28th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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14, 2010 - 19 animals
Dr. Tello sterilized 9 dogs and 10 cats. Of the 9 dogs, 4 were female and 5 were male. Of the 10 cats, 6 were female and 4 were male. Because of the fewer number of animals and the predominance of cats, we finished by 2:00 p.m. Anyone who is local to Volcan, PLEASE talk with your friends and neighbors, explain the importance of sterilization and tell them about our clinics. The next one will be on April 11th. My goal is to sterilize at least 30 animals during each clinic.
I recently adopted another dog, a big male. He had been hit by a car a few days before I found him. He had a huge, deep open wound on his chest, numerous abrasions, and most serious of all, a badly broken hip. I took him to Dr. Tello, who treated "Rusty," put a pin in his hip, and cared for him for two weeks. Today Dr. Tello removed the pin from Rusty's hip. I was astounded when I saw the pin - it was about six inches long. Dr. Tello said Rusty will be completely normal within a couple of weeks. (Rusty was also sterilized today, which was more difficult because one testicle had not descended.) Rusty gets along very well with the rest of my "pack."
The dog that Dr. Tello took with him from the February clinic to administer chemotherapy is doing well and has been returned to her rescuerers.
Please donate! A donation of just $20 per month will pay for the cost of sterilzing one dog; a $10 donation will pay for the sterilization of one cat. Each contribution goes directly to services for the animals or medical supplies. Except for Dr. Tello, none of us receives any salaries or "perks." Every penny of your contribution goes for the animals. Your contribution helps make Spay/Panama-Chiriqui services possible.
MANY thanks to our wonderful volunteers and contributors. Without their help and dedication, this important work simply could not be done.
At this March 14, 2010 clinic, we sterilized 9 dogs and 10 cats. With my average cost of $20 per dog and $10 per cat, expenses were $280, plus $100 for building rent, for a total expense of $380. With contributions of $262.00, the deficit was $118.00. Therefore, since October of 2006 to date, my accumulated deficit is $3,520.75. (The clinics began in March of 2006 but it didn't occur to me to keep financial records until October of 2006.)
Please donate! I very much appreciate your contributions, which are welcome and needed! (US citizens: please contact me about how to make IRS tax-deductible contributions.)
Following are some pictures taken during the March 14, 2010 clinic.
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!
Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 942 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 1,071 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.
Dorothy Atwater - 771-5883, 6780-2565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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