Today 44 animals were
spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. In addition, Dr. Tello also
performed several exams and some other very lengthy
procedures. (See below.)
133rd clinic, Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 17
cats. Of the dogs, 19 were female and 8 were male. Of the
cats, 13 were female and 4 were male. This brings our
total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,192.
Every clinic is an
"adventure." At this one, a dog that had already been
and was on the table to be prepped suddenly had
EXPLOSIVE diarrhea. Thank God
for our wonderful volunteers! They can handle
anything and everything!
We had another long
day, and one reason was extensive surgeries on two of my
dogs. One had a severed tendon in her left rear
leg. Dr. Tello used a new method, using the dog's own fascia for repair instead of
inserting any foreign object. This surgery took about 1-1/2 hours.
Another one of my dogs had a huge cyst in the elbow
of her front leg. This was another lengthy surgery with lots of blood.
While Rodrigo and I were going to my house to get one of
my dogs, we were near
Mercado. A speeding taxi was approaching from the other
direction. A dog was
crossing the road and was about even with the right front
fender of the taxi.
Instead of swerving a foot to the left, or even showing
down, the driver hit the dog
very hard. The dog ran off and we couldn't find it.
Apparently there were no
broken bones, but I'm sure there were internal injuries.
People who commit cruel
acts like this are sure creating some BAD KARMA for
had 7 no-shows. We confirm appointments with everyone
clinic, so there is no excuse for failing to come
clinic for this year will be on November 17th and it is
nearly full already. Call or whatsapp 6640-3171 for
also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00.
Please make an appointment if you want this
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. This is a project from my heart, and
I pay the deficits from my own pocket.
you in advance for future financial help, and thanks to
everyone who has donated in the past.
are our volunteers.
served as registrar.
Don Binder and John Gould weighed animals and gave the
anesthesia injections. They, Charli Heusel-Navarre and
Agueda Castillo also 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 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 and Dr. Tello's daughter Naomi. They dressed the
incisions, applied flea and tick treatment,
tattooed the ears of female dogs, and generally checked
the well being of the animals.
of course our wonderful John Gould who helps provide
transportation and helps everywhere he is needed!
Morales and Luis Caballero also helped by cleaning and
sterilizing the surgical instruments.
Rios was sick today, so no teeth cleaning!
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 Roseanne Bateman, drinks by Don Binder
and John Gould, fruit by Amanda Rankin, and dessert by
Liz Waring. I took organic oranges for everyone to
take home with them.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or
|| Roseanne Bateman
(donation for nail cutting)
|| Total cash
$820 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.
October 20, 2019 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and
17 cats. With my average costs of $25 per dog and
$15 per cat, expenses were $930 plus $100 for building
rent for a total of $1,030. Income this month was
$869.65 leaving a deficit of $160.35. Therefore,
with my previous out-of-pocket expenses, there remains
an excess of $1,981.93.
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
Volcan, our small group has been responsible for
sterilizing 5,192 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
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!. But sadly, cruel and
uncaring people are bringing dogs to this area and
dumping them. God is watching these cruel people!
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
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.)
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!
Atwater - 6517-8752 or 6361-3234 (whatsapp)
For appointments: 6640-3171
(phone or whatsapp)
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