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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkVallarta Living | May 2006 

Rub-A-Dub-Dub... A Dog in a Tub
email this pageprint this pageemail usLaura Gelezunas - PVNN


Banderas News video journalist, Laura Gelezunas, introduces us to Bath Brigade member, Sherrill Madden, at the Center.
Puerto Vallarta - Do you like bubble baths and frisky dogs? Every Thursday morning at 9 am, the Animal Shelter of Puerto Vallarta offers animal lovers the perfect opportunity to put on your grubbies and come play in the bubbles.

Volunteers are desperately needed to transform mangy mutts into adorable adoptables. If you want to be part of the Bubble Bath Brigade simply show up and be ready to get wet, have fun, and meet some fellow animal lovers.

Don't want to smell like wet dog, but still want to participate? Bring used towels, blankets and sheets or doggie shampoo for the Bubble Bath Brigade to use, and hang out on the sidelines to cheer us on, or help dry the dogs.

Do you have a pet carrier gathering dust? Unused doggie toys? A few extra pesos? Make a gift of a bottle or two of medicated dog or cat shampoo. We can use them, too. A small contribution is just as important as a large one to these frightened, abandoned animals. Consider giving the shelter 2 hours of your time each week.

OK, bath time may not be for you, however, would you rather cuddle a small pet? We will be looking for Cuddle Crew volunteers in the near future to hold, talk to, and comfort cats and kittens. Hope to see you on Thursday mornings!

The Vallarta Animal Shelter is also a place where individuals may receive information, visit animals and understand the adoption options offered. For more information, call Liliana at 293-3690 for assistance [she speaks English] or visit http://www.animalpv.com.
Directions to the PV City Animal Center:
Take Francisco Villa (same street as Library) heading toward Pitillal. At the Guadalajara Farmacia take a RIGHT (this is Pavo Real street.) After a block or so, Pavo Real is a one-way so you must bear RIGHT. Follow that road straight until you reach a stop sign at a T intersection where you must make a turn. Turn LEFT. Go to the second street on your right and make a RIGHT (this will put you back on Pavo Real.) Follow Pavo Real - you will pass Rancho Leon on your right, and then you will pass Colegio Vancouver on your right. You will come to a sign that says "Colonia Santa Maria." At that street you will need to make a SLIGHT LEFT onto Santa Maria. Go 1 block to the Y split in the road and stay STRAIGHT onto Playa de Oro street. Go about 4 blocks to the stop sign (you will see the high tension power lines). Take a LEFT. Go to the first street on the right (looks like a run down log cabin on the corner) - this is Costa de Oro street. Take a RIGHT at Costa de Oro (no sign) and go up the hill - you will see a bright lime green building on your left. Another block or so up the hill and you will see the CENTRO DE ACOPIO ANIMALS buildings on your left. Turn left in front of the buildings and the driveway is on your right.



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