119th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCAN
la version en espanol)
August 12, 2018
35 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello, our wonderful veterinarian. Plus he also performed several
exams and other
Dr. Tello sterilized 20 dogs and 15 cats. Of the dogs, 19 were female and 1 was male. Of the cats, 9 were female and 6 were male. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 4,539.
We will have another clinic in August, on the 26th. It is full, as was this one on the 12th. We "only" sterilized 35 dogs and cats today because we had 18 no-shows, even though we contact everyone beforehand to remind them of their appointments.
No-shows are nothing new, but we usually have enough people come without appointments to make up the difference. This didn't happen today.
Animals that were no-shows with confirmed appointments were 6 female cats, 5 male cats, 3 female dogs, and 4 male dogs.
We do keep a list of people who do not come after they have confirmed their appointments. We will usually let it happen once or twice, but after that, they will not able able to make another appointment. They can come to the clinic, but they will have to wait until we have time to work them in. The wait could be a long time. No matter. It is rude to have a confirmed appointment and then bother not to come without giving us any notice.
Remember, we also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00. Please make an appointment if you want this procedure.
Amanda Rankin's big dog did not need her teeth cleaned, but she had two upper molars that were in bad condition. Dr. Tello removed the molars--and doing so took a lot of strength. Fortunately I had bought a complete set of dental instruments for the clinics. (And another set as a gift to Dr. Tello.) Without those, it would have been impossible to remove those molars!
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.
Following are our other regular volunteers. I believe that we now have the best team of volunteers we have ever had!
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/Rwji1nh
Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 4,539 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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