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.