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  February 21, 2021

Dr. Tello sterilized 38 dogs and cats today. 
In addition, Dr. Tello performed several
exams and some other lengthy procedures.


Dr. Tello sterilized 17 dogs and 21 cats. Of the dogs, 15 were female and 2 were male. Of the cats, 12 were female and 9 were male. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,715.

We have announced that when people have confirmed appointments but do not bother to come without canceling, when they want a subsequent appointment there will be an extra charge. Therefore, for this clinic we had only five no-shows instead of the usual 20 or so:

Two very appreciated messages from clients: (translated from Spanish);

"I am very grateful for the service you provide, I am satisfied, thank you very much."

"Good afternoon, thank you very much to all the men and women who do an excellent job for the good of our pets and their owners, and a very big applause for your praiseworthy work, blessings. You should feel proud of your team."

I am SO proud of our volunteers--and very thankful for their dedication, hard work, and their love of animals! 

Several of our previous regular volunteers are no longer able to come. We need at least two additional dedicated volunteers. Please contact me if you are willing to be trained as a volunteer! 6640-3171 (whatsapp text messages only, please.)

Volunteers present at this clinic were:

Francia Pinedo
Alex Rios 
Juan Esteban Lozada 
Suany Quintero
Nicole Valdes
Alcides Quintero
Diego Delgado
Dr. Tello's two daughters, Naomi and Enid, also assisted today.
Rodrigo Morales uses my car to transport animals when necessary.

Our next clinic will be on March 28, 2021. We will have two veterinarians at this clinic, and it is already full. Send a whatsapp text message to 6640-3171 for appointments on April 18, 2021.

Only the veterinarians receive any pay. Neither I nor anyone else connected with the clinics is paid. 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 pocket. 

Thank you in advance for future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the past.

Phyllis and Kevin Klecha again went above and beyond! They provided the main dish of roasted pork and a delicious macaroni cold dish, a fruit plate, soft drinks, and they even brought bottled water. I provided the dessert, coffee, cream, sugar.

Again, no photo album for this clinic. It's not worthwhile with everyone having to wear masks! 

Income and expenses: 

$  785.00*

contributions by guardians/owners


Al Jan 

        5.00           Monica Steyn
      75.00  Jansen
$  890.00  Total cash income

*Note: The $785 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 February 21, 2021 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 17 dogs and 21 cats.  A more realistic average costs are $30 per dog and $15 per cat. Expenses were $825 plus $100 for building rent, plus $25 for gasoline for Dr. Tello, for a total of $950. Income this month was $890 leaving a deficit of $60. Therefore,  with my previous out-of-pocket expenses, there is an excess of $2,285.93. 

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 wonderful!

Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 5,715 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!. But sadly, cruel and uncaring people are bringing dogs to this area and dumping them. God is judging these cruel people!

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. (I do not trust care of my dogs or injured dogs that I find in the street to ANYONE except the veterinarians at our clinics.)

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 
For appointments: 6640-3171 (whatsapp)


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