PUERTO VALLARTA PLANNING ACTIVITIES FOR ‘ANIMAL WEEK’

PUERTO VALLARTA PLANNING ACTIVITIES FOR ‘ANIMAL WEEK’

Puerto Vallarta will promote the care and protection of animals during “Animal Week” from October 4 – 11, with a series of talks and activities to commemorate World Animal Day.

Silvia Álvarez Bustos, head of the Animal Welfare Department, announced the program that has been prepared for Friday 4 at 10:00 a.m., with an exhibition in the courtyard of the Municipal Presidency, where five artists will participate. They will present their works in clay, paint, and ceramics related to animals, as well as the screening of the film “Cría Puercos” in the auditorium of the Vallartense Institute of Culture (IVC), at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, the talk “Social Journalism in Animal Welfare” will be held, which will be taught by José Luis Jiménez Castro and Laura Díaz, founder and producer of the Amigo Animal program, respectively, which has more than 25 years promoting animal rights and welfare, talk to be held in the boardroom of the UMA at 1:00 p.m.

On Sunday, Álvarez Bustos, the “Animal Bohemian” concert will take place, with an evening of music and poetry in the courtyard of the Municipal Presidency at 7:30 pm; while on Monday the Photo Walk will be carried out, on the boardwalk of the city at 10:00 am, a photographic exhibition of the animals that are held in the Animal Health and Control Center of Puerto Vallarta.

October 8 the talk “Bees, our allies” will be presented, by Imperial Bee, a group that collaborates with the Subdirectorate of Civil Protection and Firefighters, on the issue of protection of swarms, talk that will take place in the IVC auditorium at noon, in addition to a tour of the Cuale river island to know the local swarms.

Within these activities, there is a talk about the Humpback Whales and the projects in Banderas Bay, at 6:00 pm; while on Thursday, a talk about Basic Concepts of Animal Welfare will be presented at 5:00 p.m., both in the Berenice Starr room of the Los Mangos Library.

Friday the Symposium will be held: “Management of poisonings caused by animals of ponzoña”, at the UMA at 11:00 am, and at night the fifth edition of the Animal Party in Señor Frog’s, being the only event that will cost $150 pesos per person.

All events, except for the Animal Party, will have no cost; however, there will be a voluntary donation in kind, so that attendees can donate sterile gauze and gloves, polyglocolic acid sutures, cat litter, bagged food or can for cats and puppies, for the different activities carried out by the Animal Health and Control Center.

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Attention All Animal Lovers in Puerto Vallarta: Beware!

Attention All Animal Lovers in Puerto Vallarta: Beware!


August 5, 2019
When we moved from Canada we brought our one dog, Toby, with us. We had committed to being a one dog family (having had multiple animals in the past, and now having kids, we thought this the sane thing to do).

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – One of the risks of living in Puerto Vallarta is that if you are an animal lover you are at high risk of increasing the size of your pack! The large number of street animals and the Facebook posts of those needing help all make you think that maybe there’s room for just one more family member.

And so it was with our family.

When we moved from Canada we brought our one dog, Toby, with us. We had committed to being a one dog family (having had multiple animals in the past, and now having kids, we thought this the sane thing to do). We got Toby when Justin was 4 and Tianna was 3.As it turned out Toby and Justin bonded and Toby soon became “Justin’s dog.” After a short while in Puerto Vallarta Tianna let us know that she would like to have a dog of her own to care for. As all good and not so rational parents eventually do, and after months of negotiation, we gave in.

I called our friend Lynette, who works with many of the animal organizations here in Puerto Vallarta, and started the process. Our requests were pretty specific and we expected the process to take awhile. It turned out that we were very naive. The following morning Lynette called to tell us that the Colina Spay and Neuter clinic had an abandoned and abused little poodle mix in need of a home. We picked up Estrella that day and with time and love she has become a great, albeit pampered, part of our family.

Fast forward 2 years … as we returned one evening from taking Toby and Estrella for a walk we came across an abandoned puppy at the door of our condo building. Clearly cold and scared we couldn’t leave him there for the night and took him in until we could find someone to adopt him. This may not have been the best plan, as the kids (okay and me), quickly became attached to Mikey (naming him was the kiss of death).And so Mikey, nicknamed ‘Diablo’ (lovingly, and for good reason) by those who knew him, became part of our family. We all convinced ourselves that this was it. No more animals. If only there was a procedure or drug that would make it so you can’t or don’t even think of taking more animals into your home.

Unfortunately when we recently found Bruno (or more accurately, when he found us), a neglected and sick dog eating out of the garbage on the street, we knew we couldn’t leave him there. We would just take him in, clean him up, feed him and take him to the vet. Then we would find him a good home. Well, and I know this is a shocker, Bruno is now part of our family.

And so you don’t think that I am the only one that has gone loco, I have friends in Puerto Vallarta with many more animal family members than us – some as many as 13 or 14.

So a warning to those animal lovers out there: It is almost impossible to not grow your family here!

Maybe we need to start an Animal Lovers Anonymous chapter, or maybe we just need to get over it and love our animal friends unconditionally as they do us, and realize that we wouldn’t have it any other way.

If you are interested in adopting a pet in Puerto Vallarta, or supporting the local organizations that do such great work here, these are just a few of the many:

• Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic
SPCA PV
Mex Pup
PuRR Project


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CHIHUAHUA PUPPY LOVE ENDS IN PUERTO VALLARTA DOG WEDDING

Through social networks, a video of the wedding ceremony of two Chihuahua dogs, who celebrated their union surrounded by their loved ones, went viral.

The owners of the pets led the celebration at the Sheraton Buganvilias hotel in Puerto Vallarta.

The video shows when the male dog, who wears a suit, is carried by its owner to the altar while those present observe and applaud with emotion, along with the barking of dog friends who attended the ceremony.

“Welcome everyone, we are gathered here to witness the union of Kiwi and Strawberry. Today they join their lives in a symbolic way to walk, bark and run together forming a family,” said the person in charge of leading the ceremony.

Not all of the internet found the marriage of two dogs to be as cute as others.

“Proof that the human being has stopped evolving”, “What idiocy. Trump rightly wants to put the wall “,” There are more people here than at my wedding … to believe that people prefer animals than humans … ”

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