Are palm trees really trees?
I had always thought that the palm tree was my favorite tree, until I recently was told that palm trees are not true trees. Not woody or having a central trunk with branches, palm trees are a member of a plant family called arecacae. There are more than 2,000 varieties of palms, the best known being the date and coconut palms. Wanting to know more, I read that harvesting the heart of palm in some uncultivated varieties of palm treesremoving the heart of any living creature would kill it.
Puerto Vallarta is filled with and surrounded by several different kinds of palms, as well many flowering trees that are in their springtime glory. The town and jungles are scattered with powder pink blossoms, bright sun yellow blossoms, shy purple blossoms and fiery orange and red blossoms. Bougainvillea blooms all year on bushes, vines and trees in pink, peach, white and fuchsia, the color of México.
Pets for Life vet team has been in the state of Nayarit this last week and on vacation for Easter. Numbers of sterilizations will be reported once received.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS CLINICS:
Janice Murray - $100 USD
MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS: Buri Gray – 750 pesos for the care of “Kevin,” the abused and starved Pit Bull mix.
Malka and Steve Sekey (Portland, Oregon)- $525 USD – to sponsor a one-day Colina clinic with Dr. Poli and Paulina, working together with Dr. Gretel of Colina.
John Brooks (Newfoundland) 3,500 pesos for dog rescues (I delivered 500 pesos of John´s donation to Dr. Tamayo for the little brown puppy´s surgery).
RESCUED AND NEEDS HOMES:
|BERENICE WITH RESCUED DOG WHO NEEDS HOME|
|"FLOYD" NEEDS HOME|
|GORGEOUS FEMALE ANGORA BLUE-EYED KITTEN|
|KITTENS NEED TO BE ADOPTED AS A PAIR|
|BEAUTIFUL "ZORRA" NEEDS HOME|
Three six-week-week old kittens left on Benedicte Laur´s doorstep. Contact:
A small, brown moribund puppy with a bone protruding just below her hip was found on the sidewalk and brought to Dr. Tamayo´s clinic. Sadly, her leg will have to be amputated. Vet bill will be 1,500 pesos. Please consider a small donation. The puppy will be at Dr. Peña´s . 109-9 Melchor Ocampo Tel. 224-0319
|SIX-WEEK OLD TRIPLETS NEED HOME|
|PROTRUDING LEG BONE ON RESCUED PUPPY|
NEED RESCUING: Thousands of cats and dogs living on the streets
|STREET CAT BEING FED|
ADOPTED! A black female Chihuahua and tan male Chihuahua – rescued by Carolina Barrera and both adopted by a neighbor of Berenice Catellanos.
The last three of the eight dogs rescued from the Acopio by PEACEAnimals board members, Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, have flown to Canada to their new homes.
|THREE DOGS RESCUED FROM THE ACOPIO OFF TO HOMES IN CANADA|
RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED: For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Expenses for dogs paid for. Please contact robin.nobars@gmail if you can help.
PLEASE CLICK! Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. www.greatergood.org; www.greatergood.com To donate to PEACEAnimals clinics, please click on this link. http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP
PEACE ANIMALS CLINICS OPEN Wednesday to Saturday, which is half-day only. Arrive early. No food or water after midnight before surgery day. Animals must be at least 8 weeks old. They will be treated for parasites, fleas, ticks and mange, if it is present. Pregnancies terminated on request. Euthanasia performed if animal critically ill or injured. All services are free.
Colonia Villas Universidad, Calle Tecnológico de Monterrey #250 B.Directions:
MAY- Puerto Vallarta - TBA
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Schedule, inc. directions and other miscellaneous information are always on website: www.peaceanimals.org
PEACEANIMALS HAS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE STATUS IN THE U.S., CANADA AND MEXICO. Re Canadian donations: NOBARS, a Canadian-based dog rescue organization, is able to process donations to PEACEAnimals without taking a commission. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.peaceanimals.org
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC WAS $1,500 USD THIS PAST YEAR AND IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED DUE TO SALARY INCREASES AND COST OF SUPPLIES.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Gretchen DeWitt - President - Board of Directors - PEACEAnimalswww.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com