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PEACEAnimals Needs Volunteers and Donations

Gretchen DeWitt - PEACEAnimals
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July 1, 2013

Becca and Dave - Star volunteers at clinics

Saturday morning I visited the clinic in colonia Indendencia in time to see at least half-a-dozen people turned away with their pets. By 9:00 am, twenty-five cats and dogs had already been registered. Pet owners were advised to come back to the nearby park in two weeks when another PEACEAnimals clinic will be held in their area.

Becca and Dave, our star volunteers, were there to monitor post-op at the recovery table. They have been at all the clinics every day since PEACEAnimals was launched.

The new clinic team of three is doing fantastic work. Instead of having to plead with pet owners to let us take their animals for neutering and spaying, people are lined up and waiting at 9 am. Numbers of sterilizations are higher than they have ever been.

Donations are being collected and spent on clinic supplies and lunches, if they are not provided by volunteers. Costs of clinics have been reduced by approximately one-third. The free mobile spay/neuter clinics are critical. We need more support re funding, donations of supplies, lunches for clinic team and volunteers at clinics. We need more committee members to pledge to “give or get” $3,000 USD annually. If you are interested in joining us or know someone who might be, please contact me.  Please help us continue the clinics.

STERILIZATIONS: Colonia Ramblases - June 19-22 - Female cats - 31; Male cats - 12; Female dogs - 45; Male dogs - 13  TOTAL: 101. PLUS pregnancies terminated for 2 cats with 4 fetuses each and 2 cats with 3 fetuses each. DONATIONS at Ramblases clinic - 3,100 pesos.

STERILIZATIONS - Colonia Independencia - June 26-29 - Female dogs: 28;  Male dogs: 14; Female cats: 38; Male cats: 24. TOTAL: :104. PLUS 1 pregnancy terminated for 1 dog with 4 fetuses. DONATIONS at Independencia clinic: 2,625 pesos

PEACEAnimals Clinic Schedule:

July 3-6, Colonia Las Lomas del Coapinole, 18 de marzo #1131 (2 blocks from the Tribuna de la Bahía newspaper headquarters). Directions: Take Francisco Villa north, through Pitillal. This road turns into Emiliano Zapata. Cross over Revolucion to 16 de Septiembre - turn right. Go 8 blocks and left on Francisco Villa. Go 5 blocks (now heading north) to 18 de Marzo.
July 10-13, Colonia Indepencia – in Los Sauces park (near Costco). From Highway 200 - take Ave Fluvial Vallarta, past Costco. Cross Francisco Villa - you are now on De Los Tules (Paseo del Marlin). Left on De Los Tules. Approximately in 6 blocks, you will see clinic at Parque Los Sauces.

Lost? Call Paulina Stettner, she speaks flawless Spanish, English, German, (322) 779-3585.

Donations for Clinics:

• $50 U.S. - Michael Turner (monthly)
• $3,000 U.S. - Norma Kafer and James Gordon (committee members of PEACEAnimals)
• $100 U.S. - Gloria Lantz
• $50 CA – Jennifer Page (monthly)

Miscellaneous Donations:

• $300 U.S. - John Brooks - for dog rescue vet fees
• $114 CA – Kim Dewar, member of Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animal Shelter, posted SÖS on FB for Berry. Funds to be applied towards Berry´s surgery costs.

Dr. Peña with Igor

Need Foster Homes and Adoptions:

Brischa Borchgrevink, PEACEAnimals committee member and Colette Zarry, owner of Colina free spay/neuter clinic, were at the Acopio to pick up a dog who had been there for three days with a broken leg. While there, the Acopio received a call saying that a dog had either jumped or fallen off a three-story roof and needed immediate medical attention. The dog´s stomach had exploded and he was eating his intestines, something animals do to keep predators away. As the Acopio doesn´t own a truck, Brischa and Colette raced off to rescue the dog and deliver him to Dr. Peña for emergency surgery. Dr. Peña removed 18 inches of intestines and gave "Igor" a 50-50 chance at recovery.

"Yukon," the dog at the Acopio who had suffered lacerations and six breaks in one leg had his leg set.

Both beautiful dogs are recovering extremely well. Yukon and Igor are approximately one-year old and have tested negative for diseases. They are in foster care with Brischa. Please contact her if interested in adopting either one of them: bbrischa@hotmail.com.

"Big Boy," a beautiful, young black Lab mix, rescued from the Acopio by Brischa. He had been attacked by two dogs there, one of which bit off BB´s lip. This sweet dog is now being fostered by Nancy Garcia in Bucerias. If interested in adopting him, please contact her: vallartatony@hotmail.com.

After suffering a badly broken leg, Berry was brought to the Acopio and gave birth to several puppies, all of which died weeks later of distemper. Berry was also diagnosed with distemper, isolated and treated. She survived with no neurological damage at all and was then spayed. Some funds have been donated and Berry is now ready for surgery. This very sweet, young dog has been at the Acopio for many months. She needs a foster home in which to recover and a permanent home. Please contact me at gretchen@peaceanimals.org if you are able to foster or are interested in adopting Berry.

If you can help with any of these expenses for these three dogs, please  take donations to Dr. Pena: Melchor Ocampo 1099 (near Plaza Caracol), telephone is (322) 224-0319 ... or contact me: gretchen@peaceanimals.org.

Thank you for your interest and support.

  Learn more about PEACEAnimals Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics

  Learn more about Centro de Control, Asistencia Animal Pound

  Learn more about Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

  Learn more about Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic for Dogs & Cats

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