Saturday, November 22, 2014

A WEEK OF BEAUTY



LAS ÁNIMAS ("THE SPIRITS")


A WEEK OF BEAUTY.  A forty-peso water taxi from Boca de Tomatlán to las Ánimas ("Spirits") to swim in the calm, clear water and lunch at el Coral, my favorite restaurant there.  A walk on the malecón, passing numerous sculptures and rock art on the beach below.
A drive south on the curving coastal road to the exotic Quinto del Sol nursery in las Juntas y los Veranos
QUINTO DEL SOL NURSERY IN LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS
BUTTERFLY IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENS

and on to the beautiful Botanical Gardens for lunch on the balcony overlooking the river and  a walk on sun-dappled trails.   A few dozen charros
ZÓCALO IN MEXICO CITY NOVEMBER 20TH
(Mexican cowboys) wearing wide brimmed sombreros sitting astride glossy horses were being cheered by crowds on the malecón in Puerto Vallarta the night of November 20th, celebrating el Día de la Revolución.  At the Zócalo in Mexico City, tens of thousands assembled to observe the holiday and for the most part, to peacefully protest...


CALENDAR LISTING! 

When:  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH  -11 AM SHARP UNTIL 2 PM
What:  Box lunch; costume and obedience contests (only for dogs, not cats or humans); raffle prizes and a short live auction

WHERE:  Daiquiri Dick´s on los Muertos beach (Olas Altas 314)
DAQUIRI DICK´S ON LOS MUERTOS BEACH IN PUERTO VALALRTA

DONATION:  275 pesos in advance or 300 pesos at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant.

TO BENEFIT;  PEACEAnimals free mobile spay/neuter clinics

For the first time, there will be a live auction.  EXCITING ITEMS INCLUDE:

Two nights for two persons at the beautiful Casa Malia in Gringo Gulch.  Value: $140 USD low season; $160 high season;   $200 USD Christmas holidays.  Subject to availability and expires December 6, 2015.    Casa Malia   Tel : +52.322.223.20.70   http://www.vrbo.com/629476
ONE OF THE TERRACES AT CASA MALIA IN GRINGO GULCH

Horseback riding for two persons at the gorgeous
Rancho Primavera in el Tuito. www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com
PART OF THE HERD OF OVER TWENTY HORSES AT RANCHO PRIMAVERA


The two-hour experience involves getting to know your horses, tacking up and riding at a walk through the many trails on the two-hundred acre preserve. 
Helmets will be provided and are obligatory.  Value: 1,200 pesos

Fantastic Sunday brunch for two at La Puerta del Cielo.  www.haciendasanangel.com   Value: 708 pesos    Reservations required.  Gift certificate expires December 9, 2015.



DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS CLINICS: 


Diane and John Arguelles – 500 pesos
Linda and John Galston - $80 USD
Cathy Gordon – 500 pesos
William Goodloe – 1,000 pesos
Carole and Conrad Kent . $80 USD
 Larry Loyd and Nick Walker – 1,000 pesos
Mary Harrison - 500 pesos
Pamela Evans and Paul Carrigan - 1,000 pesos
Patricia Lupton - 500 pesos 
Linda Reiss - 500 pesos
Suzanne and Bryan French - 1,000 pesos


"CORY" RESCUED AND ADOPTED
ADOPTIONS:  Janice and Terry Parker, visiting from Victoria, B.C. intended to not only volunteer at a PEACEAnimals clinic, but to adopt one or two small dogs, preferably Chihuahuas.  As our vet team, Pets for Life, is now in Oaxaca for two weeks,  Janice and Terry spent a half-day volunteering at the Acopio.  I was able to give them leads on two rescued male Chihuahuas, “Cory” and “Axel.”   Dr. Tamayo had been caring for eight-month old Cory, and Laura Gelezunas had rescued and fostered Axel, an almost blind,  ten-year old.    I put the Parkers in touch with Patty Marchak of Mexpup.  The Parkers will fly home on November 23rd with the two Chihuahuas plus two rescued Mexpups dogs.  Stars in heaven for the Parkers.

TERRY AND JANICE PARKER WITH "CORY" AND DR. JUAN TAMAYO

The three-month old black female Terrier mix abandoned at the beach in Boca de Tomatlán.  Karla de la Peña reports that two hikers adopted her.  The puppy´s photo was in last week´s blog. 
ABANDONED PUPPY IN BOCA NEEDS HOME
Her handsome brother, spayed Sunday at Colina clinic,  still needs a home. Contact:  Karla on AyudaMutt page of FB.

"DAISY" RESCUED AND ADOPTED
"Daisy," an eleven-year old Corgi turned into the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Talent, Oregon.  Matt Messner and Neil Sechan,  PEACEAnimals board members who are spending this year in the U.S. instead of part-time in Puerto Vallarta, couldn´t resist. "Rhiannon," one of their male Corgis, died last year.  Their other Corgi, Hamlet, will be thirteen in March.


CENTRO DE ACOPIO
Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance) AND Macro Plaza.  Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.

  Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.

RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact robin.nobars@gmail or patty@mexpup.com

GREATERGOOD - 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

SMILEAMAZON– When ordering on Amazon, if you click on the following link you can designate PEACEAnimals as a recipient of Amazon´s donation of  0.5% of some of your purchases.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038



PEACEAnimals´vet team, “Pets for Life, " is on hiatus while they operate at their sponsored clinics in Oaxaca.  PEACEAnimals clinics are on hiatus until the first week of December.

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:  November 18-29 - Oaxaca (Pets for Life)
December 3-6 - San Pancho, Nay. - Casa de Tercera Edad (Pets for Life)
December 10-13 – San Blas, Nayarit (location tbd  by Pata Salada) Pets for Life clinic
December 17-20 – Puerto Vallarta - Colonia Buenos Aires - at the ferretería (turn off the tunnel road at the stop light as if you were going to Paso Ancho.  This is the first neighborhood one reaches and the iron words is on the main road.
December 25-January 6 - VACATION
January 7-10, 2015 - Punta de Mita, Nay.-  Casa de Comunidad in Corral del Risco (former PEACE headquarters)
January 14-17 -Puerto Vallarta - colonia la Floresta - home of Cherie Verber


Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org and on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com
If directions needed, please call her:  044-322-779-3585

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,700 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.   Name of recipient of donations  for all donations is simply "PEACE."

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:


 





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Thank you for your interest and support.
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Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals


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GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

Friday, November 7, 2014

BACK FROM BURMA

TEMPLES AND STUPAS OF BAGAN

VISTA SOBRE UN PEQUEÑO TEMPLO
BAGAN, BURMA
And scores of homeless animals.  Unlike Mexico, I saw no starving, injured or mistreated cats or dogs and only a few thin, nursing dogs.
  Bowls were set up outside restaurants with food for cats and dogs, families shared picnics with dogs at temples and even the poorest people shared their bowls of rice with the animals. Thirty-eight percent of the Burmese people live on $1.00 a day.



 Disembarking from the ten-hour river trip on the Irawaddyfrom Mandalay to Bagan, I felt as though  I had landed on another planet.  Over 2,200 temples and stupas, some dating back to the 9th century, are scattered across Bagan.  At the height of the kingdom´s power between the 11th and 13th century, 10,000 of these monuments were built.  Today, people live and farm amongst them, giving Bagan an other-worldly look.  
LAGO DE INLE EN BURMA


Another stop in Burma was Lake Inle, where we boated past purple water hyacinths to floating markets and floating gardens growing cherry tomatoes and other vegetables.  Passing a large and beautiful timber building in old Burmese-style architecture, we asked the boatman to turn back. The Inthar Heritage House was an unexpected pleasure. It is a charming restaurant with delicious and beautifully presented food, with views of the hills and banana fields on one side and rice paddies on the other.  The surprise was to discover that it is where  the Burmese cat preservation project keeps its adult cats.  Pregnant mamas and babies are kept at a different location so their peace isn´t disturbed by visitors.  
UNA DE LAS VARIAS CASITAS PARA GATOS BURMESES
Purebred Burmese cats in all of Burma became extinct years ago.  Although Burmese cats come in various colors, cat experts believe that sable brown was their original color.
GATOS BURMESES


With the cooperation of the China Exploration and Research Society and Inle Princess Resort & Inthar Heritage House, the goal is to reintroduce the original Burmese silky, sable brown cat into designated areas of Burma. For photos of Inthar Heritage House and its Burmese cats:  www.intharheritagehouse.com


DONATIONS TO PEACE ANIMALS:  Alpha Dog - Mill Valley, CA - three used collars and three used leashes

Please donate anything a vet or pet could use to PEACEAnimals.  Thank you.


"GABRIELA" NECESITA HOGAR
 ADOPTIONS:  "Alberto" -  The little male puppy left with his sister in front of a neighborhood mercado in centro and fostered by Deborah Eklund in Nuevo Vallarta.  Deborah has adopted Alberto, who is now called "Beto."
"BETO" ADOPTADO
The person who wanted to adopt his sister, "Gabriela," never showed up.  She is a tan-colored, three months old, very pretty puppy that is paper trained and has shots.  Contact me if interested.



"NENA" RECUPERANDO DE SARNA Y NECESITA HOGAR
RECOVERING:  "Nena," the eight-month old female Pit Bull mix found in Pitillal and fostered by both Magadalena and Soraya.  While being treated for non-contagious mange, her hair fell out, but is slowly coming back.  She is a very sweet dog and will be available for adoption after she is completely well and has been spayed.  Contact:  Puro Gato via FB.

"MONA" TAMBIÉN RECUPERANDO DE SARNA
Also still recovering  from mange,  "Mona," the dog I picked up on carretera 200 near Mismaloya. She is being boarded at LADRA and will be available for adoption.  Mona is two years old and a great dog.  Contact:  Ladra via FB.


"SANTO" AL FIN FELIZ Y SEGURO
BLOOMING:  "Santo," the formerly abused el Tuito bloodhound rescued and then adopted by Linda Lestz and her husband.  She is sharing a wonderful life with her new parents and two Chihuahuas in las Juntas y los Veranos.


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

November 5-8 - La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life with JBARS/MEXCAN)
November 12-15 - Las Varas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
November 18-29 - Oaxaca (Pets for Life)
December 3-6 - San Pancho, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 10-13 - TBA
December 17-20 - TBA
December 25-January 6 - VACATION
January 7-10, 2015 - Punta de Mita-  Casa de Comunidad in Corral del Risco.
January 14-17 -la Floresta - home of Cherie Verber

Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org and on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches.  Please consider donating a lunch when bringing your dog or cat to a clinic.  If you can do this, please advise amywelchpdx@comcast.net so we can create a lunch schedule.  By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines. Thank you.


"ERIKA" EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO


Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance) AND Macro Plaza.  Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.  Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.

RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact robin.nobars@gmail or patty@mexpup.com


If traveling to Barcelona, an animal lover will pay for the transportation of cats from Vallarta.  She can accept up to 40 felines for her refuge there.   Contact:   mrnrique@gmail.com

GREATERGOOD - 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

SMILEAMAZON– When ordering on Amazon, if you click on the following link you can designate PEACEAnimals as a recipient of Amazon´s donation of  0.5% of some of your purchases.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3726038




WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS   Paulina Stettner is back!  please sign up:  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com
If directions needed, please call her:  044-322-779-3585


COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,700 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.   Name of recipient for all donations is simply "PEACE."

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:



 





GreaterGood.org

  








Thank you for your interest and support.
EN BAGAN, BURMA
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals




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

Necesitamos donaciónes de almuerzos para el equipo.  PEACEAnimals tiene un presupuesto de 70 pesos por las tres personas 4 días la semana.  Este dinero podría ser por suministros.  Favor de coordinar con Paulina Stettner si puede ayudar.


GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de le mesa directiva
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals