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Four the Love of Paws Pet Rescue

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Charity, Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Newsletters


Thank you to all those that sponsored a pet and donated on the Four the Love of Paws GO FUND ME page – we were able to spay and neuter more than 147 pets at the July 18 Clinic.  The Pic below are only some of the lucky ones that will stop having more puppies.  THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT OVERPOPULATION IN OUR COMMUNITY.  By donating you will be helping to prevent more neglected, abandoned and sick animals.  If you want to collaborate please drop your donation at Doctor Jessica’s Vet Clinic in Playas del Coco or Donate directly to the GO FUND ME page.  Feel free to contact Sandra Bateman directly at 8900-5153 or go to the Four the Love of Paws Facebook Page

Four the Love of Paws Pet Rescue

Sandra Bateman and her Husband run a pet rescue and rehabilitation center on their property in Sardinal called Four the Love of Paws.  They have funded it in the past with an annual fundraiser event but since COVID it has not been possible to host the event.  They are relying solely on donations via their GoFundMe account.  Please donate if you can so they can continue to help the abandoned and homeless animals of our area.  Here is there GoFundMe Page  You can also follow them on their Facebook Page  here

Contact them direct at their Costa Rica phone number 8900 5153 or via email

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 200

The Passing of the Turtle

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Buying and Selling Property in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Guanacaste Tourism, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa

The Passing of the Turtle

Turtles. Everybody loves turtles. How can you not love a turtle? They are total studs and in Costa Rica, they are everywhere. It is almost guaranteed that if you go out on a sailboat, scuba dive or a fishing trip, you will spot a couple of them; many times, making love. It seems like every time I see a Tortuga, there is a second one underneath, and they are getting after it: like rabbits. All this romance means there are a ton of baby hatchlings. One of the more popular tours is to go and see them lay their eggs or watch them as they emerge. What an incredible site it is, to see hundreds, sometimes thousands, of baby turtles racing across the sand, trying to make it to the sea. Only a small percentage of them will survive and grow to adulthood, as there are so many natural predators, and unfortunately, mankind as well.

There are 4 types of turtles in the land of Pura Vida, and they are all endangered species as they fall victim to poaching for their meat, shells, and eggs.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle resides only on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. They can grow up to two feet in length and weigh up to 100 lbs. They are one of the most common turtles, and their favorite meal is jellyfish.

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