of pretty little dogs and a skinny but beautiful Weimaraner.  The lovely green-eyed “Gringo” is still there, as are “Dona,” the Great Dane/Dalmatian mix, “Checador,” the sweet large dog found tied up at the bus station, and many others.  Berry, the little dog with the severely broken leg, is still under treatment for distemper and waiting for surgery.  A darling small brown dog, utterly emaciated but with teats plump with milk, was brought to the Acopio by her owners two days before giving birth to 9 puppies.  She was tied up in the yard getting some sunshine while her babies huddled  in a dark cell with four other two-week old puppies that have no mother.  People regularly bring their dogs and cats to the Acopio when the animals are old,  pregnant or have recently given birth.  Tragic.

RESCUED AND NEEDS HOME:  "Percy," six-month old black and white male Terrier mix found on the beach by Brischa Borchgrevink.  Please contact her if interested:  044- 322 117 4519
BECCA WITH "PERCY" - CACHORRO DE 6 MESES RESCATADO Y NECESITA HOGAR

RESCUED AND IN FOSTER HOMES:

BLACKIE FROM THE ACOPIO TO FOSTER HOME TO CANADA!

“Blackie,” rescued from the Acopio, fostered in Bucerias and now in Canada.


NANCY WITH BLACKIE AND GUERA AT VALLARTA AIRPORT

“Guera," rescued from the Acopio, fostered and now in Canada.

  "Gary," rescued from the Acopio, fostered and now in Canada.               


"GARY" AT THE ACOPIO AND NOW IN CANADA

NEED RESCUING: The cats on the Isla Cuale.  The dogs and cats on the streets.  The dogs and cats at the Centro de Acopio.  The pound is open Monday-Saturday from 8-2.  Tel:  293-3690   For photos and information - PV Animal page of FB as well as on the Acopio page -
MALE ENGLISH BULLDOG MIX FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO

There are several blogspots and websites that have photographs and descriptions of dogs and cats that have been lost and/or found, animals that need rescuing and/or fostering, animals for adoption and requests from people who would like to adopt a cat or dog.  For local animal information and photographs on Facebook, please view:  "Angelicat;" "AyudaMutt;  centro de acopio animl pv (note:  there is no “a” in the “animal”); "Cuidando sus Huellitas;" "Paraiso Felino;" "PV Animal;" "PVDOGNEWS;"  Plus:   www.mexpup.com; www.PurrProject.com;  spcapv.blogspot.com; and www.friendsofpvshelter.com  

NO ES FÁCIL SACRIFICAR UN ANIMALITO.  ADOPTAR.  NO COMPRAR.  ESTERILIZAR.  SER VOLUNTARIO EN UNA CLÍNICA.

THE FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS ARE CRITICAL TO ANIMALS AND TO NEIGHBORHOODS.  PLEASE DONATE.  WE NEED FUNDING IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT WORK.

THERE IS A MATCHING GRANT OF $10,000 U.S. with only $150 US. donated to date to meet this grant.   PLEASE HELP MATCH THIS!

http://peacemexico.org/donate/other_ways_to_donate to make a tax deductible donation. After you have donated, please send an email to Amy Welch at amywelchpdx@comcast.net to let her know your donation is earmarked for the animal clinics.  All donations have tax deductible status in the U.S., Canada (via CCHSF) and Mexico.

In PEACE,

Gretchen DeWitt –volunteer for PEACE clinics and former PEACEMEXICO board member (July 2009-July 2013)


HORARIO ARRIBA EN LA SECCIÓN INGLÉS.