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  1. CAT LOVERS Lakeside - URGENT ALERT Two months ago, there were about 50 wonderful cats of all colors and personalities in the Riberas Cat Shelter. Then there were 87, today (and I don’t know the exact number, but I think, over 100) in overcrowded suites, and at least another 20 or more kittens. Many people are going north, and not taking their cats with them, instead taking them to the shelter. There is NO MORE ROOM. Now they have to be turned away, and will end up on the streets. There is a DESPERATE NEED FOR ADOPTIONS. If you are in a position to give some of them a “Forever” home, please consider adopting one, two, three or more. Think about the JOY one cat gives you, and multiply that by the number of cats you will have. One cat alone doesn’t have another of its own kind to play with, cuddle with and love. If they have a buddy, they will not love you any less. I grew up with one awesome cat, the reason why I love them so much, but ever since, there have always been at least 2 or more. It is so much better to have a multiple cat household. Please visit the shelter. You can go in any of the 11 suites and sit with them, invite them to your lap, give them love, treats, or play. Shelter visiting hours are from 10 – 2 Mon - Sat, but the cats are more active between 10 and 12, and tend to take naps in the afternoon. Please treat yourself and the cats to some time together. Perhaps you will find one or more that bond with you.
  2. The birds I was writing about were in a cage in the "Pet Avenue" store in Chapala. They were no in my yard.
  3. UPDATE TO EARLIER TOPIC OF CRUELTY AND ABUSE OF BIRDS Went back to "Pet Avenue" this morning to get photos to take to the Chapala Ecology Department. And....THE BIRDS WERE GONE!! Several people responded to my first post saying..."Buy them and Set them Free". Perhaps this is what has happened. I am hoping for the best for those beautiful birds. Thanks to all of you who responded to this topic and especially to those who provided useful information.
  4. Apologies to everyone who has replied to my post about the birds in the transparent enclosure. I had the name of the place wrong Wow, what a dingaling. Thanks to Mattoleriver, (see picture above), it is the "Pet Avenue". I'm going there again tomorrow, and will get pictures of the birds. Also thanks to Sue for the information about reporting this to the Ecology Department. Does anyone know where that is in Chapala? and a phone number or email? Thanks to all of you! I need to see what can be done.
  5. Several people have asked for a clarification of the location pf the "Pet Place". This is on Hidalgo across from the Farmacia Guadalajara heading east toward central Chapala. It is a store that sells pet food and supplies. I didn't realize that there were other "Pet Place"s.
  6. I don't know if I am replying to just one response about my post regarding the Cardinals in a transparent enclosure in Pet Place, or if this will be visible to all who have replied. Thanks to all of you for your comments. I can definitely boycott Pet Place, because I never go there anyway, but perhaps we could get lots of people to do that. Does anybody want to help spread the word and get people to boycott that store? From most of the comments, I take it that there are no regulations in Chapala about prohibiting birds to be kept in transparent glass or plastic enclosures. Any cage is inhumane to me. But how could Pet Place be approached about at least putting those birds in a different type of cage? The 2 young people working there when we went in didn't seem to know much about what they were doing, and I don't speak much Espanol. Any thoughts on this? If I had a big aviary, and the pesos to get one, I would definitely buy the birds and put them where they could at least fly for more than 2 or 3 feet.
  7. We went to the "Pet Place" in Chapala today to get a pump for a bird bath. Near the door there was a glass or plastic enclosure that help about 4 birds that looked like Cardinals. i don't believe that this kind of bird is typically found in a cage. They were repeatedly flying into the glass trying to get out, hitting it with their beaks. They obviously didn't want to be in that enclosure, They are going to injure themselves. I believe this is cruel and abusive. Does anyone know if Chapala has a regulation against this, and how can the birds be helped and the procedure stopped.
  8. CAT LOVERS ALERT You are needed to give companionship to the cats at the Lakeside Friends of Animals Cat Shelter in Riberas. There are about 50 wonderful cats of all colors and personalities who need human interaction. You can just go in any of the 11 suites and sit with them, invite them on your lap, give them love, treats, or play time. They would all love a Forever Home, and the more interaction they have with people who love them, the more adoptable they will be. The cats are more active between 10 and 12, and tend to take naps in the afternoon. Please treat yourself and the cats to some time together. I think that you will find it a very rewarding experience.
  9. This is all 6 year old information. Does anyone have any more recent info? We will have to nationalize our car in December, and not sure if it is worth it. Are there any alternatives?
  10. Does anyone know where we can refill our 20 liter water bottles with purified water?
  11. Thanks for your input. We will research the chemicals in the future.
  12. Thanks. Another person said the Cynoff is very toxic to cats, so I don't think we would do that. Do the sticky traps work for all bugs, or just some, and where do you get them?
  13. Thanks for your reply. "X" could very well be the same person. I will check out FuMiGa for possible future problems.
  14. Thanks for your reply and suggestions. We will not have them again.
  15. Thanks for your reply. Yes, I was careless in not supervising them closely. We don't have a maid anymore because we had a couple that we couldn't trust. I am hoping that if you have pets beware of the chemicals the exterminators use.
  16. Thanks for your input. The vet agrees with you about the fumigators not being truthful.
  17. Thanks and my apologies for my delayed reply to you. Yes he did get some mordida, and we now are more up to date on the driving laws, and got notarized copies of all the car documents which we keep in the car.
  18. Sorry for the delay answering you.Yes, he did get some mordida. It was at the beginning of the Libriamento in front of Centro Laguna heading east. Don't remember when, and the cop was a Vial Transito. The prob was copies only of the car permit. We have since obtained notarized copies that we keep in the car.
  19. Sorry it took so long to answer your question. We were stopped at the beginning of the Libriamento in front of Centro Laguna heading east. The reason was I think that the guy wanted breakfast and thought that we would be an easy touch. We have current South Dakota plates, Residente Temporal, and a Jalisco drivers license. The prob was copies of the car permit. with our limited Spanish we talked our way our with a few hundred pesos. We have since gotten all the car documents notarized and put them in the car.
  20. Thanks for your reply and sorry to take so long to get back. Yes we have South Dakota plates that are current. And we since got all the documents notarized. We now know what can happen and how to deal with it.
  21. We asked Carmen, an exterminator who was recommended by a good friend to come and treat our house for cockroaches and small ants. We also asked her if the treatment was safe for our 3 cats and she said that it was. I asked her this again when she and her assistant came to our house, and she said that it was. He liberally sprayed outside and all around in the house. We paid them 700 pesos for the spraying and another 200 for 4 Liquid Ant Baits. After they left I noticed that my rings (2 gold with gemstones) were not where I usually put them when I am cleaning, or washing dishes, which I was doing when they came. I called her immediately, they came back, and said that they did not have my rings. Well, they had opportunity, and after searching our entire house for over a month, even sifting through the garbage and all the waste baskets, and not finding them, it is still a very good possibility that they did indeed take my rings. The rings are special custom-made, and very dear to me. I wore them every day. In addition to that, 2 days later all 3 of our cats were vomiting. One was seriously ill and we took her to a veterinarian. They examined her, did blood work and gave her 2 shots, one was an anti-toxin. Fortunately, the cat was better later the next day. The cost for the treatment was 550 pesos. The vet also said that in spite of the fact that the exterminators claim their chemicals are not harmful to the animals, people commonly bring their pets in 2 days after the extermination, all with varying states of poisoning. This should not be happening. I gave Carmen written notice to put my rings in our mail box and reimburse us the 550 pesos for the vet bill. It is now 2 months later and she has not done either, nor has she even apologized for making our cats sick. If she lied about the safety of the chemicals for the cats, she could have also lied about my missing rings. Please be aware that if you hire her, or any other exterminator, do not let them out or your site, and if you have animals, beware of the toxic chemicals that they might be exposed to. I do not know Carmen’s last name, if she has a business name, or her address. All I know is her cel phone number with the last 4 digits 3737.
  22. There have been a lot of repies to your problem with some very good suggestions. It seems that the only way to solve the problem of too many cats is to live trap the tom and as many of the females as possible and have them neutered or spayed. The Lakeside Friends of Animals at the store and cat shelter in Riberas will loan the traps with a returnable deposit. They can probably also give you suggestions on how to attract the cats. Free neutering service is availoable to Mexican nationals of limited means, but perhaps the LFA could also offer some financial or other assistance. The sooner you take some action the better. The problem will not go away, it will only be compounded. It would be worth your while to talk with the people at the cat shelter. It will be better for you and the cats.
  23. Is it true that you have to have the original Car permit in the car?. We had a copy with the original at home. We were stopped today and the Policial Vial man said that we had to have the original or the car would be impounded. We got out of it, and dug out the original to keep in the car, but we are just wondering if that is actually the law. Can they really imound your car for not having original documents in the vehicle?" My husband and I are Temporal and he has a Jalisco driver's license.
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