122nd STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCAN
la version en espanol)
October 21, 2018
Today 52 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
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At this 122nd clinic, Dr. Tello sterilized 26 dogs and 26 cats. Of the dogs, 20 were female and 6 were male. Of the cats, 17 were female and 9 were male. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 4,686.
Dr. Tello also removed two venereal tumors, one hernia, removed an eye from a dog, and removed a cancerous growth from a dog's tongue.
My employee found and brought a huge male dog that hangs out at the new Berard's, where people feed him. He is not thin and probably has an owner who does not take good care of him. He smelled really bad, had been in lots of fights over females in heat, and had long toenails with dew claws about to grow into his skin. After he was neutered and had his nails trimmed, he spent the night at my house, got a nice bath on Monday morning, and then we took him back to Berard's. A really sweet and gentle dog. I would have kept him if I didn't already have so many dogs (19).
A very long day! I think this was the latest I ever got home after a clinic, at almost 8:00 pm.
As usual we had a lot of no-shows, 18 total: 4 female dogs, 6 male dogs, 4 female cats, 4 male cats.
Francia Pinedo contacts EVERYONE before a clinic to confirm their appointments. People with confirmed appointments who do not bother to cancel and then do not bring their animal(s) are inexcusability discourteous!
Our next clinic will be on November 18, 2018. That will be the final clinic for 2018, and we will resume in January of 2019.
Remember, we also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00. Please make an appointment if you want this procedure.
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!
And I can never thank our volunteers enough! They work hard and they are wonderful!
See the photo album for this clinic here: https://imgur.com/a/qYMbMcS
Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 4,686 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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