Today 43 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. Plus Dr. Tello also performed
exams and other procedures.
I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO CLOSE MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT. IF YOU
WISH TO DONATE, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU MY BANKING INFORMATION TO DO AN ACH
TRANSFER. EITHER IN PANAMA OR THE US. THANK YOU!
this 124th clinic, Dr.
Tello sterilized 18 dogs and 25 cats. (Amazing that we are having more
cats than dogs!)
Of the dogs, 13 were female and 5 were male.
Of the cats, 17 were female and 8 were male. This
brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 4,787.
Tello also removed a tumor from a dog and performed complicated and lengthy
surgery on a dog's leg. He
also performed several exams.
had another long, successful day. Even though we sterilized fewer animals
than last month, the additional non-sterilization surgeries and the exams
took extra time. Someone remarked that they drove by the clinic at 6:00 pm
and seemed surprised that we had not finished. We always have long days. I
got home at 7:00 pm. Last month it was 8:00 pm.
bless Dr. Tello! He had very painful gout, and his knee, calf, ankle and
foot were very swollen. He was in so much pain that he performed the
end-of-the-day exams while sitting down.
The only issue
other was a power outage that lasted
4.5 hours. We learned it was country wide. Fortunately, we had a sunny day
so it was light enough inside the building for Dr. Tello to operate and
the volunteers to do their jobs.
we also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00. Please make an
appointment if you want this procedure. (There was no teeth cleaning
today because Alex Rios was not here.)
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
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.
Various volunteers assisted Dr. Tello and gave post-op injections of B-12 and
antiparasite. Those include Kathleen Arauz, 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
Elcy Morales also helped by cleaning and sterilizing the surgical
A young boy, Luis Pablo Caballero, wanted
to volunteer. He is only 10 years old. He helped clean instruments and
perform other tasks. It's wonderful to see young people who want to help
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 by Don Binder and John
Gould, fruit by Roseanne Bateman, and dessert by Dorreene Reynolds.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or contributed.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
Al Jan (Volcan - December and January)
sales (thanks to Patria Chan, Spay Panama)
The $950 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 January 20, 2019 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 18 dogs and 25 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $825 plus $100
rent for a total of $925. Income this month was $1,140 leaving an excess of
$215. Therefore, with my previous out-of-pocket expenses,
there is currently an excess of $3,204.28.
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/bovIw9I
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 4,787 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
clinic appointments, call or whatsapp 6640-3171
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