31st STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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11, 2010 - 34 animals were sterilized today
I am very pleased with the number of animals sterilized today, and I hope we can have at least this number at every clinic. Dr. Tello sterilized 19 dogs and 15 cats. Of the 19 dogs, 15 were female and 4 were male. Of the 15 cats, 8 were female and 7 were male. In addition, Dr. Tello removed dozens of warts from the mouth of an already sterilized male dog belonging to one of our volunteers.
Rosemary Rios is an enthusiastic young volunteer who usually handles registration. Today she had help from Arohi Bhatt, an exchange student from Toledo, Ohio who is staying with Rosemary for five weeks. Arohi is helping to rebuild an elementary school in Volcan. (Her picture is below.)
Rosemary also learned how to clean animal's teeth today! Hilary Delgado helped her. (Sorry, I didn't get a picture of this procedure...I will next time!)
Anyone who is local to Volcan, PLEASE talk with your friends and neighbors, explain the importance of sterilization and tell them about our clinics. My goal is to sterilize at least 30 animals during each clinic. Our next clinic will be on August 22nd.
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 (who receives a pittance), 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 July 11th, 2010 clinic, we sterilized 19 dogs and 15 cats. With my average cost of $20 per dog and $10 per cat, expenses were $530, plus $200 for building rent. (We did not have a clinic in June but I still had to pay rent for that month.) Total expenses were $730.00. With contributions of $493.00, there was a deficit of $237.00 Therefore, since October of 2006 to date, my accumulated deficit is $3,499.75. (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!
Lots of great pictures taken during the July 11, 2010 clinic.
in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 1,020 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 1,149 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.
On a personal note, I've never been happier and more content than I am right here, right now - living in Panama with my 13 rescued street dogs, having a dependable and trusted employee, and doing this work to help end the suffering of dogs and cats. Life is good!
Atwater - 771-5883, 6780-2565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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