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MEXI-CAN Vet Project and JBAR Complete Another Clinic

Another joint clinic with the JBAR association and the MEXI-CAN Vet Project is completed. During the past almost 15 year tenure of JBAR, there have been 27 spay and neuter clinics. There have been 7,375 animals neutered. Can you even imagine how many stray animals we would be dealing in our area if JBAR and other clinics were not…

Amarillo’s Story by Anne and Dave Easby

Amarillo's Story It was in the winter of 2006 when he first came into our lives. Some folks from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue had approached us to foster a dog for two weeks as he recovered from his operation at the spay and neuter clinic. They needed someone to care for him before they sent him off to Canada where they were hoping to…
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JBAR Completes Another Successful Clinic

JBAR's November Free  Spay and Neuter Clinic had a record breaking 365 cats and dogs plus two rabbits arrive at the clinic site in La Colonia.  In total 336 animals were sterilized including 138 cats and 198  along with 17 consultations, 4 surgeries and  19 adoptions.  It was a very successful clinic due to our wonderful volunteers…
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Why Do Dogs Follow You Into The Bathroom?

Having a loyal pup... in the household certainly ensures an incredible amount of love from dog to owner, in a true “man’s best friend” fashion. Understanding your dog is fairly easy and it’s not hard to understand your pup wants to give you some delightful bits of love with kisses, but dogs can often behave in a more subtle manner…
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Las Varas Spay & Neuter Clinic Update

Day #1 of the "Pets For Life" spay and neuter clinic in Las Varas was a great success. Dr. Mari organized this clinic in the Commisario de Ejido on the town plaza, so it was easy to find for the locals and a smoother layout/space for the team. A special thanks to Dr. Carla Bell, from Saseenos Veterinary Services in Sooke, BC, who…
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JBAR November 2014 Clinic Update

Another Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic just wrapped up on Saturday, November 9... and what a fabulous clinic it was! The first day, we had eight tables of veterinarians working in our multi-national setting... Dr. Fernando from Lo de Marcos, Mexico Dr. Anthony Garcia Carrillo from Tepic, Mexico Dr.…
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Rob's Ramblings: Packing Donations for the Trip South

We met some people at a local thrift store today who were looking at clothing and other items to donate during their first trip south, planned later this fall. Here are some ideas and comments from fellow Snowbirds who winter in Jaltemba Bay and other Mexican locations, who also donate time and resources while in Mexico. First, lets…
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Another Successful JBAR Clinic!

We had yet another hugely, successful Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos. Here are the final totals during the 3.5 day clinic: Female Dogs Sterilized: 134 Male Dogs Sterilized: 58 Female Cats Sterilized: 32 Male Cats Sterilized: 20 Total Animals Sterilized: 244 Total…
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Next JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic: April 23-26 in Guayabitos

The last Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic of the season will be held on April 23-26 in Rincón de Guayabitos. The two vets and vet tech from Mexico will be joined by a team of 10 medical volunteers from Canada to help spay and neuter animals from our area. We expect to have at least 5 operating tables working simultaneously.…
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Rob's Ramblings: Helping "Pets for Life" at the San Blas Spay/Neuter Clinic

Heather and I made a pact, as well as a promise to our friends at "Pets for Life," that we would help out with their other local spay/neuter clinics as time allowed. Following this promise, we made the trip to San Blas, Nayarit last week to help with their second clinic this season held on March 19-22. San Blas is a historic, seaside…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser was a Tail-Wagging Success

The JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser held on Sunday, December 8 in La Peñita was a tail-wagging success both in terms of attendance and financial support. Upon entering, attendees received a lei and glass of freshly made Agua de Piña to get them into the Aloha spirit. Many dogs and their owners dressed in grass skirts, flowered…
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JBAR Las Varas 2013 Spay & Neuter Clinic Update

A few JBAR team members made the trip to Las Varas this week to help with the second JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic of the season. While this particular clinic was organized by JBAR, it was sponsored and financially funded by Dr. Carla Bell from Saseenos Veterinary Services of Sooke, BC. It was an interesting change for the northern team…

Rob's Ramblings: Bang for your Buck - JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic

I recently read an article in my northern home's local newspaper about an animal welfare charity offering $157,920 CDN to sterilize and ear-tattoo 1,500 cats (just over $100 per cat) over the next two years. This service will be provided to low income families wanting to sterilize their pets. These figures make our statistics for sterilizing…
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Announcing the 1st Annual JBAR "Pals & Paws Beach Walk"

This will be a fun beach walk to raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR)'s tireless efforts to improve our animal community. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs (and baggies) along for the walk. Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 Start Time: 8:30 am Location: The walk will begin at the north end of Rincón de Guayabitos…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs Volunteers for upcoming Spay & Neuter Clinic

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs your help at our next free spay and neuter clinic which is soon approaching on November 13-16, 2013. To date, we have sterilized over 3,300 animals in our area! So many people have commented on the incredible difference these clinics have made to the overall health of our community. There are fewer…
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3rd JBAR "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser Announces Hawaiian Theme

Our upcoming JBAR "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser on December 8th is going to be a wonderful event, and we now have a theme. Think pineapple drinks, grass skirts and leis, because we're getting into the Aloha spirit! Start rounding up your HAWAIIAN shirts, dresses, sarongs and other attire... the same for the DOGGIES. I can see the COCONUTS…
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Rob's Ramblings: Make Sure Your Vacation Counts

Many of us have taken our first trip to a new country under the great deal of an all-inclusive resort. Plenty of sun, a sandy beach, and lots to eat and drink for a week. For those that don't leave the gates of the resort, you really don't get a chance to see the new country or area, or knowledge of the people and culture of this new…
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Volunteers Needed for December 2013 JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser

The next JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2013, so mark your calendars and get ready to spend a fun-filled afternoon with some four-legged friends - and raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Sarah Walker will once again be organizing and hosting the event, but needs a committee and…
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Rob's Ramblings: 2nd Annual Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC

Over 85 humans and 45 dogs enjoyed the great Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC on Sunday, September 8, 2013. This has turned into an annual event organized by Dr. Malcolm Macartney's crew from McKenzie Veterinary Service. (above) JBAR volunteers Deb Tomlinson and Sarah Walker greet Max the Dog, whom they rescued and personally…

Little Beans: Another JBAR Foster Failure

Beans was 4-months-old when he came into the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos last April. He was riddled with ticks and fleas, and if we didn't find a home for him, he would be left to his own devices on the street. We decided to foster him and bring him back to Canada where the Mexi-Can…
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JBAR April 2013 Spay and Neuter Clinic was a Great Success!

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) just wrapped up another great Spay and Neuter Clinic, held April 10-13 at Sue and Del Moss' Hacienda del Mar in Rincón de Guayabitos. A total of 226 animals were registered, with 208 being sterilized. The total number of adopted animals hit 10 (6 cats and 4 dogs), so many families and animals will be…
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JBAR April 2013 Spay and Neuter Clinic Photos

Today’s “Photo of the Week” is actually a series of 18 photos taken during Day 1 of the JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic held last week. It features some of the hard-working volunteers in action, as well as a few of the four-legged clients that came through the clinic doors. Sarah is holding one of the youngest and smallest clients…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser April 2013

All you doggies are invited to come to the upcoming JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser on April 7, 2013. Bring your masters on leads and take this opportunity to poop and pee in this lovely garden... of course your masters will have to pick it up (tee hee)! We will have a wonderful time sniffing each other and dragging our masters around.…
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Details for Upcoming JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Guayabitos

The next Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic will be held on April 10-13 at the home of Sue & Del Moss in the Zona Residencial in Guayabitos. Dates: Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 13 Time: Doors open at 7am. We will accept the first 25 animals each day. Location: Av. del Sol Nuevo #39, Rincón de Guayabitos Look…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Invites Dog Owners to Walk Against Cancer

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) will be helping to fight against cancer by raising money to purchase a much needed mammogram in our area. Meeting place will be at Piña Colada in Guayabitos at 11 am or at the Bridge of Life at 11:30 am. Tickets are $100 pesos. Please help us make a presence... bring your dog, your neighbour or friend’s…

JBAR Pets for Adoption

The following animals are currently in foster care with Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) volunteers. They are all looking for loving forever homes. Canela (shown above) is a little shepherd with yellow eyes. She's under a year and fixed. She lived her short life on a meter chain in a dungeon, filthy backyard with no touching or interaction.…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser was a Huge Success!

As Sarah Walker's big smile indicates, it was an incredible afternoon for the cause... JBAR "Paws for the Cause" that is. Sarah's fundraising event for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue could only be described as a barking good time! Held Monday, December 10th on the manicured grounds of Thomas Bartlett's hacienda in La Peñita, it was a perfect…
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Rob's Ramblings: JBAR Las Varas Clinic November 2012

Rob Erickson regularly contributes stories about his daily life in Mexico in a series entitled "Rob's Ramblings," which we publish in our weekly newsletter. Rob and his wife, Heather, are dedicated volunteers at the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinics and these clinics play a large part of their lives. Rob has compiled…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause"

In response to Lacy Brunetti's recent article, "Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help," I think we should have a big PARTY FOR THE DOGGIES at Thomas Bartlett's Hacienda!!! Bring your dog on a lead and let's have some fun and food and make a little... LOT of money to keep the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) GOING! For those of…

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help!

Our recent Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinics have been sponsored in part by McKenzie Veterinary Clinic of Victoria, British Columbia, thanks to Dr. Malcolm Macartney, who also brings a team of extra vets and vet techs to assist us due to the dramatic increase in the number of animals that we see at our…
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Kittens in a Cereal Box and More!

The Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinic held in Guayabitos this past week was again a coming together of volunteers both Mexican and expats, pets and strays, friends and food. We have compiled stories and photos submitted by Donna Steensma, Tosia Archer, Rob Erickson, Nora Dixon and Nancy Wilson, who volunteered in various…
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JBAR's Next Free Spay & Neuter Clinics

JBAR's next free spay and neuter clinic will take place November 14-17 at the home of Sue & Del Moss on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in the Zona Residencial in Rincón de Guayabitos (located just before the Bridge of Life). We will need volunteers!! Volunteers please plan to be at the clinic site on the first day (Wednesday, November 14)…

Rob's Ramblings: A Change in Attitude

My wife Heather and I have been involved with the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinics since their inception in December 2006. To date, JBAR has worked on over 2,700 animals in the Jaltemba Bay area. We have volunteered with clinics in La Peñita, Los Ayala, Rincón de Guayabitos, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, San Blas, and…

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 3

May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). We are sharing these stories during the month of May.  This issue features four more stories about well-loved adopted pets from our area. (This photo captures Taco…

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 2

May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). We are sharing these stories during the month of May. This week, we are featuring two of Sarah Walker's dogs. Sarah is a familiar face to the JBAR organization.…

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 1

May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). If you would like to submit your story, email it to Tosia@JaltembaBayLife.com. We will share your stories every other week during the month of May. (Note: Submissions…

In Honor of JBAR, We Are Celebrating National Pet Month

The Jaltemba Bay Life Team would like to celebrate National Pet Month by asking our readers to send us a photo and short story of the pet(s) you have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). By portraying these animals, we can celebrate the benefits that pets bring to people and vice versa. Perhaps by sharing with others the bond…

Rob's Ramblings: JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Las Varas

We only worked two days at the Las Varas Spay and Neuter Clinic, though overall I must say the town really came out in support of their first clinic. On Wednesday morning, the Registrado or Mayor came and introduced himself in perfect English and shook everyone's hand. Local vets and families were very grateful for our efforts in showing…

Meet Our Little Panchito

I would like to introduce you to Panchito, our new rescue pup. I saw his photo online and knew right then and there that he needed to be part of our family. We lost our beloved Tucker unexpectedly over the summer, and Taco (our second rescue pup from Mexico) had made it abundantly clear that he was ready for a new companion. We rescued…

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Reporting in from Jaltemba Bay

La Peñita life in the Jaltemba Bay summertime is good; good and hot, good and quiet. In the afternoon heat of the day, the streets are all but deserted. The dogs that we are used to seeing, laying out in the streets and across the sidewalks, are more reluctant than ever to move for the occasional passing car or pedestrian. The grand…
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JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic

This week’s “Photo of the Week” is actually a series of crazy beautiful shots taken by Kiersten Rowland from Prema Photographic (she also does work for Elizabeth Lloyd Photography in PV). Kiersten stopped by the Spay & Neuter Clinic in La Peñita, which was held two weeks ago. A sincere thank you for documenting…

From a Volunteer's Perspective

I have yet to divulge much about who I am or what I do, other than the fact that my husband David and I have lived here in the Jaltemba Bay area for 7 years, we run a Bed & Breakfast, and we operate a community website called JaltembaBayLife.com. I don’t particularly like to be the center of attention or in the public eye, but…

A Tale of Three Puppies

About three weeks ago, our family’s Saturday afternoon took an unexpected turn when we discovered a small cardboard box sitting on the step in front of our house. It had a handwritten sign on it that said, “Se regalan perritos.” The Spanish had us Canadians guessing, so we opened the box, and here’s what we saw: Three little…