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.)
134th clinic, Dr. Tello sterilized 29 dogs and 15
cats. Of the dogs, 25 were female and 4 were male. Of the
cats, 11 were female and 4 were male. This brings our
total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,236.
Please remember: You
are the center of your dog's universe. You are the sun,
the moon and the stars to your canine companion. With
their lifelong devotion to us, we often wonder how we
can ever repay our dogs for their unconditional love?
How? You can give them a good quality of life in return.
Give them love, nourishing food, clean water, and
shelter from the sun and rain. And do not tie them up on
a short chain to live sad lives without exercise or
play! Love them unconditionally the same as they love
above brings to mind a very sad story: Someone sent me
pictures of this dog in Paso Ancho with bloody ears.
suspected the cause was fly bites. My employee and I
went several times treat the ears of this old female dog
who had had many litters. She had practically no teeth
left, and she also had a huge venereal tumor. She had
two puppies--the woman said the old dog had given birth
to others that had died. I bought parvovirus vaccine and
injected both puppies and also gave them antiparasite
medication. The woman mentioned giving the puppies to
someone in the Comarca. I told her NO--that when the
indigenous families moved, they abandoned their dogs and
left them behind to starve and breed.
woman also had a younger female dog. I told her that I'd
provide transportation to and from the clinic and that
I'd pay for sterilizations and removal of the venereal
tumor PROVIDING that Alcides, my employee, could bring
all four dogs to the clinic She agreed.
when Alcides went to bring the dogs to the clinic, the
two puppies were missing. The woman said "they died."
Neither Alcides nor I believed that! No doubt she had
sent the poor puppies to the Comarca. (Well, of course I
paid for everything anyway.)
Dr. Tello was operating, he noticed that the dog was
very constipated and he began to express the poop. Well,
horribly, what was inside her was mostly PLASTIC and
very little poop. No doubt she had been starving and ate
Pampers and plastic meat wrappers. I put about half of
it in a zip-lock bag to show the woman.
brought the dog home with me to care for her overnight,
the old female dog was not able to recover from
the extensive surgery after being so malnourished.
I believe it was a blessing for
her rather than being returned to the negligent,
uncaring woman...and she would have soon died a painful
death from the venereal tumor anyway.
Alcides and I took the dog's body to the woman, I gave
her the bag of plastic that we had expelled from the
dog. She didn't express any care about the death of the
dog--or the fact that her intestines had been filled
other little dog? She was tied on a short rope about two
feet long. She tentatively wagged her little tail at me.
I don't understand how people can be so ignorant and
November was our final clinic for this year. On behalf of
myself and all our wonderful volunteers, we wish you a
merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
clinic will be on January 19, 2020. Call or
(preferably whatsapp) 6640-3171 for appointments.
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 Dr.
Tello's daughter Naomi and Esteban Lozada. 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, cleans instruments, and helps everywhere
he is needed!
Rios cleaned the teeth of two dogs today.
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 Olivia Kroekel, drinks by Don Binder and
John Gould, and dessert by Liz Waring.
and Betsy Barbeau donated 6 small crates and a live
trap. Thank you!
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or
|| Sylvia Marshall
|| Roseanne Bateman
|| Calendar sales (
thanks to Pat Chan)
|| Total cash
$815 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.
November 24, 2019 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 29 dogs
and 15 cats. With my average costs of $25 per dog
and $15 per cat, expenses were $950 plus $100 for
rent for a total of $1,050. Income this month was
$1,255 leaving an excess of $205. Therefore,
with my previous out-of-pocket expenses, there remains
an excess of $2,186.93.
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 5,236 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 judging 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
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