Today 80 animals were
spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello and Dr. Aaron
Miranda. In addition, Dr. Tello also performed several
exams and some other very lengthy procedures.
135th clinic, our two veterinarians sterilized 54 dogs and
26 cats. Of the dogs, 31 were female and 23 were male. Of
the cats, 16 were female and 10 were male. This brings our
total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,316.
sterilized a street dog that wandered to the clinic. After
they have been sterilized, street dogs will live a much
happier, healthy, and safer life. During the years, we
have sterilized numerous street dogs, some of which
consider themselves our mascots and always visit the
clinics. I always pay for these animals.
We had a big change of
the clinic layout. I bought a new stainless steel table
for the second veterinarian; and needing more areas for
recovery, John Gould donated lumber for my employee to
sand, varnish, and construct a large shelf which we
mounted on the wall for recovering kitties.
Two doctors and twice
the number of animals at each clinic means double the
amount of work during--and between--clinics. But
previously, by the time a scheduled clinic had arrived,
the one for the following month was already full. Having
people wait so long meant more pregnancies and a big
delay of other critical treatments. So having two
A big thanks to our
wonderful volunteers for their hard work and dedication!
We had a lovely day
for the clinic, nice and calm after days upon days of
Our next clinic will be on February 16, 2020. Call (or
also offer teeth cleaning of dogs. The cost is $25.00.
Please make an appointment if you want this
veterinarians receive any pay. 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 for any deficits from my own
you in advance for future financial help, and thanks to
everyone who has donated in the past.
are our volunteers. And we had three new volunteers today.
They participated in all duties, learned quickly, and did
a great job:
Francia Pinedo served as registrar.
Binder, Elcy Morales, and John Gould weighed animals and
gave the anesthesia injections. They also gave the pre-op
injections of antibiotics and anti-inflammation plus
post-op injections of anti-parasite and B-complex. And
they 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
Various volunteers assisted the doctors and tattooed 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 Esteban Lozada and Charli Heusel-Navarre, both dedicated
volunteers. They dressed the incisions, applied flea
and tick treatment, and generally checked the well being
of the animals.
wonderful John Gould helps provide transportation, cleans
instruments, and helps everywhere he is needed!
Rios cleaned the teeth of six dogs today...three of them
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 Don Binder and
John Gould, and dessert by Liz Waring and Linda
Dettloff. Bananas by Amanda Rankin.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or
|| Phil Huebner
| Dorreene Reynolds
|| Ron Miller
| Olivia Kroekel
|| John Gould
|| Calendar sales (
thanks to Pat Chan)
|| Total cash
$1,517 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.
January 19, 2020 clinic Dr. Tello and Dr. Miranda
sterilized 54 dogs and 26 cats. With my average
costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were
$1,740 plus $200 for building rent (includes rent
for December) for a total of $1,940. Income this month
was $1,754 leaving a deficit of $186. Therefore,
with my previous out-of-pocket expenses, there is
a deficit of $2,000.93.
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 5,316 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!
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