animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. He also performed several other
procedures, explained below.
Tello sterilized 24 dogs and 20 cats. Of the dogs, 20 were female and 4 were male.
Of the cats, 16 were female and 4 were male.
brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 3,843.
had no-shows of six cats and four dogs (one of which was pregnant) and
another that was to be examined after Dr. Tello had removed a tumor last
implemented a new procedure. Now we schedule procedures that will be in
addition to sterilization toward the end of the day. This worked out
very well. That way, people did not have to wait very long.
additional procedures included: complicated and lengthy removal of three
big tumors from dogs; three pregnant cats; one pregnant dog; and the
necessity to put down a dog that had advanced cancer.
keep formaldehyde at the clinic in case a biopsy is needed. The owner of a
dog with a huge tumor will take a tissue sample from the tumor to Dixon
Laboratorio in David for analysis. (A wonderful lab, my favorite.)
Their phone number is 777-0481.
Rios, a young man who is one of our volunteers, does a great job cleaning
the teeth of dogs. He cleaned the teeth of four of my dogs today and one
of Amanda Rankin's dogs. Volcan dentist Dr. Ben-Hur Sinclair came to visit the
clinic today. He observed Alex and said he did a very good job.
of my dogs also had a cavity and the tooth was extracted.
your dog has already been sterilized or will be on clinic day, you can
make an appointment to have the dog's teeth cleaned. The cost is $25 for
cleaning, with additional cost if extractions are necessary.
three "clinic mascots" visited us still again. One of them came
to visit for treats but he wouldn't get near us--during the February
clinic Dr. Tello lanced his ear to drain the blood from a hematoma and he
was cautious about coming too near.
next clinic will be on April 23, 2017. Please call for an appointment
right away. The clinics fill up rapidly.
may click the PayPal "Donate" button below to help the animals.
It is to my personal PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org
and your contribution will not
be US tax deductible. Please specify your payment is for "friends or family"
so that PayPal will not charge a fee and every penny will go
for the animals. If you don't have a PayPal
account, you can use a credit card.
Except for our
veterinarian, neither I nor anyone else
connected with the clinics receives any pay. I rent
the building where we hold the clinics, and I buy all the anesthesia,
medications, instruments, supplies, and equipment--and provide
transportation for those who need it. I have no offices, no
salaries, no paid advertising. Every penny goes for the animals.
is a project from my heart, and I pay the deficits from my own
Thank you in
future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the
Francia Pinedo handled registration. Francia did a great job, as always!
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He and Elcy Morales gave the pre-op
injections of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory. They also put mineral
oil in the eyes of the animals so they would not dry out, and performed
whatever other duties were needed.
Levi Pinzon, a new volunteer, helped
carry animals to and from surgery and did whatever else was necessary.
Espinosa, my permanent employee, also drives my car to provide transportation for animals when
necessary. Then Jose and I go to the clinic building the following week to clean,
bring home blankets to wash, and organize for the next one.
Stephanie Rodriguez, Kimberly Castillo and Beth Park assisted Dr. Tello and gave post-op injections of B-12 and
antiparasite. They dressed the incisions, applied flea
and tick treatment, tattooed the ears of female dogs, and generally checked the well being of the
Alex Rios cleaned the teeth of five dogs
Dee Braden cleaned and sterilized the
always, we had a great
team of volunteers and everything ran very smoothly!
We had a lot of
delicious food for the doctor and the volunteers! Thanks to everyone
who contributed: The main dish from Susan Lovett, Don Binder provided
drinks, Linda Dettloff for dessert, and Amanda Rankin for fruit. I took peppers from my organic garden.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or contributed.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
Al Jan (Volcan)
The $915 contributions by guardians/owners were for spaying and neutering
only. Payments for other procedures were paid to Dr. Tello
separately. Neither those payments nor the charges for other services are
included in the income and expenses.
this March 19, 2017 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 24 dogs and 20 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $900 plus $100
for building rent, for a total of $1,000. Income this month was $940 leaving
a deficit of $60. Therefore, my current out-of-pocket expenses are
heartfelt thanks for the generous donations of those who have contributed
for this clinic, who have contributed in the past, and who will contribute in the future! We need and appreciate your help! Love and thanks to everyone!
babies for this little doggie!
sure to see all the photos taken during the clinic!
See my Flickr web album HERE
on the first picture to see the captions and advance through all
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 3,843 dogs and cats to date. (And this number does
not include the extraordinary surgeries that Dr. Tello has performed at
our clinics...removal of tumors, amputations, etc., nor the clinic we
performed in Davila in which 35 dogs were sterilized.)
many more to go, but we are making progress! Our goal is to
sterilize at least 75% of the dogs and cats in the Volcan area, and
thus almost completely solve the problem of homeless dogs and cats, and
the terrible venereal disease suffered by so many dogs--but thankfully, we see a
lot fewer venereal tumors than we did in the past!.
In 7 years a female cat and her off springs can be the source of 420,000
kittens. In 6 years a female dog and her off springs can be the
source of 67,000 puppies. Unless your dog/cat is totally
confined and unable to continue the population increase (AND the spread of
venereal disease), please do the humane thing of having them sterilized!
the health and safety of your dog/cat, however, have the sterilization
performed by a competent vet who is experienced in early sterilization
(eight weeks of age and up) and small-incision surgeries, and one
who closes with stainless steel sutures....like Dr. Tello, who we are so
fortunate to have operate at our clinics. (I do not trust care of my dogs
or injured dogs that I find in the street to ANYONE except Dr. Tello.)
Thanks to everyone who participated in
our clinics today, and to those who had their pets sterilized.
remember that TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Dorothy Atwater - 6517-8752 or
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