Today 58 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. Plus Dr. Tello also performed
exams and other procedures.
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this 123rd clinic, Dr.
Tello sterilized 24 dogs and 34 cats. Of the dogs, 18 were female and 6 were male.
Of the cats, 21 were female and 13 were male. This
brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 4,744.
Tello also removed an eye from a cat.
days before the clinic when I was walking, a man told me that neighbors
had moved away and abandoned a female dog. He was worried that this sweet
dog would become a "puppy factory." This was near the Nueva
California school. I returned home, then went in my car and brought the
dog to my house where I have a place to keep a dog separate from my 19
clinic day I took her to be spayed. She is young and had never been in
heat--and now she will never have puppies! On Monday after the clinic, I
took her back to the school. She was very excited and ran to be with the
school children again. People in the neighborhood feed her, so she will be
will be a short vacation for us. A relief in a way, but sadly, that means
that fewer animals will be sterilized until our next clinic on January 20,
remember: I will help with animals to the best of my ability. Recently
someone found a dog in horrible condition—emaciated from hunger, worst
mange I have ever seen (including bleeding sores). He had been hit by a
car, had a broken hip on one side and open oozing wounds on the other
hip/leg. The dog had a crappy collar around his neck attached to a wire.
Someone had apparently tied him up to starve to death and he managed to
break loose, only to be hit by a car.
police had sent the woman to my house with the dog. She and her husband
put the dog in an open crate on the side of my house. I immediately injected
him with pain medication, antibiotics, and Vitamin C. I had planned to
take him to Dr. Tello at the border, but before I could do so, the dog
died during the night. There was a lot of blood on his blanket in the
crate, apparently from internal injuries.
only positive with this situation is that at least the poor dog had a
warm, dry place to sleep and a full tummy for a couple of days. He ate a
LOT of food and he also drank a lot of water. He obviously had been very
have experienced many situations of abuse like this and it always pains my
heart deeply. I keep telling myself that I can't save them all, but
nevertheless, I can't internalize the fact. My only consolation is that
people who abuse animals will burn in hell for eternity!
you visit me regarding a problem with an animal, please call me in
advance, 6517-8752 or whatsapp at 6361-3234. I am cautious about opening my gate when my employee
is not present.)
we also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00. Please make an
appointment if you want this procedure.
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
are our 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, Elcy Morales and Agueda Castillo 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.
And thank you again to Stephanie
Rodriguez who comes from David to assist. We very much appreciate her
Various volunteers assisted Dr. Tello and gave post-op injections of B-12 and
antiparasite. Those include Kathleen Arauz
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
Elcy Morales also helped by cleaning and sterilizing the surgical
Alex Rios cleaned the teeth of dogs and he helped with other tasks as well.
We had a lot of
delicious food for the doctor and the volunteers! Thanks to everyone
who contributed: The main dish by Susan Brittner, drinks and dessert by Don Binder,
bananas by Amanda Rankin.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or contributed.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
Al Jan (Volcan)
sales (thanks to Patria Chan, Spay Panama)
The $975 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 November 18, 2018 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 24 dogs and 34 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $1,110 plus
rent (November and December) for a total of $1,310. Income this month was
$2,035 leaving an excess of $725. Therefore, with my previous out-of-pocket expenses,
there is currently an excess of $2,989.28.
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!
I can never thank our volunteers enough! They work hard and they are
the photo album for this clinic here: https://imgur.com/a/RiIpK1N
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 4,744 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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