113th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCAN
la version en espanol)
February 25, 2018
A record day! 64 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
Dr. Tello sterilized 30 dogs and 34cats. Of the dogs, 21 were female and 9 were male. Of the cats, 21 were female and 13 were male. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 4,287. We are making great progress, especially considering that we have only one veterinarian. But of course he is THE BEST!
had a horrendous amputation that would have been totally unnecessary
except for the inexcusably incompetent treatment by a Volcan vet 18 months
ago. The dog has been in terrible pain all this time. We were
appalled to see how the poor dog's rear leg and foot were badly misshapen,
and his hip was even disjointed. The owners, who live in Concepcion,
apparently only recently discovered our clinics.
Previously, Dr. Tello has performed amputations in 45 minutes. This one was so severe that the surgery took 1-1/2 hours.
To me, the treatment of this dog by the so-called "vet" was criminal! I'm sure everyone has heard about her, but if not, you can contact me privately.
To See pictures of the dog before, during, and after the amputation, click HERE
Follow-up on March 3rd--I wanted to make sure the dog was doing okay, didn't pull out his stitches, etc. So Betsy called the owner to check. She is ECSTATIC! The dog is doing wonderfully, eating like a horse, is not in pain, and has no problem walking. Another success story!
We didn't close the clinic doors until 8:00 pm. We were all very tired, especially Dr. Tello. This time it was fortunate that we had no-shows--6 female dogs, 2 male dogs, 4 female cats. Otherwise we'd have been there until 10:00!
Dr. Tello also euthanized a cat that had advanced cancer.
The March 18 clinic is already fully booked and we are taking reservations for April 22nd. For appointments in April, call 6517-8752 (English) and 6640-3171 (Spanish).
Remember, we also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00. Please make an appointment if you want this procedure. Today Alex Rios cleaned the teeth of two dogs.
You 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 wonderful 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. This is a project from my heart, and I pay the deficits from my own pocket.
Thank you in advance for future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the past.
My 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!
Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 4,287 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.)
There are 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!.
Remember: 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!
For 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. Always remember that TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Dorothy Atwater - 6517-8752 or
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