PEACEAnimals Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

The PEACEAnimals program responds to the challenges of the unwanted and unhealthy pet population in Mexico through education and free mobile spay/neuter clinics.

The PEACE mobile clinic goes into the heart of local communities to spay and neuter an average of 80 animals each and every week for free.

The professional vets and support staff perform surgeries in donated space from local town leaders.

Town members deliver their pets and pick them up at the end of the day. Some animals are healthy, while others are sick and starving. When the week is done, the clinic packs up and heads to a new location. The Ayuda a Los Animales programs sterilizes over 4,000 animals a year.

 
 

 

PEACEAnimals Dog & Cat FAQs

Although PEACE's "Ayuda a los Animales" found homes for approximately 200 cats and dogs in 2009, it is not a rescue organization. Our mission and focus is sterilization of dogs and cats.

PEACE sterilized more than 3,000 dogs and cats in 2009. A mass sterilization program will drastically reduce the number of dogs and cats on the streets being hit by cars, poisoned, starving, taken to the Acopio (pound) and reproducing. There aren't enough homes for all the animals being born.

If you see an animal that is sick or injured and are willing to pay the vet bill, please contact Dr. Juan Tamyo at 224-0249 – 350 Viena in Colonia Versalles. Or - Sabueso’ s - 1198 Columbia; Phone - 222-5775; Emergencies 044-322-292-7510 There may be other vets who can make location visits.

If you have found a cat or kitten and cannot adopt it, please consider taking on some of the rescue costs, i.e., tests, vaccinations and/or sterilizations, if there is not a free clinic near you. Contact us for free clinic schedules.

There are vets who give discounts for people who rescue cats and dogs. The Acopio (pound) charges 104 pesos per surgery. Appointment is necessary. 293-3690.

No animal-related charity in Puerto Vallarta has the manpower, money or means to rescue, attend to and find homes for all the street cats and dogs animals in Puerto Vallarta.

Following is some information that will hopefully help you achieve a happy ending for the animal you've rescued and cannot keep:

• Ask friends and neighbors if they would like to adopt it.
• Place a free ad in Mano a Mano – manoamano@prodigy.net.mx
• Send your contact information, pet description and photo, if possible, to blogspots and newspaper editors.
• Place posters around town with photo, description and your contact information.
• Sit in front of places that have heavy foot traffic with rescued and sterilized animal.
• Contact SPCA de PV coordinator for cat foster homes, Marjorie Stevenson (marjorie@airanimation.ca). Sometimes a foster home will be available.
• Take cat or kitten to a free PEACE spay/neuter clinic and release it where found. Clinic schedule listed on our website: www.peacemexico.org. All animals must be 8 weeks old. If it is a nursing animal, 8 weeks after birth of litter. Mama and babies can all be sterilized at the same time.
• Take cat or kitten to a PEACE adoption day in front of MEGA in Bucerias. Felines must be sterilized and in good health. You will need to take it home with you if not adopted. Contact sioux4noff@gmail.com to confirm dates and times.
• If you want to assist in trapping feral cats, please contact Janice Chatterton – janice@haciendasanangel.com for instructions and traps. Cats and kittens will be sterilized courtesy SPCA de PV. You will need to release them where found and return traps. ANIMALS TO BE ADOPTED SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE STERILIZED FIRST - OTHERWISE, WE ARE RECYCLING HOMELESS ANIMALS.

If you have found a dog or puppy, most of the above information applies, plus:
• If there is space available and if the dog meets requirements for admission, refuge may be possible at the SPCA de PV's "Casita de Guadalupe." This is a half-way home between rescue and adoption. Adoptions take place at the library (Biblioteca los Mangos) on Saturdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please contact Janice Chatterton, manager of La Casita de Guadalupe. Janice is a co-founder of the SPCA de PV and is its treasurer. janice@haciendasanangel.com.
• Gretchen has a list of a few people who will foster canines. Please contact her directly at gretchen@peacemexico.org.

For other animal-related questions, including vet recommendations, information on transporting animals to the U.S. and Canada, many answers can be found at on our website www.spcapv.com on the "FAQ" tab.

Thank you for taking the time for wanting to help an animal. The responsibility of rescuing it begins with you.

 

 

 

 

How You Can Help PEACE Animals

US Donations:
Donations or checks mailed to the PEACE United States bank account will now be handled by U.S. Board Member, Amy Welch. Our account has changed from Wells Fargo to US Bank.

For any questions regarding wire transfers or bank information, contact Amy Welch. Please see mailing address and contact information below:

PEACE
c/o Amy Welch
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Amy Welch
amywelchpdx@comcast.net

(503) 285-4007 Home
(503) 283-1074 Fax
(503) 516-4757 Cellular

Canada Donations:
We are able to provide tax deductible receipts for Canadian donors through our partnership with Tides Canada.

Mexico Donations:
In Mexico you can donate directly into our Mexican bank account, via check, wire transfer or in cash.

Mexico Bank Information:
Banamex Carretera a Tepic-Puerto Vallarta Km 144, No. 1297 Sur
Fraccionamiento Flamingos Club CP 63732, Bucerias, Nayarit
Account Name: Protección y Educación de Animales, Cultura y Ecología, A.C.
Account Number: 9191 07047
Swift: BNMXMXMM

Please do let us know when and where you donate so that we can effectively track the donation. It is important to us that we know where our donations come from. For more information regarding PEACE's financial history, please refer to our annual report.

Again, thank you for your generous contribution and for helping us finance change!

Last updated: April 8, 2017 · Charity ID: 308

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07Jun2017
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28May2017
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08May2017
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25Apr2017
Free Sterilization and Adoption Day for Dogs at the Puerto Vallarta Stadium

PEACEAnimals

A special day has been planned with a combined Dog Adoption Day sponsored by Capital Pirata FM 105.9 and a free PEACEAnimals Spay and Neuter Clinic on Sunday, April 30 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.

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03Apr2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

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A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

02Apr2017
'All in Time' Screening Fundraisers to Benefit the PV Animals

PVAngels

If you're a furry friend lover, now's your chance to support two local animal non-profits in two unique charity events.

05Mar2017
Don't Shop! Adopt! Companion Animal Adoptions in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The problem of stray dogs in Puerto Vallarta has gotten better over the years; this in thanks to expat groups working with locals to set up spay and neuter clinics, promoting adoption of puppies and kittens and aging pets.

13Feb2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

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13Feb2017
February Events, News and Meows from PuRR Project Feline Shelter

PuRR Project

Meet our Featured Feline, Mama Big Eyes, read about our upcoming events, and see the first photos of the newly remodeled nursery!

06Feb2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

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A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, TED Talks, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

02Feb2017
First Online Auction Fundraiser for PEACEAnimals Puerto Vallarta

PEACEAnimals

Peruse through the list of items including art, dining, golf, hotels, adventures, tequila, vacation rentals and more. Bid today on your personal treasure.

31Jan2017
Volunteers from the U.S. Arrive to Support Three Local Non-Profits

Denver Real Estate Connection

Thanks to all the generous efforts by Kayla Okafor from Denver, Colorado, a group of 9 volunteers will arrive in Puerto Vallarta tomorrow and this is the 4th group that will visit for a "working vacation."

29Jan2017
Dinner and Movie Night Fundraiser for PEACEAnimals

PEACEAnimals

We hope you'll join PEACEAnimals at the beautiful Villa Balboa on Wednesday, February 8 for a delicious buffet dinner and a movie classic.

09Jan2017
News and Meows from PuRR Project No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption

PuRR Project

Get the "heads up" on the Fashion Show, Kitty and Adult Bingo, meet Featured Feline Liam, and read about Memito's journey to California in the PuRR Project January Newsletter.

07Dec2016
December News and Meows from PuRR Project

PuRR Project

Meet two of our "Special" kittens, Elsa & Khloe. Read about the plan to remodel the Nursery and get the dates for Kitty BINGO!

28Nov2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Bucerias Day Tour, Pet Picnic, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

27Nov2016
Bring Your Furry Friends to the 11th Annual Pet Picnic for PEACEAnimals

PVAngels

Daiquiri Dick's and PEACEAnimals invite you to bring your furry friends for the annual Pet Picnic to take place this year on Saturday, December 3 at 11:00 am until around 2:00 pm.

05Nov2016
Events, News and Meows from PuRR Project

PuRR Project

Don't miss the news on the upcoming Garage Sale and the Beach Luau! Plus meet Featured Feline "Kim" and get the latest news at the shelter.

04Oct2016
News and Meows from PuRR Project Feline Shelter

PuRR Project

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02Oct2016
Las Animas Dog Rescue Offers Volunteers Free Stay in Puerta Vallarta

Regal Courier

Most people go to Puerto Vallarta to soak up some sun, swim in the surf and experience Mexican culture. But another option has come up for animal lovers who want to vacation there.

28Aug2016
News and Meows from PuRR Project Feline Shelter and Adoptions

PuRR Project

Meet some of the new Virtual Adoption candidates plus get the final results of the campaign to build Simona's Senior Center!

25Aug2016
Dog Adoption Walks on the Malecon Every Friday

PVAngels

These rescue dogs will be all ages, all sizes and various breeds and mixed breeds. They will all be sterilized and be wearing neon green "Adopt Me" jackets.

04Aug2016
August News and Meows from PuRR Project Vallarta Shelter and Adoptions

PuRR Project

Meet Featured Feline "Kiki" and get the latest shelter news.....including the generous grant from the Richard Reed Foundation!

27Jul2016
25th Annual International Homeless Animals' Day

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11Jul2016
News and Meows from PuRR Project Feline Shelter and Adoptions

PuRR Project

Get a sneak peek at the 2017 calendar cover featuring the amazing "Bowie"! Plus update on kitties Antonia and Max and all the work going on to get the shelter ready for summer.

05Jun2016
News and Meows from PuRR Project Vallarta No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption

PuRR Project

Meet some of the 30 kittens in the PuRR Nursery in our Shelter Update! It’s been a crazy Springtime at the shelter with 45 rescue animals received in the last two months.

10May2016
Update on Dolphinarium and PEACEAnimals News

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At hot, high noon on Saturday, an estimated two to three hundred exuberant citizens of Mexico, Canada and the United States, dressed in blue, gathered in front of the construction site of La Isla, a development project of GICSA.

02May2016
A Dolphinarium for Puerto Vallarta? Empty the Tanks?

PEACEAnimals

Mexico recently outlawed animals with circuses. To open up new dolphinariums is on the wrong side of history. It is against nature and it is crass commercialism.

29Apr2016
April News and Meows from PuRR Project Feline Shelter Puerto Vallarta

PuRR Project

This month you can read about Bowie's Journey to Montreal and meet "Taco".....plus the results of our Spay/Neuter Clinic on the Isla Cuale.

16Mar2016
March News, Meows and Adoption Updates from PuRR Project

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13Jan2016
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06Dec2015
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30Nov2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

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20Oct2015
October News and Meows from PuRR Project Vallarta

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19Oct2015
10th Annual Pet Picnic for PEACEAnimals

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Daiquiri Dick's and PEACEAnimals invite you to bring your furry friends for the annual Pet Picnic to take place this year on Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 am until around 2:00 pm.

23Sep2015
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17Sep2015
September News and Meows from PuRR Project

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Meet our Featured Feline, Pepper! Plus read about Stevie Nicks, her rescue and journey to Washington....and plans for upcoming events this season.

25Aug2015
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The only calico cats I´ve spotted as calicos have been black, orange and white, so I didn´t recognize the grey, beige and white kitten I was fostering as a calico.

21Aug2015
La Cruz Needs Volunteers for Spay and Neuter Clinic

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Throughout the year in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, PEACEAnimals visits different communities with their free Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic. They will be visiting La Cruz on August 26-29, 2015.

19Aug2015
August News and Meows from PuRR Project Cat Shelter Puerto Vallarta

PuRR Project

Meet Featured Feline, Bowie, read about how Caliope got "Virtually" adopted, volunteers needed for Marina Market, adoptions, shelter news and a lot more.

27Jul2015
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PEACEAnimals

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16Jul2015
July News and Meows from PuRR Project

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30Jun2015
Visit Beautiful Boca de Tomatlan

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15Jun2015
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04May2015
Spay and Neuter Fundraiser for PEACEAnimals at El Barracuda Penthouse

PVAngels

Funds will be donated to PEACEAnimals for the Mobile Spay and Neuter program, which responds to the challenges of the unwanted and unhealthy pet population in Mexico through education and free mobile spay/neuter clinics.

03Feb2015
Where are the Elephants? Not at the Puerto Vallarta Circus!

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05Dec2014
Picnic and a Movie at PEACEAnimals Fundraiser

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01Dec2014
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30Nov2014
Ninth Annual Pet Picnic at Daiquiri Dick's to Benefit PEACEAnimals

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Daiquiri Dick's and PEACEAnimals invite you to bring your furry friends for the annual Pet Picnic to take place this year on Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 am until around 2:00 pm.

19Sep2014
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10Aug2014
All About the Cats & Dogs at PEACEAnimals Free Spay and Neuter Clinic

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By 10:00, there were only eleven registered pets in el Progreso, probably due to the ayutamiento not having distributed flyers. So I did what I love to do most at the clinics - went out to look for pets.

28Jul2014
Dedicated Dog Catchers at FluviDOGS Project in Puerto Vallarta

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17Jul2014
July News and Meows from PuRR Project Vallarta

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23Jun2014
PEACEAnimals Shares Video About Their Free Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic

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09Jun2014
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25Mar2014
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11Mar2014
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PEACEAnimals

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02Dec2013
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11Nov2013
Funny Bones Fundraiser at YaYa's in La Cruz

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14Oct2013
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23Sep2013
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09Sep2013
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06Sep2013
Adopt-a-Pet Campaign Broadcasts on TVC Networks

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14Aug2013
It's All About The Dogs & Cats at PEACEAnimals

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When Paulina and I arrived at the clinic a bit before 9:00 am on Wednesday, normally our quietest day, at least a dozen people were already waiting for us. One family had taken buses all the way from Las Palmas.

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PEACEAnimals Needs Volunteers and Donations

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Gretchen of PEACEAnimals in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay reports on the ongoing activities of the free Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic and how they can use your help in continuing to help the animals.

24Jun2013
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24May2013
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More than 20,000 animals have been spayed and neutered since the PEACE Ayuda a los Animales program, now known as PEACEAnimals, was founded in 2001.

12May2013
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Thanks to Gretchen DeWitt and all the support, donations and volunteers, the "help the animals" program will continue in the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit areas with the mobile spay & neuter clinics, adoptions and more.

21Apr2013
News from Banderas Bay Help the Animals Program

Ayuda a Los Animales

There are enough funds for one more Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please help support our clinics - they cannot continue without your donations. We very much appreciate all the generous donations we are receiving to continue this needed program.

05Apr2013
The New PEACE!Mexico is Peace Punta de Mita

Amigos de La Cruz

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03Apr2013
Urgent Need for Help in Continuing the Spay/Neuter Program in Banderas Bay

PEACE Ayuda a Los Animales

The current PEACE Mexico is in the process of being liquidated. The "Ayuda a los Animales" free mobile spay/neuter program is one of the programs that will not be continued in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding area.

20Mar2013
PEACE Help the Animals Program Update on Adoptions, Clinics and Volunteers

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Gretchen reports on happenings in and around the Ayuda a Los Animales Program by PEACE in Puerto Vallarta. Read about the difference being made by all the workers, volunteers and generous supporters.

05Mar2013
PEACE Needs a Replacement Truck For Mobile Animal Clinic

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Six months ago our PEACE Mobile Clinic truck was demolished by a drunk driver. None of our staff were injured, but the truck was a great loss, as it was used to load up crates, collect animals and return them at our PEACE Mobile Clinic.

03Mar2013
Exciting New Art and Antique Gallery Supports Local Charities & Non-Profits

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Galeria200 in Conchas Chinas, just south of Puerto Vallarta, is unique in that it will be open only during its evening charity events. Upcoming events will benefit four of our local non-profit organizations.

07Jan2013
'Pop-Up for PEACE' Sunday Fiesta Brunch to Benefit PEACE Mexico

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Noah's Cafe in Puerto Vallarta is proud to host this fundraiser brunch on Sunday, January 13, 2013, beginning at 10:00 am, to benefit all the programs of PEACE Mexico. Join us in improving the lives of children and animals where we live and vacation.

25Dec2012
Christmas Greetings from PEACE Help the Animals

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Wishing you a blessed, blissful and peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2013. Thank you to those who have contributed to PEACE this year and our wish for the new year is to continue helping our Banderas Bay animals.

05Dec2012
Sea Monkey Christmas Tree Auction for Charity

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This beautiful tree has 75 handmade glass ornaments and pendants made by local Puerto Vallarta artist, Ron Thomas of RST Glass Designs. 100% of the sale will go to PEACE Mexico's Help the Animals Program.

26Nov2012
7th Annual PEACE Pet Picnic at Daiquiri Dick's in Old Town Vallarta

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Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is proud to host this fun event to raise much needed funds for the PEACE free mobile spay/neuter clinics. Events include costume contest, best trained contest, raffle and other surprises.

07Oct2012
Pets Flying Into Mexico Update

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With all the commotion this summer about travelling with pets to Mexico, PV Guide took the opportunity to meet with airport authorities to get the latest scoop.

04Oct2012
Puerto Vallarta #1 Dog Loving City in Mexico! And the Safest!

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Puerto Vallarta is filling up with more and more baby boomers every year. And with over 55,000 people turning 55 everyday in the US and Canada, people want to know if Puerto Vallarta Mexico is a dog loving town. So here's your answer... Watch the video!

03Oct2012
Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It

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Now that the weather is getting cooler, go through your closets, empty the storage building and clean out the garage. Everyone knows there are things you have stashed that you are never going to use. Pull it out and pass it on to someone that can do good with it.

03Oct2012
PEACE Mexico Welcomes Cecilia Paredes as Director of Operations

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Cecilia's dedication to international community development stems from her direct experience in a variety of cultures. She spent her childhood in Eastern Europe, Romania, former Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic and has lived in Mexico, Honduras and India.

18Aug2012
International Homeless Animals' Day

Care2.com

On International Homeless Animals' Day, individuals and organizations around the world organize awareness-raising activities like candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, microchip clinics, slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. Learn how you can help in Vallarta.

31Jul2012
Jalisco Approves New Animal Protection Law

PV Pulse

There is a wave of awareness about the living conditions of animals in the Mexican society, and this new law is a sign of it.

22Jun2012
Help Reverse "No Pets in Cabin" Airline Policy

Paraiso Felino AC

Last minute update. It seems the efforts have had some results and they are considering reversing this law. Keep the pressure on by making the phone call and sending the emails.

11Jun2012
Update on Airlines

JaltembaBayLife

Many foreigners bring their beloved pets with them to Mexico each winter. Unfortunately, the new No Pets in Cabin policy recently put into place by several airlines could drastically change the way we all travel to and from Mexico.

24May2012
PEACE Mexico Seeks Vehicle Donation

PEACE Mexico

PEACE is looking for donations of two trucks for the mobile clinic and recycling programs. The preference is to find local donations but PEACE would also consider bringing a vehicle down from the United States or Canada.

15May2012
PEACE Boutique End of Season Sale

PEACE Mexico

Please help promote PEACE! Our boutique has the BEST souvenirs and gifts in all of Vallarta, locally made by artisans, and proceeds go to help all of our PEACE projects.

10Mar2012
PEACE Mexico Brings ArteVida to PV

PEACE Mexico

The evening will be a cocktail buffet with music by the popular singer and guitarist, Armando Silva, plus dancing under the stars. The live auction will include art with the artists in attendance. ArteVida creates PEACE through Art.

04Mar2012
The International Helping Hand Tour

Hand Me Ups

Hand Me Ups and Quality Peoples have been raising funds for the upcoming International Helping Hands Tour. Hand Me Ups is coming to Puerto Vallarta from March 14-24, to rehabilitate the PEACE Mexico Community Center.

30Jan2012
Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations

Lifes a Beach

Consider a volunteer vacation to enjoy the charm of Old Puerto Vallarta and experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others: children, women, families, animals and the environment.

21Jan2012
PEACE Release - January

PEACE

The entire PEACE team and thousands of beneficiaries would like to extend a huge thank you to all who financially supported us in 2011 and well as our volunteers who clocked over 10,500 hours.

31Dec2011
ArteVida Third Annual Art Gala

PEACE

PEACE is proud to announce their third annual art gala fundraiser, ArteVida, on January 20. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers served all evening, a silent auction, a live auction and special performances.

27Dec2011
PEACE in PV News

PEACE

Please help support PEACE and one of our programs that you feel passionate about including free animal spay and neuter clinics, animal adoptions, beach clean-ups and fundraisers.

17Dec2011
Paddle For PEACE in SUP Race Series

Pacific Paddle Surf

This event is open to the public. There are Stand Up Paddle events for all ages and ability levels, Paddle Board demos, and certified instructors on hand to introduce you to SUP!

10Dec2011
PEACE Release - December

PEACE

Sometimes people assume that because we do so much, we do not need additional donations. The reality is that we have to fundraise continuously to be able to run all of our programs each month.

30Nov2011
PEACE Community Update

PEACE

We cannot express our gratitude this holiday season for the incredible support we experience from wonderful donors and volunteers. We would like to encourage everyone to take control of this beautiful time of year and focus on what is truly important.

22Nov2011
This Week at PEACE

PEACE

Every single week, PEACE is making an impact in towns throughout Nayarit and Jalisco. Read about PEACE progress this week and sign up for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

06Nov2011
PEACE Prepares for the Holidays

PEACE

It has been a festive week with preparations for our Race for PEACE fundraiser, our education programs celebrating Dia de los Muertos, our animal clinic spaying like mad, and our Work for Food teams getting their hands dirty beautifying our communities.

22Jun2017
Unleashed! Cyclist Saves Runaway Dog from Busy Road in High Drama Chase

NDTV

A runaway dog took a cyclist on a wild adventure down a crowded road as the latter had to chase it for over half a kilometer. Ironically, it wasn’t even her dog.

03Dec2016
Bill to Ban Dog Fights Countrywide Is Approved By Mexican Senate

El Pais

A raft of legislative proposals could put end to inhumane activity most Mexicans disapprove of.

10Oct2016
Guide Dogs Help Serve as Their Owners' Eyes, But a Video Shows It's Much More Than That

Upworthy

“Dark to Light” tells the true story of Liz Oleksa, a single mother struggling to raise her son while her eyesight deteriorates. When she does go blind, she thinks her life is over. Until a dog changes everything.

30Aug2016
Forsaken Dogs Adopted and Trained in Central Mexico for Canine Tournament

New China TV

These abandoned dogs are lucky to see a decisive turn for a better life. In Mexico's central state of Aguascalientes, they are being trained by professionals who eye a chance for them to become champion canines.

22Jul2016
Humane Society International Mounting an Attack on Dogfighting in Mexico

HumaneSociety.org

It’s time to ban dogfighting in Mexico – everywhere in the country. It’s already banned in several states there, but the law is silent in others, and there’s no national law against what is perhaps the most widely reviled animal crime in the world.

18Jul2016
Two Brothers' Baja Dog Rescue Finds Loving Homes for Street Dogs

Times of San Diego

Life for the numerous street dogs in in Baja California is not very good, except for the lucky ones who eventually get a responsible owner. And because these homeless animals are not neutered, the problem grows. Brothers Adam and Josh Prater were inspired to try to make a difference.

27Apr2016
This New App Connects You with 'Dog Friendly' Establishments in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

There are many places in Mexico that allow access to pets, but until now, nobody had taken the time and effort to unite them under one website.

09Feb2016
Mexico City Protest Demands Ban on Bullfighting

Agence France-Presse

AnimaNaturalis activists protested Sunday against bullfighting, demanding that it be banned, at the Revolution Monument in Mexico City.

28Jan2016
Dog in Mexico Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

3ders.org

Romina, a six-year-old Whippet is set to become the first dog in Mexico to receive a jointed 3D printed prosthetic leg thanks to specialists from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

20Jan2016
Animals Head to Church in Mexico City to be Blessed

ODN

Beloved pets enjoyed the limelight in Mexico City at a blessing ceremony to mark the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

21Dec2015
When Holiday Travel Is 'Ruff', United Paws Can Help

PRNewswire

The joyous Christmas season can be stressful. United Airlines understands – and is enlisting help from some of its furry, four-legged friends on a mission to reduce stress and deliver smiles to anyone who needs one.

21Nov2015
Pet Blood Donations Welcomed in Mexico

New China TV

At Mexico’s first veterinary blood bank in sight-seeing city Merida on southern peninsula Yucatan, Director Martinez collects blood from kind-hearted pets in preparation to save their ailing peers.

09Oct2015
Mataperros de la Condesa: Is a Serial Dog Killer on the Loose in Mexico City?

Agence France-Presse

The sudden deaths of several dogs after walks in a popular Mexico City park has raised fears that a serial canine killer is on the loose, poisoning unsuspecting pets.

02Aug2015
Animals Rescued from Cruelty in Mexico City

The Humane Society of the United States

Over 30 dogs and 18 cats were reported as abandoned in a house in Mexico City. Humane Society International, along with local groups and concerned people, achieved to enter the house to help the animals.

22Sep2014
Canada Animal Rescue Group Aims to Aid Peers in Hurricane-Hit Cabo San Lucas

Metro

Organizers with a Calgary animal rescue group say they’re doing everything they can to help a group of Mexican peers who are caught up in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.

22Sep2014
Ask Walmart Mexico What Constitutes a Cockfight; You'll Be Surprised

VOXXI

What constitutes a cockfight? Well if you ask officials at Walmart Mexico, it all depends on the fine nuances of the word.

03Aug2014
Woman Rescues Injured Dog on Busy Mexico Highway

LiveLeak

A brave Mexican woman rescues a dog that had been run over on a Highway in Mexico City. The dog is now on the mend - and our Faith in humanity restored.

04Mar2014
Colima Joins Growing List of States Prohibiting Animals Performing in Circuses

The Mazatlan Messenger

Colima legislators approved an amendment to the State Law for the Protection of Animals, which states that wildlife may only be exhibited publicly in cages.

31Jan2014
New Pet Food Tax in Mexico Could Lead to Increase in Animal Abandonments

Fusion

As 2014 gets underway, Mexicans are discovering that they have a lot more more taxes to pay. But there is one particular tax that has angered thousands of people here and could do some serious damage to the country’s dogs and cats: A 16% sales tax on pet food.

19Jan2014
Animals Given Annual Blessings of Protection in Mexico City

ITN News

Pet-owners in Mexico City have attended an annual blessing ceremony for their animals, to protect them from danger and misfortune.

15Dec2013
Petsy.mx Raises $1M to Bring US-Style E-Commerce to Mexico's Pet Lovers

TechCrunch

Launched in June 2013 with the aim of bringing “US-style” customer service to the Mexican e-commerce market, Petsy.mx sells a wide variety of pet care products, including premium dog and cat food brands.

02Dec2013
All Good Dogs May Go to Heaven, But Now, Some Go to Hospice

The New York Times

More and more, cats and dogs get the human treatment. There are pet spas, pet therapists, pet clothes. And as it goes in life, so it now goes in the twilight. The latest phenomenon: pet hospice.

26Nov2013
Animal Advocates: Mexico's Dog-Food Price Hike May Yield More Euthanizations

San Diego Reader

The skyrocketing cost of dog food along with new rules on its importation into Mexico have led animal advocates to warn of a new wave of canines abandoned in the streets, adding to the numbers already put to death each week at municipal dog pounds.

03Nov2013
IN LOVING MEMORY: On Day of the Dead, Mexicans Visit Man's Best Friend

Agence France-Presse

The Narvaez family congregated around the tiny dirt grave of their loved one on Mexico's Day of the Dead, laid a handful of marigolds and recalled the joy he brought to their home - their beloved Siamese cat Facundo.

05Aug2013
Tell Mexico: Protect Endangered Sea Turtles

Defenders of Wildlife

For more than 65 years, Defenders of Wildlife has led the fight to save threatened and endangered species with innovative approaches that help wolves, polar bears, big cats, and other imperiled wildlife survive in an ever-changing world.

03Feb2013
Lawmakers Enact Tougher Penalties for Animal Abuse in Mexico

Al Jazeera

In the past people who abused animals were only fined, but the new law says anyone convicted of intentionally abusing animals can face up to two years in prison.

18Jan2013
Pet Dogs, Cats and Birds Get Church Blessing on Feast Day of Saint Anthony

ITN

Pet owners flocked to a Church in Mexico to have their animals blessed in a special ceremony. The event marks the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

12Jan2013
A Heart-Warming Story of Mexico's Dog Lady and the Abused Animals She Lovingly Cares For

Daily Mail UK

Mexico City has a serious stray dog problem, with an estimated five million wild and unwanted animals roaming the streets. A lucky few get a second chance at happy life if they are fortunate enough to find their way to Milagros Caninos, a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs.

11Jan2013
Animal Neutering Campaign Ramps Up in Mexico City After Killings

Agence France-Presse

Hundreds of Mexico City residents brought poodles, labradors and chihuahuas to mobile sterilization units as the city stepped up a campaign to reduce the number of street dogs after a string of deadly attacks.

04Jan2013
Thank Mexico City Lawmakers for Establishing Anti-Animal Cruelty Laws

ForceChange

Now that Mexico’s largest city has anti-cruelty legislation, other communities will most likely follow suit. Thank lawmakers for instituting punishments for those who commit crimes against animals.

30Dec2012
Mexico City Steps Up Fight Against Animal Cruelty with New Prison Term Rules

Inquisitr

For years Mexico City considered animal cruelty a civil offense and citizens were punished with fines. All that has changed now that the Mexican capital has approved prison terms for people convicted of hurting animals.

18Nov2012
Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Traveling With Pets Safe and Fun

Care2.com

My two pooches generally travel well and accompany us when we go on vacation, but not all of our past dogs have been as easy. Here are some tips I’ve gathered to help make traveling with pets safe and fun.

16Oct2012
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to the Rescue at Merida's Dogs and Donuts Fair

Care2.com

In the second annual Dogs and Donuts Fair, the beloved rescue group Sanctuary Evolucion had doughnuts flown in all the way from Mexico City.

24Sep2012
Myths and Facts About Spaying and Neutering

DogTime

Trouble deciding to spay or neuter your dog? We separate fact from fiction to help you make an informed decision about this important procedure.

28Aug2012
Canine Miracles: Dog Receives Prosthetic Legs

Sky News

A dog in Mexico City has received new prosthetic legs after allegedly having his two front legs cut off by members of a criminal gang.


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