34th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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24, 2010 - 35 animals were operated on today
Today Dr. Tello sterilized 18 dogs and 13 cats. Fifteen of the dogs were female and 3 were male. Nine of the cats were female and 4 were male. In addiition, on already sterilized dogs, he removed an abscessed tooth from one, removed a hernia from another, and removed a huge mammary tumor from a third. On the 35th dog, he amputated a front leg.
One female dog that was sterilized today also had a big venereal tumor that Dr. Tello removed. Remember, venereal tumors among dogs are rampant in Panama. The tumors for both male and female are eventually fatal; however, the tumors are internal and are not noticeable until they begin to create a dischrge of blood from the vagina (females) or from the penis (males).
Spay Panama's Animals Yes, USA, a 501(c)3 organization, has been kind enough to include Spay Panama-Chiriqui under their umbrella so that I can receive US tax deductible donations through PayPal. We're still working on the fine points, so if you donate through PayPal, PLEASE send me an email informing me of your donation. I want to be able to thank you personally.
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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 November 21st, 2010. This will be our last clinic for 2010. After the November clinic, we will resume in January of 2011.
MANY thanks to our wonderful volunteers and contributors. Without their help and dedication, this important work simply could not be done.
At this October 24th, 2010 clinic, Dr. Tello operated on 21 dogs and 13 cats. (I'm not including the amputation in my costs; the dog's owners paid Dr. Tello direct for it.) With my average cost of $20 per dog and $10 per cat, expenses for the animals were $550. Plus the usual $100 building rent, I also had extraordinary expenses this month: $336.29, autoclave repair; $100.56, two new shavers; $57.74, table for cleaning teeth. Total expenses this month were $1,144.59. With contributions of $587.58, there was a deficit of $557.01. Therefore, since October of 2006 to date, my accumulated deficit is $4,184.76.
The clinics began in March of 2006 but it didn't occur to me to keep financial records until October of 2006. I just now found a mistake in my calculations. I had counted $155.00 of positive cash flow as a negative; I've corrected that mistake in the accumulated deficit figure above. (However, the reported deficit does not include the original start-up expenses: tables, stainless steel operating tables, stainless steel positioners, expensive surgical instruments, chairs, lamps, tarps, plastic carrying boxes, crates and cages, towels, floor pads, blankets and insulation for floor - the animals need to be kept warm after surgery - etc. I bought all of those things but never did keep a record of the cost so I can't include those costs in the total deficit.)
Please donate! I very much appreciate your contributions, which are welcome and needed!
Lots of great pictures taken during the October 24, 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 1,105 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 1,234 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.
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