PEACE Animal

Gretchen DeWitt
POISONINGS: The unpleasant older woman with the dyed purple-red hair stood on her terrace looking down at the six cats I was feeding in a green area two blocks from my home in Centro.
Her middle-age male friend or relative shouted at me in Spanish that he was “going to do something about this because there were too many cats fighting at night.”
The six cats, three females and three males, had all been sterilized at PEACEAnimals clinics.
They were all young, pretty and very friendly and affectionate. They had all had owners before being discarded.
One of the males had had an eye torn out in a cat fight. I took him to Dr. Tamayo, who sewed it shut. When I returned from two weeks in Guatemala, Anna Laurita, DavannaYoga owner/instructor, who subs cat feeding for me, said she hadn´t seen the grey and white two male cats while I was away. She hoped someone had adopted them. I didn´t think so.
A neighbor confirmed days later that he had found the one-eye cat´s body. Presumably his male cat friend had also died of poisoning someplace nearby.
They were very sweet cats and both died a horrific death. Rat poison is extremely lethal and needs to be outlawed.
There are thousands of homeless cats and dogs living in Puerto Vallarta. Rescues and adoptions treat the symptoms of a disease.
The disease that needs to be treated is non-sterilization of cats and dogs. Too many animals here are born to suffer.

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  1. Thousands of homeless dogs and cats in Puerto Vallarta ? Strange that I have not noticed stray dogs and cats during my years of vacationing there. However this is a dangerous situation for residents and visitors alike for these animals carry many viruses, parasites, ticks and worms, plus they reduce the bird populations. Wild dogs tend to hunt in packs and are dangerous around children and adults alike .
    Strange, I was not notified of this situation before.

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