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 July 22, 2018

 46 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello, our wonderful veterinarian. Plus he also performed several exams and other
 procedures, including removal of a huge tumor from a little dog. 

Dr. Tello sterilized 26 dogs and 21 cats. Of the dogs, 19 were female and 7 were male. Of the cats, 12were female and 8 were male. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 4,504.  

See the adorable mural painted on the clinic building by Erika Serrano and her daughters Jensi Mojica and Solangel Fagian. This was a donation by them and it was Erika's idea to do it. First they scraped all the peeling paint from the wall and repainted it, and and then created the mural. They worked on it all day.

Erika is a very talented artist! (She has also done beautiful art work in my home.) If you need Erika's services, her phone number is 6419-0664.

On June 26, someone contacted me about a dog with a broken leg. (Another one that had been dumped.) This was two days after our June clinic, so I took the dog to meet Dr. Tello at the border. Dr. Tello put a pin in the dog's broken leg and also neutered him. I returned to the border at Paseo Canoas two days later to bring the dog home. I named him Eddie. He weighs about 45 lbs. and is a young dog.

Dr. Tello removed the pin from Eddie's leg at our July 22nd clinic. He said within three months Eddie will be fully recovered, like his leg had never been broken.

We had another "adventure" with an escaped wild cat inside the building. (We always close the door when dealing with a cat so at least they can't escape outside.) This one was literally climbing the walls. He was on top of a valence above a window when Dr. Tello snared him with my Ketch pole. See information about a Ketch pole here: https://tinyurl.com/ybwbgqqp

We had a total of 16 no-shows: 7 female dogs (one with a prolapsed uterus) , 7 female cats, 2 male cats. 

The August 12th clinic is already fully booked and the August 26th clinic is half fill already. For appointments call or whatsapp 6640-3171.

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 and 1 cat.

You may click the PayPal "Donate" button below to help the animals. It is to my personal PayPal account at muffiemae@gmail.com 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.


Following are our other regular volunteers. I believe that we now have the best team of volunteers we have ever had!

Francia Pinedo served as registrar.  
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, shaved the surgical site before surgery, and performed whatever other duties were needed. 
John Gould helped remove cats from crates to anesthetize them (sometimes dangerous). John and other volunteers carried animals to and from the surgical table and then to the recovery area, plus he provided help in many other ways.
Various volunteers assisted Dr. Tello and gave post-op injections of B-12 and antiparasite. Those include Stephanie Rodriguez, Alex Rios, John Gould, and Elcy Morales. They dressed the incisions, applied flea and tick treatment, tattooed the ears of female dogs, and generally checked the well being of the animals. 
Alex Rios also cleaned the teeth of two dogs today. Good job, Alex!
Elcy Morales, Stephanie Rodrigues, and Alex Rios cleaned and sterilized the surgical instruments and performed various other duties.
Kathleen Arauz volunteered for part of the day.

It was a hectic day because we did not have enough volunteers. 

We had a lot of delicious food for the doctor and the volunteers! Thanks to everyone who contributed: The main dish by Susan Lovett, drinks and dessert by Don Binder, fruit by Marguerite Morris.

Also, many thanks to Frank and Betsy Barbeau for donating very nice lightweight blankets for the clinic!

Please forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or contributed.

Income and expenses: 

$   825.00*

contributions by guardians/owners


Al Jan (Volcan)

        20.00  Xiomara de Gracia 
$    870.00  Total cash income


*Note: The $825 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.

At this July 22, 2018 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 26 dogs and 21 cats.  With my average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $965 plus $100 for building rent for a total of $1,065. Income this month was $870 leaving a deficit of $195. Therefore,  subtracted from my previous out-of-pocket expenses, there is currently an excess of $2,624.28. 

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!

See the photo album for this clinic here: https://imgur.com/a/wJVXpnq

Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 4,504 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 muffiemae@gmail.com
skype:  muffiemae

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