Sunday, April 26, 2015

CATS AND DOGS





RÍO CUALE


The skies are often cloudy and grey, but it doesn´t rain.
Water temperatures in the bay are in the low 80´s, matching the air temperature, and the río Cuale running slowly down from the foothills of the Sierra Madres is warmer than it was in winter .  Children splash in the river and ride their bicycles along the new, serpentine sidewalk
on the south side.   Locals set up white plastic tables and chairs for outside dining.  
BREEZY BUCERIAS
To cool off, we drive forty minutes north to breezy Bucerias for lunch at Karen´s Place. It is an early summer.

20 MINUTES FURTHER NORTH OF BUCERIAS -  NUTS AND CANDIES FOR SALE IN LA CRUZ

Pets for Life, the vet team PEACEAnimals contracts with, held a clinic this past week in Peñita/Guayabitos in the state of Nayarit.    Normally there would not be a blog written if there is not a PEACEAnimals clinic, but as I receive daily requests for help, am making space now for some of these animals as well as the appropriate organizations to contact. There are many kind, loving and generous individuals helping with rescues and many organizations that try to help and often are able to.  With all the sad stories we hear and see, it is always a thrill and surprise to know that there have been so many rescues and adoptions.

The rescue groups have FB pages, and these are the best locations to advertise lost/found/rescued/for adoption/wanted for adoption/financial help for sick or injured cats and dogs, etc. These groups are listed on our website under the "resource" tab. The focus of PEACEAnimals and this blog is to promote the need for spay/neuter.  

Below is a list of the groups - there may be more that I don´t know about.


ADOPCIÓNES VALLARTA
Adopt Me PV
Adopta un Amigo
ADOPTA UN AMIGO NAYARIT
Adopta Puerto Vallarta
Amigos de los otros animales
Animalistas
ANIMALISTAS DE PUERTO VALLARTA
ANGELICAT
AyudaMutt
Centro de Acopio Animal
Cuidando sus Huelitos
Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals
Helping Pets in Puerto Vallarta
LADRA
Match Dog Com
MexPup
NO BORDERS ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION (NOBARS)
Paraiso Felino
PEACEANIMALS
PERROS PERDIDOS PUERTO VALLARTA
Puro Gato
PURRPROJECT
PV Animal
PV Dog News
Rescate Animalista Huellitas Catninas
SayulitAnimals



DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Jennifer Fullen (Edmonton, CA)  $100 CA
Vicki Reidl -200 pesos

Vicky Boyd - lunches for vet staff of three at San Vicente clinic on April 30th.  Vicky will also be one of the volunteers that day.

ADOPTIONS: "Rayitas," who had been at the Centro de Acopio (pound) for almost two years.


"COYUL"  DE LA ISLA CUALEADOPTADO
"Coyul", a kitten rescued from the Isla Cuale that had been fostered at Puro Gato. She was adopted at the Acopio´s adoption day at the former city hall location on Saturday.  There were no other adoptions there that day.

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:  Mónica Díaz emailed with a request for help for four dogs.  They have all been cared for by Dr. Manel Peña and are all sterilized, treated for fleas, ticks and parasites and received their six-fold vaccines.  All these dogs were abandoned by their owners.  Descriptions below supplied by Mónica:

Rummy - Female Mexican-mix - initially shy, but energetic and gets along with other dogs.
"LULU" BUSCA HOGAR

Lulu - Boxer-mix being boarded at Tibet Canino.  Gets along with other dogs.
"MIMI" BUSCA HOGAR
Mimi - 100% Boxer.  Very quiet and sweet and gets along with other dogs.
"RUMMY" Y "PANCHITO" PARA ADOPCIÓN
"PANCHITO" AT TIME OF RESCUE
Panchito - A gentle Lab-mix who requires hip surgery.  He is being boarded at Tibet Canino while waiting for the 4,500 pesos to be raised for his operation at Dr. Peña´s clinic.  If you can help, please take donations there and earmark them for Panchito.

If interested in meeting any of the above dogs, or for more information,  please contact Mónica:  tabaqueriadelhotel @yahoo.com.mx

A beautiful green-eyed, glossy black cat with white paws, white chest and a white stripe down his nose.  Abandoned near our home, he was neutered at the Colina clinic on Saturday and taken afterwards to Soroya of Puro Gato at the Acopio adoptions.  He is young and extremely affectionate.  Please contact Puro Gato via FB.
HERMOSOS Y CARIÑOSO GATO BUSCA HOGAR

I heard loud cries one day last week coming from the abandoned house near us of kittens that were no longer tiny.  There is no way for kittens to jump up to the window and out to the street.  The two tame and sterilized adult cats that I feed there twice a day can do that.  The mama cat can do that.  The owner of the house lives in Guadalajara and there is no way to get into the house.  Sadly, the kittens have probably starved to death by now. 



DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 






SORAYA OF PURO GATO


Dogs at the Centro de Acopio are only walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals. 

Food is always needed. The government contributes two weeks of food annually.


FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED FOR CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU CAN HELP.
FRIENDS OF PV ANIMALS AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO- PUPPIES, KITTENS, CATS AND DOGS NEED HOMES


SOS!!!  NEED RESCUING:  From Greg Barsalu:  "There are currently 17 pups of ages between 6 and 8 weeks there, far too many for us to deal with.  We are doing our best going up daily to help clean, vaccinate and feed them.   But as you know, there is never enough labour or money!   The medical care is being funded out of our personal funds,  not the Friends or the Acopio.   Three of the pups are currently in my condo getting ready to travel to Canada at the end of next week.   If we can get the others out of the Acopio into foster until they are ready to be spade/neutered, then at least they have a chance.  I would imagine this to be one to two months at the most."
IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO (POUND)

The puppies are all vaccinated and healthy.  If you can help, please contact Deb and Greg Barsalu: gbarsalou @shaw.ca

Nicole Beaupre emailed to say that when she went to the dump today, Sunday,  to feed the homeless dogs, there were four males and two females.  One of the females is injured, unable to walk and ready to give birth.  Can someone help?  Contact:  nicbeaupre@gmail.com

ROMANTIC ZONE BENCH



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


MOSAIC BENCH IN THE ROMANTIC ZONE -ACROSS FROM THE PIER



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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


PUERTO VALLARTA PIER AT LOS MUERTOS BEACH

SHEDULE/HORARIO  

APRIL:

29-2 May -  San Vicente, Nayarit: En la cancha, a un costado de la Plaza Principal, entrada por la rosticería.

On the Hwy 200, turn inland at Mezcales. Take that 4 lane road until the next village (that is San Vicente). Upon entry, you will soon find the main plaza and the clinic will be held in the sport field next to it. The field has tall walls, but the entrance is by the chicken rotisserie at the square.


MAY 6-9 -   Colonia Loma Bonita, Puerto Vallarta  - Calle Emiliano Zapata #956.
Driving north from Puerto Vallarta on Francisco Villa, turn right on avenida Poetas at the new Farmacia Guadalajara in Pitillal, go four blocks and turn right again.  


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. In the case of San Vicente, Nayarit, locals raised the extra funds required.


Clinic 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





Please "like" PEACEAnimals on FaceBook.

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 bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.  

  
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com

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

NOTE:   Daniela Ramos Valeriano and Adan Lomeli Garcia, who are in secondary 3 at Colegio Jean Piaget, will be volunteering at clinics as part of a school project.

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.   Name of recipient of donations  for all donations is simply "PEACE."



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

 





GreaterGood.org

  






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


  
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PARA REFUGIOS, ADOPCIÓNES, MASCOTAS PERDIDAS, RESCATADOS, ETC. ETC., FAVOR DE CONTACTAR ESTUS GRUPOS Y ORGANIZACIÓNES POR FB:

 



ADOPCIÓNES VALLARTA
Adopt Me PV
Adopta un Amigo
ADOPTA UN AMIGO NAYARIT
Adopta Puerto Vallarta
Amigos de los otros animales
Animalistas
ANIMALISTAS DE PUERTO VALLARTA
ANGELICAT
AyudaMutt
Centro de Acopio Animal
Cuidando sus Huelitos
Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals
Helping Pets in Puerto Vallarta
LADRA
Match Dog Com
MexPup
NO BORDERS ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION (NOBARS)
Paraiso Felino
PEACEANIMALS
PERROS PERDIDOS PUERTO VALLARTA
Puro Gato
PURRPROJECT
PV Animal
PV Dog News
Rescate Animalista Huellitas Catninas


LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL DE LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955

 DIRECTORIO PARA ANIMALITOS RESCATADOS - creado por  Meteo Jorge - para aprender como usarlo en 3 minutos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvn1wTkWs             
http://gooddog.pw/my-account/

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

FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 210 PESOS 4 DÍAS LA SEMANA Y CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.  GRACIAS.

¡¡¡¡¡NOS URGE VOLUNTARIOS!!!!! 

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


Sunday, April 19, 2015

END OF SEASON

COOLING OFF IN THE RÍO CUALE
MARINA EN LA CRUZ, NAY.


Next week-end will be the last Saturday for the farmers/artisans market in Puerto Vallarta and the last Sunday for an even bigger market in la Cruz, Nayarit.  High season is almost over, with part-timers returning to their homes in the U.S. and Canada.   Indigenous vendors,  who are for the most part selling embroidered textiles and clothing,  drive south to their towns and villages in  Oaxaca.  They will return in November, the start of high season.

PERRA EN EL MERCADO EN LA CRUZ
Last week at la Cruz market, the dense cloud cover brought temperatures to 93 degrees with 91 percent humidity.  This week-end was cooler - 81 degrees with 65% humidity.  At the Vallarta market, a young and very thin dog who had recently given birth, was looking for food in a black garbage bag.    I bought some diced chicken for her at a food stand, which she devoured immediately, and then looked at me expectantly, panting in the heat.   I came back immediately with water for her, but the tan dog had left.   Those of us who live here full or part-time or who visit this
PERRA EN EL MERCADO EN VALLARTA
beautiful place, often see homeless animals.  With very little trouble, they can easily be rescued and taken to the U.S. or Canada.


Colonia López Mateos, named after Adolfo López Mateos, a left-wing PRI president from 1958-1964, is to the north of the libramiento (tunnel road) and across the busy four-lane street from the Cruz Roja.  We have held clinics in the same empty building at least twice before, and there is still a great need for a spay/neuter program.  Wednesday was a normal surgery day, with about 25 cats and dogs sterilized. 
REGISTRANDO UNA GATA Y SUS 3 BEBÉS DE 6 MESES
Thursday morning  there was a line of people with pets a block long.  Frank Ohly, a regular volunteer who was there that day, had wanted to take a photo for me, but got too busy putting animals in crates.  Forty pets were sterilized and some people had to be turned away.  On Thursday when I was there, about 35 cats and dogs were spayed and neutered.  A very kind couple from Valle de Banderas, about a 45-minute drive away, brought a stack of tied together crates with a homeless mama cat and 3 six-month old kittens inside.  Although we stopped taking more animals, an exception was made because it had been difficult to catch the family of cats and the drive had been a long one.  Unfortunately the mama cat had given birth to another litter a week earlier, so she could not be operated on.  The uterus is fragile until approximately eight weeks after giving birth and with surgery, is at risk of rupturing.


STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS - April 15-18

male cats - 19;  female cats- 42;  male dogs - 22; female dogs - 46

TOTAL:  129

Plus:  Pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 5 fetuses and 1 dog with 7 fetuses
Female dogs with aborted litter of 7


DONATIONS AT COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS:  1,325 pesos plus $5.00 Canadian

This clinic was underwritten by a  $2,750 USD grant from the Alice Morgan Wright and Edith Goode Trust (United States Humane Society).  Our clinics cost us approximately $1,800 USD.  The extra $1,000 from this grant is earmarked for future purchase of a mobile unit.
CUSTOMIZED VAN IS POSSIBILITY FOR MOBILE UNIT
This will give PEACEAnimals the ability to go into disenfranchised neighborhoods where no buildings are available for clinics.  A mobile unit will also give our free spay/neuter program greater visibility as it travels to towns and neighborhoods.  We are currently researching mobile unit resources.
ESPERANDO REGISTRAR SUS MASCOTAS EN COLONÍA LÓPEZ MATEOS

NEW EDUCATION PROGRAM!  PEACEAnimals has added education to our free spay/neuter program.  Leslie Carrachatea, has been appointed education director and will also be visiting schools in the towns and neighborhoods where PEACEAnimals clinics take place.  We have seen that children are very interested in the clinics and often are the ones who bring the family pets to them.  Leslie will be presenting short seminars on how to care not only for cats and dogs, but for wildlife and the environment.  Children are often able to teach their parents.  Leslie will be taking Paulina´s place as vet tech while Paulina Stettner is on a long leave of absence.


LESLIE CARRACHATEA- NUEVA DIRECTOR DE NUESTRO PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN Y VET TEC




Please consider making a donation to our free clinic program.  Information on how to donate can be found on our website - www.peaceanimals.org   PEACEAnimals has 501 (c) (3) and operates under the Rule of Complete Transparency.

RESCUED AND NEED HOMES:
"TYSON" NECESITA HOGAR

"Tyson," a Pit Bull mix who had been at the Centro de Acopio for 18 months.  Lonna Hull recognized his photo on the internet as a dog she and her family had known and helped feed on the streets.  him As Lonna has 19 pets at home (dogs, cats, parrots, guinea pigs), she was unable to foster him.  Tyson has been boarded now at Tibet Canino for the last 4 months. Angel, a great trainer, has been working with Tyson,  who does the treadmill daily.

Lonna´s observations during the five days Tyson stayed with her:
 
 "He is a happy dog, loves rolling around on his back on the pavement, didn´t seem interested in the cats, and had food aggression when he was here. That was the big thing Angel has been working on with him. He walked well on a leash and  loves older children."
HERMOSO "TYSON" MERITA UN BUEN HOGAR

Per Lonna, Tyson mixes with the dogs at Tibet Canino off leash, depending on which dogs are there at the time. Tyson is a dominant dog, so would do best in a single dog home. It does not mean there cannot be other dogs in the home, but the owners need to be strong leaders.  Tyson has finished his treatment for Erlichia, and after his final blood work has been done and his rabies shot given, he will be ready to fly or go to a permanent home here in Mexico.
TYSON EN TIBET CANINO - PARA ADOPCIÓN

Please take a look at Tyson´s photo and contact Lonna- littlzoo12 @gmail.com -
or Tibet Canino via FB if interested in meeting this fine dog who has waited such a long time for a good home:   https://www.facebook.com/lonna.hull/media_set?set=a.1620089108222766.1073741837.100006650765638&type=3

RESCUED AND GOING TO FOSTER HOME IN CANADA:  "Kiko," the wonderful dog who spent over 18 months at the Centro de Acopio. 
Maneuel Zepeda, who lives close to the Acopio, visited Keko almost daily, teaching exciting this for this wonderful and dog to do. Keko is flying to a foster home in Canada, and someone will be very lucky to share a life with this great dog.

MANUEL ZEPEDA Y KIKO - TRISTESA Y ALEGRÍA EN LA DESPEDIDA






DIRECTORY OF RESCUED ANIMALS created by Mateo Jorge - for a three-minute tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvn1wTkWs 
http://gooddog.pw/my-account/


 DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 

SOS!!!  NEED RESCUING:  A mama dog and her puppies living in a ditch next to the highway between the Iguana Hotel and the zoo in Mismaloya.
MAPA MOSTRANDO DÓNDE ESTÁN LA MAMA Y SUS CACHORROS- EN UNA CUNETA AL LADO DE CARRETERA 200 ENTRE HOTEL LA IGUANA Y EL PARQUE ZOOLÓGICO


SOS!!!    MAP ABOVE.


VOLUNTARIA EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO
Dogs at the Centro de Acopio are only walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals. 

Food is always needed. The government contributes two weeks of food annually.



HERMOSOS GATITOS Y GATOS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO PARA ADOPCIÓN.  293 3690



FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED FOR CATS AND DOGS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU CAN HELP.


PARA ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO - CITY POUND.



RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED for Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact MEXPUP or NOBARS -  patty@mexpup.com; robin.nobars@gmail.com
DR. ANTHONY EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS



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






SCHEDULE/HORARIO  


ESPERANDO SU TORNO EN COLONÍA LÓPEZ MATEOS



APRIL:





22-25 -  La Peñita/Guayabitos, Nayarit - Pets for Life Clinic

29-2 May -  San Vicente, Nayarit: En la cancha, a un costado de la Plaza Principal, entrada por la rosticería.

On the Hwy 200, turn inland at Mezcales. Take that 4 lane road until the next village (that is San Vicente). Upon entry, you will soon find the main plaza and the clinic will be held in the sportfield next to it. The field has tall walls, but the entrance is by the chicken rotisserie at the square.


PAULINA EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS
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. In the case of San Vicente, Nayarit, locals raised the extra funds required.






Clinic 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




Please "like" PEACEAnimals on FaceBook.


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. 

DR. POLI EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS


Please consider bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.  



MUY HERMOSO PERRITO ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up:  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com
ALONSO, VOLUTARIO DEDICADO, Y UN JOVEN DE LA COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS

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

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 USD. 


PAULINA Y LESLIE EN PRE-OP EN LA COLONIA DE LÓPEZ MATEOS



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."

GATOS RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE CIRGUÍA EN COLONIA LÓPEZ MATEOS




THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

 





GreaterGood.org

  






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

################################################# 
  
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL DE LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955

 DIRECTORIO PARA ANIMALITOS RESCATADOS - creado por  Meteo Jorge - para aprender como usarlo en 3 minutos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvn1wTkWs             
http://gooddog.pw/my-account/

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

FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 210 PESOS 4 DÍAS LA SEMANA Y CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.  GRACIAS.

¡¡¡¡¡NOS URGE VOLUNTARIOS!!!!! 

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