19, 2008 -24 animals
today by Dr. Tello, our wonderful veterinarian!
Dr. Tello sterilized 13 dogs and 11 cats. Of the 13 dogs, all 13 were female. Of the
11 cats, 6 were female and 5 were male.
was out of the country until two days before the clinic. Thanks very
much to Betsy Boeve, Cindy Reichert, and Francia Pinedo for scheduling
the animals and making other arrangements for the clinic.
to our wonderful volunteers and contributors:
Boeve and Cindy Reichert, who served as registrars and helped give
Beth Park, who gave the injections of anesthesia.
who gave the post-op injections of vitamin B-12, flea and tick treatment, and tattooed the ears of
female dogs to indicate they have been sterilized;
Espinosa. He is my permanent employee and I donate his time and work
to the clinics. He helps weigh and tag the animals and give the
anesthesia; he and I go to the clinic site on Mondays following the
Sunday clinics to clean and organize for the next one;
Bob Wald, who performed shaving and pre-op cleaning of the animals.
Arcia, high school students who cleaned and sterilized
the surgical instruments.
(my neighbor), who
worked in the recovery area…checking and recording the
temperatures and vital signs of the animals as they recovered from the
assisted Dr. Tello and helped wherever necessary, including
translation. Francia is a good friend and I know her to be an
excellent - and honest - real estate agent in Volcan. Her web page is http://www.volcan.paradisepanama.net
Shirley Cook for contributing sandwiches prepared with her excellent
homemade bread; to Beth Park and
her mom Lynda Marshall for a big pot of delicious vegetable beef stew;
and Dana Larson for soft drinks.
forgive me if I have neglected to mention any volunteers or
and financial donations:
by owners and/or guardians for surgeries
donation by Bob & Lynn Wald
cash donation by Harry Harrison
TOTAL CASH CONTRIBUTIONS
this October 19, 2008 clinic, we sterilized 13 dogs and 11 cats. At my average
cost of $20 per dog and $10 per cat, expenses were $370, plus $100 for building
rent. I also bought a new cordless shaver ($123.00) and smocks for the
volunteers ($39.75). (All but one of the smocks were purchased used at
San Benito for $2.00 each.) Total expenses were $632.75. With total contributions of
$305, this left a deficit
of $$327.75. Since October of 2006 to date, my accumulated deficit is
are a few pictures taken during the October 19, 2008 clinic.
Beth Park and Betsy Boeve
Noris Caballero, her daughter
& 2 dogs
very similar to one of mine
Little girl watches surgery
Espinosa & Argelis Gomez
The Croxfords & their
Betsy Boeve holds a cat.
Young girl waiting with her dog.
Dr. Tello takes a break.
Young man with his dog in the
Boy with his cat.
in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 583 animals to
date. Added to the 129 animals that Spay/Panama (from Panama City) sterilized in in Volcan
in February of 2005, we have sterilized 712 dogs and cats! 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.
Atwater - 771-5883 or 6780-2565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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