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  April 18, 2021

We had two vets today, Dr. Andres Tello and Dr. Amanda Zamora. Between them, they sterilized 63 animals total: 25 dogs and 38 cats. Of the dogs, 21 were female and 4 were male. Of the cats, 28 were female and 10 were male.

After the second vet left, we thought it was the end of the day. But at the last minute we had a "surprise" visit for an hour-plus surgery on a dog's leg. No one had told me this was going to happen. This required much more time for our volunteers as well. We were all exhausted at the end of the day.


After this clinic, this brings our total to 5,842 dogs and cats sterilized.

Again we had TWO wild cats escape inside the building (not at the same time). A terrible experience while the cats climb the walls, knock medications off the tables, etc. Thankfully, I have a ketch pole, and after a time we were able to capture the cats without too much damage to people and equipment.

Volunteers present at this clinic were:

Francia Pinedo
Diego Delgado
Danika Cabellero  
Veronica Salas
Suany Quintero
Nicole Valdes
Kathleen Arauz
Elcy Morales
Alcides Quintero
Dr. Tello's daughter, Naomi. assisted today.
Rodrigo Morales uses my car to transport animals when necessary.

Our next clinic will be on May 23, 2021. We will again have two veterinarians at this clinic, and it almost full. Send a whatsapp text message to 6640-3171 for appointments.

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.

Susan Lovett and Tim Lovett provided the main dish and a fruit plate, and they even brought bottled water. Blake Mitchell brought cookies. 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: 

$ 1,195.00*

contributions by guardians/owners


Al Jan 

    300.00        Anonymous
$1,520.00  Total cash income

*Note: The $1,195 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 April 18, 2021 clinic, our veterinarians sterilized 25 dogs and 38 cats.  A more realistic average costs are $30 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $1,320 plus $100 for building rent, plus $35 for gasoline for the doctors, for a total of $1,455. Income this month was $1,520 leaving a excess of $65. Therefore,  with my previous out-of-pocket expenses, there is an excess of $2,588.93. 

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 5,842 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, text messages only)


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