Today 42 animals were
Dr. Andres Tello, our wonderful veterinarian.
In addition, Dr. Tello
several exams and other additional
this 130th clinic, Dr.
Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 15 cats. Of the dogs, 19 were female and
8 were male.
Of the cats, 9 were female and 6 were male. This
brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,052.
had seen another male dog at the (newer) Berard's, very friendly and
loving. He apparently was still another dog that had been dumped in this
area, that then became homeless.
the clinic, I gave the dog food from the supply of kibble that I keep in
my car. My employee was to find the dog and bring him to the July clinic
to be neutered. But on clinic day, the dog was nowhere to be found. Then I
talked with the people in Berard's. They said the dog usually didn't come
around on Sundays; but later in the afternoon, someone from Berard's
called us and said the dog was there! John Gould and I went to get him. I
paid to neuter him, and one of our volunteers adopted the sweet dog.
young woman brought her two beloved dogs to be spayed. The dogs still had
lumps, which she said were from bot-flies (torselos). She had taken the
dogs to the local "Dr. Death" (alleged veterinarian), who
injected some unknown substance and charged the young woman $50. We found
that the site on one of the dogs was infected; in the other dog, the worm
was dead but still inside the dog...that can cause a terrible infection if
the young woman came to us. With a cost of only $25 each for spaying,
there was no extra charge to treat the infected site on the one dog and to
remove the dead worm from the other dog.
we had no-shows of 12 dogs and 8 cats.
is on August 18. Call or whatsapp
6640-3171 for appointments.
we also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00. Please make an
appointment if you want this procedure.
Dr. Tello, 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 volunteers.
Francia Pinedo served as registrar.
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He and Yulianis Camarena also gave the pre-op
injections of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory. Bruce Jarvis also
volunteered today. 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 and tatooed the ears of female dogs to indicate they
have been spayed. (Dr. Tello's incisions are so very tiny that
there will soon be no indication of surgery.) Those included Elcy
Morales, Kathleen Arauz, Alex Rios, and Luis Caballero. They dressed the incisions, applied flea
and tick treatment, tattooed the ears of female dogs, and generally checked the well being of the
And of course
our wonderful John Gould who helps provide transportation and helps
everywhere he is needed!
Elcy Morales also helped by cleaning and sterilizing the surgical
Luis Caballero, our recent and youngest volunteer (10 years old). We love
him. He also helped clean and sterilize the surgical instruments and
worked at other tasks as well. He is also learning to clean dogs' teeth.
Alex Rios and
Luis Caballero cleaned the teeth of two dogs today.
the photo album for this clinic here:
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 me (Dorothy) and John Gould,
fruit by Amanda Rankin, and dessert by Liz Waring and Denise Reed.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or contributed.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
The $745 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 July 21, 2019 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 15 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $900 plus
rent for a total of $1,000. Income this month was $800 leaving a
deficit of $100. Therefore, with my previous out-of-pocket expenses,
there remains an excess of $2,457.28.
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
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 5,052 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!. But sadly, cruel and
uncaring people are bringing dogs to this area and dumping them.
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
appointments: 6640-3171 (phone or whatsapp)
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