Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue 2017 Fall Newsletter

Lin Chimes - JBAR
September 15, 2017




Advocating humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba area of Mexico, by promoting health, education, sterilization, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners.

December 2003 to December 2016: During this time, JBAR offered 25 clinics and spayed or neutered 6,485animals in the Jaltemba Bay Area

Our Next Clinic: Wednesday November 29 to Saturday, December 2

Marielena Lozano and Salvador Aquilar Van Dyck have generously donated their home for our clinic site. Our clinic will take place in La Colonia just north of La Peñita behind the police station. The address is Calle Roble #9, Colonia Paraiso Escondido, La Penita de Jaltemba.

We are looking forward to welcoming back volunteers Dr. Laura Graveling from South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Malcolm Macartney who will work alongside our Mexican ‘Pets for Life’ mobile veterinary team: Dr. Anthony Garcia Carrillo, Dr. Poly Lopez, Dra. Jimena Lopez, Jesus Pacheco, Leslie Caratachea.

If you going to be in the Jaltemba Bay area, please consider volunteering. We always welcome new volunteers! There will be a volunteer orientation session at 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 29th at the clinic site for all volunteers.

Many thanks to Mateja’s Restaurant and Linda Redmond for offering lunches for our volunteers during the clinic. We still need two more days of lunches. Drinks, veggies and fruit trays and snacks are most welcome.

Thank you to Mary Alice Ranta and Ken Snyder, Arlene and Doug Pratt for offering accommodation. We may need more help in this area as well.

Other donations which are appreciated include:

  • sacks of dog, cat, puppy food
  • kennels (garage sales)
  • leashes and collars (dollar stores
  • used towels and sheets
  • $$$$ cash donations

Education: School Visitations

Education regarding animal care is a very important aspect of animal rescue. Many thanks to Leeme who visited grade 2 and grade 3 classes local schools with her daughter Gabriella to discuss this very topic and to talk about the JBAR clinic.

Leeme wrote: "It was so interesting to see how excited the kids were. We talked about how animals have feelings and how the kids can help change negative behaviour and attitudes towards animals in their town.

When we were discussing the clinic details one adorable little girl asked if she could bring her chicken! I was stumped for an answer when the teacher said "well we need the chicken to lay eggs so probably no!”

Thank you Leeme and Gabriella!

Education also takes place during our clinics. Here are some photos of our young volunteers who learn to take the vital signs (heart rate, temperature, respiration) of our patients after surgery under the expert guidance of our experienced adults. They also learn to massage, put honey on gums, gently turn the animals, pull ticks and fleas.

Please consider making a donation to help us continue helping the animals!

TO MAKE A DONATION to JBAR: linchimes@hotmail.com

Donations may also be made through our website (Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue), mail, direct deposit, email money transfer or in person.

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