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 January 20, 2019

Today 43 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello, 
our wonderful veterinarian. Plus Dr. Tello also performed 
several exams and
other procedures.


At 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.

Dr. Tello also removed a tumor from a dog and performed complicated and lengthy surgery on a dog's leg. He also performed several exams.

We 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.

And 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.

Remember, 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 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.


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 animals. 
Elcy Morales also helped by cleaning and sterilizing the surgical instruments.
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 the animals.

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.

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

Income and expenses: 

$   950.00*

contributions by guardians/owners


Al Jan (Volcan - December and January)

        8.00  Sthefanie Brandner
      20.00  David Kimberling
        5.00  Charlene Owen
        2.00  Anonymous
        5.00  David Dell
       10.00  Rosa Mora
       10.00  Wulf Kroekel
      80.00  Calendar sales (thanks to Patria Chan, Spay Panama)
$1,140.00  Total cash income

*Note: 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.

At 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 for building 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. 

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/bovIw9I

Here in 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.) 

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 whatsapp, 6361-3234

For clinic appointments, call or whatsapp 6640-3171 

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